Ben Schott

Speaker-speak: the maddening rhetoric of John Bercow

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Much has recently been written about the incumbent Commons Speaker, from (vigorously denied) allegations of bullying to (less vigorously denied)…

The telltale signs your child is texting about Jeeves and Wooster

5 January 2019 9:00 am

You’ll be relieved to learn my penguin is back. ‘How long was it gone?’ you ask. About six months. ‘And…

Illustrated by Jane Webster

‘Jeeves and the Midnight Mess’: A Christmas short story

15 December 2018 9:00 am

‘Christmas Eve in Mayfair, Jeeves! There’s nothing in heaven to top it. Even with the terror of eleventh-hour shopping for…

How I’d sex down the weather forecast

16 December 2017 9:00 am

I have, for utterly explicable reasons, not been asked to guest-edit Radio 4’s Today this Christmas. Had I, though, I would…

Jeeves and a Man called The Donald

21 May 2016 9:00 am

The Secret Service said it would investigate Donald J. Trump’s longtime butler over Facebook posts laced with vulgarities and epithets…

Would you like to buy an American’s vote?

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Killing time in a Heathrow first-class lounge, I notice how many men adopt an unmistakable ‘first-class lounge’ persona. They stand…

Ben Schott's diary: Travels with a magic umbrella

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Flying home to New York, I noticed a disturbing innovation in pre-flight cabin announcements. After the welcomes, exhortations, and promotions…