28 April 2022
The Nation’s Health not the National Health Service should be the priority of government. As an Englishman living in France who worked in the NHS some long time ago, it is of great sadness to me that political dogma and the refusal to accept criticism of what has become a national icon manages to blank… [Read More]
24 March 2022
In Inclusive Britain, the Minister for Equalities, Kemi Badenoch, has fought back against the dominant divisive identity politics of our time and defended the liberal-conservative ideal of the individual guided by personal responsibility and public spirit. Racial identitarianism portrays people as members of groups defined by their superficial outward appearance. It discourages individuals from seizing… [Read More]
20 March 2022
It’s well worth taking a look at the latest arguments on Ed Hoskins’ blog. He argues that Bjorn Lomborg is correct in saying that man-made climate change is ‘a comparatively minor global problem amongst many others, that could be much cheaper to address and would have vastly more worthwhile results’. Hoskins says: ‘Man-made global warming… [Read More]
18 March 2022
I am grateful to Ben Ramanauskas for taking issue with my Critic piece on the DIT’s trade modelling as it gives me the opportunity to spell out in more detail why this modelling is wrong. Fundamentally, it is to do with the evidence. Yes, ‘gravity’ or costs of distance plays a role in all trade models,… [Read More]
23 February 2022
Ed Hoskins has produced another insightful summary of net-zero arguments and how they have been criticised.
24 January 2022
The House of Lords vote to make misogyny a hate crime The House of Lords recently voted to make ‘misogyny a hate crime’. This would entail two things: (1) that police record ‘crimes motivated by hostility towards the victim’s sex or gender’, and (2) require courts to treat such hostility as an ‘aggravating factor’, meaning… [Read More]
23 December 2021
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the definition of a ‘hate incident’ in police guidelines is unlawful. Moreover, the police practice of recording non-crime hate incidents was ‘plainly an interference with free speech’. These non-crimes are disclosed when employers make ‘enhanced’ checks on the suitability of individuals to work with young or vulnerable people.… [Read More]
6 October 2021
On 1st January 2022 Jim McConalogue (currently the editorial director) will become the chief executive of Civitas. The current CEO, David Green, will become a trustee and continue to be actively involved in guiding the research and publications programme.
21 September 2021
The Arts Council cannot ignore its responsibility for the fiasco surrounding the English Touring Opera The English Touring Opera’s recent decision to, in effect, sack half its orchestra in favour of ‘prioritised increased diversity’ has rightly been condemned. What this entailed was not renewing the contracts of 14 white musicians, many of whom have been… [Read More]
8 July 2021
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