World

Is inflation about to bite?

16 June 2021 10:49 pm

The signs were there for all to see — pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and so on all pushing up their prices. Businesses…

Lockdown delay is a price worth paying

16 June 2021 10:01 pm

For the first time during this pandemic, I think we should delay lifting restrictions. Looking at the latest data, it…

Cummings's messages aren’t a ‘bombshell’ revelation

16 June 2021 9:35 pm

On days like this, I despair of the media-political village where I’ve spent most of my adult life. Because that…

Does this SNP politician think buses are racist?

16 June 2021 9:23 pm

One of the benefits of devolution has been giving Scots their own parliament in which the great issues of the…

The protocol may be Boris's greatest masterstroke

16 June 2021 4:52 pm

The jibes thrown at Boris Johnson over his unhappiness with the Northern Ireland protocol — based on the obvious observation…

The political advantages of the UK-Australia trade deal

16 June 2021 8:50 am

The UK government has agreed its first bespoke trade deal since leaving the EU. After Boris Johnson met with Australian…

Covid and the difficulty with ‘following the science’

16 June 2021 8:35 am

Did anyone fancy being in Boris Johnson’s shoes before he made the decision to delay the full lifting of Covid…

Putin’s secret weapon? The F-35

16 June 2021 8:24 am

This week’s Nato summit communiqué was predictably replete with bombast about the ever growing threat of Russian aggression — along…

Shame on the GB News boycotters

16 June 2021 8:00 am

GB News, the UK’s first new news channel in decades, launched on Sunday night with a monologue from the estimable…

We don't have to swap sovereignty for trade

16 June 2021 7:55 am

A new court will be established with powers over both countries. Labour and product laws will be harmonised. Flags with…

White House digs deeper on border crisis

16 June 2021 7:45 am

The Biden administration has repeatedly refused to take its self-created border crisis seriously. Last week, they sent Vice President Kamala…

Florida’s congressional race to the bottom

16 June 2021 7:09 am

Oh joy! A fake scientist under indictment for hacking wants to oust alleged snow-sniffer and congressman Matt Gaetz, who is…

France is divided on 'taking the knee'

15 June 2021 11:53 pm

Until this month ‘taking a knee’ has not been a French phenomenon. When the Black Lives Matter movement spilled out of…

Keir Starmer is alienating both sides in the Brexit debate

15 June 2021 10:32 pm

What is it with Labour and Brexit? An issue that during Theresa May’s premiership looked like it could rip the…

Is furlough holding back the jobs market?

15 June 2021 9:51 pm

The latest employment figures, published this morning, confirm a remarkable aspect of the Covid pandemic: that it appears to have…

Montenegro's motorway to nowhere

15 June 2021 9:08 pm

Arching out across a quiet Balkan valley, Montenegro’s first motorway cuts across the rocky scrubland with unnatural precision: a modernist…

No, Jon Stewart’s Wuhan lab tirade is not ‘fringe’ opinion

15 June 2021 7:16 pm

Cockburn is old enough to remember when famous comedians sought to be transgressive. He recalls when they were funny, too.…

Greenslade pours oil on Troubles waters

15 June 2021 3:44 pm

After resigning as a visiting professor at City University in March after admitting to supporting IRA terrorists in the 1970s, Roy Greenslade has…

The cost of delaying 'freedom day'

15 June 2021 3:30 pm

When Boris Johnson announced that unlocking would be guided by ‘data not dates’ he handed detractors ample scope for derision…

The president of platitudes

15 June 2021 9:15 am

President Joe Biden turned up almost three hours late to his Nato press conference tonight. He offered no apology, because,…

Boris Johnson delays the end of lockdown

15 June 2021 9:01 am

Boris Johnson has this evening confirmed that he will delay the lifting of all Covid restrictions by four weeks to…

Can Naftali Bennett’s anti-Bibi coalition survive?

15 June 2021 7:14 am

Sunday saw a watershed moment in Israeli politics: Bibi Netanyahu was removed from power after 12 years, and his government…

Speaker blasts Boris again over lockdown announcement

15 June 2021 7:10 am

The government has just suffered a further verbal drubbing for the way it announced it would be delaying the roadmap…

‘Insisting’ and ‘demanding’ will get us nowhere with China

15 June 2021 6:05 am

How can America hold China to account? Its ruling party has committed human rights abuses and bears responsibility for the…

Twerking, Chicago and the decline of police power

15 June 2021 2:40 am

A cellphone video surfaced in Chicago last week showing three African American women twerking on top of a slowly moving…