Jane Kelly: Our universities fail to defend Muslims battling for human rights

I hadn’t been on a demo for years, not since student ‘sit-ins’ in the 1970s. What they were for I can’t recall, if I ever knew at the time. Ten years after that I...

Laura Perrins: The culture wars are coming to get you

First they came for marriage, but I was really persuaded by the whole ‘love is love’ thing so I supported it. Those three words (two of which are the same) just summed up the...

Kathy Gyngell: As taxpayers we all pay a price for drug and alcohol addiction

Earlier this week, I gave James Delingpole a bit of pasting for downplaying the downside of dope smoking.  Whatever your views on the virtues or the perils of legalising this noxious weed, one thing...

Reader’s Comment of the Day: Less academic pupils get a raw deal in our...

In response to Mark Ellse, Labourer Jason faces a long stretch. Imprisoned in school until he is 18, 5th column traitors wrote: When I was at school (very much pre-GSCE days) we had streams: Upper, middle and...

Reader’s Comment of the Day: I am fed up with discrimination against men

In response to, Laura Perrins: ‘Consenting to sex is like having a cup of tea.’ Our barmy DPP is not joking, Jenny L wrote: Thank you for this excellent piece. The DPP should be free...
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Mark Ellse: Labourer Jason faces a long stretch. Imprisoned in school until he is...

A recent graduate was telling me about his temporary job with a building firm. For the first time in his life he is working alongside men of a much wider range of ability than...
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Caroline Farrow: Let’s get this straight. A man cannot give birth

Did you know that describing the state of pregnancy as being solely applicable to women is considered offensive?  No, dear reader, neither did I, until I read this earnestly written column, stating that transphobia...

Luke O’Sullivan: Cultural conservatives have lost their way. That is why their art forms...

What’s wrong with art today? It’s a question lots of disaffected cultural conservatives have tried to answer, usually after a depressing trip to the Tate Modern, or after seeing a beloved novel butchered by a...

Reader’s Comment of the Day: The police didn’t always blab to the media

In response to, Nicholas Booth: Stop making a drama out of real-life police raids on hapless celebs, R Fairless wrote: In my opinion, police behaviour is unacceptable with regard to searches, arrests and comments on the outcome...
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Kathy Gyngell: Delingpole laughs off Dave’s drug use. Reality is not so funny 

Posh Spectator and Sunday Times journalist James Delingpole has got his Y-fronts in a twist over outing the PM as former closet stoner. His former mates in the PM’s inner circle don’t approve and have been letting him...