Knowledge is power, so let’s talk honestly about abortion

YOU’VE only read the headline, but your hackles might already be up. What knowledge, exactly? What power? And how many paragraphs before the big reveal? For or against, “foetus” or “baby”, right or wrong. I don’t blame you. When people start talking about the reality of abortion, I get suspicious too. It took a showContinue reading “Knowledge is power, so let’s talk honestly about abortion”

Tim Farron was wrong to believe the personal was not political

LAST week, as Theresa May dithered and swithered about whether she had a deal or no deal with the DUP, I had a pang of nostalgia for the comparatively simple days of 2010, when Nick Clegg’s gung-ho Liberal Democrats hopped swiftly into bed with the Tories. The accepted narrative about that coupling is that CalamityContinue reading “Tim Farron was wrong to believe the personal was not political”

The burkini is not a burka for the beach, and French bans had nothing to do with security

The policing of Muslim women on French beaches was so utterly wrong-headed, even the Daily Mail disapproved.