Why the yearning for grammar schools?
They are a reminder of a subject-based education rarely found elsewhere today.
Rhodes to nowhere: smashing statues won’t change South Africa
South African students should focus on fighting the ANC, not past injustices.
Get the cops off Hopkins’ Twitterfeed
An MP has disgracefully reported Katie Hopkins for speech crimes.
|Thursday 2 April 2015|
‘She’s an inspiration, not a criminal’
VIDEO: Kurdish Londonders demand the release of anti-ISIS fighter Shilan Ozcelik.
Porno Britain: have we no shame?
Porn-watchers shouldn't be demonised. But they shouldn't be celebrated either.
Indiana: why we must be free to discriminate
Attacks on religious freedom undermine liberal society.
|Tuesday 7 April 2015|
Civil rights come before religious freedom for secular businesses
If you are open for business, you should be open for business.
Islam vs liberalism: the classroom’s silent Culture War
Teachers are afraid of tackling difficult questions in front of pupils.
Videogames don’t make you violent
– or sexist
Rolling Stone and UVA: more than a failure of journalism
The real problem is the unhinged moral panic about rape on campus.
|Wednesday 8 April 2015|
How ‘recovered memories’ fuelled the paedo panic
The UK justice system needs to face facts: 'recovered memories' simply aren't credible.
From Ireland to Indiana, the spread of gay-marriage groupthink
Why the campaign for same-sex hitching is so censorious and intolerant.
Universities: the environmentalist enemy within
A vital new report shows how sustainability poses a threat to academic freedom.
|Thursday 9 April 2015|
Consent classes for footballers, but not cricketers?
The elite views footballers and football fans as rapists-in-waiting.
Good boobs, bad boobs: how feminists police women’s bodies
Middle-class breasts on Instagram – good. Big tits in the Sun – bad.
What do we want? To be treated like children!
Recent university occupations expose how infantilised students have become.
|Friday 10 April 2015|
Who needs Clean Reader when you’ve got trigger warnings?
It’s time Brits got down with the Lingo
Gaston Dorren’s fascinating book is a must-read for us chauvinistic monoglots.
Ignore the belt‑tighteners: growth is good
Want to boost people's wellbeing? Then create more wealth.
Schooling goes back to the future
Teaching subject knowledge will give young people the means to shape their own destiny.
How can we breathe life back into the American Dream?
Hectoring the poor has taken the place of inspiring all.
|Monday 13 April 2015|
Kosovo and Bosnia:
the EU’s Iraq
It’s not just Iraq that has been destroyed by Western intervention.
The rise of Hillary and the death of politics
Clinton’s gender-obsessed campaign confirms the end of political life.
|Tuesday 14 April 2015|
Smashing statues: the chilling desire to be free from history
The new fashion for defacement is intolerant and vengeful.
Why the Armenian genocide still haunts the world
Many of the tensions of the Great War remain scarily unresolved.
Patronising women won’t help bridge the STEM gender gap
|Wednesday 15 April 2015|
The student occupiers dying by their own censorious sword
To protect the right to protest, students must get serious about free speech.
Why shouldn’t working people own their homes?
Anger over right-to-buy sums up the left's municipal miserabilism.
The Tories’ great third‑sector sell‑off
Selling off housing-association homes further erodes the social spirit.
|Thursday 16 April 2015|
Why the political class *hearts* Joey Essex
Party leaders have mistaken a reality-TV star for the electorate.
The racist roots of the French FGM crusade
France’s anti-FGM campaign was the product of an immigrant-bashing time.
The secret to winning the yoof vote? Big ideas
Young people want some vision, not pity-me politics.
|Friday 17 April 2015|
Montage of Heck: nevermind the tragedy
A new rock doc about Kurt Cobain is a paean to the Nirvana frontman’s restless creativity – not his tragic end.
The genius of the football missile thrower
Yes, throwing things at players can be dangerous. But, at its best, it’s an art.
It’s right that Lord Janner won’t be prosecuted
Demands to try Janner show how unhinged the child-sex panic has become.
