Monday, March 1, 2021

Tim Loughton MP: The playing field for families just got a little bumpier

One of the great driving forces behind this Government has been a determination to attack inequality and close gaps. The pupil premium is helping to...

Philippa Taylor: Christianity is the love that dare not speak its name

In a speech to the House of Commons last week Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, warned that Britain could become  less diverse rather...

Kathy Gyngell: George Osborne nails his colours to the socialists’ childcare mast

George Osborne should stop calling himself a Conservative.  The choice he is  giving families over childcare is reminiscent of the medieval ducking chair.  Whatever the outcome you...

Laura Perrins: Cameron to plug nanny gap for £300,000 a year hard-working families

Families who earn up to £300,000 per year are to receive early their childcare allowance worth up to £2,000 per child, per year. The...

Dr Peter Saunders: The strictest safeguards for assisted suicide will never be safe enough

Doctors and disabled people’s leaders understand that any law allowing so-called ‘assisted dying’ would place pressure on vulnerable people to end their lives for...

Laura Perrins: At-risk teenage girls need better protection than the Pill

A preoccupation with reducing teenage pregnancy rates has encouraged a culture in which underage sexual activity goes unchallenged and many young people are being...

Chris McGovern: Mindfulness classes are a waste of time

"The Times Educational Supplement" reports that the Government is seriously considering whether courses in "mindfulness" should be introduced to help improve pupil well-being into...

Grainne Kenny: Closing down ‘headshops’ is a must. Legal highs are lethal not legal

A ‘New Psychoactive Substances Act’ aiming to restrict the sale of legal highs across the EU leaves much to be desired. The EU Vice President...

Kathy Gyngell: ‘Witch’ Maggie and ‘Saint’ Tony. It’s good to know where the BBC stands

Well I hope you didn’t miss the BBC’s sanctification of Tony Benn on Friday. No worries if you did, the ritual was still carrying...

Harry Benson: Marriage – down but not out

Marriage may be down. But it’s a very long way from out. And judging by a new survey, there’s a few more years left...