The burka saga: What I told the BBC

The fall-out from the Boris Johnson burka episode continues, and it has been turned into a not-so-subtle smear campaign to link both Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg to Steve Bannon, so-called architect of the Trump...

TCW Encore: The Referendum was held to save the Tory Party, not the nation,...

This is the second in a series republishing our 14 most-read posts/blogs of the year to date. From day one of the Brexit result political commentator Peter Hitchens expressed bafflement as to how anyone could...

Reader’s comment: A black student’s view

In response to Chris McGovern: Oh to be young, female and black, Young_Londoner wrote: I am irked no end by this TOXIC IDEOLOGY of 'intersectionality' and race baiting. The very fact that they themselves do...

Reader’s comment: BBC groupthink

In response to David Keighley: Lefties good, everyone else bad – welcome to Esler World, quisquose00 wrote: I am reminded of that classic interview between the late Steve Hewlett and James Harding in January 2017,...

Only joking: Rappy birthday

Guess who's doing the music for Jeremy Corbyn's next birthday party? That's right, M C Hamas.

Where have all the men gone?

In the last issue of the Spectator Lara Prendergast asked: ‘Why are modern men obsessed with self-improvement?’ The sub-heading read: ‘Young men are being encouraged to curb their appetites – and “detox” their masculinity.’ You...

Lefties good, everyone else bad – welcome to Esler World

Gavin Esler, for 20 years a front-line BBC presenter and now a full-time writer and Chancellor of the University of Kent, has decided we deserve to be treated to his opinions about the world. What,...

Off the Beaten Tracks: The unique Nico

Thanks for your comments on the Warren Zevon post, especially Pozieres for the background on Werewolves of London. This week’s featured artist is Nico, a true one-off who inspired devotion and disdain in equal measure....

Oh to be young, female and black

What fortunate times these are to be a female university student, especially if you happen to come from an ethnic minority background. ‘Victimhood’ status is conferred automatically. Doubling up by having both attributes is,...

TCW Encore: Move along, there’s nothing to see – BBC’s whitewash of the Brendan...

Starting today, over the next two weeks we’ll be republishing our 14 most-read posts/blogs of the year to date. Reviewing the list, what strikes most is the extent to which that new prophet and counter-cultural...