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...

Reader’s comment: This creeping sickness

In response to Janice Davis: If you think graffiti is art, how would you like it all over your house? Damaris Tighe wrote: 'At the end of the day he's getting his name out there,...

Reader’s comment: Remember the fence

In response to Kathy Gyngell: Mexico is the aggressor not the aggrieved, weirdvisions wrote: I'm waiting for the UK meejah to actually admit that a several hundred miles long and fiecely patrolled fence exists on...

The NHS – another 70 years or a total rethink? You vote!

Nigel Lawson once said of Britain's NHS that it is the closest thing we have to a religion. Nothing could have illustrated this better than the weekend’s 70th anniversary rally and march in central London...