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The heist: nobody is safe from Russia’s digital pirates

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Ransomware attacks are a threat to us all

I was held to ransom by hackers

7 August 2021 9:00 am

I was held to ransom by hackers

Why we shouldn’t fear a ‘fourth wave’ of Covid

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Covid is meeting a wall of immunity

What we can learn from our mistakes in Afghanistan

7 August 2021 9:00 am

What we got wrong in Afghanistan

Why I gave up writing fiction

7 August 2021 9:00 am

When, three years ago, I announced my retirement from writing fiction, the only thing that surprised me was the surprise…

My failed attempts to be a good Samaritan

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Being a good Samaritan is harder than it seems

Why are bidets the butt of so many jokes?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

In December 2019, and in keeping with our tradition of perverse birthday gifts, some friends gave me a bidet device.…

The WHO’s bizarre war on e-cigarettes

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The WHO’s fervent campaign against e-cigarettes

Why am I so angry?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Why have we become so quick to anger?

The real reasons for South Africa’s riots

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Sixty-eight years ago, when I was four, my Scottish father and English mother took me from London to South Africa,…

Turning the tide: how to deal with Britain’s new migrant crisis

31 July 2021 9:00 am

How Britain can stem the stream of illegal arrivals

The troubling truth about Britain’s nuclear deal with China

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The troubling truth about Britain’s nuclear deal with China

The ‘alpha migrants’ are here – why don’t we let them work?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

They’re bright, brave – and could help solve our labour crisis

Modern soap operas have lost the plot

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Modern soap operas have lost the plot

The curious mythology of the Gosforth Cross

24 July 2021 9:00 am

In the small Cumbrian village of Gosforth, in the graveyard of St Mary’s Church, there is a sandstone cross which…

Party time: the price of freedom

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Party time depends on following the party line

Now what? The government’s Covid optimism is fading fast

24 July 2021 9:00 am

The government’s Covid optimism is fading fast

The crisis in Lebanon is a warning for the West

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Lebanon is trapped in a nightmare of its own making

The strange death of the English garden

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Real gardens are dying out

My 46 days on the road with John Woodcock

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Although it was a miracle that he survived until a few weeks before his 95th birthday, the death of John…

Organic food isn’t better for us – or the environment

24 July 2021 9:00 am

The case against organic food

The uncomfortable truth about the Nazis and the Olympics

24 July 2021 9:00 am

The uncomfortable truth about the Nazis and the Olympics

In the post-pandemic economy, the workers are the boss

17 July 2021 9:00 am

In the post-pandemic economy, workers have the upper hand

The hateful Hundred is putting cash before cricket

17 July 2021 9:00 am

This slick new tournament will ruin cricket

Rhodes to redemption: why Oxford needs a monument to Benjamin Jowett

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Not since September 1642, when a mob of Parliamentary soldiers opened fire on the sculpture of the Virgin Mary carved…