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I’m sorry because I failed: An interview with David Cameron

21 September 2019 9:00 am

‘How have you been?’ David Cameron asks, bounding up to meet me. Fine, I say, then make the mistake of…

I was a Remainer – but I now want no deal

21 September 2019 9:00 am

When I told two neighbours that I had become a no-deal Brexiter they physically recoiled from me. ‘You can’t.’ ‘But…

How to live life like a drunk

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Since I’m not an alcoholic, recovering or otherwise, I don’t belong to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) but I am close to…

As Greta and Malala show, the children know best

21 September 2019 9:00 am

The first book I ever produced, some 50 years ago, was a collection of poetry written by children. I called…

My puppy-training advice for Boris Johnson

21 September 2019 9:00 am

President Harry Truman once observed: ‘If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.’ Boris Johnson, as Prime Minister…

The rebel alliance has taken control of parliament – and Brexit. What happens next?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Every Monday, a group of unlikely bedfellows meet in Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary office. Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat leader; Ian Blackford,…

Boris has more in common with Corbyn than he thinks

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson’s opponents love to accuse him of using the ‘Trump playbook’. Some on the left have become so obsessed…

Why is everyone on Facebook so paranoid about their privacy?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

There’s a line in Desperately Seeking Susan where Madonna (Susan) reads aloud the diary of Roberta, the bored housewife she…

Pericles for PM: Boris should forget Augustus and stay focused on his hero

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson is a gung-ho classicist. He has supported the subject throughout his journalistic and political career, is a generous…

Katharine Gun: the spy who tried to stop the Iraq war

14 September 2019 9:00 am

In his memoir of office, Decision Points, George W. Bush writes about going to see Tony Blair in the Azores…

For the first time since 1171, Ireland has more power than England

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Watching Boris Johnson in Dublin, where he came to ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to get him out of a hole,…

American universities are fuelled by amphetamines – so I tried them

14 September 2019 9:00 am

 New York A biography of Freud to my left, a black leather lounger to my right. We were 30 minutes…

Inside the unassuming house where the Brontës’ creativity thrived

14 September 2019 9:00 am

‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless?’ Jane Eyre asks Mr…

Boris Johnson could be about to lose everything – or redefine British politics

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson has already decided on his election message: vote for me and get Brexit, vote for anyone else and…

Brexit has its risks. But staying in the EU is now unthinkable

7 September 2019 9:00 am

This is one of the most crucial weeks in modern British history. We have a prime minister and cabinet who…

The Queen can handle coups – she’s been on the receiving end of one

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Supplies of Brexit invective are now almost exhausted. While the Prime Minister is denounced for denouncing Remainers as ‘collaborators’, his…

Gatekeeper anxiety: a new disease for our times

7 September 2019 9:00 am

A general election looms, the outcome could go almost any way and those who normally offer themselves as experts are…

Revealed: the press regulator’s leaked guidelines on Islamophobia

7 September 2019 9:00 am

If truthful reporting risks increasing tension between communities, should it still be published? Do journalists have a social duty to…

The press regulator must not turn into a religious thought police

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Next year I will begin my fifth decade as a working journalist. As a writer, as an executive — and…

In defence of trophy hunting

7 September 2019 9:00 am

‘Why would anyone want to destroy something so beautiful, then stuff its poor lifeless body to keep as some kind…

Moving to the country for a better life was a huge mistake

7 September 2019 9:00 am

As newlyweds in our late twenties, my husband and I decided to move from a crime-ridden (if trendy) London postcode…

Algeria reminds us that the current of colonisation doesn’t always run just one way

7 September 2019 9:00 am

As you glide in to land at the airport outside Algiers, the landscape resembles that of Tuscany: a coastal plain…

The unparalleled entertainment – and heartbreaking reality – of watching a court hearing

7 September 2019 9:00 am

‘Barristers’ speeches vanish quicker than Chinese dinners, and even the greatest victory in court rarely survives longer than the next…

Battle begins

31 August 2019 9:00 am

What makes Boris Johnson an improvement on Theresa May? Those of us who cheered him on into 10 Downing Street…

Germany’s military has become a complete joke

31 August 2019 9:00 am

It is not hard to think of times when German military weakness would have been lauded as good news across…