The investigations into child abuse and the Iraq War both have the same failing.
Posts by Graeme Archer
Graeme Archer is a statistician, former winner of the Orwell Prize for political blogging, and most recently has been a speech-writer for a cabinet minister.Follow @
We on the liberal Tory centre-Right must take apart the money-tree assumptions of the Left. But we must also turn on the voices of the populist Right.
Cecil the lion’s slaughter was immoral. But so was the slaughter of your dinner.
Tim Farron intends to target centre-Left voters – the very people who will never forgive his evasions on sin and sexuality,
I’m sick of the pseudo-empathic passive aggression of those who cite their identity as a source of authority.
From the hounding of Tim Hunt to the non-hounding of a man waving an ISIS flag in central London, our institutions are failing.
Logic tells me there ought to be a negotiable compromise with the EU. Emotion makes me want to punch the Commission’s smug face.
Sometimes the agents of malintent in our world are in plain sight to all of us. But how to deal with them?
How can we Conservatives convince our fellows that free trade is compassionate? By standing up to those who abuse its power.
Modern Labourites fret about the purpose of the Left. It’s perfectly obvious, though – it’s all about control.
The Left’s hate-bombs harm their own cause. As they harm every cause which tries to dehumanise in order to win.
The gap between Labour “the party” and Labour, the people who believe communal effort can overcome want, has become far too vast.
A period of silence from the pollsters would be welcome. And maybe we should consider a period of poll-purdah before a national vote.
Two things to vote against, and one to vote for.
In which I consider making ailurophobia an aggravated criminal offence. Penalty: stoning to death.