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.

11 February 2016

Understanding the Front National

Why Marine Le Pen’s Front National is now the largest single party in France.

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.