Friday, January 15, 2021

Chris McGovern: Lies, damned lies and educational research. Tread warily

Tens of millions of pounds is spent each year from the public purse on educational research. Some of this research is worthwhile but much...

Kathy Gyngell: Even US liberals are doubting the wisdom of Colorado’s drugs experiment

The Washington Post came out against the legalising of pot in the District of Columbia in an editorial last weekend. Though a supporter of the...

Laura Perrins: Downton Abbey is back but Lady Mary is still a bitch

I like Downton Abbey as much as the next person. I am not one of those saddos who watches the series only to criticise...

Nick Wood: The Scottish crisis is not over. It has just moved south

So fear triumphed over hope. The majority of Scots looked over the precipice and saw only jagged rocks below. Faced with dire predictions of...

Laura Perrins: Salmond’s shakedown. Robbing the English blind

That was a very expensive way to maintain the status quo. In fact we have not even retained the status quo if our new...

Alistair Thompson: Miliband and Clegg are big losers from the Scottish vote

Britain today feels like a very different place. It will never be The same again. There have been huge political errors. The complacency of the Better Together...

Laura Perrins: If the Scots quit, Dave should go with them

I cannot be the only person in England who looks forward to the end of the Scottish referendum debate. It dominates the airwaves, the...

Kathy Gyngell: Independence is no magic wand for Scotland’s appalling drink and drugs record

Noticeable for its absence from the referendum debate has been discussion of that great unmentionable - Scotland’s chronic drug and alcohol problem. This is despite...

Nick Wood: It took a Vulcan to expose this constitutional vandalism

"Who speaks for England?” was John Redwood’s cry last week as the full horror of the Scottish referendum began to engulf the political class....

Kathy Gyngell: Dave’s Scottish blunders are legion. Ignoring female oracles is not one of them

As if he did not have enough on his plate with accusations being hurled at him from every quarter that the debacle that is...