cannabis

The Home Secretary has acted prematurely and dangerously on medical cannabis

Last June, under huge and hysterical media pressure, Home Secretary Sajid Javid opened the lid on the Pandora’s box of ‘medicinal’ cannabis. He issued emergency licences to allow access for two young boys with...

Who gave these evil gangs licence to rape?

Sixteen men have been jailed over the grooming and sexual abuse of Huddersfield children, it can now be reported. The abuse of the vulnerable, isolated and underage girls – the youngest of whom were...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Steely Dan – cool, not cold

For the first few years of their existence, I avoided Steely Dan under the impression that they were cold and clinical. I saw the light in 1976, having been sent a review copy of their...

Labour’s stalwarts are too busy hating Brexiteers to topple Corbyn

I campaigned for Labour from 2008 to 2010 to ensure the British National Party would lose their seats on Barking and Dagenham council in east London. With me were people from all backgrounds, races...

St John Paul II, an inspiration to the oppressed

Today is the feast day of St John Paul II, Pope from 1978 to 2005. He is considered a hero amongst most Catholics, having steered the Church through a time of great upheaval and...

Reader’s comment: Death by diversity

In response to Kathy Gyngell: The diversity juggernaut, Paulski wrote: Company A makes widgets. It employs a hundred people and is a successful export business making a very impressive profit. Company B also makes widgets. It...

Reader’s comment: Never apologise!

In response to Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Warning: This sandwich is sexist and may drive feminists nuts, Northeastnostromo wrote: Will no organisation ever take a stand and not apologise?

Reader’s comment: To hell with the EU

In response to John Redwood: Deal or No Deal? The EU is offering us nothing, rapscallion wrote: No deal. We do not deal with tyrants, nor of their ilk. For we are a free people,...

Why don’t we kick out this hate preacher?

The Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been released from prison after serving less than half of his five and a half year sentence. He led an extremist network linked to violent jihadists, including one...

Deal or No Deal? The EU is offering us nothing

This article was first published in John Redwood’s Diary on October 19, 2018, and is republished by kind permission. The government says it wants a deal. It means by this it wants an all-embracing agreement...