Kathy Gyngell: Richard Branson take note. Teenagers and cannabis are a recipe for disaster

For years the great and the good of the drug legalising world – including members and former members of the Government’s own Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs - have consistently denied that...
David Cameron

Jill Kirby: Why did Cameron concede so much to Salmond? He could cost us...

In his last desperate bid to save Great Britain from splitting up, David Cameron declares that his country means more to him than his party. Indeed, in his panic-stricken desire to ingratiate himself with...

Tamara Chabe: Matthew Parris epitomises the emptiness of modern Conservatism

Matthew Parris’s recent article about Clacton-On-Sea has caused me to question what the Conservative Party actually stands for. I was very taken aback by the dismissive nature of the article. “Understand that Clacton-on-Sea is going nowhere....
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Nick Wood: England and Scotland separated years ago. The Union is an empty shell

Here’s a figure worth considering when one studies the constitutional shambles engulfing Scotland and by extension the rest of the UK. In the four general elections since 1997, Scotland has sent 261 Mps to...

Richard Hyslop: Don’t let Salmond throw away 300 years of shared endeavour. A heartfelt...

This summer, as I sat in Ibrox with my family watching the Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens, my three-year-old son screamed “come on Scotland” with as much passion as he screamed “come on England”.  He...
Nick Clegg

Laura Perrins: Nick Clegg’s special talent. Spending other people’s money – lots of it

Who will stop the Liberal Democrats from spending all the money? Every announcement involves a promise to provide the nation with something for ‘free’ that will, in fact, cost a number that contains many,...

Deirdre Boyd: Farewell to Jim Dobbin – a great MP and tireless campaigner against...

Last weekend saw the death of a great but almost unknown warrior for patients’ rights and care. Jim Dobbin MP, the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, died suddenly...
drugs

Neil McKeganey: The so-called Global Drugs Commission is a front for legalisation

The loftily entitled Global Commission on Drugs has just released a new report, “Taking Control: Drug Policies that Work”, which has garnered disproportionate media coverage. For those who are unaware, the Commission is a...

Alistair Thompson: OMG! “Send for Gordon Brown” – the Union is Doooooomed!

With all the Scottish referendum polls showing a significant tightening of the race, the lack-lustre Better Together Campaign has committed yet more mistakes this week that are tipping the balance in favour of a...
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Laura Perrins: Feminists – taking the joy out of life since 1962

One of the most of hideous things about modern  feminism is the constant moaning. The shrill whining that sucks the joy out of life is never ending. Modern feminism is miserable and often predictable. Let’s...