Stephen Daisley

Why are progressives scared of Elon Musk?

12 May 2022 1:14 am

Billionaire edgelord Elon Musk has just given progressives another reason to dread his ongoing attempt to buy Twitter. The founder…

This is how to save the Union

28 April 2022 11:10 pm

Devolution has failed in Scotland. Nothing that follows will be of use to you if you remain in denial of…

Israel is an apartheid state

21 April 2022 11:45 pm

If you’re after evidence of apartheid in Israel, you don’t have to look very far. Amid rioting by Palestinians and…

Free speech shouldn’t depend on billionaires

16 April 2022 1:37 am

If you take any interest in social media, Silicon Valley, or the culture wars — which all seem to be…

The problem with Boris's Rwanda solution

15 April 2022 1:36 am

Is the Prime Minister’s plan to divert some asylum seekers to Rwanda racist? Is it inhumane? Is it a dead…

Who governs Britain? Not ministers, it seems

14 April 2022 4:00 pm

Who governs Britain? It’s a dangerous question, as Ted Heath learned half a century ago. But while he was concerned…

Boris deserves credit for his Ukraine response

10 April 2022 5:35 am

Boris Johnson’s visit to Kyiv is notable not only for its unannounced nature but for the additional package of support…

Is Israel facing a new Intifada?

8 April 2022 8:25 pm

Dizengoff Street is one of the busiest thoroughfares in Tel Aviv, a strip of bars, restaurants and Bauhaus architecture that…

The revealing backlash to Boris's Channel 4 sell off

7 April 2022 4:00 pm

Why is there so much anger over the sale of Channel 4? Tonnes of slebs are very cross and have signed…

It's time to bring the Falklands into the United Kingdom

3 April 2022 3:44 am

Today marks 40 years since Operation Rosario, when Leopoldo Galtieri’s commandos landed on the Falkland Islands and began an invasion…

Israel is facing a new wave of terror

30 March 2022 5:27 pm

Is Israel in the midst of another wave of terrorist violence? Five Israelis were killed in a terrorist incident on…

A letter won't educate Afghan girls

26 March 2022 3:26 am

Well, that’ll show ‘em. Liz Truss has released a joint statement with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken declaring themselves…

Why is Biden copying Obama's mistakes with Iran?

23 March 2022 6:00 pm

There was a picture taken today that says more than just a thousand words. The photograph was snapped in Sharm…

The uncertain future of the Equality Act

14 March 2022 9:17 am

Sir Keir Starmer’s interpretation of the Equality Act has caused something of a stir. The Labour leader cited the Brown-era…

Julie Burchill has found a new way to provoke: she’s turned sincere

5 March 2022 9:00 am

The greatest ever social media spat took place before the first tweet was sent, and was conducted via fax, which…

No, Scottish independence is not like the war in Ukraine

2 March 2022 8:43 am

Perhaps it’s the absence of any oppression of their own country that compels Scottish nationalists to latch onto the oppression…

What is the point of the UN?

24 February 2022 10:18 pm

When all this is over, we will have to hold a grown-up and perhaps very difficult conversation about the United…

Putin must look at the West and laugh

23 February 2022 6:15 am

Whatever the West’s response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty, the crisis demonstrates the limitations of western politics and policy…

P.J. O’Rourke: the finest satirist of his generation

16 February 2022 7:42 pm

P.J. O’Rourke was the finest conservative satirist of his generation and therefore the finest of any political persuasion. Satire, an…

In praise of Deborah Lipstadt

10 February 2022 9:40 pm

The United States Senate is not a body commonly associated with alacrity but its sluggishness in considering the nomination of…

Lock them up? Not in Sturgeon's Scotland

9 February 2022 7:40 pm

One of the great disappointments of devolution has been the failure of the Scottish parliament to pursue novel ways of…

Sending a mean tweet about Captain Tom shouldn't be a crime

2 February 2022 2:24 am

Captain Tom Moore captured the nation’s hearts during the pandemic. The World War II officer completed 100 lengths of his…

The Tories have abandoned the young

30 January 2022 6:31 pm

Tories who tried to convince Number 10 and Number 11 to delay the hike in National Insurance have had their…

Asking about male inmates in women’s jails isn’t transphobic

28 January 2022 2:20 am

One of the joys of living through a period of cultural revolution is watching all the new moralities arrive and…

No one should celebrate the decline of America

27 January 2022 10:22 pm

Where is America? Like an old friend who hasn’t been in touch for years, you wonder if its silence is…