Memo to headteachers: Time’s up for mobiles in schools

There’s a 13-year-old boy in Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Here I Am who spends a lot of his time in ‘Other Life’. This is where he interacts with screens, with those ‘within’ the screen,...

My picks of the week on TCW

We had some exceptional articles on The Conservative Woman last week – and it is hard to choose from them. But in just case your eye was on the World Cup and off the...

Thought for today: Death and double standards

Following the exposure of the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal in which more than 650 patients, many there for rehabilitation or respite care, died after being given dangerously high levels of the painkiller diamorphine,...

Windrush gave immigration a good name – then along came Blair

Seventy years ago on Friday, the Empire Windrush arrived in Tilbury Docks, where 492 passengers from the Caribbean disembarked to begin a new life in the UK. Many had already been to the UK,...

It’s the rest of us who need to learn from Northern Ireland about abortion

Following the recent referendum in the Republic of Ireland to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which opens the door to abortion legislation in the Republic, calls have been growing for radical change in Northern Ireland....

My musical choice: Morricone’s Theme from The Mission

This Sunday I have chosen Ennio Morricone’s Main Theme from The Mission in a performance by the Munich Radio Orchestra conducted by the man himself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oag1Dfa1e_E This is a sublime ten minutes of music and is...

Reader’s comment: Global warming, and other myths

In response to Harry Wilkinson: Heating homes, not going green, is what really matters, Owen_Morgan wrote: Carbon dioxide is plant food. It is not a pollutant. Carbon dioxide and carbon are not just two different things,...

Tier One Military Power? Not with this underfunding

At a Spectator/BAe Systems event this week to mark the centenary of the RAF, Mark Francois MP, a member of the defence select committee, stated that there was an (unfunded) aspiration to increase defence...

Trust the Left to get it dead wrong about dead white males

Dead white males are back in the news. That’s right. Because as John Humphreys said on the Today programme recently, probably having seen Ann Farmer’s piece in TCW, they never really went away. The...

Heating homes, not going green, is what really matters

Green virtue-signalling has made a comeback at the top of government. The era of ‘let’s cut the green crap’ is over, and a new age is being heralded by some increasingly absurd and hubristic...