This epidemic of sexual bullying needs to be stopped

This epidemic of sexual bullying needs to be stopped

First published on Conservative Home on May 2nd 2016 In September last year, it was revealed that there were 5,500 sexual offences recorded in UK schools between 2011 and 2014. Within these figures, there were 4,000 alleged physical sexual assaults and more than 600...
Why Kindness and Politics Don’t Mix

Why Kindness and Politics Don’t Mix

First published on Conservative Home on October 15th 2015 Is Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to put kindness back into British politics a helpful act or just a baseless ploy? On November 13th 2010 I launched Kindness Day UK on BBC Breakfast. World Kindness Day had been...
Fairness, The Summer Budget and That Living Wage

Fairness, The Summer Budget and That Living Wage

First published July 8th, Conservative Home In the run up to the General Election, Labour and the Lib Dems banged on about the need for a “fairer” society – the argument being that redistribution from the haves to the have-nots was a no-brainer, and a risk free...
Why Schools Should Ban Smartphones in Class

Why Schools Should Ban Smartphones in Class

Most modern parents complain about it. The Mobile Phone.. Their teen constantly jabbing at their screen in an attempt to answer every `LOL’ or `You there babe?’. The fact you’re half way through dinner or trying to fix on some crucial fact at the time makes it even...