Toby Young

Welfare Myth Five - The UK Is Rich

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

When I get the chance I try and show how many of the things we believe to be true about the welfare state are actually myths. It's been a while since ...

Fascism Must Never Trump Democracy

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tess Finch-Lees

Now is not the time to hide in a bunker. If something's worth fighting for, be it the NHS, libraries, equality, or multi-culturalism, get out and fight for it. It'll take more than armchair activism to salvage any hope from this wreckage.

Corbyn Supporters Threaten Newspaper Boycott After Journalist's Paris Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

The Independent's John Rentoul has apologised for a remark suggesting Jeremy Corbyn would blame France for Friday's terror attacks in Paris. As de...

Toby Young Given A Masterclass In Privilege After 'Bullingdon Club' Hindrance Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

Columnist Toby Young has been mocked for saying three of Britain's most senior politicians' membership of the famed Bullingdon Club has in fact been a...

5 Times Actual Plastic Bag Insanity Came To Pass

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

Attempts to treat the planet with slightly less ecological contempt than usual by introducing a charge on plastic bags has brought Britain to its knee...

Why Corbynistas Are Idiots and Hate EVERYTHING!

Ed O'Meara | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

In spite of the unprecedented hourly drubbing that the media corps have dealt out on poor old Jeremy Corbyn, the man somehow survives and leads in pol...

Watch Owen Jones Take On Toby Young In Jeremy Corbyn Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

Owen Jones and Toby Young have clashed over the Labour leadership contest and whether Jeremy Corbyn is really the best person to lead the party to ele...

Toby Young: This Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

Will Porter | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
Will Porter

I appreciate that I will be accused of being humourless Leftie, which is half true, but then this is the kind of joke enjoyed by coked up public school boys laughing as they wave money in the face of the homeless. I honestly suspect most Conservatives will think Tony Young's idea disgusting.

What Has Happened to Michael Gove?

James Snell | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

The worst thing about it is that Michael Gove has the potential to be a truly excellent minister. He is an intelligent man, who genuinely cares about his department and education in general. I can see no reason to indicate that he is motivated by anything other than the best of intentions.

Online Feminism: Is It Really Helping?

Rebecca Winson | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Winson

If bashing equality-seeking movements is your thing, you'll already be down with the failings of feminism. Exclusionary, ineffective and irrelevant, we're a middle class movement which bolted the drawing-room doors against the masses as suffragettes, and has continued to alienate everybody with a load of intellectual blah-blah ever since.

'Stop Tweeting About Women's Tits'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics

An MP turned the tables during a TV debate about Twitter abuse - shaming her opponent for tweeting about a politician's cleavage. Stella Creasy tol...

Would Schools Staffed By Soldiers Prevent Another Woolwich Attack?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

Schools staffed entirely by soldiers could help prevent a repeat of the Woolwich attack, according to an ally of the Education Secretary. Toby Youn...

'It Didn't Do Me Any Harm' and Education Policy

Greg Sanderson | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Greg Sanderson

Do we really want to develop an education system based on well-meaning but ultimately skewed nostalgia?

Hey Politician, Leave Those Teachers Alone

Matt Carr | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Carr

Soldiers may be 'our finest men and women', and the old Florence Nightingale mystique still produces a soft spot for nurses. But teachers it seems, always know less than the politicians who tell them what to do. With a few exceptions, the UK press has followed suit.

Narnia To Be Made 'Less Posh' In New Production

Posted 03.03.2012 | Home

An award-winning theatre director is planning to reimagine The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for the modern age – by doing away with the ‘posh...

Free Schools: Toby Young vs The Guardian

Bansi Kara | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Bansi Kara

Am I the only one to feel a steady sense of disquiet when reading Toby Young's rather vitriolic comments on The Guardian's news splash on Free School funding?