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Why the health service works in France

28 April 2022

The Nation’s Health not the National Health Service should be the priority of government. As an Englishman living in France who worked in the NHS some long time ago, it is of great sadness to me that political dogma and the refusal to accept criticism of what has become a national icon manages to blank… [Read More]


Inclusive Britain: is the identitarian blob subverting government plans?

24 March 2022

In Inclusive Britain, the Minister for Equalities, Kemi Badenoch, has fought back against the dominant divisive identity politics of our time and defended the liberal-conservative ideal of the individual guided by personal responsibility and public spirit. Racial identitarianism portrays people as members of groups defined by their superficial outward appearance. It discourages individuals from seizing… [Read More]


A critique of net zero

23 February 2022

Ed Hoskins has produced another insightful summary of net-zero arguments and how they have been criticised.


What are we to make of the Law Commission’s proposals on hate crime?

24 January 2022

The House of Lords vote to make misogyny a hate crime The House of Lords recently voted to make ‘misogyny a hate crime’. This would entail two things: (1) that police record ‘crimes motivated by hostility towards the victim’s sex or gender’, and (2) require courts to treat such hostility as an ‘aggravating factor’, meaning… [Read More]


‘Non-Crime Hate Incidents’: Is the impartiality of the police undermined by identity politics?

23 December 2021

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the definition of a ‘hate incident’ in police guidelines is unlawful. Moreover, the police practice of recording non-crime hate incidents was ‘plainly an interference with free speech’. These non-crimes are disclosed when employers make ‘enhanced’ checks on the suitability of individuals to work with young or vulnerable people.… [Read More]


New Civitas CEO From January 1st 2022

6 October 2021

On 1st January 2022 Jim McConalogue (currently the editorial director) will become the chief executive of Civitas. The current CEO, David Green, will become a trustee and continue to be actively involved in guiding the research and publications programme.


The new planners

21 September 2021

The Arts Council cannot ignore its responsibility for the fiasco surrounding the English Touring Opera The English Touring Opera’s recent decision to, in effect, sack half its orchestra in favour of ‘prioritised increased diversity’ has rightly been condemned. What this entailed was not renewing the contracts of 14 white musicians, many of whom have been… [Read More]


Civitas, Chief Executive Officer

8 July 2021

WE’RE HIRING! We have a vacancy for Chief Executive Officer. Click here for the job description + details on how to apply.


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