The Week

The Conservative Party bears the most blame for the Brexit mess

23 March 2019 9:00 am

For many people, next Friday was supposed to be a celebration. Boris Johnson spoke about an ‘independence day’ marking the…

Portrait of the week: Brexit delay, terror in NZ, and a very expensive pigeon

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, asking for a delay…

Douglas Murray: will we have a country left after Brexit?

23 March 2019 9:00 am

It isn’t easy getting around the Gulf these days. The blockade on Qatar means no direct flights from most of…

Unlike MPs, Cicero understood the meaning of sovereignty

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The problem with Brexit is that parliament is not designed to do what the people have commanded it to. MPs…

The biggest explosions in history

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The march of time If we leave the EU on 29 March, with which historic events will that date be…

Australian letters

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Uninspired Sir: As an Australian pessimistically into his eighth decade I’ve been dutifully voting since the age of 21. Partly…

The Tories are squandering the opportunity of Brexit

16 March 2019 9:00 am

In all the madness of the Brexit voting, it’s easy to forget that Philip Hammond revealed a mini-Budget this week. Even…

Portrait of the week: government defeat, the spring statement and a fatal airplane crash

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Home The government was defeated by 149 votes — 391 to 242 — on the EU withdrawal agreement presented by…

George Osborne: My campaign to Make Hancock Great Again

16 March 2019 9:00 am

The best thing about the Evening Standard going to print at lunchtime is that we can be first to a…

Will no-deal Brexit fears lead to cheaper flights?

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Cox’s codpiece Attorney general Geoffrey Cox returned from Brussels without even a ‘codpiece’, the name used by some Tories for…

As the Romans knew, eternal life is hopeless without eternal youth

16 March 2019 9:00 am

A research professor has pointed out that lengthening human lifespan threatens to turn us into living zombies unless we can…

Australian letters

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Virulently proportional Sir: James Allan’s rhetorical assault on Jacinda Ardern suffers from a plethora of boringly familiar trans-Tasman prejudices. To…

Why MPs must hold their nose and back May’s Brexit deal

9 March 2019 9:00 am

It is becoming painfully clear that on Tuesday the House of Commons will be asked to vote on an EU…

Portrait of the week: Britain’s knife crime epidemic, a trip to Brussels and Emmanuel Macron’s EU plea

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Two 17-year-olds were stabbed to death in London and Manchester, bringing the number of teenagers killed in knife crime…

Might George W. Bush be the last Republican president in American history?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

John McDonnell might think Churchill a villain, but he’s beloved in America. I’ve just returned from a ten-week, 18-state, 27-city,…

Can you really teach students to solve knife crime?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Next year the London Interdisciplinary School (LIS) will offer one degree, in design, technology and the humanities, to teach students…

Is knife crime rising everywhere?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Trolley dollies Virgin Atlantic dropped its requirement for air hostesses to wear make-up at work. What was required of the…

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Kingsley Amis on Lolita: It’s not pornographic enough

9 March 2019 9:00 am

From ‘She was a child and I was a child’ by Kingsley Amis, 6 November 1959: The only success of…

Australian letters

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Sidelined Sir: I strenuously object to David Flint’s assertion (“Footballers have rights too”, March 2) that Australia’s National Rugby League…

Who will safeguard our democracy if local news dies?

2 March 2019 9:00 am

The announcement this week that Capital, Heart and Smooth radio are cutting back their local news shows might not in…

Portrait of the week: More Brexit discussions, Trump meets Kim Jong-un and India launches strikes on Pakistan

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May said in the Commons that if MPs voted on 12 March against her draft withdrawal agreement with…

Alan Johnson and Michael Portillo on This Week

Alan Johnson’s diary: I’m not sure I’d have had the guts to join a new party

2 March 2019 9:00 am

The separation between ‘members’ and ‘strangers’ always struck me as being one of the most archaic aspects of the House…

How much do you think it costs to travel from London to Manchester?

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Success of the SDP The breakaway Labour MPs would have an uphill task emulating the SDP’s early success. It fought…

The aim of the Games

2 March 2019 9:00 am

The Olympic Committee has added surfing, skateboarding and break-dancing to the events for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.…

Australian letters

2 March 2019 9:00 am

CO2 Sir: Will you or a politician please explain to the people the thermodynamics of how .038% of CO2 can…