Daniel Frampton

Daniel Frampton

Daniel Frampton is a historian and writer.

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Statues of Liberty: Daniel Frampton nominates William Cobbett

If any one person deserves a statue at Westminster, it is William Cobbett (1763-1835): a journalist whom the essayist William Hazlitt dubbed a one-man ‘fourth estate in the politics of the country’. Indeed, it was in writing of Cobbett that Hazlitt helped coin the term ‘Fourth Estate’. This underlines his essential importance. It was Cobbett, […]

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Daniel Frampton: What the cringing C of E needs is a healthy dose of fire and brimstone

It’s one of the quirks of the Church of England that to be a member you don’t really have to believe in God. This is a strange sort of inclusivity, no doubt, though it is terribly nice. But that’s exactly the problem. Too much niceness is repellent. The C of E is much like that […]

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Daniel Frampton: Jeremy Vain and the ‘me, me, me’ brigade

A memoir isn’t worth reading if it doesn’t include at least one glorious cavalry charge or some gross act of sexual indecency. Unhappily, Jeremy Vine’s own effort fails entirely. His confessions, an extract of which was recently published in the Daily Mail, are certainly striking insofar as they surpass the accepted limits of banality. In […]

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Daniel Frampton: What’s so wrong about men looking at women?

Laura McVey and Paul Harrison, both academics, recently co-authored an article responding to Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign, which encourages women to be more active. According to Harrison (resident white knight at Deakin University, Australia) and his colleague McVey, this ‘campaign of empowerment’ is really ‘one of sexual subjectification . . . an example […]

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Daniel Frampton: I’ll resist the Corbyn terror in the forest with my Maid Marian

Do you sometimes feel like you would quite fancy living somewhere in Epping Forest as a conservative outlaw? Actually, I’ve given it some serious consideration. I could have my own band of merry men, stout and heroic – none of that metrosexual man-bun nonsense. And no, we wouldn’t be wearing tights. That being said, I’m […]

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Daniel Frampton: You can have any opinion you like – so long as it is Google’s

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Damore, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones; so let it be with Damore. The noble BBC hath told you Damore was sexist: if it were so, it was a grievous fault, and […]

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