The bad guys are winning

If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse… More here. An obvious topic very well… Read More ›

The rot set in…

As the clamour of voices warning that our democracy is under threat grows louder and louder, it’s become something of a truism to say that it all began with Boris Johnson’s arrival in Downing Street., writes Richard Haviland. It’s a… Read More ›

King Johnson

Conservative Owen Paterson has avoided punishment for now as the government ordered its MPs to back a review of standards investigations. The result of the vote was met with cries of “shame” from opposition MPs. Mr Paterson was found to… Read More ›

You cannot pray away the gay

‘You’re a disgrace’: James O’Brien clashes with a church pastor who says he’ll pray for gay people to ‘help them overcome’ homosexual feelings. James dealt with this pastor perfectly. He is right as well, a disgrace.