The Lord of the Rings – a Christian masterpiece

THIS year marks 70 years since J R R Tolkien completed one of the world’s most beloved novels, The Lord of the Rings. It began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The...

Reader’s comment: Kindred spirits

In response to Gary Oliver: Your guide, Ms Begum, to winning Leftie hearts, Partisan wrote: I hear Shamima Begum is applying to join the Independent group of anti-Brexit MPs; she reckons she will be among kindred...

Defectors from democracy

TO GENERATE maximum impact, political defections should be both unexpected and shocking. In contrast, yesterday’s defections by so-called ‘Conservatives’ Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen to the newly launched Independent Group of eight...

Your guide, Ms Begum, to winning Leftie hearts

SHAMIMA Begum is the teenager who in 2015 swapped school in Bethnal Green for the Syrian caliphate. As luck would have it, she promptly landed herself a jihadist husband of whom Ms Begum says:...

Straight white male wants to be Democrat choice for President. Yeah, right

DO YOU want to hear something hilarious? Lifetime socialist and career politician Bernie Sanders has declared he intends to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Oh, the comedy that...

Battling bacteria back Brexit

RIVAL clans of bacteria are fighting each other using antibiotic weapons made from sympathetic viruses, according to the unique but accurate interpretation I have made of a US study. The study could tell us many...

What makes a school ‘outstanding’?

WHAT does a school have to do in order to gain the coveted Ofsted rating of ‘outstanding’? It is rare to find a parent brave enough to lift the lid. To protect her from reprisals...

Readers’ comments special

YESTERDAY’S article by Alan Ashworth, ‘Put down the toaster and come out with your hands up’, about research into toast and drinking which produced blindingly obvious results, prompted our readers to come up with...

Reader’s comment: Absolute hypocrisy

In response to Laura Perrins: Blame the Swinging Sixties for the #MeToo mess, John Birch wrote: You have to have lived through the sexual revolution when women were told now you don’t have to get pregnant...

A second referendum would be undemocratic, dirty and rigged

AT THE beginning of this month, conventional Westminster-watch wisdom had it that the so-called People’s Vote (whose were those 33million votes cast on 23rd June 2016, I wonder?), aka Second EU Referendum, was dead...