Why I joined the SDP, or: Why challenging the insanity of ‘woke’ political correctness and identity politics is the new frontline in the culture war.

In a previous article published last November, I explained the reasons why I cancelled my membership of the Labour Party and how, for the first time in twenty years, identity politics had left me questioning who to vote for at a general election. There was no way I would vote for the Liberal Democrats, and … Continue reading Why I joined the SDP, or: Why challenging the insanity of ‘woke’ political correctness and identity politics is the new frontline in the culture war.

Why I left the Labour Party, or: How identity politics left me questioning who to vote for at the General Election.

Much has been written about the Labour Party, the crisis of the Left and progressive politics in general. I’m adding to it not because I claim to hold any authority on the subject, but from a compulsion to share my personal experience, and, as an ex-Labour member, my deep frustrations with the current situation in the party.

Is gender inequality a myth?

The notion that there are vast disparities in power and influence which favour men over women across all levels of society is so prevalent and commonsensical to us these days that to challenge the concept of the ‘patriarchy’ and to question the dominant narrative on gender inequality is, at best, a demonstration of ignorance, at worst, an act of misogyny.

Rediscovering Masculinity — a contribution to the gender debate

One need only turn on the television, read the news or watch the latest Hollywood movies to realise a war is being waged against masculinity. The ideologically-loaded term “toxic masculinity”, with its shaming and demonising inferences about the male propensity to display aggression and dominance and the characterisation of male biological nature as an “illness”, is the latest line of attack.