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Corbyn isn’t working – and Labour is being picked apart by its new enemies

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Protestors on the anti-Brexit marches have sensed an eerie absence. ‘What is it?’ I thought back in March as I…

Keeping up with Farage: What’s next for the Brexit party?

25 May 2019 9:00 am

‘Labour are in so much trouble here you can’t even believe it,’ says Nigel Farage as we sit in a…

Shelf conscious: I had no idea I was such a show-off

25 May 2019 9:00 am

I’ve just had new bookshelves put up in the hall, a whole wall-full of them, and for the first time…

Iran alone: Tehran’s perspective on escalating hostilities

25 May 2019 9:00 am

On 20 May, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, predicted that Donald Trump would fail to subdue Iran just as…

The day Turkish democracy died

25 May 2019 9:00 am

‘It’s official. Turkey is a banana republic!’ My friend Mustapha, a serial entrepreneur, sends me a flurry of doom-laden WhatsApp…

Parent trap: WhatsApp groups are feeding our fears

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The mother of a little girl in my son’s year at school recently committed suicide. On the surface she was…

The magic of the Chelsea Flower Show

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Chelsea, the most famous flower show in the world, pulled in its devotees once more this week, with its accustomed…

Cometh the hour: Boris Johnson may be the Tories’ best hope

18 May 2019 9:00 am

The worse things are for the Tories, the better for Boris Johnson. If the Tories were ahead in the polls,…

Meet the real Alexander Nix. An interview with the notorious former head of Cambridge Analytica

18 May 2019 9:00 am

If you have heard of Alexander Nix, you probably think he’s a villain. He is the former head of Cambridge…

Writers blocked: Even fantasy fiction is now offensive

18 May 2019 9:00 am

It was Lionel Shriver who saw the writing on the wall. Giving a keynote speech at the Brisbane Writers Festival…

Snog a Tory: Why you should learn to step outside your comfort zone

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Ew! Are you squeamish? Are you grossed out by meat, by fish, by eggs, by scales and suckers and shells…

What one activist’s death tells us about war crimes in Syria

18 May 2019 9:00 am

In the 1990s film The Usual Suspects, the detective character explains how to spot a murderer. You arrest three men…

The truth about air quality? It’s the best (and cleanest) in living memory

18 May 2019 9:00 am

We are, of course, in the midst of an air pollution crisis which, like every other threat to our health…

How do Britain’s pubs get their names?

18 May 2019 9:00 am

An easy one: what links Jack Straw’s Castle, The Labouring Boys and The Jolly Taxpayer? No, not the parliamentary expenses…

Train your brain: How to keep your mind young

11 May 2019 9:00 am

‘Beep!’ This is one of the most maddening computer games I’ve ever played. I’m tracking a flock of birds, and…

Prue Leith: When did the Samaritans lose their way?

11 May 2019 9:00 am

In the past few weeks, on three separate occasions, I have met three different women who for years (one for…

‘Come on, cancel me’: An interview with Bret Easton Ellis

11 May 2019 9:00 am

‘I grew up in LA where we all thought fame was a joke,’ says Bret Easton Ellis. ‘My class was…

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Grouse moors have destroyed Britain’s natural heritage – so we must rewild them

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Britain’s hunting estates were once beautiful. Walking through the New Forest, we can all appreciate how the purchase of land…

Home truths: Are nurseries damaging our children?

11 May 2019 9:00 am

As any parent of young children will tell you, toddler groups exist as much for the adults as for the…

25 years off the booze has taught me three simple things

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Have you noticed how nearly everyone in the media has won an award? Is there even such a thing as…

Windermere, a voyage into Swallows and Amazons

11 May 2019 9:00 am

‘A love of boats and sailing is the surest of all passports to a happy life,’ wrote Arthur Ransome. Standing…

Will Nigel Farage’s Brexit party sink the Tories?

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Something’s been missing from Westminster these past few days. Normally, in an election week, there is a buzz about the…

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Why are boringly straight women claiming to be lesbians?

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Lesbian tourism has long been a thing — women who once kissed a girl trying to appear more interesting while…

Andrew Adonis, a master of social media – and a model of social mobility

4 May 2019 9:00 am

The news over Easter that Lord Adonis, the counterweight to nominative determinism, was standing as a Labour Remain MEP was…

We all have servants now

4 May 2019 9:00 am

 Montego Bay, Jamaica When the Kennedy clan were children, JFK and his siblings would tear off their clothes before leaping…