Nigel Jones

Labour purges are nothing new

30 May 2024 10:55 pm

Sir Keir Starmer’s determination to prove to voters that Labour has changed, by purging the party’s far left, may look…

The sad decline of the Evening Standard

30 May 2024 7:00 pm

It’s always a sad day for journalists when a newspaper goes to the great printing room in the sky. But for…

It’s time for Nigel Farage to get off the fence

23 May 2024 4:41 pm

Rishi Sunak’s snap summer election means that Nigel Farage faces a decisive moment. For months if not years, Farage has…

Slovakia is united after the assassination attempt on Fico. It won’t last

16 May 2024 8:19 pm

Somewhat unfairly, Slovakia is often overlooked and ignored as a quiet and peaceful backwater in the often turbulent turmoil of…

Is Dominic Cummings’ ‘start up party’ a non-starter?

10 May 2024 5:50 pm

We haven’t heard much from Dominic Cummings since he walked out of No. 10 Downing Street in November 2020. Now…

Why Portugal’s coup worked

25 April 2024 7:45 pm

Fifty years ago today, on 25 April 1974, Europe was stunned by an almost bloodless military coup that removed the…

Europe’s coffee houses are in trouble

18 April 2024 8:25 pm

There’s bad news for coffee fans: the price of your favourite beverage – which has already rocketed in recent years…

Does Reform believe in democracy?

3 April 2024 7:31 pm

For the third time in recent years a party created by Nigel Farage is threatening the Tory party’s fading hopes…

Was Russia right to torture the Moscow attackers?

26 March 2024 7:56 pm

The court appearance of the four men accused by Russia of carrying out the Moscow massacre of 137 innocent concert…

Who really betrayed the Great Escape prisoners?

22 March 2024 8:55 pm

Anyone for whom a screening of the film The Great Escape is an annual Christmas tradition will know how strong…

In defence of private members’ clubs

20 March 2024 2:29 am

The members list of the men-only Garrick Club in London’s West End has remained a closely-guarded secret – until now.…

The enduring lesson of Julius Caesar’s assassination

15 March 2024 5:15 pm

In Rome today a group of ancient history enthusiasts will drape themselves in togas and re-enact that most infamous act of…

Meet Portugal’s new hard-right kingmakers

9 March 2024 2:23 am

Portugal goes to the polls this weekend for parliamentary elections and it looks likely to become the latest European country…

Germany is the West’s weakest link against Putin

4 March 2024 6:27 pm

Two massive security scandals this weekend have given a shot in the arm to Putin’s war on Ukraine. Yet again…

David Cameron and the long history of the posh Arabist

17 February 2024 5:30 pm

Anyone with a smattering of knowledge of Britain’s troubled history in the Middle East will be unsurprised by Lord Cameron’s…

King Charles’s openness about his health marks a change for the Royals

6 February 2024 8:04 pm

The great ages achieved by King Charles’ mother, the Queen (96), and maternal grandmother, the Queen mother (101), show that…

Why have Germany’s spies opened a file on their old chief?

2 February 2024 5:50 pm

It’s not often that an ex-spymaster is spied upon by his former colleagues. But just that has happened in Germany,…

What explains the rise of Austria’s Freedom Party?

29 January 2024 9:40 pm

We don’t hear much about Austrian politics in Britain, which is not perhaps surprising since the landlocked Central European republic…

Conrad Black adheres firmly to the ‘great man’ view of history

27 January 2024 9:00 am

The movers and shakers of Volume I of his projected history of the world are Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal rather than any socio-economic forces

The thankless life of a Post Office mistress

15 January 2024 11:13 pm

One of the fascinating aspects of the Horizon Post Office scandal is the way that the sub-post masters and mistresses…

When will Nigel Farage get off the fence?

5 January 2024 1:15 am

Nigel Farage’s indecision continues. Despite being hyped in advance as a major unveiling of the rebel party’s programme, Reform UK’s…

Why is Sunak snubbing the Greeks?

28 November 2023 10:42 pm

Whatever position people take on the long-running dispute over the ownership of the Elgin marbles, there can be little doubt…

Of course Richard III killed the Princes in the Tower

17 November 2023 9:11 pm

When archaeologists digging beneath a Leicester car park in 2012 uncovered the battered skeleton of King Richard III, it made…

Nigel Farage’s ‘I’m A Celebrity’ appearance could come back to haunt him

14 November 2023 6:51 pm

After days of speculation, Nigel Farage has finally confirmed that he has accepted ITV’s invitation to go into the jungle…

Looking on the bright side

7 October 2023 9:00 am

The Rochdale lass who sang her way from music hall to the silver screen encouraged a spirit of resilience and community in the interwar years, says Simon Heffer