It would be wrong to try to create a system of conservative indoctrination because so-called progressives have indoctrinated children and students in other ways.
We are more complex than identitarians give us credit for. No combination of characteristics, experiences and choices are the same; and there are as many combinations as there are people.
Her comments on gender reassignment treatments are mild and responsibly-phrased. But some are starting up the outrage bus.
In an atmosphere when anyone can close down the conversation by saying “I feel uncomfortable”, rational discussion becomes impossible.
The Party Deputy Chairman set an example for his colleagues to follow by fighting back on Twitter over identity politics and “cultural appropriation”.
Like any thought criminal, his NUS accuser gave him no explanation, nor did her supporters believe he even had a right to ask for one.
The sight of left-wing students lecturing white working class men about the shame they ought to feel for their ‘privilege’ is unlikely to win many votes.
When these terms are misused as catch-all boo-words, they lose their meaning and their essential value.
If the standard is as it now appears to be, May will have difficulty finding enough male Ministers to replace all those she will be required to sack.
If a Minister is guilty of bullying, harrassment or abuse, he should go. But behaviour that falls short of these should not require resignation.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
Labour MP Sarah Champion is brave to speak out. Now research is needed to find out more by speaking to the victims.
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
The uncomfortable question is this: has the push for expansion altered the nature of these institutions? If not, why do they tolerate jaw-dropping illiberality?
And the physicist who reported the Home Secretary for ‘hate crime’, for wanting more British apprenticeships? He’s a fat idiot, yes. But mostly he’s a bully.