Like the Gadarene swine, the Left are hurtling toward destruction
"Jeremy Corbyn is a polite, decent and evidently sincere man encumbered by lunatic beliefs. On BBC Question Time he attributed the beach massacre in Tunisia to 'austerity'"
"The nuclear agreement is the best deal that Iran could have hoped for"
"Will Liam Halligan eat humble pie and admit he was wrong about quantitative easing and inflation?"
‘Temporarily withdrawing from the human rights convention in order to deport Abu Qatada would be absurd’
Abortion is a subject which never goes away and the arguments remain fundamental — a woman's right to choose versus a child's right to life, as each side would advance their case. And yet the technical and clinical
"We should never trust the government — any government — to look after us in old age"
‘After 2010, the Liberal Democrats got steadily stronger on foreign policy, a field in which their polyglot leader was visibly comfortable’
"The Humboldt Forum is a spectacular idea. But it will take the right intellectual architect to pull it off. We will have to trust Neil MacGregor"
Life in Birmingham as a vicar’s wife opened our Mole’s eyes to what has become of Britain’s second city
"In ways that were unforeseeable at her accession, the Queen’s symbolic unifying function is becoming more important as Britain faces social and economic division"
"I kept calling the flock a herd, which justifiably annoyed the rather elegant lady farmer I was chatting up"
Savouring wild Croatian delicacies on a Mediterranean desert island
There is a link between a great Jewish musical and the search for a historic mathematical proof
A lesser-known Cold War chess clash which left Bobby Fischer the worse for wear
Why doesn't the fabled Italian wine praised by Petrarch pass muster today?
It gets to the point doesn't it — where you're trying to "do the right thing", whatever that may be. Lead a decent, middle-class life — and yet somehow whatever you do, it's morally wrong. You know? It's
Despite everything, the BBC is still one of our great cultural forces
Standpoint's regular columns
- Death Fatwa for Terry Jones
- Eccentrics Hiding in the Crowds
- Anna Halpine's World Youth Day Diary
- Event at London Mosque Calls for Third Intifada
- An Unedifying Night at the Opera
- 'Please Sir, I Just Want to Learn More'
- In praise of the essay
- Rethinking the War on Terror
- Enigma of the East
- Trials of Windsor Life
- The Moral Strength of Leonard Cohen
- Game Over
- How to Save London's Skyline
- New York: A Cousin in the White House
- Do Peers have Human Rights?
- Damned If They Do
- Hamas and the Livni Warrant
- Land of...um...
- Cameron is Right
Popular Standpoint topics