Mary Dejevsky

A crackdown on bad cyclists can’t come soon enough

18 May 2024 4:00 pm

Doesn’t it sound wonderful? The police are eyeing a device that could immobilise electric bikes and electric scooters in a split second…

Could Assange be freed?

21 February 2024 5:35 am

What could be the final act in the long-running drama of Julian Assange’s legal battles has opened at the High…

Hit SUV drivers where it hurts: in the pocket

30 January 2024 5:45 pm

Heavier cars will soon be hit with higher parking fees. Good. As an urban pedestrian and a car driver, I…

Why the law on assisted dying must change

21 December 2023 7:03 am

Esther Rantzen’s decision to join the campaign to legalise assisted dying, in the light of uncertainty about her cancer prognosis,…

Is a national Holocaust memorial still a good idea?

27 November 2023 7:05 pm

Whatever the fate of the ceasefire and hostage exchange between Israel and Hamas, the latest conflict in the Middle East…

Can the BBC World Service really go on like this?

21 October 2023 5:00 pm

The BBC has launched what it is calling an ‘urgent investigation’ into six journalists and a freelancer working for its…

20mph isn’t plenty: the war on motorists has gone too far

15 September 2023 11:15 pm

‘Absolutely insane’ is the verdict of Penny Mordaunt MP on the Welsh government’s introduction of a 20mph speed limit on…

What we don’t know about the suspected Bulgarian spies

17 August 2023 8:32 pm

As a British former foreign correspondent in Moscow and Washington, there are few subjects I turn to with more trepidation…

What’s behind Zelensky’s latest purge?

14 August 2023 8:35 pm

President Zelensky has announced that he is dismissing the heads of all Ukraine’s regional military recruitment offices and replacing them…

Sadiq Khan should reconsider imposing Ulez on outer London

22 July 2023 7:05 pm

That the Conservatives retained the west London seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip, albeit by a whisker, has been put…

The troubling question of Ukrainian cluster bombs

9 July 2023 7:08 pm

When the war in Ukraine was only a few months old, Amnesty International published a report condemning what it had…

Rishi Sunak is a hit on the world stage

21 May 2023 4:44 pm

Voters will have learned several things about Rishi Sunak in recent days: that he thinks he can win the next…

We shouldn’t rest until all ‘smart’ motorways are axed

20 April 2023 4:30 pm

Six months after he became Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has finally honoured one of the smaller, but more eye-catching, promises…

Rishi Sunak is right to get tough on begging

28 March 2023 5:48 pm

When Rishi Sunak presented the latest attempt by a prime minister to get tough on anti-social behaviour, it wasn’t the…