Undoubtedly, Britain played a terrible part in the 17th and 18th-century history of slavery. Its act later ensured sweeping political and societal change.
It is quite shocking that the Equality Act has been left totally unreformed, since it has morphed into the central juridical weapon of the left.
Clashes over Black Lives Matter or Extinction Rebellion are noisy, nasty – and, by definition, impossible for Johnson to keep out of.
“It’s the single most worrying intellectual current that we have lived through”, Daniel Hannan explains in this extract from our latest live event.
It is a reversion to the old tribal idea: this people good, that people bad. It challenges the notion that we are all individuals, responsible for our own behaviour.
We must not conflate the progress that scientific advancement offers us with the idea that debate becomes redundant in the face of an increased awareness of scientific fact.
We must be not so foolish as to vindicate the Wahhabi contention that you can’t be a good Muslim and a patriotic citizen of a liberal democracy.