Features

Ukip, the gateway drug — how Cameron can exploit Nigel Farage

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Cameron must appeal not to the party’s leadership but to its voters

Unite the right! Email Toby Young at conukip@gmail.com

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Whatever the leaders think, we can create a Tory-Ukip pact from the bottom up

A man of his Times - the curious case of Lord Finkelstein

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Ennobled after loyal service to the government, Lord Finkelstein embodies the collapse of boundaries between newspapers and politics

How we survived terror at Nairobi's Westgate mall

28 September 2013 9:00 am

What it was like at the Westgate mall, from two of those who survived

Al-Qa'eda targeted Kenya not because it's a banana republic, but because it's a symbol of African success

28 September 2013 9:00 am

If Al-Shabaab was behind the terrorist attack in Nairobi, then the group has come a long way since its foundation…

Chris Grayling: 'I want to see our Supreme Court supreme again'

28 September 2013 9:00 am

It’s not enough to repeal the Human Rights Act, says Chris Grayling – our Supreme Court, not Strasbourg, must be supreme

Electric cars - the ultimate subsidy for the rich

28 September 2013 9:00 am

The winning essay in our contest for exposing environmental pseudoscience takes on the expensive and damaging myth of the electric car

A meticulous projection of posterity: the Musée Gustave Moreau

Notes on…The house museums of Paris

28 September 2013 9:00 am

It doesn’t matter how many times they expand the Louvre or the Musée d’Orsay, Paris’s past is so colossally rich…

Laugh now, but Ed Miliband and Ed Balls could soon be running the country

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Unless something drastic changes in the polls, the Tories will pay dearly for treating Miliband as a joke. And so will the rest of us

Tristram Hunt: Ed Miliband would be 'radical' in office - if he gets there

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Tristram Hunt represents the slice of Labour that Miliband most needs to hold on to

Haunted by Facebook, students can't now reinvent themselves at university

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Facebook makes reinventing yourself at university much trickier

My 50 weddings

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The lessons of a perpetual guest

Merkel will win - because my fellow Germans dare not speak of national self interest

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Germany’s integrationalist elite are prepared to pay out forever to protect the euro

I exposed the 'Plebgate' stitch-up last year. So why are the police still investigating?

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Was there a conspiracy against Andrew Mitchell? And why have the police gone quiet on the subject?

Notes on …Vodka

21 September 2013 9:00 am

James Bond’s ‘Vodka martini, shaken, not stirred’ will never be a mark of sophistication for me because vodka and I…

Britain's best one-liners, from Oxford's 2013 edition

21 September 2013 9:00 am

A selection from the latest edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, edited by Gyles Brandreth

Bran Castle — but don’t mention Dracula

Transylvania Diary by Thomas W. Hodgkinson - diary

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Ehe-Gefängnis. The word, strictly speaking (which is how one should always speak), means ‘marriage prison’, and refers to an austere…

Am I a Whisky Wuss?

19 September 2013 1:00 pm

In a small cupboard at the end of my office sits a bottle of 1995 Lagavulin, distilled in a Pedro…

A grand tour in a glass

19 September 2013 1:00 pm

What a challenge. To travel across Italy in an afternoon of wines. I arrived at the soaring spaces of Lindley…

Italian red wine: The start of the affair

19 September 2013 1:00 pm

I was taught to admire and respect, even revere, the great red wines of France: the growths of Bordeaux, the…

Spirits: Yo ho ho

19 September 2013 1:00 pm

Until a few years ago, I knew nothing about rum. There was the dark stuff, coveted by the pirates of…

My father’s cellar

19 September 2013 1:00 pm

The cellars at Combe Florey, the house in Somerset in which I grew up, were a place of mystery and…

Cider: First of the fizz

19 September 2013 1:00 pm

It has become a commonplace fact, beloved of pub quizzes, that an Englishman, Christopher Merret, invented Champagne. There is even…

What remains

Am I a Whisky Wuss?

19 September 2013 1:00 pm

In a small cupboard at the end of my office sits a bottle of 1995 Lagavulin, distilled in a Pedro…

A grand tour in a glass

19 September 2013 1:00 pm

What a challenge. To travel across Italy in an afternoon of wines. I arrived at the soaring spaces of Lindley…