Andrew Watts

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!’,…