The Sowell of discretion

Dave Rubin of the Rubin Report interviews Thomas Sowell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ivf9jrXGAY Watch it. You will hear more sense than an entire day listening to Radio 4.

The Seven Christian Virtues – 7: Humility

The last in our series on the Christian virtues, the antidote to the seven deadly sins. As with chastity, humility is a virtue especially opposed to our epoch. Has it always been thus? Perhaps. But...

What sort of crazy country persecutes the law-abiding while rewarding jihadi terrorists?

A country that would – intentionally or otherwise – deport its own citizens or deprive them of access to basic services because they are missing paperwork, but lets jihadis who want to murder and...

Girl? Boys? Don’t dare say those four-letter words!

Many years ago I was a sixth-former at a boys’ school that admitted girls to study for A-levels. In one of the early French classes I had to work out pretty quickly what something...

Windrush and the law of diminishing competence

What the #WindrushDeportation scandal demonstrates once again is just how incompetent governments and bureaucracies are. This is why we should limit their power, not expand them as is the usual desire by the Left....

The Seven Christian Virtues – 6: Kindness

The sixth in our series on the Christian virtues, the antidote to the seven deadly sins. In my opinion kindness is the most important of all the virtues. As Jesus said, ‘Love your neighbour as...

Mark Steyn: The totalitarian assault on the past

I did not know much about Mark Steyn until a reader brought him to my attention. So I went around the YouTube to find more on him, and he is indeed fabulous. The internet tells me...

Reader’s comment: A huge cliff to climb

In response to Will Jones: What’s to be done about the West’s plummeting birth rate?, David wrote: What's to be done? Promote a more traditional view of marriage by exposing extreme feminism for the harmful thing...

Reader’s comment: Blame them both

In response to Kathy Gyngell: Be it May or Rudd, someone must carry the can for Windrush scandal, Mark wrote: Why not both? Both incompetent. Neither a conservative.

Be it May or Rudd, someone must carry the can for Windrush scandal

'Eleven years ago, Labour Home Secretary John Reid admitted that the Home Office's immigration systems were "not fit for purpose". The problems were extensive. "It's inadequate in terms of its scope, it's inadequate in...