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Corbyn knows elections are won on social media but the Tories have barely logged on

18 November 2017 9:00 am

There is a naive belief at the top of government that because the Tories are only a fart’s yard behind…

The left-liberal media won’t admit it, but Donald Trump has global reach

18 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s been a miserable two weeks for our Foreign Secretary. Not only did Boris Johnson trip up over the British…

Real democracy or a tribal bloodbath? Zimbabwe is on the brink

18 November 2017 9:00 am

History will curse Robert Mugabe. When he took over as prime minister in the wake of the Lancaster House agreement…

Jeffrey Archer: Jeremy Corbyn will be PM because the voters are sick of us Tories

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Always go to a storyteller if you want a sparky answer to a question. What does Jeffrey Archer, bestselling author,…

Kevin Spacey is a nasty piece of work but is it right to expunge him from history?

18 November 2017 9:00 am

There are many wonderful scenes in the film version of David Mamet’s play Glengarry Glen Ross, but my favourite comes…

Is Prince Charles so fond of Islam because he distrusts Jews?

18 November 2017 9:00 am

It has long been my belief that whereas the quality of gentiles drawn to Judaism is very high (Marilyn Monroe,…

What if the first world war had ended a year earlier?

18 November 2017 9:00 am

One hundred years ago this month, my great-great grandfather sat down to compose a letter which would finish a long…

Much fun: Usain Bolt and Wenlock the mascot

Which town directly inspired the revival of the Olympics? Clue: it’s not in Greece

18 November 2017 9:00 am

There were two mascots for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. One was called Mandeville, obviously because Stoke Mandeville’s games…

Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Until last weekend, the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh’s exclusive Diplomatic Quarter was colloquially known as the Princes’ Hotel. It was a…

How Britain fell for Saudi Arabia’s reforming Crown Prince

11 November 2017 9:00 am

There are two ways of seeing the extraordinary rise of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: the blood-stained debut of a new…

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that…

Sorry for touching your knee Michael Fallon – I exploited you to get ahead

11 November 2017 9:00 am

This one goes out to all the male MPs I’ve taken to lunch. I want to apologise to each and…

The EU must be reformed through sovereignty and democracy. Here’s how I plan to do it

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The European Union has languished and become enfeebled — and we are all to blame. There is a noticeable paucity…

Who decided that keeping money in ‘paradise’ is a crime? We should all thank havens

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Maybe we should blame John Grisham. In his breakthrough best-seller The Firm, the young lawyer Mitch, played by Tom Cruise…

Forget open-plan kitchens – the traditional dining room is back

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Dining rooms have been in the doldrums for decades. Even Mary Berry has given up on hers. ‘Most of us,…

Police thought I was the Putney Pusher and I had to find an alibi – fast

11 November 2017 9:00 am

I’m sitting at home working, minding my business, and the mobile rings. It’s DC Lyle from Wandsworth police station. He…

Irish chic: the Duchess of Cornwall with Dubarrys

Why does the Duchess of Cambridge wear French wellies when British is best?

11 November 2017 9:00 am

‘Foot – foot – foot – foot – sloggin’ over Africa — / (Boots – boots – boots – boots…

The sexual reformation has opened up a schism between women and men

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Nell Minow, an American film critic, recently described how in 2010 she had interviewed the Friends actor David Schwimmer. When…

The consequence of this new sexual counter-revolution? No sex at all

4 November 2017 9:00 am

We are in the middle of a profound shift in our attitude towards sex. A sexual counter-revolution, if you will.…

Special counsel Robert Mueller is closing in on Paul Manafort – and Trump should be worried

4 November 2017 9:00 am

 Kiev Before he was Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort worked for the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych started…

Netanyahu’s triumph means a one-state Israel must soon choose democracy – or apartheid

4 November 2017 9:00 am

There are many reasons political journalists get so many things so badly wrong. One is our tendency to overvalue liberal…

Liberians so love the murderous Charles Taylor they want his ex-wife to rule

4 November 2017 9:00 am

James Sackie would make a good frontman for a campaign to help ex-child soldiers. At the age of 17, he…

As a trainee teacher, I saw the damage the SNP is inflicting on Scottish education

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Once one of the best in the world, Scotland’s education system has been steadily marching backwards for the past ten…

Modigliani’s ‘Les deux filles’

Dinner at Modigliani’s

4 November 2017 9:00 am

When you arrive for dinner and your host is massaging a purple cauliflower, you know you’re in for an interesting…

The kids aren’t all right

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Our histrionic parenting is making today’s young people mad, unhappy and fat