Tim Stanley

JD Vance appeals to trad America

17 July 2024 4:54 am

I’m meant to maintain some air of objectivity at Trump’s selection of JD Vance for vice president, but I can’t…

Would I die for Britain? No thanks

27 January 2024 6:52 pm

The West’s military posture has moved from ‘thick’ to ‘suicidal’. The recent speech of General Sir Patrick Sanders, the head…

A bad primary makes for a worse general election

25 January 2024 7:15 am

The US primaries are over. Trump whacked Nikki Haley in New Hampshire; if she could win anywhere it was there,…

The Pope’s pursuit of relevance is embarrassingly outdated

19 December 2023 11:14 pm

The Pope is old and unwell. In whatever time he has left, he surveys his years as pontiff and counts…

What have the Conservatives done for us?

1 October 2023 5:00 pm

Assuming this is the Conservative party’s last conference in power, I decided to investigate what kind of country they leave…

The Union has no substance

23 February 2023 5:00 pm

It’s always useful to be told what we’re allowed to think. The news from the Kate Forbes leadership campaign is…

The Conservatives know they are beat

5 October 2022 8:14 pm

The mood at the Tory conference is grim to funereal, and for good reason. They know they’re beat. There’s a…

State-building is a Tory tradition. It’s time to rediscover it

13 August 2022 9:00 am

It’s time for some old-fashioned Tory state-building

Brexit has killed Thatcherism. And about time, too

16 October 2021 9:00 am

Boris is returning conservatism to its roots

How Labour wins

26 September 2021 6:13 am

Labour can win the next election. The winds that blew apart their electoral coalition in 2019 can change in their…

Joe Biden and the grand battle of ideas

18 August 2021 10:32 pm

Well, Donald Trump doesn’t seem so bad now, does he? I don’t say that because Joe Biden has turned out…

Pope Francis is losing his culture war

23 July 2021 7:48 am

Since I wroteabout the Pope’s declaration of war on the Old Rite, something unexpected and beautiful has happened. Many bishops…

The Pope's merciless war against the Old Rite

17 July 2021 10:58 pm

I am going to have to boil this down as crudely as I can, because it’s a complex subject with a…

What Walter Mondale meant

20 April 2021 11:40 pm

Walter Mondale, who has died aged 93, is destined to be a trivia question: ‘which die-hard liberal did Reagan beat…

Trump didn’t break America. Biden won’t fix America

22 January 2021 9:11 am

One era ends; another begins. As J-Lo sang her patriotic wine-bar set at Joe Biden’s inaugural in Washington DC, the…

Whatever America is searching for, Trump isn’t providing it

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Donald J. Trump has sparked some soul- searching among US historians: has this happened before? Does it mean America has…

‘The Illegal Act’: Roosevelt, in a boat named National Recovery, struggles to save Uncle Sam from the Depression. The cartoon appeared in 1935, when the United States Supreme Court declared the National Recovery Administration unconstitutional

What America needs is another Franklin D. Roosevelt

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Franklin D. Roosevelt isn’t as popular as he once was. When Barack Obama won the 2008 election, he let it…

The Republicans are ready to win – once they’ve dumped Donald Trump

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Once the Republicans end their embarrassing summer romance, they’re surprisingly well placed to beat Hillary Clinton

From King Arthur to Lord Toby Jug: in praise of the eccentric independent

11 April 2015 9:00 am

In praise of eccentric election candidates

Only capitalism can save Nigeria

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Is West Africa's powerhouse headed for a boom - or a coup?

Return of the fairy-hunters

3 January 2015 9:00 am

An eccentric English tradition has attracted fresh academic attention

Rand Paul is like Nigel Farage – except he might win

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Rand Paul combines a dull, reassuring manner with a Ukip-like insurgent appeal. It could take him to the presidency

Brighton has become an object lesson in why it is a disaster to vote Green

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Brighton council’s disastrous experiments should serve as a warning to the whole country against voting Green