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Vaccines and the Coronavirus Crank Crisis

Vaccines and the Coronavirus Crank Crisis

When I last wrote about the rise of the coronavirus cranks for Quillette on January 16th, there were 37,000 people in British hospitals with COVID-19, and 1,411 COVID-related deaths on that day alone. The story that self-described sceptics had been telling themselves since the summer was a smoking

Christopher J. Snowdon
Christopher J. Snowdon
COVID-19
Standing Up to the Gender Ideologues: a Quillette Editorial

Standing Up to the Gender Ideologues: a Quillette Editorial

On June 23rd, Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts put out a carefully worded five-paragraph media statement regarding German-born textile artist Jess de Wahls. “We have apologised to Jess de Wahls for the way we have treated her and do so again publicly now,” read the RA communiqué. “We had

Quillette
Quillette
Activism
Breaking the Union

Breaking the Union

The purpose of the Scottish National Party, like that of other separatist political groups, is to break the nation state of which it is presently a part. The Catalan nationalists wish to subtract Catalonia from Spain; the Parti Québécois wish to cut Quebec out of Canada; the Vlaams Blok wish

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
Identity
Lesbians Aren’t Attracted to a Female ‘Gender Identity.’ We’re Attracted to Women

Lesbians Aren’t Attracted to a Female ‘Gender Identity.’ We’re Attracted to Women

There is commonly held to be a difference between a sexual preference and a sexual orientation. Sexual preferences include preferences for blondes over brunettes, or macho men over pretty boys. At the more exotic end, they can include predilections for cars, chandeliers, and dalliances with farm animals. None of these

Kathleen Stock
Kathleen Stock
Activism
Debate and Disinformation: The Ugly Quarrel Over the UK Government’s Race Report

Debate and Disinformation: The Ugly Quarrel Over the UK Government’s Race Report

Howard Beckett is the deputy leader of the largest trade union in the UK, a frontrunner in the race to be its new leader, and the elected representative of the country’s unions on the executive of the UK Labour Party. On Friday, May 14th, the party suspended Beckett, and

Damian Counsell
Damian Counsell
BLM
Between Hartlepool and Hampstead—Paul Embery on the British Labour Party and the Working Class

Between Hartlepool and Hampstead—Paul Embery on the British Labour Party and the Working Class

In December of 2020, Paul Embery published his first book, Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class, in which he argues that the working class no longer has a voice in British politics. Embery is a firefighter, trade union activist, and UnHerd columnist, and he believes that the

Carlo Massimo
Carlo Massimo
Top Stories
Lockdown Scepticism Was Never a ‘Fringe’ Viewpoint

Lockdown Scepticism Was Never a ‘Fringe’ Viewpoint

Whether or not lockdowns are justifiable on public-health grounds, they certainly represent the greatest infringement on civil liberties in modern history. In the UK, lockdowns have contributed to the largest economic contraction in more than 300 years, as well as countless bankruptcies, and a dramatic rise in public borrowing. This

Noah Carl
Noah Carl
COVID-19
Scottish Nationalists in Turmoil

Scottish Nationalists in Turmoil

Who would have thought that Scotland’s largest party would be roiled by sex scandals? Sex is not normally seen as part of Scotland’s national brand, but it is now and it has not added lustre. The Scottish National Party (SNP) has, for nearly 90 years, sought the

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
Culture Wars