11 January 2017

Turning neighbour against neighbour

Anti-social-behaviour policies are breaking down community bonds.

4 May 2016

Let London be spontaneous

We must roll back regulations on public life.

21 October 2015

Smoked out of the public square

Outdoor smoking bans are not only illiberal – they can be cruel too.

26 March 2015

‘Anti-social behaviour’ is the heart and soul of a city

Oxford’s illiberal campaign to control everyday city life.

4 December 2014

Turning all adults into panto villains

Lionel Blair’s retirement from panto is a sad sign of the times.

19 November 2014

The ASB Act: all power to the state

New UK laws have freed the state to act as it pleases.

4 July 2014

Burqa ban: when legalism trumps liberty

The real battle over the burqa won’t be won in the courts.

25 June 2014

Named persons: spies in the family home

The Scottish government’s plan to provide every child with a ‘state guardian’ is downright scary.