Can Rishi win?

Not simply by not being Keir Starmer, that's for sure...

Conservative Home


Harry unwittingly reminds us of how dangerous the hereditary principle can be

What if the spoiled, petulant nitwit had somehow been next in line?...

The Washington Examiner


The Elgin Marbles belong to all humanity - which is why they should remain in London

The idea of collective ownership is illiberal, and should not trump property rights or free contract...

The Telegraph


Our least bad option now is to push for total Russian defeat

Anything short of a Ukrainian victory is a Russian victory - which would be disastrous for the international order...

The Telegraph


Is it racist to ask where someone is really from?

Yes - but for reasons that invalidate pretty much the entire BLM movement...

The Washington Examiner


2022 was the year that killed my rational optimism

It wasn't so much the lockdowns as the demand for the lockdowns that convinced me that illiberalism is coming...

The Telegraph


Why do Argentines celebrate a war where they were clearly the baddies?

And why do Russians associate themselves with an unprovoked attack by a fascist dictatorship on a neighbouring democracy?...

Conservative Home


Christmas thoughts on deporting illegal immigrants

It's easy to list the flaws in the Rwanda scheme; it's harder to come up with an alternative...

The Telegraph


The US is far from being “an extraordinarily racist country”

Racism exists in most societies, but the US is unusual in promoting the individualism that is its antidote...

The Washington Examiner


Britain has lurched to the Left since the last Labour government

The banking crisis, social media, woke and the lockdowns have all moved the centre of gravity...

The Telegraph


The mullahs must fall

The international community should back Iran's protesters...

The Washington Examiner


Gordon Brown prescribes more of the medicine that sickened the patient

Britain does need more devolution - but the way to get there is not through more quangos and salaried politicians...

The Telegraph


One rule for MPs, one for everyone else

But in precisely the opposite way to what most people mean...

Conservative Home


When did everyone become anti-lockdown?

The response to the China protests demonstrates what, deep down, we don't want to admit - it was all for nothing...

The Washington Examiner


Anti-Britishness is on the rise - especially in Britain

Climate reparations, repatriation of museum artefacts, statue-smashing, separatism - all have the same root cause...

The Telegraph


What will a defeated Russia have to give up?

Talk will eventually move on from reparations and war crimes trials to Karelia, Köningsberg and the Kuril Islands...

The Washington Examiner


Brexit is slipping away

We missed our chance to join EFTA, and now we have no option but to diverge...

The Telegraph


The lunacy of climate reparations

Far from asking for compensation, poorer countries should be thanking richer ones for industrialisation...

The Washington Examiner


Return to normalcy

in a democracy, attacking democracy comes at a cost - thank God...

The Washington Examiner


The Tories are out of options

Voters don't believe the money has run out and, without an early election, nothing will convince them...

Conservative Home


There is no such thing as positive discrimination

Those US colleges that admit on the basis of race are doing exactly what 1930s fascist regimes did...

The Washington Examiner


The preposterous myth of libertarian Britain

Taxes and spending are higher then ever, and free-market think tanks have never been weaker...

The Telegraph


The Right’s indifference to the first non-white PM has sent Leftists into meltdown

British "anti-racists" keep trying to import the story of the American civil rights struggle ...

The Washington Examiner


No more Tory democracy

The Conservative Party's leadership election rules make the system used to select the Dalai Lama look rational...

Conservative Home


Liz Truss was a victim of the lockdowns

After Covid, everyone wants subsidies and no one cares about how to pay for them...

The Washington Examiner


This can’t go on

Whoever wins, the case for an early election will become irresistible ...

The Telegraph


Civil wars begin more easily than you think

The exhumation of José Antonio Primo de Rivera reminds Spain of some unpleasant truths...

The Washington Examiner


Better to go down fighting

If Conservative MPs are not prepared to cut taxes and spending, they might as well hand over to Labour...

The Telegraph


We know what is needed - but do we have the courage to do it?

There is no way that the spending increases brought in after Covid can become permanent...

Conservative Home


This was never really about trans people

What we're seeing is an attempt to deny biological gender completely - Blank Slatery as a religion ...

The Washington Examiner


The cowardice of the anti-Truss rebels

It is somehow considered unacceptably Right-wing to return to Blair's tax rates...

The Telegraph


Trickle-down - the parody that people came to believe

No one has ever argued that you enrich the poor by enriching the rich - it's a Leftist invention...

The Washington Examiner


Why free markets are always unpopular

Our palaeolithic instincts incline us to egalitarianism, authoritarianism and envy ...

The Telegraph


Liz Truss mustn’t back down

The budget is brave and right, however unpopular in the short term...

