Stephen Robinson

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Brexit means Boris

24 May 2019 9:45 pm

A few months before he died in 2007, the famous journalist Bill Deedes asked if I would come to see…

Brexit means Boris

4 August 2018 9:00 am

A few months before he died in 2007, Bill Deedes asked if I would come to see him at his…

Mandela revisits his prison cell on Robben Island in 1994 [Getty]

What Nelson Mandela really craved in prison: Pond’s Cold Cream

28 July 2018 9:00 am

So much rubbish has been written over the years by those who feared, revered or pretended to know Nelson Mandela…

Zac Goldsmith’s London campaign was a toe-curling embarrassment

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Zac Goldsmith spent almost every day out on the stump during his London mayoral campaign dressed in the formal dark…

Aung San Suu Kyi with military officials at the swearing-in of President Htin Kyaw, 30 March 2016

Has Aung San Suu Kyi become a puppet of Burma’s generals?

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Peter Popham is commendably quick off the blocks with this excellent account of the run-up to last November’s Burmese general…

The return of the fountain pen

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Every working day before I start pounding the keyboard of my ridiculously flashy 27-inch iMac, I perform a little ritual.…

Harry Shearer on bringing out Richard Nixon’s feminine side

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Hollywood tends to treat Richard Nixon as an oafish B-movie villain, so it is ambitious and original of Harry Shearer…