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Why I’ll never become an MP

2020-02-13T17:55:00+00:00

Every now and then someone asks me if I have ever thought of becoming an MP. My response tends to be a laugh so deranged that the question answers itself.

Why I’ll never become an MP2020-02-13T17:55:00+00:00

The unspeakable life of John Bercow

2020-02-17T14:28:47+00:00

In his autobiography, the former speaker reveals himself to be an embittered avatar of ambition Read more

The unspeakable life of John Bercow2020-02-17T14:28:47+00:00

The danger, and hope, of the European Right

2020-02-12T14:33:21+00:00

This week's National Conservatism conference in Rome brought together the continent's leading nationalist thinkers. What should we make of them? Read more

The danger, and hope, of the European Right2020-02-12T14:33:21+00:00

Four defences of free speech that everyone should read

2020-02-12T14:36:54+00:00

Every generation, and individual, has to rediscover the arguments for free speech for themselves. Some people learn from major incidents. Some when the censors come for someone close to them,

Four defences of free speech that everyone should read2020-02-12T14:36:54+00:00

Why I’m standing by my old enemy Selina Todd

2020-01-31T15:20:01+00:00

Most people won’t have heard of Selina Todd. The only reason I had was because some years ago the BBC invited me to appear alongside her on one of those

Why I’m standing by my old enemy Selina Todd2020-01-31T15:20:01+00:00

Will no one resist the new totalitarianism?

2020-01-31T15:11:15+00:00

Some of Alastair Stewart’s friends will fight for him — but too many of us will let him simply disappear. Read more

Will no one resist the new totalitarianism?2020-01-31T15:11:15+00:00