Simon Jenkins

What do we learn from these poppies ‘weeping’ from a tower in Derby?

For the sake of art as much as society, it’s time to stop remembering the war

10 November 2018 9:00 am

A cascade of poppies falls from ‘weeping windows’ across Britain. A 50-metre drawing of Wilfred Owen appears in the sand,…

How our politicians – and media – are helping terrorists win

9 April 2016 9:00 am

There is nothing a government in a remotely free country can do to stop a suicide bomber in a crowded…

Here we go again: the drumbeat for sending troops back to Iraq has begun

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Is it going to happen again? Will the next 12 months really see western armies return to Iraq? Last year…

When Isis destroy ancient monuments, it’s not always true that ‘people are more important’

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Perhaps we need censorship. The Isis vandals now destroying the greatest sites in ancient Mesopotamia have no care for history,…

The myth of the housing crisis

28 February 2015 9:00 am

There is no such thing as the English countryside. There is my countryside, your countryside and everyone else’s. Most people…

Who are you calling a blob, Owen Paterson?

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Why did David Cameron send Owen Paterson to Environment if he meant to sack him? Paterson knew and cared about…

Simon Jenkins's notebook: Why a wind farm will never be as beautiful as a railway viaduct

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Until I plotted a book on England’s best views I had not realised how much people cared. Ask them to…