Polly Toynbee

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Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee (born 27 December 1947) is a British journalist and writer. She has written for the Guardian newspaper since 1988.


  • "I never believed. I thought all the services at school were ludicrous. Loved the hymns, but the content of the hymns were so absurd. Dense theology, weird stuff."
Simple: I was never a believer in God. I enjoyed singing, but not what we were singing about.
  • "The phrase "political correctness" was born as a coded cover for all who still want to say Paki, spastic or queer, all those who still want to pick on anyone not like them, playground bullies who never grew up."[1]   
Simple: The negative use of the phrase 'political correctness' is an excuse for people to pick on people they do not like.


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