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Seasonal drinking: Fortify yourself

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

I’ve just received my latest energy bill and it appears that I’ve been living this last year in a draughty…

The soul of a single malt

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

Scottish people, known to be a bit touchy on occasion, sometimes wonder if that customary attitude of jocular condescension displayed…

The perfect size for a bottle of champagne

Bring back the pint of champagne!

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

When I’m gathered, as my granny used to say, I’d like to be remembered as the man who reintroduced the…

G without T

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

G and T, the favoured cure for gyppy tummy in Himalayan hill-stations, bubbled home from the Raj to the English…

Rod Liddle: The truths you can't tell in today's Britain

30 November 2013 9:00 am

There are many truths that cannot be uttered in modern Britain

David Cameron is betraying Scotland's Unionists

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Cameron is betraying Scotland’s Unionists

The Iran deal just shows how badly Obama has failed

30 November 2013 9:00 am

He wasn’t the first president to promise to bend the arc of history. And he won’t be the last to fail

The 2013 Michael Heath Award for cartooning — shortlist (part 2)

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Nine cartoonists are shortlisted for the first ever Michael Heath Award for cartooning. The theme of the contest, sponsored by…

Don't flog a dead parrot - leave Monty Python in the past

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Monty Python was funny once. But a revival is a dreadful idea

Cure addiction the Mao Tse-tung way

30 November 2013 9:00 am

A former addict and a doctor go head to head

Save our Van Dyck!

30 November 2013 9:00 am

The Flemish artist’s final self-portrait was vital to British art. We’d be philistines to let it leave the country

Stuck for Christmas presents? Hit the museums

30 November 2013 9:00 am

The plan to do last year’s Christmas shop at Peter Jones on 23 December was doomed from its sorry inception.…

Is addiction a disease?

28 November 2013 3:00 pm

Yes Trinny Woodall I’m Trinny, I’m an alcoholic and I’m an addict. When asked whether addiction is a disease, I…

The Revd Paul Flowers ticked all the right 'progressive' boxes — that's why he could get away with anything

23 November 2013 9:00 am

The Paul Flowers scandal says much about social and political priorities of modern Britain

What rhetoric can do for you – and what you can do for rhetoric

23 November 2013 9:00 am

The question is not what rhetoric can do for politicians. It’s what politicians can do for rhetoric

The death of Tory Anglicanism

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Women bishops, gay marriage, and the death of Tory Anglicanism

How Britain invented freedom - and why we need to save it now

23 November 2013 9:00 am

It’s time to rediscover the original Bill of Rights

Melissa Kite: I can no longer find knickers small enough to fit me

23 November 2013 9:00 am

It’s becoming impossible to find knickers in my size

Profumo. Chatterley. The Beatles. 1963 was the year old England died

23 November 2013 9:00 am

If you’re looking for the year when the old England died, this was it

The 2013 Michael Heath Award for cartooning  — shortlist (part I)

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Nine cartoonists are shortlisted for the first ever Michael Heath Award for cartooning. The theme of the contest, sponsored by…

The crowds are less oppressive in small galleries

Notes on…London galleries

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Everybody knows that the London art scene is thriving, and so of course the big international commercial galleries have set…

Blackout Britain — why our energy crisis is only just beginning

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Politicians, not the Big Six, have jacked up the price of power. And they’re only just getting started

Justice isn't supposed to make a victim 'feel better', Damian Green

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Our ancient right to a fair, impartial trial is under threat

The man who made it OK to talk about immigration

16 November 2013 9:00 am

How Professor Paul Collier has bypassed the liberal taboo on discussing immigration

Joan Collins's notebook: Captain Phillips is great, but Gravity sent me to sleep

16 November 2013 9:00 am

All eyes on the Philippines this week, and rightly so. Godspeed to those American and British ships making their way…