Safe spaces’ exist because universities treat secular ideas as sacred

From the Catholic Herald There have been a lot of stories recently about no-platforming at universities, with free speech and academic intolerance becoming much more of an issue. Last week journalist Julie Bindel was disinvited by Manchester’s Student Union because of something she wrote about a decade ago, since when she has been hounded continuously. Bindel has been disinvited to events so many times now her name could almost be a verb; to bindel someone. Readers will recall… Read on

How evolution turned us into liberals and conservatives

Do you ever find yourself reading something by a commentator you disagree with and wanting to punch them in the face? Do you listen to people on the other side of the political debate and find yourself almost hating them? As a metropolitan conservative, and so permanently behind enemy lines in the culture war, I’ve become conscious down the years of being considered almost an enemy by people who might otherwise like me; as the German soldiers say in the… Read on