Tory chickens come home to roost

Much merriment has ensued since the Tories revealed their hilarious ‘Nando’s initiative’ to gain more members. As TCW remarked, its silliness encapsulated why the party has such a problem attracting recruits in the first...

Why fathers are better men

Pupil: Will Western Civilisation come up on the exam paper, Master? Teacher: Maybe – it existed for about 2,000 or 2,500 years, which is a decent amount of time, so it might come up. Pupil: But...

Don’t blame Oxford, blame the failing state schools

Oxford University is in the dock for social, geographical and racial discrimination. Last year only 4.1 per cent of its new undergraduates came from disadvantaged backgrounds. The figure for all universities is 11.1 per...

We are better than the terrorists. That’s why we don’t demand revenge

Brendan O'Neill, the editor of the online magazine Spiked, is angry. He is angry about a lack of anger following the atrocity last year in Manchester where a deranged loser blew himself up, murdering...

Thought for today: Labour’s dilemma over Mr Woman on Wednesdays

Following the Labour Party’s decision to accept self-identified women on its all-women candidates’ shortlists, David Lewis offered himself as a candidate for the post of women’s officer with Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party, telling the...

Reader’s comment: Mystic Kathy

In response to Laura Perrins: Mogg faces BBC inquisition – for being a Catholic, Ozfan wrote: And just above this comments box I can see the link to Kathy's February article ‘You've done it now, Mogg....

Reader’s comment: Owen’s new benchmark for compassion

In response to Paul T Horgan: Venezuela is hell. This, you Corbynites, is socialism in action, News wrote: As I understand it, Venezuela is a paradise on earth if you judge it on the Owen...

Mogg faces BBC inquisition – for being a Catholic

Should being a Roman Catholic be a bar to holding high office? This is what Jo Coburn asked Jacob (the only Catholic in the village) Rees-Mogg on the Daily Politics yesterday. It seems that...

Are you open? Everyone else is

Are you open? I’m just wondering because it seems that everyone must be ‘open’ today. If you are open you are a ‘nice person’. You are also probably liberal and tolerant. And modern. Do...

Venezuela is hell. This, you Corbynites, is socialism in action

The current conditions for ordinary people in Venezuela seems an unusual topic of discussion for some Labour politicians and commentators. The human catastrophe in that unfortunate South American country does not resonate with the...