UnHerd’s picks from the morning papers
Stories about universities sneering at patriotism, the culture wars quagmire and the French far-Right caught our eye this morning
Stories about universities sneering at patriotism, escaping the culture wars quagmire, and the French far-Right caught our eye this morning.
‘Out of touch universities are losing nation’s trust’, says think tank
'Grade inflation, fat-cat pay and a “sneering” attitude towards patriotism have meant universities have lost the trust of the nation, according to vice-chancellors and senior governors.'
Larry Elliott: Believe the hype – budget 2020 is very important
'Moving the goalposts will give the government more scope to borrow for infrastructure projects that need...to be completed in time to deliver a political dividend for Johnson at the next general election.'
Clair Foges: We need to escape the culture wars quagmire
'The Left is making a great crusade of trans rights: they believe they have found fresh territory to “take” in the name of progress.'
Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte takes aim at the oligarchs
The president has turned his populist fire on big business, boosting his popularity to near-record highs
Rana Fararoohar: Coronavirus is speeding up the decoupling of global economies
'Beijing’s opacity in handling the epidemic highlights the risks of doing business in China'
Police apologise for victim-blaming leaflets
“The issue with this leaflet is that the core message it gives out is that those who are raped are responsible for it.”
French far-right targets disaffected Perpignan
'Street crime and economic depression boost chances of Marine Le Pen’s party'.
Nigel Biggar: We’re leading the charge against thought police
'The threats to free speech are not imaginary. One is the confusion of reasoned criticism with hatred, so that any principled dissent from fashionable dogma is immediately slapped down as “phobic”'
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