Friday, February 21, 2020

Kathy Gyngell: What British values? The rights culture killed them off.

Hundreds of thousands of school children are to be taught British values in the wake of the ‘Trojan horse’ scandal from September. So says...

Leslie Loftis: Fathers and children. Both losers in the brave new world of designer babies

Last week, Alexis Madrigal summarized the stunning innovations in human fertility treatments in the Atlantic. For those with enough money, science offers many new...

Chris McGovern: From outstanding to a flop overnight. Ofsted cannot be serious

Once again, Ofsted has shown itself to be the watchdog that did not bark. If, as Ofsted now claims, Islamic 'extremism' is being cultivated...

Laura Perrins: Chickens home to roost. Start with celebrating diversity and end by banning the baby Jesus

So how is that “Celebrating Equality and Diversity” lark working out for you? If you are a pupil at a Trojan Horse School in...

David Keighley: Leftie love-in Glastonbury tops even the World Cup for the BBC

The BBC is set for its annual Glastonbury extravaganza we read. The headline of the week about our great broadcasting corporation is that they are...

Kathy Gyngell: Oxford, the home of lost causes, gets it right at last – on drugs

Last Thursday, Neil McKeganey, Sarah Graham and I defeated the motion at the Oxford Union: “This House Would End the War on Drugs”. It was...

Laura Perrins: My advice to breastfeedingphobes. Put a modesty cover on your head

Why do some people have a problem with hungry babies? Why do they want them to go hungry, or to be fed in a...

Chris McGovern: Looking for a good school? Try our private sector not China

Many commentators on education, including our current batch of education ministers, look with admiration at what pupils achieve in certain Asia Pacific countries. Shanghai,...

Holly’s Letter from America: D-Day heroes had faith in a just cause. We have lost such certainties

On Friday, my children and I observed D-day. We watched original footage of the invasions. We listened to clips of speeches from Churchill, Roosevelt, Montgomery...

Luke Stanley: EU ignores 2 million-strong demand for end to embryo research

A petition signed by two million people has just been dismissed by the European Commission. It’s the largest petition in European history. The proposal...