Kristian Niemietz: A simple answer to the housing shortage. Relax the planning strait-jacket

In a more rational world, planning reform would not be a tribal issue. It would, on the contrary, be an issue around which people from all major political camps could coalesce. Albeit for different...

Laura Perrins: Political health alert. Ukip stumbles into PC, feminist mush

Suzanne Evans, Deputy Chairman of Ukip, is a pretty impressive speaker. I caught her on Woman’s Hour and thought she did quite well. Jenni Murray set up the interview in the usual Woman’s Hour...

Laura Perrins: Feminist nirvana comes to Clapham. The kids contracted out for £80 a...

I thought I had heard it all until I read about the feminist utopia being built in Clapham (geographically near to me, philosophically not). There is a nursery company there that will take all...

Kathy Gyngell: Votes for immature 16-year-olds. Another cynical ploy by the Left

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die...” There is a time to vote too, though I admit Ecclesiastes missed...
wedding

Laura Perrins: Woman’s Hour’s new plan to poison marriages. A spreadsheet to expose lazy...

Are you prepared for some marital discord? Have you uploaded your laundry hardships on an Excel spreadsheet? If not, weep no longer as Woman’s Hour is here to wreck a few more marriages. It...
Ed Miliband

Laura Keynes: Politics by numbers. The full horror of the posturing, box-ticking, platitudinous Miliband

“He really is awful, isn’t he? He comes across as so managed. Not his own man at all.” These were the words of a confirmed Labour voter, to me, as we watched Ed Miliband’s televised...
David Cameron

Jill Kirby: The Queen keeps her own counsel. Pity Dave feels the need to...

With the firm but quiet dignity that has graced her long and successful reign, Her Majesty the Queen has always declined to be drawn into the political fray. In the tense days leading up...
Nick Clegg

Kathy Gyngell: Nightmare on Clegg street. No matter how we vote we can’t get...

Heaven help us if the voters’ prediction of a dead heat in the general election proves correct. According to the YouGov polling chief, Stephan Shakespeare, if that happens Labour would probably look to the Lib Dems to form...

Laura Perrins: Feminist hocus pocus from the Harry Potter girl. Gender is malleable

Goodness is there no end to Emma Watson’s talents? She has taken time out of her career to save men from themselves. Yes, all 24 years of her. She gave a speech at the...

Nick Wood: Mao and Stalin tested state plans to destruction. Why does Miliband...

Ed has noticed something about Dave. Dave has a plan. Not any old kind of plan. A long-term economic plan. So now Ed has a plan too. An even bigger plan than Dave’s. It...