Hugo Rifkind

Hugo Rifkind is a writer for the Times.

Labour’s middle-class problem

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Be fair. Theresa May’s plan actually half-worked. No, there was a plan. I know the consensus now seems to be…

Did Glastonbury love Corbyn as much as it loved pirates in 2007?

1 July 2017 9:00 am

I saw him — the loneliest man at Glastonbury. He was wearing a neon-green Hawaiian shirt, and he was next…

The Conservatives’ real problem? It’s that the electorate now sees them as reckless

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The opposition wants to raze your house to the ground. No, bear with me. Analogy. They say they’ll pull it…

Jeremy Corbyn’s one true virtue

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Enough of all these vital, apocalyptic, existential elections. They don’t half wear you out. The Scottish referendum was vital and…

Big money, big data and the dead cat strategy

20 May 2017 9:00 am

In his new book Move Fast and Break Things, the American academic Jonathan Taplin makes a decent case that, democratically…

Labour’s election strategy – vote for us and watch us lose

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The crapness of Corbyn’s Labour is a phenomenon. It fascinates me. Frankly, it does my head in. For there is…

What can May say to the Tory Remainers?

22 April 2017 9:00 am

I don’t see it. I do not see the anatomy of how it all pans out. Theresa May will be…

Let’s rein in Brexiteer triumphalism before we all go mad

8 April 2017 9:00 am

According to archaeologists and all the papers last week, the 11th-century villagers of Wharram Percy, North Yorkshire, used to mutilate…

Juncker is now the hardest Brexiter there is

25 March 2017 9:00 am

The best thing about being a Remainer is obviously the dinner parties, where we all sit around being incredibly well-heeled……

Prisoners, phones and Amazon’s bottom line

18 March 2017 9:00 am

On the Amazon page that sells the world’s smallest mobile phone, the reviews are mainly about putting it into your…

The real reason Ukip are tearing each other apart

4 March 2017 9:00 am

If the British establishment really wants to troll Ukip, then I suppose it ought to give Douglas Carswell a knighthood…

The real reason Ukip are tearing each other apart

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

If the British establishment really wants to troll Ukip, then I suppose it ought to give Douglas Carswell a knighthood…

I went to Florida to see Disney World. What I found looked like a dying country

18 February 2017 9:00 am

I’ve always sensed a whiff of sadness in Florida, perhaps because so many people go there to die. Although not…

I went to Florida to see Disney World. What I found looked like a dying country

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

I’ve always sensed a whiff of sadness in Florida, perhaps because so many people go there to die. Although not…

This is not a strong government – so why isn’t the opposition opposing it?

4 February 2017 9:00 am

‘For heaven’s sake, man, go!’ A week after the Brexit referendum, and that was David Cameron at the despatch box,…

This is not a strong government – so why isn’t the opposition opposing it?

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

‘For heaven’s sake, man, go!’ A week after the Brexit referendum, and that was David Cameron at the despatch box,…

Piers Morgan is a shameless brown-noser. But maybe he’s on the right track

21 January 2017 9:00 am

A few weeks ago I was having an argument with Piers Morgan on Twitter. Oh God, is that really how…

Piers Morgan is a shameless brown-noser. But maybe he’s on the right track

19 January 2017 3:00 pm

A few weeks ago I was having an argument with Piers Morgan on Twitter. Oh God, is that really how…

In our virtual future, why would anyone work?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

A flash of the future, over the holidays, that felt like a flash of the past. It happened on Christmas…

In our virtual future, why would anyone work?

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

A flash of the future, over the holidays, that felt like a flash of the past. It happened on Christmas…

How to put a positive spin on the bizarre events of this year

10 December 2016 9:00 am

This is going to be a positive, optimistic column. I promise. Because, look, let’s be honest, I’ve been a bit…

How to put a positive spin on the bizarre events of this year

8 December 2016 3:00 pm

This is going to be a positive, optimistic column. I promise. Because, look, let’s be honest, I’ve been a bit…

The pick-up artists who seduced a country

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Many years ago, when I was a mere slip of a features journalist, I spent a weekend learning how to…

The pick-up artists who seduced a country

24 November 2016 3:00 pm

Many years ago, when I was a mere slip of a features journalist, I spent a weekend learning how to…

Let’s shut out this angry, unrepresentative mob

12 November 2016 9:00 am

If you’re aiming to refute the suggestion that you can’t comprehend the difference between mob rule and the rule of…