To her detractors, she is a loud-mouthed yob. But this brilliant official has become a vital figure in the campaign against Islamist extremism.
Britain in 2015 is increasingly characterised by a creeping intolerance towards Christianity and religion which we should be deeply concerned about.
For years, she has been raising these issues in parliament, instigating debates, representing the oppressed, and holding our Government to account.
We will not be “bombing Syria”, but attacking carefully identified terrorist targets in the worst example of an “ungoverned space” that the modern world has seen.
We need to find advocates whose authority and Islamic orthodoxy the extremists respect. Such people exist, but they are not liberal Imams or nominally Christian politicians.
A visit to Kurdistan reveals the realities and the myths about the current conflict.
A description of the person most likely to give national projection to the opposition to Islamist extremism already present among many British Muslims at a local level.
Tim Montgomerie’s capitalist ideal has a continental underpinning.
Those protesting against the President’s visit present no viable alternative.
The test of Cameron’s announcement today is less one of words than deeds. It must be followed up across Whitehall and especially, at a local level, by the police.
His passionate defence of the welfare state runs counter to values that are truly embedded in their psyche: self-reliance, personal responsibility, entrepreneurialism.
There’s nothing to suggest London’s reservations about an anonymous ‘Muslim Mayor’ could not be overcome by a credible candidate.
For all its faults, the moral certainty of the Empire made the transmission of British principles possible. Modern equivocation offers no such hope.
The Conservative MEP leader and would-be London Mayoral candidate on Ambition, Opportunity and Enterprise – and why that shortlist should be extended.
The historic values of the English speaking peoples face an existential threat to their very survival – again.