Child abuse panic

23 March 2015

The Hampstead cult that wasn’t: the Satanic panic revisited

In the current climate, it’s all too easy for fantasists to be taken seriously.

12 March 2015

Cameron: a bad case of child exploitation

Why politicians love to pose as the grand protectors of children.

4 December 2014

Turning all adults into panto villains

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

13 November 2014

Secretary of state for conspiracy theories

How Theresa May is fuelling unfounded rumours about ‘VIP paedos’.

7 November 2014

No, Lena Dunham is not a child abuser

It’s perverse to brand her behaviour as a seven-year-old as ‘sexual assault’.

4 November 2014

Child-abuse inquiry: no way to the truth

A culture of mistrust in Westminster meant this inquiry was doomed to unravel.

22 October 2014

Robul Hoque: sentenced for a thought crime

Since when has possessing weird cartoons been a criminal offence?

29 September 2014

A Travis-ty of justice

The DLT trial shows that when enough mud is thrown, some will eventually stick.

27 August 2014

What Rotherham reveals about the corrosion of community life

The abuse scandal exposes the dangers of welfarism and multiculturalism.