That’s enough emissions from you, Selwyn

Lord Deben, chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, says the target date to phase out petrol and diesel cars scheduled for 2040 should be brought forward to 2030 since it is ‘not ambitious...

Stop raising personal allowances and start rewarding marriage

At present in the UK we have a tax system that discriminates against families. CARE’s most recent research showed that at the average OECD wage (£36,571) the tax burden on one-earner married couples with...

Scruton on beauty – and the beasts who destroy it

Sir Roger Scruton discusses the importance of beauty in this one-hour film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHw4MMEnmpc He explains the impact of beauty upon our being, the sacredness of beauty and how it trumps utility. Sir Roger also casts his...

Reader’s comment: Stand up and be counted

In response to Laura Perrins: Twitter, BBC, Ofsted – there’s no escape from the Thought Police, John Clegg wrote: ‘There’s no escape from the Thought Police.’ Yes, there is. Most of us agree that this is...

Reader’s comment: The silent bully

In response to Andrew Cadman: We’re all drained by the Vampire of Downing Street, Mojo wrote: What an immensely enlightening article for a number of reasons. I said when she was Home Secretary that there...

Thought for today: Happy deathday, NHS. Now start thinking about saving lives

The UK ‘performs worse than almost any other advanced country in the prevention of avoidable deaths’. It is listed as ‘below average in the treatment of eight of the 12 most common causes of...

The NHS – your overwhelming verdict

The NHS is seventy today. There is no need to spell out the abbreviation as the letters are imprinted on the nation’s heart from birth. And that is the problem – belief (or indoctrination)...

Twitter, BBC, Ofsted – there’s no escape from the Thought Police

On Tuesday, I was meandering around the charity shops with my beautiful three-year-old daughter. She has even more attitude than I, only with bags of charm. All the older ladies coo over her, and...

We’re all drained by the Vampire of Downing Street

By the time you read this, the euphoria of England’s victory over Colombia will have started to fade and we will return to the surreal atmosphere that Brexit has come to mean. We are...

Give up your seat or stay put? Our man’s dispatch from the gender wars...

As members of the XX chromosome community, who identify as conservative women, how do you feel about this article, where a woman disguises herself to look heavily pregnant then gets on the Tube looking...