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In praise of the bands that said no to Greta Thunberg

13 August 2019 8:41 pm

My faith in rock music has been temporarily restored. According to the manager of The 1975, the execrable essay/song that…

Hong Kong protesters are following the wrong script

13 August 2019 7:55 pm

What do you call a global hub without an airport? Hong Kong. No other city can lay claim to this…

A US trade deal is good news for Britain

13 August 2019 5:58 pm

Now that America is offering a trade deal – or as John Boulton says, a series of mini deals – can…

It’s time David Cameron returned to fix his Brexit mess

13 August 2019 5:29 pm

In private moments of exasperation with rebellious Tory MPs, prime minister David Cameron used to complain that “too many of…

Is it illegal to mock this drug dealer’s haircut?

13 August 2019 1:54 am

Is it a crime to mock a criminal’s unfortunate hairstyle? Police in South Wales seem to think so. Last week, Gwent Police…

Hong Kong protesters are making things easy for China

11 August 2019 4:25 pm

The world is watching Beijing as it watches Hong Kong. There are nervous expectations that troops will be deployed in…

How renewable energy makes power cuts more likely

10 August 2019 9:20 pm

At 16 minutes past four on Friday a press officer at National Grid put out a tweet which seemed to…

Donald Trump isn’t to blame for America’s mass shootings

10 August 2019 5:00 pm

The BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme wasn’t in any doubt about who to blame for America’s latest bout…

With interest rates crashing, Boris is in luck – he can borrow his way out of any Brexit crisis

10 August 2019 4:30 pm

Is Boris Johnson the luckiest prime minister ever? This week, the Government can borrow money for ten years at 0.48…

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Joe Biden’s Grandpa Smurf routine won’t beat Trump

10 August 2019 2:23 am

Joe Biden possesses the elixir of ordinariness, despite the appearance of having picked his hair and teeth out of a…

Is Britain really heading for a Brexit recession?

9 August 2019 10:15 pm

The sense of excitement among some Remainers is almost palpable. Finally – after three years of waiting – a quarter…

Rosanna Arquette and the problem with white privilege

9 August 2019 9:22 pm

American actress Rosanna Arquette has declared her undying shame to the world on social media. It had nothing to do…

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Biden’s ‘white supremacist’ answer shows why he’s leading

9 August 2019 8:38 am

‘Why are you so hooked on that?’ Joe Biden asked a reporter in Iowa Thursday. She’d asked him to label…

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Donald Trump isn’t to blame for this spate of mass shootings

8 August 2019 2:36 pm

The flagship news and current affairs program of the BBC wasn’t in any doubt about who to blame for America’s…

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Trump heals the nation…by attacking Beto for his ‘phony name’

8 August 2019 7:23 am

The Democratic party, mired in infighting only a week ago, has reunited over racial division. New Jersey senator Cory Booker…

Could Boris Johnson have to resign if he loses a confidence vote?

7 August 2019 10:10 pm

The argument about whether Boris Johnson would have to resign if he lost a confidence vote is continuing to rage…

It would be foolish to take Boris’s Brexit promises at face value

7 August 2019 9:26 pm

As the by-election result came through from Wales last week, one Tory Leaver tweeted this: “Brecon and Radnor is a timely…

Will John McDonnell lock Tories up if Labour wins the next election?

7 August 2019 7:31 pm

Smiley, fluent and softly spoken, John McDonnell sometimes comes across as a bit cuddly. Yesterday Labour’s shadow chancellor was interviewed…

Why a no-deal Brexit is now overwhelmingly likely

7 August 2019 7:27 am

I am regularly asked whether MPs can block a no-deal Brexit, whether they will block a no-deal Brexit and whether…

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Rise of the comrade babies

7 August 2019 2:15 am

If you elected to build a library dedicated to the subject of Human Folly, the place would end up as…

Donald Trump is the best prime minister Britain never had

6 August 2019 10:07 pm

Britain has never had a better friend in the White House than Donald Trump. FDR may have bailed out Britain…

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Liberalism cannot stop the shootings

6 August 2019 9:10 pm

What makes a young man pick up a gun, head to a crowded place, and shoot as many people as…

McDonald’s straws and the policies of moral panic

6 August 2019 3:45 am

McDonald’s has bowed to public pressure and replaced plastic straws that you can recycle, with paper straws that you can’t…

Could Boris Johnson be the last Prime Minister of the UK?

6 August 2019 12:09 am

Now it gets messy. Lord Ashcroft’s poll putting support for Scottish independence at 52-48 (the cursed percentages) is the first…

James Cleverly – We are not ‘going to initiate’ a general election

4 August 2019 11:54 pm

Niall Paterson stood in for Sophy Ridge this morning, interviewing the Conservative party chairman James Cleverly. Paterson asked Cleverly whether…