Andrew Watts

Why people have sex in graveyards

5 September 2020 9:00 am

The oldest churchyard in Torquay is being used by people openly having sex and sunbathing nude in broad daylight. This…

Britain’s strange aversion to seafood

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Britain’s strange aversion to seafood

Will Brexit make Valentine’s Day flowers less expensive?

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Will Brexit make Valentine’s Day less expensive?

Is Monopoly feminist?

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

I’ve been playing a lot of Monopoly recently. My son got his first grown-up set for Christmas and, even after…

It’s possible to talk to children about politics without leading them in one direction

7 December 2019 9:00 am

My six-year-old son announced, from the back of the car, that he was backing Boris Johnson. My wife, who’s voting…

There’s little difference between Question Time and Britain’s Got Talent

6 April 2019 9:00 am

The contestants for the 13th series of Britain’s Got Talent, the variety show which starts on Saturday, certainly showed variety:…

Comedy is entirely unsuited to the ‘Edinburgh hour’

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Edinburgh. Why do comics do it? We invariably lose money. Even if you don’t pay for your venue, the cost…

Cull the lawyers – there are too many for democracy to work

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Last week the Daily Telegraph’s front page showed the 15 Tory MPs who had voted against the government under the…

Duchy original

3 June 2017 9:00 am

The Cornish nationalist party Mebyon Kernow (‘sons of Cornwall’) is not contesting any seats in the general election. Its leader…

In praise of pink Lego

11 February 2017 9:00 am

There aren’t many toy companies that could make headlines in the business press merely by expanding their London offices —…

In praise of pink Lego

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

There aren’t many toy companies that could make headlines in the business press merely by expanding their London offices —…

In praise of pink Lego

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

There aren’t many toy companies that could make headlines in the business press merely by expanding their London offices —…

Murder and politics

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Six months ago an old friend of mine was murdered on his doorstep. This week his killer was sentenced to…

Too, too shy-making

17 September 2016 9:00 am

You might have thought that the last thing shy people need is a book about shyness: a large part of…

Daddy issues

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Just in time for Fathers’ Day, when thousands of British men will receive cards addressed to ‘The World’s Best Dad!’,…