When will Team Boris wake up to BBC bias?

ACCORDING to weekend press reports, Boris Johnson’s director of communications Lee Cain has had a lightbulb moment. He has told Downing Street staff that appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme is a ‘waste...

Boris needs a Westminster chainsaw massacre

IN Saturday’s Times Dominic Cummings revealed the Tory Party’s master plan. The short version is deliver Brexit and then smash Labour at the seemingly inevitable subsequent general election in November. Great, but how? Assuming for...

A brave PM’s return to Christian values

IT IS easy to see why Viktor Orbán arouses the ire of Europe’s political and media establishment. In a recent speech the Prime Minister of Hungary outlined the basic principles which shape his politics....

When did truth fly out of the window?

A COMMENT on Jane Kelly’s TCW blog ‘The lost art of old school teaching’ got me thinking about post truth. Commenter ‘Ims2’ alluded to the destruction of the education system in the West through...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Lou walks on the wild side

LAST week we saw Lou Reed quitting the Velvet Underground in 1970, dismayed at their lack of commercial success – just as their talents were about to be acknowledged. So what does a 28-year-old...

Our duty to Hong Kong’s beleaguered Britons

A SIGNIFICANT moment in Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s political career was the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration alongside Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang in December 1984. The treaty released Hong Kong from its standing...

Our indefensible record on defence

THE Times on Saturday informed me that Dom Cummings wishes to curtail wasteful MoD projects.  Here we go again. Has the Tory Party as an institution still no idea what a pitiful record it has on...

Readers’ comments: The partisan Ms Maitlis

In response to Nick Booth: See Emily play fast and loose with the facts, Pozieres wrote: Maitlis a top journalist? You must be kidding. The only thing of which she is top is a recent TCW...

The Melody Makers 5: Rodgers and Hart, Part II

This is the fifth in a weekly series celebrating the immense Jewish contribution to popular music over the last century. RICHARD Rodgers and Lorenz Hart returned from Hollywood to a triumph with the 1935 Broadway...

Abortion to term – the horrific baby-killing bandwagon Down Under

Earlier this month New South Wales and New Zealand passed legislation that decriminalises abortion of full-term babies. Paul Collits’s report on this regressive and inhuman legislation is republished here with the kind permission of Quadrant.  THE...