The Canadian-American radical feminist and polemicist, Shulamith Firestone, had this to say about marriage: ‘under Roman law [man] was invested with the rights of life and death over them all; famulus means domestic slave, and familia is the total number of slaves belonging to one…

You’ve probably seen news splashed across your timelines about what the UN has named the ‘shadow pandemic’. Calls to Refuge’s domestic abuse helplines have increased by 49%. There were 4,000 domestic abuse arrests just in London in the first six weeks of lockdown. And if you haven’t, you’ve probably…

Outrage, grief and fury. Even these words do not suffice in describing the political climate in America following the death of George Floyd, an African American who died after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck until Floyd fell unconscious and, tragically, died.…

You may say that Britain’s current industrial strategy is that they don’t have one. Many pro-market economists like to repeat the famous (amongst policy-wonks, at least) phrase: government is bad at picking winners, and losers are good at picking governments. But the coronavirus crisis isn’t…

We all know which statue I’m talking about, don’t we? If you don’t, you must be too busy to be checking social media or watching the news which, in the age of lockdown, probably makes you 1-in-a-million. And incredibly lucky. For the uninitiated, I’m writing…

Dubai is a global tourism hotspot. The city’s bustling malls and eye-widening skyscrapers attracted 1.2 million British visitors in 2018. Its airport is a travel hub, and the world’s third largest in terms of passengers. However, there’s a darker truth behind Dubai’s glamour. Until the 60s,…

One of the defining characteristics of the 2016 election was the unprecedented levels of unpopularity between the two candidates. Another defining feature was its closeness. Although Donald Trump ended up winning over 300 Electoral College votes, he won 75 of those with an average of just…

Across the UK, people’s daily lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Though they have been eased slightly in recent weeks, the lockdown is still in place, and scientists are clear that social distancing and the lockdown measures introduced by the government in March…

The ever-cynical commentator Peter Hitchens, when attacking the idea that the Tories are a truly conservative Party, frequently states that they are merely a vehicle for ‘obtaining office for the sons of gentlemen’. To suggest that the Conservative Party is ideologically vacuous—or for that matter…