The preposterous cult of Kahlo

Last week I was called a misogynist for criticising the work of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter. I say she is a Mexican painter, but a more accurate description of her nowadays would be,...

Reader’s comment: Left in the lurch

In response to Craig Byers: Hardline – the BBC’s code for ‘Brexit nutters’, R.Celica wrote: 'Lurch to the right' is another favourite. The US Supreme Court's 'lurch to the right' following Trump's recent appointment to...

Reader’s comment: In memoriam, democracy

In response to Michael St George: This has just got a lot bigger than Brexit, John Birch wrote: On the day democracy is thrown to the wind, a memorial to a once-great nation. The largest...

Should Tory MPs call no confidence vote in May?

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This has just got a lot bigger than Brexit

A dramatic three days after the virtual imposition, including the use of threats almost comical in their puerile pettiness, by an embattled but stubbornly-authoritarian Theresa May of her Brexit proposals, culminated yesterday afternoon in...

Feminist myth and misery

Two articles in the National Review caught my eye recently. The first, by Mona Charen, sets out the price women (and society) have paid for feminism. Despite feminism’s reported achievements, women are not just...

Hardline – the BBC’s code for ‘Brexit nutters’

The word 'swullocking', I've just learned, is ‘a near-perfect old dialect word that describes a sweltering, sultry, and all-round sudiferous (sweat-inducing) day.’ https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1015956285404139522 It's certainly been a swullocking day in Morecambe today. The bay is looking...

Free Speech Week: The Trial of Lindsay Shepherd

Some of you may know the sad tale of Lindsay Shepherd. In sum, the Canadian graduate student was subjected to a Kafkaesque trial by her university after showing two Jordan Peterson clips in her...

Thanks, lads, for turning me back into an England fan

The greatest day of my young life was July 30, 1966, when England won the World Cup. Aged 11, I was watching my grandparents’ black-and-white TV – they had a 20-inch screen while ours was...

Reader’s comment: Make-your-mind-up time

In response to Will Jones: Sexuality can change – so why ban help for those who aren’t glad to be gay?, Grant Melville wrote: It's rather puzzling that the same pressure group can confidently tell...