Why the West needs more babies

Recently I attended a conference where one of the speakers, a young woman, told us that she, like a number of her friends, was choosing not to have children because of the impact on the environment. Aside from this declaration being irrelevant to her topic (I wondered why she felt a need to signal her... Continue Reading →

The purge of the conservatives

One day Stagecoach were sponsoring the Turner Prize, the next day they weren’t. Why did the prestigious arts award eschew the generous offer of money from the transport company? Because the chairman of Stagecoach’s parent company, Sir Brian Souter, is a conservative who has recently been active in opposing LGBT teaching in schools. He also... Continue Reading →

Cambridge’s self-flagellation misses the point: Britain didn’t invent slavery but it did abolish it

The University of Cambridge has been in the news this week having launched an academic investigation into its historical relationship with the slave trade. The project will examine whether the University profited from ‘the Atlantic slave trade and other forms of coerced labour during the colonial era’. The intention, presumably, will be to follow Glasgow... Continue Reading →

Peers crush parents forcing schools to indoctrinate children in LGBT dogma

The controversial new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Statutory Instrument completed its passage through Parliament last Wednesday when it received the approval of the House of Lords. The regulations are controversial because they make the teaching of LGBT relationships and sexual practices compulsory. They also downgrade the right of parents to withdraw their children from sex education at secondary... Continue Reading →

How diversity challenges the nation state

Did you know that the Republic of Ireland has a Minister of State for the Irish Diaspora? Thought to number up to 80 million, the Irish Diaspora consists of anyone with Irish ancestry who lives outside of Ireland. The Irish are proud of their diaspora and their achievements. Under Irish law, people of Irish nationality, wherever... Continue Reading →

Is America still a nation under God?

American journal First Things has this week dusted off a 1998 speech on the subject of church and state by then Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. In the speech, which is a fine elucidation of key ideas of more than historic value, Scalia explains how the United States ‘has consistently affirmed a national belief in... Continue Reading →

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