Putting politicians on the spot
|Saturday 18 April 2015|
ISIS: the mad residue of the war on terror
Patrick Cockburn’s study of ISIS indicts both Saudi Arabia and the West.
Hopkins Hate and the inhumanity of political correctness
The latest Twitterfury with Katie Hopkins exposes the ugliness of PC.
|Monday 20 April 2015|
Welfare: treating the public like children
US plans to stop welfare recipients buying certain things exposes the rot of welfarism.
The driverless car and the fall of man
The quest for robotic cars is underwritten by a suspicion of humanity.
The real black-on-black violence in South Africa
Foreign nationals have become collateral damage in a standoff between the ANC and the masses.
They’re all guilty of witch-hunting tabloid hacks
The crusade against tabloid journalism spreads far wider than the bungling CPS.
|Tuesday 21 April 2015|
The sex trade: let men have their say!
Feminists are not the best people to ask about curbing prostitution and porn.
Let them in
We shouldn’t demonise or infantilise African migrants. We should welcome them.
The loneliness of the long-terrified youngsters
|Wednesday 22 April 2015|
The Anthropocene: a manmade epoch
An anti-human agenda lies behind the advocacy of a new geological epoch.
The truth about the SNP surge
Sturgeon is the beneficiary of the collapse of traditional politics.
Forget Earth Day – it’s time to celebrate humanity’s impact on the planet.
Stop taking Twitter death threats seriously
Self-styled victims of Twitter trolling like Jack Monroe need to get out more.
Women and chess: selling humanity Short
|Thursday 23 April 2015|
The real victim of ‘rape culture’? Free speech
As the Christina Hoff Sommers furore shows, too many students can’t handle debate.
Food banks: time for a bit of perspective
‘Labour is now a corporate middle‑class party’
Ella Whelan talks to Nigel Farage and Will Scobie in Thanet.
The black hole where the election ought to be
The UK election is a sham. It’s time for a whole new politics.
|Friday 24 April 2015|
The PC terror of the Twittermob
Jon Ronson finds something nasty lurking in the eye of the Twitterstorm.
We’ll tweet what we want
Football fans need to kick back against the social-media police.
Rugby lads: the last of the campus rebels
The ban on the LSE rugby club summed up the new campus McCarthyism.
Teaching girls to be helpless
|Saturday 25 April 2015|
Kick the cops out of the election campaign
The investigation of Jim Wells is the behaviour of a police state.
|Monday 27 April 2015|
Why not let kids walk home alone?
The case of the Meitiv children shows how little adults trust each other.
Cinderella: fictional characters are not role models
Ben Affleck: a slave to identity politics
From multiculturalists to feminists, too many think that we are defined by our inheritance.
Enforcing eco-orthodoxy Down Under
The fury over Bjorn Lomborg Down Under confirms the intolerance of greens.
Question dine: the election and chips
|Tuesday 28 April 2015|
Force Majeure: familial failures
A new film explores the hollowing out of family life.
The teen angst of the Protein World protests
Feminism poses a bigger threat to womanhood than those ads ever could.
Reclaim Brixton: gentrifiers against gentrification
Middle-class moaning ignores the real causes of the housing crisis.
|Wednesday 29 April 2015|
Je suis Charlie? I’m sorry, but that’s no longer enough
‘Je suis Charlie’ has become a dogma, harming the fight for free speech.
Tower Hamlets: the tyranny of fake ‘anti-racism’
If only Lutfur Rahman had been toppled by debate rather than a judge.
Five things we know for sure about the ‘uncertain’ election
And none of them is good news for the electorate.
Riots in Baltimore: a crisis of authority
The instability points to a moral vacuum in America’s inner cities.
|Thursday 30 April 2015|
Yemen and the unravelling of Western power
The dead hand of intervention is destroying another Middle Eastern state.
The SNP: playing the anti-politics card to gain power
Sturgeon is bashing 'Westminster insiders' in the hope of becoming one.
#NotGuilty: the myth of victim-blaming