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Toby Young


How driverless cars will make your life worse


Sorry, Shami Chakrabarti, but those school fees are a waste of money


Michael Gove an evil mastermind? I don't buy it


A broad-left anti-Tory pact won't work


What Momentum Kids gets right



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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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 -
Beware the soft Stalinists of the campus by David Aaronovitch -
Why I'm a Conservative Teacher by Jonathan Porter -
Corbyn's Inconvenient Truth – He wanted the IRA to win -
Corbyn's first seven days -
Corbin's cabinet chaos by Darren McCaffrey -
Why I've become Tory scum by Tony Parsons -
Inside Westminster's free school -
Jeremy Corbyn's politics are a fantasy – just like Alice in Wonderland by Tony Blair -
Robert Conquest obit -
Jeremy Corbyn is not an anti-Semite – it's so much worse than that -
In defence of free schools by Toby Young -


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