Daily Mail


Sunak is almost out of options

But here are five things he could realistically do before the election...

The Telegraph


You really think this is about a tiny tax cut?

There was always going to be a reckoning after all the money-printing; cutting taxes will at least help...

Conservative Home


Might Putin nuke London?

No - he is a frightened man playing for time...

The Washington Examiner


Best. Budget. Ever.

It feels as if the Conservatives are back after 23 years in Opposition...

The Telegraph


Maybe the US could use a monarchy after all

A constitutional monarchy is designed to stop the personality cults that Putin enjoys and Trump longs for...

The Washington Examiner


Cap bankers’ bonuses or grow the economy - pick one

The cap was imposed by the EU in an openly anti-London move, yet it has taken us until now to scrap it...

The Telegraph


And when Putin loses?

Thoughts from Odessa about an unexpected turn of events...

Conservative Home


We vote for instant gratification, then complain about the result

Technological change means that we all now fail the marshmallow test...

The Washington Examiner


Exalting and ennobling our democracy

Charless III's address to peers and MPs wasn't just pomp; it was a reminder of how our constitution works...

The Sun


The case for constitutional monarchy

An umpire whose legitimacy is beyond question is the surest defence against civil war...

The Telegraph


Putin’s plan to seize Moldova

Using gas to topple the little republic's pro-Western government would leave Odessa squeezed between two Russian armies...

The Washington Examiner


Spending cuts can’t be put off until the election

A Centre-Right party can win during a downturn - but only if it has visibly started to fix the problem...

Conservative Home


Yes, Dugina deserves justice

And so do all the other thousands of civilian victims of Putin's unprovoked war...

The Washington Examiner


We really are back to the 1970s - even the Tories are promoting big government

But might they be about to pick a market-oriented woman to lead them in a different direction?...

The Telegraph


Seven things you should know about Britain’s next PM

The parallels with Margaret Thatcher may not be the joke that commentators think...

The Washington Examiner


The GOP is becoming un-American

I get (though I dislike) the cult of the successful leader, but they are now embracing the cult of the unsuccessful leader...

The Telegraph


Identity politics leads to unspeakable horrors

Indian and Pakistani immigrants to Britain were able to put the communal violence behind them by choosing individualism...

Conservative Home


Trumpism is rotting the Republican Party

Calling for the FBI to be defunded or disbanded is a new low from the supposed law and order party...

The Washington Examiner


These are the consequences of the lockdown that you all backed

The people who demanded the longest and harshest restrictions now have the nerve to complain about inflation...

The Telegraph


Sanctions don’t work

Let's not kid ourselves - the only thing that will stop Putin is defeat on the battlefield...



We took a decision to abandon cheap energy - and now we’re mad as hell

The falling cost of energy is what made modern civilisation; but our leaders are in hoc to Green ideologues...

The Telegraph


Food nationalism - always popular, never right

A prolonged leadership race is terrible for rational policy making...

Conservative Home


David Timble’s death marked the end of an era

He oversaw the end of Unionist dominance - but don't make the mistake of thinking that Irish annexation will follow...

The Washington Examiner


More of the same is not enough

The cheap-money, high-spending consensus has brought us to the brink. We need radical reform...

The Telegraph


The wrong kind of minorities

The Conservative leadership election has sent some woke Leftists round the twist...

The Washington Examiner


You can’t handle the truth

Voters rate honesty as their top virtue in leaders, but it is far from clear that they truly want to hear how bad things are...

The Telegraph


Never use these rules again

They encourage dirty tricks and gamesmanship, set MPs against activists and ensure that the winner makes enemies along the way...

Conservative Home


America is turning to tribalism

The republic is defaulting to the older ethics of kin, vendetta and bloodguilt...

The Washington Examiner


My pick for Tory leader

OK, different Tory party, different leadership race - but why can't we have a candidate like Pierre Poilievre?...

The Telegraph


The Tragedie of Borisse Johnson

What material for his own overdue book on Shakespeare...

The Washington Examiner


Eleven things the next Conservative leader must do

Europhiles who have convinced themselves that ousting Boris means a swing to the Centre are in for a shock...

The Telegraph


We didn’t leave the EU to embrace even more protectionism

There is no case whatever for steel tariffs in the UK, and ministers know it...

Conservative Home


Britain imports yet another American culture war

Roe vs Wade has precisely zero relevance for the UK, though you'd never imagine it from the headlines...

The Washington Examiner


The bizarre attempt to rebrand Scotland and Ireland as colonies

In an age that elevates victimhood above all else, the old appeal of the UK - that it was strong - has vanished...

