PayPal’s censorship marks a vicious new phase in the war on free speech

The Labour Party conference opens in Liverpool this weekend and the main attraction will, as always, be the stalls run by volunteers. The passionate, committed and usually humorous activists are always there, selling “never kissed a Tory” T-shirts and Corbyn memorabilia. There will be communist sympathisers, Venezuela apologists and backers of all kinds of lost … Read more

The extraordinary global reaction to the Queen’s death shows the UK’s real power

So far, the period of mourning for the late Queen has gone almost entirely to the plans developed over so many years, but with one exception: the reaction. It’s of a scale not quite envisaged, not just the queues but the acceptances for Monday’s funeral. Joe Biden’s surprise attendance has raised difficult questions. He will … Read more