Sanctimonious Simon Schama meets his match (again)

The recent Birthday Honours brought a knighthood for historian and broadcaster Simon Schama, presumably in recognition of his being the snowflakes’ David Starkey. Already on speed-dial at the BBC as a political pundit and...

Trump and the great American wave of resentment

A lot of people have ‘played psyche’ on the American electorate since they had the temerity to elect Donald Trump. If the vote for Trump did one thing, it got the attention of those...

David Keighley’s BBC Watch: After Dimbleby, it’s Quota Time

There have been 1,369 editions of BBC1’s Question Time since its launch in 1979, and it has an estimated weekly audience of 2.4million in its 10.40pm slot on Thursdays. David Dimbleby has announced he is...

The Danes’ immigration lesson for May and Corbyn

Denmark is known for Lego, bacon and democratic socialism. During America’s 2016 election, Bernie Sanders frequently cited Denmark as a model for his vision of America’s future. Denmark, however, is less than happy with...

Police cower from criminals. Burglaries are ignored. The Tories will pay for this betrayal

The Left’s war on reality has many battlefields. Policing is one of the most bitterly fought, with much death and misery. This week David Wilson, professor of criminology at Birmingham City University, said: ‘Offenders...

Why we should support America’s withdrawal from the disgraceful UNHRC

As America withdraws from the United Nations Human Rights Council, critics are no doubt busily preparing their condemnations. They will say that America is backing away from its responsibilities and isolating itself from the...

Reader’s comment: Europe? Where’s that?

In response to Melanie Platt: Merkel, migrants and the scandal the media thinks you don’t need to know about, Groan wrote: Constantly our state-mandated tax-funded body to keep us informed ignores Europe. And is literally...

Reader’s comment: How right Reagan was

In response to Laura Perrins: £20million splurge on handing out hugs, Barry Sheridan wrote: As others have noted, the growth of loneliness is essentially a product of government policy through its assault on the family....

The party of the spliff?

William Hague stepped into the cannabis legalisation debate on Monday and the drug-obsessed media went into overdrive. The Telegraph, the newspaper that published Hague’s 'plan by the Conservative Party to get down with the...

£20million splurge on handing out hugs

Hang on to your hats, folks, because Theresa May has your wallet out again and this time she has found a cool £20million ‘to help tackle loneliness’. And you thought a Conservative government might show...