Save us from Rory Stewart, the fakest fake Conservative

ON Tuesday, Rory Stewart launched his bid to lead the Conservative Party. He opened by saying that he is standing because ‘what people . . . need in this country is leadership.’ I haven’t...

The Lost BBC: Meet the Huggetts

OFTEN films have been made as a spin-off from radio or TV series, but this week’s choice was the other way round: a radio programme that was a spin-off from a series of films. As...

Dopey logic of a legaliser

IN a recent article in the Times, the Economist policy editor Emma Duncan breathlessly recounts her dalliance some 20 years ago with cocaine, concluding that our drug laws are illiberal, illogical, and do more...

The next Tory leader will be no messiah – just a mess

BORIS Johnson has triumphed in the first round of the Conservative Party’s process to find our next Prime Minister. The media tell us that he is the darling of the membership to the point...

Hung, drawn and quartered on the internet

WHY any supporter of President Trump would have ventured into the midst of the demonstrations in Parliament Square is inexplicable, especially since the demonstrators would include an over-representation of the most odious kind of...

Reader’s comment: A true conservative leader? Not a chance

In response to Bruce Newsome: What chance of a true conservative leading the Tories? 39 Pontiac Dream wrote: What chance? No chance. Johnson made all the right noises in his leadership pitch the other day but then...

Reader’s comment: Our CO2 death wish

In response to Andrew Montfort: The cost of this net zero madness? Even a trillion is an underestimate, The 17.4m wrote: We produce less than 2 per cent of the total world output of CO2 and...

Readers’ comments: Our CO2 death wish

Jonathan Tedd wrote: When I read about how renewables will save mankind I watch the video time lapse of the assembly of the world's largest Diesel engine. It's used to power container ships. I thank...

Readers’ comments: A monumental trap

In response to The Conservative Woman: The new PM’s guide to the best Brexit, PierrePendre wrote: Martin Howe's paper should be read and understood in the light of the one fact that overrides all others, which...

The new PM’s guide to the best Brexit

This article, 'Avoiding the trap of the Withdrawal Agreement – the way ahead for the new Prime Minister’, by Martin Howe QC, Richard Aikens and Dr T D Grant was first published on Briefings...