Thought For The Train

Something rare and refreshing took place at Prime Minister’s Questions. It was a genuine moral clash. As it happened, it took place about grammar schools. On the one side, Theresa May was arguing for their reintroduction. At present, she argued, the only way to get a...

“The ends justify the means” is a well known proverb. It’s one that Immanuel Kant took issue with: according to his ethics, you cannot differentiate between the two. Someone has termed this: “the means is the end” i.e. while a utilitarian would argue that it’s good...

I wonder if yesterday’s utterly awful news about Jo Cox will mark a turning point in the way we view politicians. I hadn’t heard of her before yesterday, but you hear about her life, and can’t help but be impressed: the first member of her family...