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

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

Internet

Did anyone really believe what my wife wrote about me?

Spectator writers are almost never in earnest, unless it’s after midnight and we’ve been drinking

By Toby Young

Media

If you really want to lose friends, start a magazine

Julie said if she ever saw me in the Groucho Club again, she’d stab me with her nail file

By Toby Young

Home

Our puppy has no respect for the six-feet rule

I have begun to suspect that the ‘poo’ in her breed name is not a reference to poodle but to something else

By Toby Young

Home

I’m recovering — but I glimpsed the coronavirus cliff edge

I had a strong sensation of my body being invaded by a parasite which was sapping my strength

By Toby Young

Europe

Britain needs Boris, the extraordinary man I’ve known for 35 years

He cannot resist the pull of obligation to his country, the need to be of service

By Toby Young

Dissent over coronavirus research isn’t dangerous — but stifling debate is

The best way to defeat this enemy will be to keep faith with our commitment to intellectual freedom, not to abandon it

By Toby Young

Social justice isn’t always just

The reaction of most accused men is to say nothing in the hope that the outrage caravan will move on

By Toby Young

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