Features

Wave power is a really, really stupid idea. That’s why it’s getting so much taxpayer subsidy

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Civil servants think wave power will transform the country. They’re wrong. You’re paying

All this airport security is utterly useless

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Added security flummery at airports does nothing to make us safer. In fact, it may do the opposite

Now that everyone’s a journalist, anyone can be sued

12 July 2014 9:00 am

When everyone’s a potential journalist, it’s time to tame libel costs

How Wales was betrayed by its (Labour) government.

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Devolution has left my country with catastrophic misgovernment

Impeaching Obama would be crazy. But the Republicans will probably try

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The Republicans would be crazy to try and impeach the lame-duck President. It would only revive him

Why I’m now scared of book clubs

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Writing frankly about Jamaica has made me nervous of invitations from strangers. How would this one turn out?

Damp, green and beguiling: Killarney

Damp, green and beguiling – the joys of Killarney

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Here’s a question for a Guinness-sponsored pub quiz: who or what is a ‘jarvie’? The answer is the gypsy driver…

What Britain will lose if Scotland goes

5 July 2014 9:00 am

If Scotland votes for independence, Britain will be left weaker than anyone yet realises

Vote yes, Scots – and set the English free

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Scottish independence would indeed be a disaster – but only for the Scots

The sheer stupidity of artificial intelligence

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Believers in omnipotent machine intelligence are reshaping the world to fit their fantasies

Let's face it – Ray Honeyford got it right on Islam and education

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The Bradford head teacher was dismissed for emphasising nationality over religion. He should have been applauded

How Napoleon won at Waterloo

5 July 2014 9:00 am

If you visit Waterloo today, there’s no question which general comes out on top

Saddam on money

Baghdad notebook: "Things were better in Saddam's time"

5 July 2014 9:00 am

In the passport queue at Baghdad airport, my heart sinks. This place vies with Cairo for the title of most…

The terminal confusion of Dignity in Dying

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The closer you look at the campaign for ‘assisted dying’, the less reassuring it all becomes

Sometimes, only experts can tell the difference

Hundreds of years of history in a £2 plate

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Next time you’re in a shop that sells Chinese blue and white porcelain, pick up a piece and turn it…

Religion is the new politics — but Britain's secular politicians just don't get it

28 June 2014 9:00 am

The West’s politicians generally aren’t interested in religion. Increasingly, that means they don’t understand the world

If Nigel Farage is worried about anti-Semitism, he shouldn't be teaming up with Beppe Grillo

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Has the Ukip leader seen Beppe Grillo’s website?

Should I report my boyfriend to the police?

28 June 2014 9:00 am

We’re now so eager to take offence that humour is almost impossible

Welcome to the age of self-love

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Pro-masturbation campaigning is a cause for our narcissistic times

How the internet can – and should – destroy estate agents

28 June 2014 9:00 am

The internet can – and should – bring it about

Why Thailand's elite fell out of love with democracy

28 June 2014 9:00 am

The developing world looks to China for inspiration, not the West

An artist’s impression: Radøy as Claudia saw it

The immigration museum that travelled 4,000 miles

28 June 2014 9:00 am

The Immigrant Church at Sletta emigrated from North Dakota 18 years ago. Built on the prairie by Norwegian settlers in…

Wine and food: Midsummer marriages

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

It may seem like stating the obvious, but to me the best wines are food wines, meaning those that should…

Wine: A spot of sacrilege

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

A mixed case arrives from Corney & Barrow. My orders are to improvise so I pull out a bottle at…

Spirits: Bowled over by bourbon

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

When I was stationed in Kentucky I never drank bourbon. It wasn’t until I came to London that the drink…