HS2

Paul Harlow: Parliament slumbers while HS2 and its dark architects plot the rape of unspoiled...

The Government would have us believe HS2 is a panacea, a money-tree and there is no risk of it being a net loser.  Though Parliament shamefully has bought into this myth, the public is...
Nigel Farage UKIP

Jill Kirby: Dave trapped in a time warp. He doesn’t get the European nightmare

“I get it” said David Cameron, in a last-ditch attempt to persuade voters to trust his party on Europe. It's the Prime Minister's favourite expression these days, often appearing in conjunction with that old political...
Mcilroy Wozniaki

Laura Perrins: Rory McIlroy’s broken engagement shows he cares about marriage

Anti-marriage campaigners often say that marriage should not be supported over other relationships, as a marriage certificate is ‘just a piece of paper'. Well, so is a will or an employment contract or a...
Child poverty

Harry Benson: Divorce is hardest on already disadvantaged children

One of the researchers I most admire is the American sociologist Paul Amato. Over the years he has written some of the most interesting papers on divorce, its predictors, and its effects. It was his...
Menstrual leave

Laura Perrins: Dave’s secret new plan to infuriate the Right? Paid menstrual leave

Yes, Dear Reader, you did read that headline correctly and no it is not ‘click bait.’ There are countries where employers are mandated by governments to pay menstruating women for a few days a month...
polling station

Laura Keynes: The Christian dilemma. How to vote in a land of secular liberalism?

A major poll has found that 30 per cent of voters will not back the Conservative Party in the European elections following David Cameron’s decision to redefine marriage. The ComRes poll, commissioned by Coalition for...
Nigel Farage

Kathy Gyngell: Nigel Farage and his disciples need the protection of the equality police

In Britain’s right-on progressive, diversity-obsessed world, middle-aged men in blazers, ties and polished shoes are at grave risk of discrimination if not ‘cleansing'. Forget about sexism, homophobia and racism, what about Farrageophobia. Judging by the...
Ed Miliband

Laura Perrins: Miliband’s cost of living crisis. He cannot compute the weekly shop

Ed Miliband must have been crying into his asparagus salad last night following what was a very bad day. He got a shellacking on Radio Wiltshire when he clearly did not have a clue...
mother baby

Leslie Loftis: Uber-feminists discover caregiving. The sex wars are redefined

Among CS Lewis’s impressive collection of insightful quotes is one about resistance, “You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down.” I thought of the...
Eastern model

Nick Wood: The East may succeed where the Soviets failed. Writing our obituary

There is a story about a man granted his ultimate wish – tomorrow's newspaper today. He turned eagerly to the racing page, planning to put all his money on a sure-fire winner. He placed his...