Writing in The MJ, Claire says vaccine passports for events would ‘cause immense harm, mainly to the fabric of society’ and it’s not clear if they would impact on virus spread… In a packed beer garden last week, I was surrounded by five hen parties. For once I was happy to have my sedate drink … Read more We need to move on
Claire was in the LBC studio along with Nick Thomas-Symonds, Mahyar Tousi and Dr Phil Hammond, discussing audience questions on proposed tax rises to pay for social care, the prospect of a winter lockdown, immigrant channel crossings, mental health support during lockdown, and plastic surgery.
Claire joined Dr Tanveer Ahmed, author of Fragile Nation, for a wide-ranging and nuanced discussion with Glenn Fahey of the Centre for Independent Studies, which explored the concept of ‘the snowflake generation’ and the profound implications of recent changes in how society understands what constitutes ‘bullying’.
Claire joined Richard Tice on his new talkRADIO show to discuss the importance of online anonymity at a time when free speech is under attack.
Claire was a contributor to this documentary for Darren Grimes’s Reasoned channel, and spoke about how our political elites on both left and right often misjudge the electorate’s views on issues such as the environment, the Culture Wars, and ‘levelling up’. Claire appears at 14 minutes and 24 minutes in.
On this week’s edition of Free Speech Nation on GB News, Claire and her Academy of Ideas colleague Ella Whelan joined host Andrew Doyle to discuss Letters on Liberty, a series of thought-provoking and provocative pamphlets exploring the meaning of freedom in the 21st century.
Writing in The MJ, Claire worries that making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for those working in a Care Quality Commission-registered care home in England is illiberal… When the Government recently announced that it is to make COVID vaccination a condition of employment for anyone working in a Care Quality Commission-registered care home in England, I was … Read more Why choice is crucial
Writing in The Spectator, Claire takes issues with Boris Johnson’s comments about the miners’ strike… In March this year, 35 years to the month since the end of the miners’ strike, environmentalists were caught dressing up as miners. Their media stunt was intended to protest against a proposed expansion to the Bradley coal mine in … Read more Boris’s miners joke reveals his contempt for the working class
Claire was a guest on Tonight Live with Dan Wootton on GB News, where she discussed attempts to shut down debate during lockdown, the importance of free and open discussion in a post-pandemic world, and the real-life Battle of Ideas festival event, Open for Debate, taking place in Westminster this Saturday, 31st July. Get your … Read more Claire discusses the Battle of Ideas on GB News
John Cronin and Matt Stevens of Reform UK visited the Academy of Ideas office to discuss Open for Debate, a live face-to-face Battle of Ideas festival event taking place in Westminster this coming Saturday 31st July.