World

Low birth rates are a threat to humanity

25 February 2024 5:30 pm

The village we moved to in central Italy is lovely – old stone houses and olive trees on a hillside – but…

Viktor Orban is not abandoning Europe

25 February 2024 5:30 pm

The news that Hungary and China have signed a security pact, following a visit by to Budapest by Wang Xiaohong,…

Why are Japan’s trains so much better than ours?

25 February 2024 5:25 pm

With six more months of train strikes recently announced it is getting hard to imagine a punctual, anxiety-free railway journey…

The sinister reality of trail hunting

25 February 2024 5:00 pm

Will Sir Keir Starmer go further on the Hunting Act than Tony Blair did? While the passing of the legislation…

The dilemma of being a transsexual Christian

25 February 2024 5:00 pm

As the Church of England once again tears itself apart over gay marriage, us transsexual Christians have slipped in under…

Why Trump won South Carolina

25 February 2024 1:23 pm

Elvis has left the building. So has Trump, and he left victorious. The “primary show” will have a few encores,…

Sunak was right to suspend Lee Anderson

25 February 2024 4:34 am

When Lee Anderson was made deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, it was on the understanding that he’d explode now…

Shamima Begum shouldn’t have lost her British citizenship

25 February 2024 1:41 am

Parliamentary sovereignty is the bedrock of the constitution, and the courts ought to accept it, even when bad laws are…

How badly will Nikki Haley lose in South Carolina?

24 February 2024 8:57 pm

Will Nikki Haley defy expectations and only lose by 20 points today? That seems to be closest thing to a…

The shamelessness of Hope not Hate

24 February 2024 7:33 pm

You would think that a group called ‘Hope not Hate’ would have a lot of important things to talk about…

Two years on, the Ukraine war matters more than ever

24 February 2024 7:18 pm

There are inevitably voices in the West questioning the value of committing more than £5.5 billion a month in support…

Netanyahu’s plan won’t deradicalise the Palestinians

24 February 2024 7:03 pm

Four months after the beginning of the Gaza war, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has finally presented his security cabinet…

Why is the New Scientist defending cannibalism?

24 February 2024 5:25 pm

Most law students in the English-speaking world will have come across R v Dudley and Stephens, from 1884, which established…

Navalny showed there is a better Russia

24 February 2024 5:00 pm

Everything was angular about him: his brilliant smile, the choppy movements of his hands as he spoke, the western mannerisms he had…

Liz Truss’s Republican love-in at CPAC

23 February 2024 6:31 pm

‘Oh, that’s Liz Truss,’ a conservative reporter says as the former British prime minister passes us in the corridor at…

The sad truth behind why the UK’s first trans judge resigned

23 February 2024 6:05 pm

A transgender judge has resigned, apparently because of the risk of politicising the judiciary. But this was no ordinary judge.…

Expelling the Russian ambassador would be a mistake

23 February 2024 5:00 pm

Jacob Rees-Mogg spoke for many people horrified by Alexei Navalny’s death in a Russian prison last week when he suggested…

Trump’s Never Surrender High Tops embody the worst of sneaker culture

23 February 2024 7:49 am

It was inevitable. Having infected every other part of culture, partisan politics has arrived in the world of sneakerheads. Last…

Germany’s new anti-Ukraine party unnerving the establishment

23 February 2024 4:30 am

Her party may be less than two months old, but already Sahra Wagenknecht has put a cat amongst the pigeons…

Did red tape worsen Britain’s inflation problem?

23 February 2024 4:21 am

It has been a miserable few years for our quality of life. People have gotten used to that sinking feeling…

Commander’s canine reign of terror comes to a close

23 February 2024 4:06 am

As war rages in Gaza and Ukraine, Joe Biden is preoccupied with another bloody battle, in the White House —…

Chaos in the Commons benefits the SNP

23 February 2024 4:06 am

Wednesday’s chaotic procedures in the House of Commons have handed an enormous soapbox to the SNP’s Stephen Flynn. The MP…

Violence is corrupting our democracy

23 February 2024 2:32 am

Fascism begins with political violence on the streets. In 1922, Benito Mussolini ordered his supporters to march on Rome and…

The SAS fought a dirty war in Afghanistan

23 February 2024 2:00 am

The SAS blocked UK visas for Afghan special forces soldiers, perhaps fearing that they would be able to produce evidence…

Hungary has become China’s useful idiot

23 February 2024 12:53 am

This week a security deal was announced that could see Chinese police on the streets of Hungary. Despite this, there…