James Delingpole, keeping an open mind on homeopathy

Who would have thought that James Delingpole and the Prince of Wales might actually agree on something? No, relax, it’s not the environment or organic food or the exorbitant price of Duchy of Cornwall posh biscuits. But it is something rather shocking. M’colleague is, it seems, a fan of homeopathy – or “magic water” as…


Dr Hans-Christian Raabe of the ACMD: it doesn’t matter that you’re a Christian, you’re just no good with evidence

Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, we hardly knew ye. After just two weeks in to his new job on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, Dr Raabe, a devout Christian, has been fired for not revealing that he wrote a paper back in 2005 which linked homosexuality with paedophilia. Since Dr Raabe had been required…


Egypt shows Islam’s democratic side, just as David Cameron demands it

David Cameron said something uncomplicatedly right the other day: “Freedom of speech. Freedom of worship. Democracy. The rule of law. Equal rights, regardless of race, sex or sexuality. [A genuinely liberal country] says to its citizens: This is what defines us as a society.”

He was talking about Islam, of course. And well said. He is right to say that one’s religion is no excuse for bigotry. Muslims have no more right to repress women’s rights or gay rights, or to demand different treatment under the law, than anyone else in Britain.