Friday, 6 April 2018

This tax on sugar is a waste of time

Once upon a time we were told by public health campaigners and, subsequently, nannying governments that fat was the root..

By Ben Kelly


Monday, 26 March 2018

We must stop squabbling about the referendum result: the battle for Britain has just begun

The EU referendum has long since passed, but the battle for Britain has only just begun. A minority of MPs..

By Ben Kelly


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Gavin Williamson's schoolboy rhetoric shames this government

Gavin Williamson is a politician with a great skill … drawing attention to himself. His entire time as Defence Secretary..

By Ben Kelly


Thursday, 1 March 2018

The EU is playing with fire on Northern Ireland

The EU continues to make the UK government pay for its lack of planning, policy and detailed ideas. In failing..

By Ben Kelly


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Boris's shallow and untimely speech proves the Foreign Secretary has had his day

With a country divided, and political debate embittered, the Foreign Secretary thought he could bring about reconciliation with an unserious,..

By Ben Kelly


Thursday, 8 February 2018

A law against intimidating parliamentary candidates is a terrible idea. It should be scrapped

In 1908 Irish suffragette Mary Maloney followed Winston Churchill around for a week ringing a bell whenever he spoke. Unsurprisingly,..

By Ben Kelly


Friday, 2 February 2018

Extending the franchise to 16 year olds is a daft idea

I’m resigned to the fact that at some point in the future, a Labour government will extend the franchise to..

By Ben Kelly


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Everything you need to know about the EU Customs Union

The debate about what our future trading relationship with the EU should look like rages on, flitting from issue to..

By Ben Kelly


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

A shambolic reshuffle proves May can never recover

If the Cabinet reshuffle was intended to be an opportunity for Theresa May to reassert her authority, then God help..

By Ben Kelly