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The trouble with Labour’s new towns plan

21 May 2024 6:55 pm

Since last October, when Keir Starmer declared that he was a ‘Yimby’ – a ‘yes in my back yard’ –…

Ebrahim Raisi’s death won’t change the course of history

21 May 2024 4:08 pm

The Middle East never fails to surprise. Sunday was no exception. Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and…

The sad truth about ‘saint’ Nicola Sturgeon

21 May 2024 3:30 pm

Nicola Sturgeon has finally come clean: ‘I was part of the problem,’ Scotland’s former first minister has admitted, referring to…

Why MPs love to hate the register of interests

21 May 2024 3:00 pm

The register of members’ interests for the House of Commons turns 50 today. Few MPs will be celebrating. Politicians have…

Sunak apologises during ‘day of shame’

21 May 2024 5:41 am

Rishi Sunak’s Commons apology for the contaminated blood scandal was reasonably comprehensive. The statement opened with him saying he wanted…

Roz Adams’s tribunal win is a victory for liberty

21 May 2024 4:12 am

As the edifice of gender identity ideology continues to crumble, along comes another example of an institution not only captured…

The infected blood scandal should make us think twice about revering the NHS

21 May 2024 3:35 am

Blood is central to the myths British people tell themselves. One of the many consequences of the contaminated blood scandal…

Javier Milei won’t stop insulting Pedro Sanchez’s wife

21 May 2024 2:53 am

The Spanish ambassador in Buenos Aires was recalled to Madrid yesterday after Argentina’s president Javier Milei described the wife of…

The ICC’s desire to arrest Netanyahu is far from impartial

21 May 2024 2:36 am

In a dramatic announcement, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, declared today that he has…

Will the NHS change after the infected blood scandal?

21 May 2024 2:14 am

The victims of the infected blood scandal have had to wait a very long time for there to be a…

Infected blood scandal was ‘no accident’, says report

21 May 2024 1:01 am

The Infected Blood Inquiry has finally concluded after a five-year investigation. This lunchtime, the inquiry’s chair Sir Brian Langstaff said…

Bank of England’s £80k social media advertising spend

21 May 2024 12:44 am

Once upon a time, the Bank of England was headed by a series of anonymous figures, whose identities remained largely…

Press freedom means protecting Julian Assange

21 May 2024 12:17 am

James Cleverly won’t be able to move the Julian Assange file out of his inbox quite yet after all. The…

Raisi’s successor is unlikely to end Iran’s western shadow war

20 May 2024 11:55 pm

Even before Tehran had formally announced the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, conspiracy theories as to whether foul play was…

Salman Rushdie has exposed the great lie of a ‘Free Palestine’

20 May 2024 11:29 pm

This is what people must mean by the phrase ‘adults in the room’. After seven months of left-wing hotheads damning…

Could Corbyn be excluded from Labour for good?

20 May 2024 10:43 pm

Jeremy Corbyn is back in the spotlight again, causing yet more issues for his former party. The ex-Labour leader who…

EU sends its ‘sincere condolences’ to Iran

20 May 2024 10:21 pm

Oh dear. It seems that the Eurocrats of Brussels have blundered again. Following the news of the Iranian president’s death,…

Raisi’s death has ruined the Ayatollah’s succession plans

20 May 2024 10:00 pm

The helicopter crash that killed Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi and foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will not fundamentally change the Islamic…

Why the death of Ebrahim Raisi both matters, and doesn’t

20 May 2024 9:04 pm

Not only does the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, in a helicopter crash in the fog and mountains in northern…

Labour’s gender change shake-up will end in tears

20 May 2024 8:41 pm

Anyone who thought the downfall of the Tory government might bring an end to the interminable debate over transgender rights…

Ebrahim Raisi’s successor could be worse

20 May 2024 8:13 pm

It is doubtful that Ebrahim Raisi, the ‘butcher of Tehran’, would have experienced a moral epiphany had he been shown…

Iran’s president and foreign minister killed in helicopter crash

20 May 2024 4:08 pm

Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi and the country’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian have been killed in a helicopter crash in north-western…

In defence of Jonathan Yeo

20 May 2024 4:00 pm

If the basic job of a work of art is to be interesting, as I think it is, then Jonathan…

Inside Scotland’s Post Office scandal

20 May 2024 4:00 pm

For victims of the biggest miscarriage of justice in British legal history, this week is an important one. Paula Vennells,…

Which Tory contenders are on weight-loss drugs?

20 May 2024 2:20 am

It’s the surest sign that a politician is on maneuvers: a slimmer waistline and a sharper suit. But are some…