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Portrait of the week: Gove confesses, Brexit party falters and the BBC makes pensioners pay

15 June 2019 9:00 am

Home Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, a candidate for the Conservative leadership, admitted he had used cocaine several times 20…

How many people have tried illicit drugs?

15 June 2019 9:00 am

What’s in a name? If Jeremy Hunt wins the Conservative leadership election both prime minister and leader of the opposition…

to 2409: Crosswords

15 June 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all hybrid animals whose names are formed by combining the names of the two original animals.…

Playing chicken: Trade deals with the US will make Britain stronger

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Why is it that free trade, which almost everyone agrees is good when conducted with other European countries, suddenly becomes…

Portrait of the week: Trump visits, Change UK crumbles and a row over Tiananmen Square

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Home President Donald Trump of the United States made a state visit to the United Kingdom, avoiding protesters by arriving…

What are the perks of being Jean-Claude Juncker?

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Juncker’s perks The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker complained that he doesn’t have an official residence, unlike the ambassadors who…

Letters: Vote Gove, get Corbyn

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Trump and Brexit Sir: Your leading article (‘The Trump card’, 1 June) states that ‘May’s successor should seek to capitalise…

to 2408: End of the Line

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Unclued lights are TSAR (12) NICHOLAS (5A), his son ALEXEI (33), and his predecessors PETER (3) and CATHERINE (20) THE…

The Trump card: We should welcome Donald Trump’s visit – and treat him as a friend

1 June 2019 9:00 am

The day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump arrived by helicopter at Turnberry, his golf course…

Portrait of the week: Brexit party triumphs, May resigns and Corbyn has an unhappy birthday

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Home The Brexit party, led by Nigel Farage, received 5,248,533 votes (out of 17,199,701 cast) in the European parliament elections,…

How many people make it up Everest?

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Tears for fears Theresa May welled up while announcing her resignation in Downing Street. How often do leaders cry? —…

Letters: It will be fatal for the Tories if they put a Remainer on the leadership shortlist

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Leavers only, please Sir: Your leading article (‘The end of May’, 25 May) correctly calls for the Conservative party to…

to 2407: Stickmen

1 June 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights (with the pair at 37/26) are orchestral CONDUCTORS.  First prize Elisabeth Johnson, Toronto, CanadaRunners-up Gareth Davies, Langstone,…

The end of May: Theresa must go so the Tories can heal

25 May 2019 9:00 am

This week’s European election was always going to be pointless, at least from a British perspective. It is possible that…

Portrait of the week: European elections, milkshake attacks and British Steel buckles

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Home The country went to the polls to elect Members of the European Parliament and express its loathing for the…

What punishment can you expect for throwing a milkshake at a politician?

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Milkshakes and other missiles What can the man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage in Newcastle expect as a…

Letters: Nato’s broken promise

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Nigel’s nakedness Sir: Rod Liddle is right to be wary of the hubris that Nigel Farage, the Brexit party leader,…

to 2406: Heptad

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The group is ‘Les Nabis’ (anagram of ALBINESS (18)). Its members were VALLOTTON, DENIS, ROUSSEL, RANSON, SÉRUSIER, BONNARD and VUILLARD.…

The truth about British inequality? It has very little to do with income

18 May 2019 9:00 am

This week the Institute for Fiscal Studies announced a five-year study into inequality in Britain, to be led by the…

Portrait of the week: Brexit party surges in polls, WhatsApp is hacked and Doris Day dies

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that the EU withdrawal bill would be introduced in the Commons in the…

Will more babies be called Archie now the royals have chosen it?

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Royal name games Will more children be called Archie following the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son?…

Letters: Why we deserve Corbyn

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Labour’s fence-sitting Sir: James Forsyth writes that Mrs May and Mr Corbyn are ‘not, in fact, that far apart’ (‘May’s…

to 2405: Satanic

18 May 2019 9:00 am

DEVILS at 33D (its ‘essence’ is ‘EVIL’) is linked with ‘Malevolence’ (13) and ‘Roguish’ (19) and Devil’s CANDLESTICK (1), ON…

A royal baby reminds us why the monarchy matters

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Strictly in terms of its implications for the succession, the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son this…

Portrait of the week: Labour/Tory Brexit talks, Gavin Williamson’s innocence plea and Cyclone Fani

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Home John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, blamed Theresa May, the Prime Minister, for leaking details of talks between the government…