I spoke to Bryan Hyde about banning glitter and why the private sector, not the state, holds the answers to our environmental woes for Moving Forward, the new radio show from Young Voices and Fed by Ravens Media.
A wind-powered nation is a nice idea. But the inconvenient truth is that a few wind turbines can't replace our reliance on fossil fuels. Nuclear power is the only way to quit coal without plunging Britain into darkness.
Private companies are doing more than the state ever has to combat climate change. The state is the problem and private enterprise is the solution — not the other way around. More government is never the answer.
As China reneges on its climate change commitments, now is the perfect time for Britain to step up and lead the way on both renewable energy and de-Sinoficiation by investing in promising clean energy projects around the world.
Corbynites have walled themselves into a corner. They must oppose both the government and the Opposition. They must be the Opposition’s opposition. And that often means adopting unjustifiable positions, like defending China.
Uyghur Muslims are being systematically incarcerated, torn from their loved ones, sterilised and murdered. The CCP does not show a flicker of remorse as it denies what is plain to see. History will judge us for how we respond.
Overhauling our reliance on fossil fuels will represent the world's biggest realignment since the Industrial Revolution. A wind turbine here and a solar panel there simply won’t cut it. We need nuclear power.
How must you see obese people if you think that banning “buy one get one free” deals on unhealthy foods will cause people to lose weight? Obese people are human beings, not a problem for you to solve. Leave us alone.
Ocean plastic cleanup is one of many examples wherein the private sector is succeeding where governments fail. Whether they intend to make a profit or simply to do good, the result is the same: private actors can do the job.
Now more than ever we need proper, rigorous scrutiny of the government’s every move. Journalists have found themselves sucked so deep into the world of tabloid gossip that they have forgotten about their duty to the public.
Conversion therapy is a heinous pseudoscientific practice with no place in twenty-first century Britain. It is linked directly to depression, drug addiction and suicide. Experts say it is akin to torture. Yet, it remains legal.
When lockdowns are lifted, reviving the global economy will be an almighty task. We won’t be able to do that if we're all boxed into separate corners, refusing to interact in a mutually beneficial way.
Labour is excellent at not making existential decisions. Post-Corbyn, the party must decide what it wants: radical socialism or social democracy. Keir Starmer’s election was a mere postponement. Labour is procrastinating.
We are in a crisis. This is no time for principle or ideology. Policies’ merit should, for the time being, only be assessed in terms of their utility in the short term. The emergency is now. The time to act is now.
I was interviewed for LSE Limelight, a podcast of The Beaver (LSE's campus newspaper). I spoke to Christina Ivey, the editor of the Beaver's Flipside section, about the intersection of the personal and the political.
I was interviewed for LSE Limelight, a podcast of The Beaver (LSE's campus newspaper). I spoke to The Beaver's multimedia editor, Yasmina O'Sullivan, about pronouns, gender politics and the roots of bigotry.
I am a cisgender, straight, white, male, middle-class Tory. If I can add "he/him" to my social media bios, then you definitely can too. There is no basis for defying this that is both rational and compassionate.
The storming general election triumph may have concealed a real electoral problem for the Conservative Party, which will bubble to the surface with little subtlety in years to come: its young people problem.
The supplanting of Remain as the centrepiece of the Lib Dems’ campaign efforts will leave an enormous policy vacuum. The party should consider shifting from Europhilia to liberalism, thereby returning to its roots and moving on at the same time.
Labour members are so deeply invested in the Corbynite vision that they shut out anyone who dares to suggest that the party should edge closer to the centre-ground if it ever wants to win another election.
The Tories are now brilliantly placed to frame immigration as an indispensable part of the outward-looking post-Brexit “Global Britain” that all those Leavers voted for. We need to change the conversation on immigration.