Gus Carter

The grubby world of political betting

22 June 2024 9:00 am

If you’re going to fleece a bookies, it would be wise to ask a friend to place the bet on…

Daniel Dennett’s last interview: ‘AI could signal the end of human civilisation’

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Do we still need philosophers? Daniel Dennett, who died last week, believed strongly that we do. ‘Scientists have a tendency…

Why can police sue for being asked to do their jobs?

11 March 2024 6:00 pm

I can’t imagine being confronted with the body of someone who has jumped to their death: limbs splayed in ways…

Letter From Santiago

14 October 2023 9:00 am

The curious business of fertility

27 May 2023 9:00 am

The curious business of fertility

Britain is stuck in a fertility trap

14 May 2023 4:35 pm

Pope Francis wants you to have sex. Or at least he wants Italians to have more sex. The country, he says,…

The green man

15 April 2023 9:00 am

Sexual politics is damaging young men

18 March 2023 9:00 am

Today’s sexual politics is damaging young men

The madness of the lockdown trials

3 March 2023 9:58 pm

I think we can now admit that Covid sent us all a little loopy. Matt Hancock certainly seems it, handing…

Does Britain need bison?

28 January 2023 9:00 am

For the first time since the Ice Age, wild bison are roaming Britain

The paradox of Alan Watts

8 January 2023 7:00 pm

There’s an advert for cruise holidays on television at the moment. It’s all dolphins and dining halls and laughing women…

In defence of Warhammer

1 October 2022 9:00 am

Warhammer is a tabletop battle game. Players build and paint little models of aliens, tanks and killer robots and then…

Boris 2029!

16 July 2022 4:00 pm

OK, it might sound a little fanciful, but hear me out. I think there could just be a way for Boris…

Are the Abraham Accords working?

27 June 2022 11:25 pm

Two years ago, UAE citizens were barred from entering Israel. No longer. The inaugural Emirates flight touched down in Tel…

Zelensky’s peculiar Glastonbury appearance

25 June 2022 1:35 am

Volodymyr Zelensky didn’t quite make it onto the Glastonbury line-up posters. Perhaps Michael Eavis, the owner of ever-so Worthy Farm,…

Is Britain heading into a wage-price spiral?

21 June 2022 5:00 pm

Are wages about to spiral out of control? Boris Johnson certainly thinks there’s a risk. Last week he warned that…

What's the alternative to the Rwanda plan?

15 June 2022 5:40 pm

Last night, a Boeing 767 that was supposed to fly 130 asylum seekers to Rwanda returned to Spain without a…

Dinner parties are dying – and romance too

11 June 2022 9:00 am

The death of the dinner party

Are you man enough to eat raw offal?

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Real men eat raw offal

Don't make war in Ukraine about Putin’s mental health

12 March 2022 12:05 am

There was a time when supposedly serious commentators on world affairs used to at least feign historical knowledge. They might…

The cult of the daffodil

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Spring is the season of supermarket daffodils. At a pound a bunch, you can deck out your home like Elton…

How much trouble is Boris Johnson in?

9 December 2021 8:35 pm

Just how bad is it for Boris Johnson? In some ways it’s difficult to tell, this is a prime minister…

It’s Harry, not Meghan, who’s the real problem

24 November 2021 10:00 am

Who or what drove Harry and Meghan to leave the royal bosom for the land of slebs on the other…

Liverpool explosion: what we know so far

15 November 2021 7:35 am

Britain has been subjected to another suspected terror attack, just as the nation fell silent for the annual Remembrance Sunday…

Are banking apps luring young people into debt?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Are banking apps luring under-thirties into debt?