Gerald Warner

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Gerald Warner is a newspaper columnist, author, broadcaster, commentator, and former policy adviser to Michael Forsyth when he was Secretary of State for Scotland.

Thursday, 6 August 2020

For conservatives, a face-mask war is the wrong hill to die on

The Covid-19 crisis, like many other areas of life, has become embroiled in the culture wars that are raging, most …

By Gerald Warner

Friday, 31 July 2020

Making a Covid-19 vaccine morally contentious is an own goal

Unlike the epidemiological trajectory of most viral diseases, in the case of Covid-19 the passing of time seems to highlight …

By Gerald Warner

Friday, 24 July 2020

Orwellian Newspeak officially adopted by the Associated Press

“The Associated Press is an independent global news organisation dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the …

By Gerald Warner

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Boris must say no to a new Scottish independence referendum

Scottish politics are intrinsically conservative. That claim might be contested on the grounds that, until the recent arrival of some …

By Gerald Warner

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Boris Johnson, FDR and the failed concept of the New Deal

“Build, build, build!” Apart from an unfortunate echo of Colonel Saito in The Bridge on the River Kwai, it appears …

By Gerald Warner

Friday, 26 June 2020

Sino-Russian axis holds firm as superpower America implodes

As the coronavirus crisis momentarily recedes, one of the stocktaking calculations essayed by policymakers will be to estimate how the …

By Gerald Warner

Friday, 19 June 2020

The Guardian must not fall

At first blush, it might seem perverse that liberals are trying to close down the Guardian newspaper; but any considered …

By Gerald Warner

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Locke must fall

Now that Edward Colston, late of Bristol, has been sent for an early bath courtesy of Black Lives Matter protesters …

By Gerald Warner

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Lockdown, Burke and the long-term erosion of freedom of expression

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