Angus Campbell’s Kumbaya Corps

23 April 2018 7:48 am

So, let me get this straight… in the ADF now, wearing a rainbow badge is officially sanctioned, but any form…

The Army serves the Crown, not itself

22 April 2018 11:49 am

Last week the Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell promulgated a minute proscribing the use of “death symbols” within…

Woke is murder

21 April 2018 4:31 pm

It’s interesting to watch the slow transformation of the former frontman of the Smiths Morrissey from the darling of the…

A home truth for the Tories: fix the housing crisis or lose power for ever

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Much rot is spoken about how the young have it so bad. In fact, this generation is healthier, richer and…

Racism and the RSC: why I was a sitting duck for the arts mob

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Our ducks are back. Two wild mallard have spent the last five springs on the brook which gurgles past us…

Portrait of the Week: Allied air strikes on Syria and the Windrush scandal

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Home Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, apologised in Parliament for the treatment of immigrants from the Commonwealth from before 1971,…

The Church of England must be robust with its snowflake congregants

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Sit the snowflakes down Sir: I was surprised to read Theo Hobson’s article about ‘snowflake’ Christians in the C of…

What the Windrush scandal reveals about Theresa May

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Everyone speaks about the Windrush. The boat was actually called the Empire Windrush. The full name reveals what the story…

Corbyn’s profoundly anti-western worldview is fully exposed at last

21 April 2018 9:00 am

The Tories’ great worry after the last election was that they had effectively vaccinated the electorate against Jeremy Corbyn. They…

A joke about Welsh vowels is a hate crime, say the tuppenny panjandrums

21 April 2018 9:00 am

It took four days to actually see the pine marten in the flesh. We caught it on a trail cam…

Why I have succumbed to sourdough mania

21 April 2018 9:00 am

This ought to be the perfect time for a rant about how we’ve reached peak sourdough. It’s been all the…

An odd new feeling has crept up on me – sympathy for the police

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Spring has come to my local park in its usual way. First the magnolias, then the cherry blossom, then the…

I’m an optimist for trade despite the idiocies of politicians

21 April 2018 9:00 am

I’m proud to be a member of the 661-year-old Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York, having qualified…

The wrong Brexit: what happened to ‘Global Britain’?

21 April 2018 9:00 am

A few months ago, Britain’s most senior ambassadors gathered in the Foreign Office to compare notes on Brexit. There was…

James Comey is trying to take down Trump. He’ll fail

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Americans forget their corruption in order to savour their innocence. When Republicans and Democrats are struggling to find ways forward…

What will the next war look like?

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Imagine Peace. These were the words that appeared on an otherwise blank page in the New York Times on New…

Why do British charities want to shut down private schools in Africa?

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Why would anyone who claims to care about the world’s poorest children try to shut down their schools? It’s strange…

Low-cost private schools are transforming lives in the third world

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Private schools in the United Kingdom are affordable only to those on the highest incomes. But surprisingly to many, this…

Not one of my Harvard students thinks Brexit is a good idea

21 April 2018 9:00 am

My wife laughs that my love of gadgets is a remnant of my Communist upbringing, when western toys were objects…

University Challenge

21 April 2018 9:00 am

One programme that still shines out as a beacon of intellectual rigour among the sea of dross on television is…

Texas: the myriad contradictions of the Lone Star state

21 April 2018 9:00 am

The subtitle of Lawrence Wright’s splendid God Save Texas (‘A Journey into the Future of America’) would be alarming if…

Is there no end to books on the ‘end of France’?

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Here is a detail that says a lot. In the French translation of this latest book by the Israeli historian…

Did the Grenfell Tower fire put paid to the social housing ideal?

21 April 2018 9:00 am

As a schoolboy, I used to go round to my best mate Mike’s home. It was a good place: a…

For the man who has everything, only a space rocket will do

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Today’s VHNWI wants a PRSHLS. That’s Very High Net-Worth Individual and Partially Reuseable Super Heavy Lift System. Or, in the…

Guess who’s coming to dinner with Angela Huth?

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Anglea Huth, the broadcaster and author of some 18 books, has now written her memoirs, Not the Whole Story. And…