The Telegraph


How does an incumbent government get re-elected in this climate?

Colombia was the regional success story, but has just voted for the policies that are wrecking its neighbours...

The Washington Examiner


The Tories are spending their way to defeat

A Centre-Right party that measures itself by how much it is spending loses its appeal...

The Telegraph


What if Boris had become PM in 2016?

Consider the counterfactual - a swifter but softer Brexit, public sector reform, Michael Gove as the CEO...

Conservative Home


Will genetics now be deplatformed?

Because racists like the idea of inherited group differences, some want to deplatform ANY studies of heritable traits...

The Washington Examiner


The ECHR has served its purpose

Britain does not have a human rights deficit; but it does have a democratic deficit...

The Telegraph


Why are Eurocrats complaining about proposals that offer them no threat?

Because they are not really worried about the single market - what they want is to punish Britain for Brexit...

Daily Mail


Britain sees race relations through the distorting glass of American segregation

White conservatives are dismissed as Klansmen, black conservatives as Uncle Toms - but what have these terms got to do with us?...

The Washington Examiner


Can Boris pull it back?

Maybe - but he needs to understand the anger about our spending levels...

Conservative Home


What if America had kept the monarchy?

The Queen's Jubilee reminded us of the value of having a neutral but unquestioned referee...

The Washington Examiner


We missed our chance to stay in the single market

Joining EFTA would have eased the transition and soothed our culture war, but the moment has now passed...

The Telegraph


The aftermath of an atrocity is the worst time to decide policy

Lots of factors contribute to the grisly uniqueness of the US on school shootings, of which gun laws are only one...

The Washington Examiner


The Conservatives have given up on conservatism

Tory ministers now positively boast about spending more than Labour...

The Telegraph


The Northern Ireland Protocol is SUPPOSED to hurt

It wasn't designed to keep British sausages out of Co Cavan, it was designed to punish us for Brexit...

Conservative Home


How I invented Brexit at Oxford

Simon Kuper's new book claims that Brexit was cooked up in late 1980s Oxford, and he's got half a point....

The Washington Examiner


Katharine Birbalsingh has taught the country the secret of good education

It is poor teaching, rather than poverty, that holds students back...

The Telegraph


So what if male and female brains are different?

Certain truths are considered uncontroversial by neuroscientists but unspeakable by politicians...

The Washington Examiner


Are Britain and the EU allies?

It is striking to hear Eurocrats urge compromise with Russia while insisting that there must be no compromise with the UK...

The Telegraph


Sinn Féin’s victory makes a united Ireland less likely

Plenty of Irish Catholics dislike the idea of being governed by a party connected to organised crime...

Conservative Home


No conscientious government could keep the Northern Ireland Protocol

The EU is interpreting the rules in a deliberately vindictive way, undermining peace in the Province...

The Washington Examiner


Time to govern as a Conservative, Boris

Our economy is about to take a hammering, and spending money is no way to soften the blow...

The Telegraph


Who will get the blame for our immiseration?

Some will blame the war or the pandemic for the cost of living crisis, others their governments...

The Washington Examiner


The recovery won’t begin until civil servants start working

The private sector has largely returned to the office, but the public sector has no intention of following...

The Telegraph


Britain is defined by the rule of law

To claim otherwise on the basis of disagreements over asylum or parties is trivial and insulting...

Conservative Home


The West is friendless

Anglosphere states and their allies can win wars, but few share their values...

The Washington Examiner


No, the PM did not deliberately mislead MPs

It never occurred to Boris - or anyone else at the time - that being presented with a cake between meetings was a party...

The Telegraph


It’s one rule for Boris and one for everyone else - but not the way people mean

Overseas observers are incredulous that there are moves to bring down the PM over cake...

The Washington Examiner


The nuclear taboo is holding

First use of nuclear weapons is seen, not just as immoral, but as unthinkable...

The Telegraph


Why Poles have risen to the Ukrainian challenge

Few countries have suffered more at the hands of occupiers, and few better understand the value of sovereignty...

Conservative Home


The real reason Russia is losing

The behaviour of the FSB in the run-up to the invasion explains why autocracies are bad at warfare...

The Washington Examiner


One month to scrap the Northern Ireland Protocol

It was always intended to be transitional, and the consequences of leaving it in place are dire...

The Telegraph


War is inherently collectivist

Our individual vices and virtues are dissolved into national blocs - more's the pity...

Conservative Home


Is nuclear escalation inevitable?

A gun that appears on stage in Act One, wrote Chekhov, will be fired by the end of Act Three...

The Washington Examiner