David Keighley: Agit-prop half hour. How the BBC shamelessly plugged global warming zealot Naomi...

Naomi Klein is not just a Leftie, she’s an extreme, I-am-right Leftie: her central hypothesis in her latest book is that the only way of dealing with climate change is to smash capitalism and...

Chris McGovern: Singapore’s schools are great. That’s because they reject Labour’s brainwashing agenda

Tristram Hunt, the Shadow Education Secretary, has been heaping praise on the high-performing education system in Singapore. This follows his 'fact finding' visit to the city state. He seemed genuinely surprised to discover that...

Dr Neil McKeganey: Four jumbo jets packed with youngsters crashing every year. The true...

I spoke last weekend at a conference on recovery from drug addiction in the picturesque beauty of Henley on Thames. Two of the other speakers were mothers who described the pain of having lost...

Elaine Thomas: We should not blame Eton for Dave’s disdain for the common man

This weekend, staying at a hotel in West Wales, I went to the bar just as a party of elderly people on a coach tour came into the room. One of the group, a...

Laura Perrins:  Vote Ukip, get Labour. Dave’s version of the politics of fear

The Conservative party have decided to stop insulting its core vote, calling them bigots and fruitcakes, only to threaten them instead. Do not vote for Ukip, we are told like naughty little school children,...
cannabis

Mary Brett: Talk to Frank? Hardly any better than your friendly neighbourhood drug dealer

Last week Professor Wayne Hall's review of the past two decades of research on the adverse health effects of recreational cannabis use was published. It rightly made the front page of the Daily Mail. His findings,...
Nigel Farage

Nick Wood: Puzzled by the Ukip surge? Here’s 20 things the Tories have got...

Tory MPs can be forgiven for feeling a bit jittery this weekend. After all Douglas Carswell did not just win the Clacton by-election, he pulverised his Conservative opponent, securing an astonishing 60 per cent...
feminist furies

Kathy Gyngell: Feminists escalate the sex wars. They will make men come to hate...

Last week, when Feminist Hour (aka Woman’s Hour) plumbed new depths by promoting a chore wars calculator to monitor lazy husbands, when French feminists decided that kissing constitutes sexual assault, and the box office...

Laura Perrins: Since when did marriage become so individualistic?

It has been a bad few weeks for marriage. The film Gone Girl, I am told, does as much for marriage as Silence of the Lambs did for fava beans and bottles of chianti. On...

Laura Keynes: Politicians fail the family. The Pope has the answer

Family life brings joy and exasperation in equal measure. Yet these days it can often feel like the stresses outweigh the joys. If you’ve been following the ‘Chore Wars’ debate you’ll be under the impression...