£20million splurge on handing out hugs

Hang on to your hats, folks, because Theresa May has your wallet out again and this time she has found a cool £20million ‘to help tackle loneliness’. And you thought a Conservative government might show...

John Humphrys redeems himself

It is not often that I commend the Today programme’s John Humphrys, but yesterday he made up a lot of lost ground. In the two interviews he conducted at 8.10, first with the very...

Reader’s comment: From one extreme to the other

n response to Andrew Devine: Why does the state help parents to dump their children?, Mina Christina Staples wrote: If you scrap Section 20 of the Children’s Act, would it harm more children who would...

As a rootless ‘Citizen of the World’, why I back Brexit

I voted Brexit in part for our children, for their mental wellbeing, because extreme multiculturalism does them no good at all. I know what I’m talking about. My parents were front-line humanitarian aid workers and...

Merkel, migrants and the scandal the media thinks you don’t need to know about

There is an enormous story brewing in Germany which has pushed Angela Merkel, described by Nigel Farage as the leader of the EU, to the brink of resignation – yet it has been ignored...

We should be prepared to leave the EU with nothing

It struck me the other morning that I had awoken in the middle of Groundhog Day, with our intrepid Priminister regaling us with stories of the ‘Brexit Bonus’, which I had thought had died...

Football fans or not, let’s fly the flag with pride

June 14 is National Flag Day in America, when Americans celebrate their symbol of national identity, the Stars and Stripes. In England, June 14 was the day the Post Office announced that in the...

Reader’s comment: The Left’s light show

In response to Alan Ashworth: Does my intellect look small in this?, Flaketime wrote: On this occasion she is right. Lighting is incredibly important and can completely change the context of an image. He who...

Reader’s comment: St Mugg had it right

In response to Kathy Gyngell: Jumping to conclusions about legalising cannabis is premature, The Duke of Umberland, England wrote: I may say that the work of teaching at Cairo University was not an arduous job,...

Jumping to conclusions about legalising cannabis is premature

From all the hysteria in the media this last few days, calling for Billy Caldwell’s cannabis oil to be returned to him and/or legalised, you would be forgiven for believing it was a tested,...