Toby Young

Toby Young is the co-author of What Every Parent Needs to Know and the co-founder of several free schools. In addition to being an associate editor of The Spectator, he is an associate editor of Quillette. Follow him on Twitter @toadmeister

Politics

Make America Normal Again

Trump should double down on his COVID skepticism, just as Lukashenko did

By Toby Young

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I’ve started a dating site for lockdown skeptics

The idea is that if you’re a COVID realist you don’t want to go out with a hysteric who frets about a ‘second wave

By Toby Young

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How to get into a club and onto a plane

‘OK, Charlie, put your mask on,’ I whispered. ‘And whatever you do, don’t sneeze’

By Toby Young

Media

We’re all thought criminals now

If someone is accused of being racist or transphobic they are rarely given a chance to defend themselves

By Toby Young

How did I end up in Epstein’s little black book?

If Ghislaine had offered me a lift on Epstein’s private jet in the mid-1990s, I would have accepted

By Toby Young

Internet

Just-one-knee syndrome

They took a knee, as it were, when what they should have done was throw themselves to the ground

By Toby Young

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The antibody test that proved my wife wrong

If I complain of being tired, one of the kids will say: ‘What’s the matter, Dad? Another bout of coronavirus?’

By Toby Young

Europe

The protesters have brought down the lockdown

We’re not allowed to go to weddings or funerals, but it’s perfectly acceptable to attend mass rallies

By Toby Young

Internet

Why is YouTube so afraid of free speech?

I, too, think the 5G theory is silly, but that’s not a good reason to censor it

By Toby Young

Home

Unfortunately our new puppy is not just for lockdown

Caroline has already declared that she prefers sharing a bed with the dog to sharing with me

By Toby Young

Liberal fears are contagious

People like me are treated as if we’re infectious and anyone getting too close might catch our ‘toxic’ views

By Toby Young

China

Xi’s useful idiots against free speech

Free-thinking people everywhere should condemn those among us who facilitate China’s lies

By Toby Young

This lockdown may kill me

I’ve become a kind of hermit, living in the shed at the bottom of my garden and rarely seeing sunlight

By Toby Young

COVID-19 is a terrible snob

Survival of the richest

By Toby Young

Europe

Neil Ferguson’s remarkable fall from grace

It’s time our tribal chief found a more sensible adviser. This witch doctor, like so many before him, has turned out to have feet of clay

By Toby Young

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