Stephen Daisley

Kicking out the cranks won't save Labour

20 July 2021 3:30 pm

There is a problem with Sir Keir Starmer’s reported plan to expel 1,000 Labour members associated with ‘poisonous’ groups, and…

Revealed: The SNP strategy for a second independence vote

17 July 2021 4:35 am

A new leaflet from the SNP says another referendum on independence is ‘an issue of basic democracy’ and that Boris…

Who can make the Scottish Lib Dems great again?

13 July 2021 8:32 pm

Willie Rennie’s resignation — announced, as only he could, via a self-shot video while climbing Benarty Hill in western Fife…

Did the SNP cover up a cancer crisis?

26 June 2021 2:41 am

The news that a Scottish woman died from cancer after being among more than 400 wrongly told they did not…

Ever weaker Union: The Tories lack a constitutional theory

25 June 2021 12:10 am

No doubt Michael Gove is satisfied with how his latest comments on Scottish independence have gone down. The Chancellor of…

Labour's worrying descent into communalism

23 June 2021 12:26 am

Labour’s candidate in Batley and Spen, Kim Leadbeater, reportedly pulled out of a hustings featuring George Galloway over the weekend.…

Does this SNP politician think buses are racist?

16 June 2021 9:23 pm

One of the benefits of devolution has been giving Scots their own parliament in which the great issues of the…

The progressive imperialism of Keir Starmer’s Palestine policy

12 June 2021 2:57 am

There are two ways to look at Sir Keir Starmer’s call for the Prime Minister ‘to press for a renewed…

Why our constituency names should celebrate Britain’s history

9 June 2021 2:46 am

The real story of the proposed boundary changes is not which MPs might end up seatless or whether the new…

Does Google really understand racism?

6 June 2021 9:45 am

Opponents of the new racial extremism typically object that it vilifies white people in much the same way that classical…

Boris's media critics are missing the real story

1 June 2021 12:00 am

The five most frustrating words a journalist can hear are: ‘This is not a story’. Over the years, I have…

The BBC cannot survive many more scandals

29 May 2021 4:00 pm

The BBC is still investigating one of its journalists almost one week after it emerged she had tweeted ‘Hitler was…

Westminster must stop Sturgeon's separatist empire-building

28 May 2021 1:23 am

It is so rare to see a Conservative push back against devolution creep that I didn’t believe my eyes at…

The Tories, Islam, and the importance of pluralism

25 May 2021 8:52 pm

The Conservatives will be relieved that an independent investigation has not found the party to be institutionally racist, though relief…

Tala Halawa and the progressive media’s anti-Semitism blindspot

24 May 2021 9:57 pm

The tale of Tala Halawa has an ever-mounting horror to it: each sentence is more disturbing than the last. First…

Why is a Jewish lecturer being investigated for mocking Corbyn?

24 May 2021 9:18 pm

It’s a tale worthy of Kafka. Dr Pete Newbon, a lecturer in humanities at Northumbria University, is being investigated by…

In praise of Kate Forbes's Christian faith

22 May 2021 5:00 pm

Politics tends to attract people who consider themselves and their every mundane word and deed an example of great bravery.…

Sturgeon’s new cabinet reveals a dearth of talent

20 May 2021 1:56 am

Nicola Sturgeon’s cabinet reshuffle is an object lesson in making a very limited talent pool go a long way. John…

Don't compare Israel to Hamas

14 May 2021 7:32 pm

No, not this time, Boris. The Prime Minister’s ‘both sides’ response to the terrorist attacks on Israel underscores how Western…

The SNP has no mandate for a second referendum

10 May 2021 4:50 am

Tom Bradby got them started. On Friday night, the News at Ten anchor opined that ‘if the SNP can assemble…

Tony Blair states the obvious

29 April 2021 11:18 pm

If there is more joy in Heaven over one devolutionist who repenteth, the celestial jubilations must be in full roar…

Why the Cummings row won't harm Boris

27 April 2021 4:43 pm

It’s hard not to agree with those who believe that Boris Johnson, forced into the second Covid-19 lockdown, did say the…

Scotland’s Mean Girls election

21 April 2021 9:10 pm

Presented for whatever is the opposite of your edification, an exchange between the leaders of Scotland’s main political parties. The…

The SNP cannot win a mandate for indyref2

15 April 2021 9:47 pm

This week’s Holyrood election debate should not be allowed to pass without noting how it highlighted the dismal state of…

The SNP’s England obsession

14 April 2021 4:55 am

There is a whiff of something in the current Scottish Parliament elections. It’s not quite strong enough to call it…