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In conversation with the ghost of Sir Robert Peel

It was a boozy sunny day last week when I met the ghost of Sir Robert Peel, twice prime minister, founder of the Conservative Party, and most importantly, the father…

Keir Starmer is no Thomas Hobbes, but he doesn’t need to be

When Starmer was first elected leader of the Labour Party, the libertarian commentariat rejoiced: finally, an exacting, methodological needle to prick Johnson’s pomposity. His early PMQs had a laser-like focus…

The Khashoggi report: an appalling non-response by the West

Recent events have exposed the twisted logic behind arms deals to Saudi Arabia. A principle isn’t a principle unless it costs you something Some events in this article may be…

GB News will pour gasoline on the ‘post-truth’ fire

Spring this year will see a new competitor to the BBC, SKY and all the rest of them: GB News, chaired by Andrew Neil. It has been forecast by many,…

Britain’s chumocracy: an affront on democracy

The NHS Test and Trace System, run by Baroness Dido Harding of Winscombe, is an abhorrent failure. If we had a functioning system it might be that Covid-19, which has…

100,000 dead at the hands of the butcher

Johnson and his inept cabinet let your loved ones die, remember that when you hear his hollow apology: The UK has now passed a tragic covid-19 milestone: 100,000 total deaths.…

Stay at home: forsaking the homeless

Last spring, when the first national lockdown was announced, the ‘Everyone In’ initiative was enacted. This was hailed as one of the government’s few successes in relation to the covid-19…

University of Edinburgh called upon to stop ‘behavioural despair tests’ on mice

CW: depression, suicide The Ferret (an investigative journalism outfit) has reported that animal rights groups, including Peta, have urged Edinburgh University to stop using the ‘behavioural despair test’. Behavioural despair…