The Week

A fallen idol

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Few world leaders have fallen from grace as quickly as Aung San Suu Kyi. The Nobel prize-winner, who also holds…

Letters

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Christians betrayed Sir: Michael Karam’s article (Ya Allah!, 16 September) is timely. Many Westerners seem to be unaware that there…

Diary

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Next month, the Today programme marks its 60th anniversary, so I have been mugging up on the archives. If there…

Portrait of the week

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, issued a manifesto for a ‘glorious future’ for Britain outside the European Union as…

Australian letters

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Spreading the word Sir: Yesterday, I left my copy of last week’s Speccie behind at the optometrist after an appointment.…

Red Tories

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn has never been very keen on parliamentary democracy. He may be changing his mind now. The British electoral…

Portrait of the week

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Home The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was given a second reading by 326 votes to 290, with seven Labour MPs…

Diary

16 September 2017 9:00 am

I never expected to visit Iceland, let alone play cricket there. But the Iceland national team was off to play…

Diary

14 September 2017 1:00 pm

I never expected to visit Iceland, let alone play cricket there. But the Iceland national team was off to play…

Australian letters

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Odious Sir: It is typical of the sloppy zealotry of your Australian edition, which is so at odds with the…

Diary

9 September 2017 9:00 am

September is my time of year. Summer is all very well if you’re one of those golden-haired, long-limbed types who…

Keeping faith

9 September 2017 9:00 am

For Church of England vicars who worry less about what they will preach on Sunday than whether there will be…

Barometer

9 September 2017 9:00 am

More or less a million One in 79 Britons is now a millionaire thanks to property price rises. The word…

A matter of life and death

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Before he died, the former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, reassured his diocese that he was ‘at peace and…

Portrait of the week

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Home On being asked if she meant to lead the Conservatives into the next election, due in 2022, Theresa May,…

Call Barnier’s bluff

2 September 2017 9:00 am

There is a growing perception that Britain is floundering in its EU negotiations, with a professional team from Brussels running…

Australian letters

2 September 2017 9:00 am

What’s the question? Sir: Will the wording of the postal plebiscite be set to harvest a ‘Yes’ vote to distort…

Diary

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Boris Johnson is inspecting the guard of honour and we are doing our best not to giggle. The Foreign Secretary…

Hard lessons

26 August 2017 9:00 am

George Tomlinson, the post-war education secretary, declared that politicians should leave exams to the teachers because ‘the minister knows nowt…

Letters

26 August 2017 9:00 am

In defence of General Lee Sir: In your leader ‘America’s identity crisis’ (19 August) you state that ‘When General Lee…

Diary

26 August 2017 9:00 am

It has been a summer of tears, both of joy and sorrow. The latter first: how could stones not weep…

Portrait of the week

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Big Ben ceased sounding for a planned period of four years, thanks to a decision by the Speaker and…

Australian letters

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Foreign head of state Sir: Neil Brown does a Tony Abbott and conflates republicanism with every socialist cause he can…

America’s identity crisis

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Long before student activists started talking about pulling down statues of Cecil Rhodes, a cultural war was being waged in…

Diary

19 August 2017 9:00 am

To the Business School at the University of Edinburgh to be interviewed on the theme of ‘Great Political Disasters’. Main…