James Kirkup

James Kirkup is the Director of the Social Market Foundation and a former political editor of The Scotsman and The Daily Telegraph

Europe

The madness of Britain’s COVID Christmas amnesty

The sheer inconsistency and gaping lack of logic borders on black comedy

By James Kirkup

Internet

J.K. Rowling and the road to terfdom

If you’re going to shout about the views of J.K. Rowling and her wickedness, you’re going to have to come up with an explanation for that wickedness

By James Kirkup

Europe

The worst thing about having coronavirus

I have felt worse than this, but not often

By James Kirkup

Media

Was this journalist sacked for saying ‘sex is binary’?

When I look at the way journalism sometimes deals with trans issues, I worry

By James Kirkup

Europe

Boris Johnson has all the power. Here’s what he’ll do with it

Voters in the North and Midlands will not stay blue if the Conservatives live up to the old image of a heartless party of the rich

By James Kirkup

Politics

Hillary Clinton is right to question transgender orthodoxy

The 2016 presidential candidate quite carefully and deliberately said that women have ‘legitimate’ concerns about transgender issues

By James Kirkup

Some women have penises. If you won’t sleep with them you’re transphobic

87.5 percent of respondents to a recent survey said they would only consider ‘cis’ people as potential sexual partners

By James Kirkup

Internet

Can you go to jail for ‘misgendering’? One British journalist is about to find out

Caroline Farrow is being investigated by a British police force for sending some tweets

By James Kirkup

Europe

The lies and liars of Brexit

The politicians I’ve spent my adult life talking to, writing about and often defending, have failed in their first responsibility: to tell people the truth

By James Kirkup

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