Features

The joy of rude place names

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Last week a gentle Norfolk waterway got into trouble with Facebook. The problem was its name — Cockshoot Dyke. Facebook’s…

The case against Aukus

25 September 2021 9:00 am

The case against Aukus

Why do some women find killers irresistible?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Why do some women find killers irresistible?

The stalemate election: can Germany move beyond Merkel?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Germany needs to progress beyond Merkel – but will it?

End of the line: it’s time to rethink the queue

25 September 2021 9:00 am

It’s time to rethink the queue

The Church Closers’ Charter must be torn up

25 September 2021 9:00 am

The demise of the Church’s heritage is not inevitable

The myth of Japan’s warrior spirit

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Japan won’t save us from China

Now I’m a backbencher, I’m free to speak my mind

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Politicians are supposed to have a survival instinct. Mine didn’t kick in last week, so I had no idea that…

New world order: can Britain, America and Australia contain China?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

The new special relationship is here to stay

All bar none: there’s more to the pub than just drink

18 September 2021 9:00 am

There’s more to the pub than just drink

Are NFTs memes – or masterpieces?

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Are NFTs memes – or masterpieces?

Last rights: assisted suicide is neither painless nor dignified

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Assisted suicide is neither painless nor dignified

Payday: who’s afraid of rising wages?

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Who’s afraid of rising wages?

Why Brits like me have abandoned trucking

18 September 2021 9:00 am

How a once fun job lost its charm

When will Britain wake up to the horror of Rwanda’s President?

18 September 2021 9:00 am

When will Britain wake up to the horror of Paul Kagame’s rule?

The flaw in vaccine passports

18 September 2021 9:00 am

The Egyptologist Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson interprets drawings in a tomb in Thebes as persons queuing up to have passports…

Kabul is now a city of the dead

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Britain’s empty asylum promises

Our fascination with treehouses has deep roots

11 September 2021 9:00 am

You can’t (and probably shouldn’t) design a treehouse. Treehouses should grow organically, in every sense: they must be made of…

Can cartoons be both funny – and diverse?

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Can cartoons be both funny – and diverse?

Levelling up: the inversion of the welfare state

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Why politicians are competing to bribe the affluent

How the left thought they were right to fight the war on terror

11 September 2021 9:00 am

How the left thought they were right to fight the war on terror

What Britain should learn from Israel about booster shots

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Third jabs need to be rolled out right away

Life under the Taliban’s charm offensive

11 September 2021 9:00 am

The Taliban Cultural Commission sounds a contradiction in terms but for all foreign journalists it’s the first stop in the…

The hell of London’s ‘American’ candy stores

11 September 2021 9:00 am

The hell of London’s ‘American’ candy stores

Tales from the Gulag: why I’m helping survivors tell their stories

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Why I’m helping survivors tell their stories