Laura Perrins: We don’t need a professor to tell us men will take advantage...

Never in all my days did I believe that I would see a doctor of gender studies quoted in the Daily Mail. But there they were – these strange bedfellows of the Mail warning...
Edinburgh Scotland

Holly’s Letter from America:  The Scots are more conservative than they let on

The Scots voted ‘no’ to independence this week. No doubt this is for all sorts of reasons which cannot be captured with one question on a ballot paper, so we should be cautious about...
EU

William Walter: Salmond’s failure contains a sobering lesson for those wanting to quit Europe

To be successful, those advocating Britain’s withdrawal from Europe must learn from the shortcomings of the Scottish ‘Yes’ campaign. Alex Salmond’s principle failure was his inability to persuade the Scottish middle classes. Those voting for...
father's rights

Laura Perrins: Sperm bank mothers deprive their children of a basic right. The right...

The Daily Telegraph ran a recent piece on ‘sperm bank mothers’. These are women who decide to go it alone and use sperm from a sperm bank to conceive a child. The piece says...

Chris McGovern: Lies, damned lies and educational research. Tread warily

Tens of millions of pounds is spent each year from the public purse on educational research. Some of this research is worthwhile but much of it can be more damaging than helpful. The promotion...

Kathy Gyngell: Even US liberals are doubting the wisdom of Colorado’s drugs experiment

The Washington Post came out against the legalising of pot in the District of Columbia in an editorial last weekend. Though a supporter of the decriminalisation of medical marijuana, when it was on the ballot...

Laura Perrins: Downton Abbey is back but Lady Mary is still a bitch

I like Downton Abbey as much as the next person. I am not one of those saddos who watches the series only to criticise it because the footman was serving a guest with the...
Westminster

Nick Wood: The Scottish crisis is not over. It has just moved south

So fear triumphed over hope. The majority of Scots looked over the precipice and saw only jagged rocks below. Faced with dire predictions of the modern equivalent of a plague of locusts, a comfortable...

Laura Perrins: Salmond’s shakedown. Robbing the English blind

That was a very expensive way to maintain the status quo. In fact we have not even retained the status quo if our new – government-by-dictat Coalition (and Opposition) are to be believed, and...

Alistair Thompson: Miliband and Clegg are big losers from the Scottish vote

Britain today feels like a very different place. It will never be The same again. There have been huge political errors. The complacency of the Better Together campaign has only been surpassed by that of the Westminster party...