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Toby Young


Labour won’t win voters back by denigrating Britain’s past


Climate doomsayers keep putting sell-by dates on their credibility


George Orwell would have been a Brexiteer


The delusion of the born-again Brexiteers


2019 was not a good year for freedom of speech



Independent on Sunday

Brave Writer Takes on Cult of AA

Tom Shone has written a novel that sends up 12-Steppers

The Seven Ages of Sporting Disillusionment

Being British, I now always expect our sportsmen to lose

How Bruno Creates His Buzz

Sacha Baron Cohen is an advertisement for himself

There's No Such Thing as the Net

How come Harrison Ford is the highest-paid actor in Hollywood?

Michael Lewis and Fatherhood

Michael Lewis's new book about fatherhood is a bit emasculated


Evening Standard

Father's Day

Is becoming a father good or bad for your health?

Why Kafka's Council Won't Install a Lollipop Lady


The Bridge Cafe

A visit to The Apprentice's Bridge Cafe

Day Out With Thomas

Another rubbish day out with the kids

Easter Holiday Blues

As a father, the Easter holidays fill me with dread




In 2004, Toby spent three months in Los Angeles researching a novel. Click here to read a diary he did for Slate about his first week in Hollywood.

The Guardian

The Other Boat Race

Toby recently appeared in a BBC reality show with Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy and Kit Hesketh Harvey, amongst others, called the Other Boat Race. In essence, two teams of Oxford and Cambridge graduates were taught to row by a group of Olympic gold medallists and then competed against each other on the Boat Race course. You can link here to Richard's account of the experience, Emma's account and Kit's account. Alternatively, read the series of columns Toby wrote about it for the Guardian: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six.

Evening Standard

In 2003, Toby became a father for the first time. Below are a series of columns he wrote about the experience for the Evening Standard.

Lad Dad


Lad Dad


Lad Dad


Lad Dad


Lad Dad



Mail on Sunday Column

Will Chris rock Hollywood's world?


How long before Z-list 'stars' pay to get on TV?


It's time for Sly Stallone to leave us well alone


I'm just not man enough for poker with the 'stars'


Just what do women get out of open marriages?



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Why the left keeps losing by John Gray -
The closing of the conservative mind: Politics and the art of war by John Gray -
Cambridge and the exclusion of Jordan Peterson by Nigel Biggar -
The shocking truth about Jordan Peterson by Wesley Yang -
The intellectual dark web by Bari Weiss -
How identity politics is harming the sciences by Heather Mac Donald -
The fall of the German Empire by Ross Douthat -
How Tom Wolfe became Tom Wolfe by Michael Lewis - Vanity Fair
The neuro-diversity case for free speech by Geoffrey Miller -
The Age of Outrage by Jonathan Haidt -
The Warlock Hunt by Claire Berlinski -
Is classical liberalism conservative? by Yarom Hazony -
The Implosion of Western Liberalism by Patrick Lee Miller -
The Eton of the East End - Daily Mail
The reactionary temptation by Andrew Sullivan -
The book that scandalised New York intellectuals by Louis Menand -
To understand Britain today, look to the 17th Century by Adrian Wooldridge -
The crisis in France by Christopher Caldwell -
A Visit to Michaela School by Patrick Alexander -
Why parenting may not matter by Brian Boutwell -
Trump Establishment's Cultural Significance Explained by Michael Wolff -
Branching histories of the 2016 referendum by Dominic Cummings -
Putin's Real Long Game by Molly K McKew -
The Flight 93 Election by Publius Decius Mus -
How the education gap is tearing politics apart by David Runciman -
What's wrong with identity politics by Graeme Archer -
Grammars and the grain of truth by Jonathan Porter
Anti-Brexit: Britain's new class war by John O'Sullivan -
The English Revolt by Robert Tombs -
Democracies end when they are too democratic by Andrew Sullivan -
Human beings really are making progress by Steven Pinker -
What ISIS really wants by Graeme Wood -
A society ripe for Submission by Douglas Murray -
Why I'm a Conservative Teacher by Jonathan Porter -
Corbyn's Inconvenient Truth – He wanted the IRA to win -
Why I've become Tory scum by Tony Parsons -
Inside Westminster's free school -
Robert Conquest obit -
Jeremy Corbyn is not an anti-Semite – it's so much worse than that -


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