One of the few traditional Conservatives to have served on the Tory front bench under Cameron, Paterson was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland before being promoted to the more high profile role of Secretary of State for Defra.

Candidate of the day

Owen Paterson

One day to go and Sir John Major has weighed in. “Labour divides to rule. To win votes they will turn rich against poor; north against south; worker against boss." We hope we don't wake up with them on Friday.

Hero of the day

Sir John Major

Another awful Labour woman. The fact Ed Miliband’s carved his pledges in stone doesn't mean he might not break them, campaign chief Lucy Powell has said.

Villain of the day

Lucy Powell



Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

Karen Harradine

Karen Harradine

Karen is an anthropologist and freelance journalist. She writes on anti-Semitism, Israel and spirituality.
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Karen Harradine: Feminists have ruined dating for women

Reality TV is a favoured form of escapism for me. Recently I watched an episode of Channel Four’s First Dates. A young woman, attractive and intelligent, had dinner with a man who seemed pleasant enough. But I did not hear him speak as she monopolised the entire conversation by boasting about her degree in environmentalism and hectored him, […]


Karen Harradine: Cutting DFID’s funding will help curb anti-Semitism

Every year, just before spring, British universities take part in an international scam. Students are exposed to a lie so heinous it can only be described as destructive propaganda. Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) is organised by various Islamist and Palestinian student societies. This malignant off-shoot of the Boycott, Disinvest, Sanction (BDS) movement exposes thousands of students […]


Karen Harradine: Obama left Israel isolated and exposed

As part of his presidential campaign Barack Obama sought to reassure American Jews of Israel’s security. In June 2008 he gave a speech to the American Israel Affairs Public Committee during which he publically lambasted Iran and Hamas and reassured his audience that Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, would stand undivided. How times have changed. […]


Karen Harradine: Trump’s migrant curb does not make him Hitler

Although clumsily implemented, Donald Trump’s recent executive order is not a ‘Muslim ban’. The order is a restriction of entry from seven majority Muslim countries– Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – out of 50 Islamic states. These seven countries are among the biggest exporters of terrorism to the world. The over-reaction to […]


Karen Harradine: Yet again, we Jews face a fight for survival

The world is happy to pay homage to dead Jews but content to persecute the living ones. How sad that commemorations for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) take place at a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult to live as a Jew. When Jews are being attacked in the streets of London this faux sentimentality creates […]


Karen Harradine: Soros is an enemy of the people

Last weekend Washington DC was invaded by a gaggle of prosperous women and a few male stooges. Taking part in a mass cult gathering of virtue signalling, which they called the Women’s March, these protesters screamed to subvert democracy. Not only did these feminist useful idiots protest the democratic election of Donald Trump but they […]