An evening with Jordan Peterson in Motor City

Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life and protagonist in that infamous Cathy Newman Channel 4 interview, is doing a worldwide speaking tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54 The only problem, if you are based in Britain, is that the...

Seven great conservative speeches 4: Hugh Gaitskell

This is the fourth in our series of the best conservative speeches from the last century to the present day. Hugh Gaitskell, leader of the Labour Party and of the Opposition from 1955 to 1963...

Absurdity of the clickie divorce

If a fiction writer wanted to lampoon our culture’s obsession with convenience and how this seeps into every aspect of our lives, they would have struggled to come up with a metaphor so crushing...

Would Shakespeare pass an A-Level in English Lit?

Required to write an A-Level English essay about one of his father’s novels, the son of Ian McEwan could achieve no more than a grade C+. McEwan Snr has told Event magazine: ‘I confess I...

Reader’s comment: You’re just a number

In response to Jane Kelly: Welcome, workers, to the 19th century, CRSM wrote: Jane writes: ‘The “gig” economy he loathes surely relies on open borders and mass migration, but he refuses to make that connection.’ This...

Reader’s comment: It was never meant to work

In response to Andrew Tettenborn: The child abuse inquiry – four years old and still going nowhere, J King wrote: This limitless enquiry that includes all those groups that have already been investigated and understood,...

Hitchens: The dangerous and foolish notion that is the ID card

I assume that all our readers, upon waking on Sunday morning, immediately read Peter Hitchens’s column in the Mail on Sunday. If you do not, shame on you, and please do so now –...

Seven great conservative speeches 3: Winston Churchill

This is the third in our series of the best conservative speeches from the last century to the present day. Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from...

Little John and his merry band of sycophants

At the time when the ‘Pestminster’ madness engulfed the Commons last year, Speaker John Bercow sought to polish his reputation as an arch-moderniser by piously telling the House: ‘There must be zero tolerance of...

The child abuse inquiry – four years old and still going nowhere

Politician in need of a headline or two? Easy: demand an inquiry into something. The wider-ranging and less focused the terms of reference, the better the publicity. Unfortunately the more vaguely the remit of...