What an actually conservative government would do now

Just before Christmas, the new Conservative majority government announced a legislative programme which, according to PM Boris Johnson, is ‘the most radical Queen’s Speech in a generation’.  I’m not sure radical and conservative really belong together, being political opposites. Indeed, while the legislative programme may be radical, there is little conservative about it.  There is the... Continue Reading →

Transgenderism’s denial of biology started with same-sex marriage

Another month, another illiberal ruling from a scientifically illiterate judge declaring that belief in biology is "not worthy of respect in a democratic society". The case of Maya Forstater, sacked for questioning on social media the government's proposals for gender self-identification, follows the case in October of Dr David Mackereth, who lost his government consulting job because... Continue Reading →

The Church of England appears to have lost all confidence in its own biblical teaching

What are we to make of the Church of England's new Charter for 'faith-sensitive' and 'inclusive' Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)? It has been released in the midst of heated controversies over the teaching of gay relationships, transgenderism and masturbation to primary age children, with schools—and courts—refusing to bend to parent concerns. The Charter does not address... Continue Reading →

Parents who don’t agree with LGBT lessons are quickly running out of options

In one of the more predictable decisions of recent years, though no less troubling for that, the High Court has permanently banned demonstrations against pro-LGBT classes outside Anderton Park primary school in Birmingham, paving the way for the banning of all such protests outside schools.  The judge, Mr Justice Warby, said the protests had an adverse effect on pupils,... Continue Reading →

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