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The idiotic myth of the ‘lone wolf’ attack

19 October 2021 7:44 am

In the summer of 2020 the French Senate published a report on the ‘Development of Islamist Radicalisation and the means…

The increasingly expensive claustrophobia of Succession

19 October 2021 2:13 am

Success is hard to come by in the Season 3 premier of Succession, which aired last night. As the media…

Did the Johnsons breach lockdown rules?

19 October 2021 2:06 am

Did the Johnson clan breach lockdown rules last December? That’s the question being asked in Westminster today after a profile…

What if America doesn’t want to ‘Build Back Better’?

18 October 2021 4:36 pm

We begin today with the reigning alpha of the self-celebrated political super-staffers. Enter Ron Klain, President Joe Biden’s chief of…

The age of entropy

18 October 2021 4:23 pm

Americans and other westerners have long been accustomed to thinking that history has a clear direction. Sometimes the direction is…

America needs a 12-step program

18 October 2021 2:41 pm

When I got sober in October of 2013, my sponsor said many things I didn’t want to hear. One of…

Why the French establishment fears Eric Zemmour

18 October 2021 3:14 am

Béziers It’s a book tour, mais pas comme des autres. Last night, Eric Zemmour, rising star of the French right…

Bullfighting and the fight for Spain’s future

18 October 2021 1:43 am

Being sanctimonious about foreigners and their cruelty to animals has long been a British tradition. The taste for dog meat…

Stalking, harassment and abuse: the threats facing MPs and staff

17 October 2021 10:12 pm

Following the murder of Sir David Amess on Friday, there has been much discussion about the level of security for…

The never-ending terror of Islamism

17 October 2021 9:26 pm

It is no huge surprise Ali Harbi Ali, the man arrested on suspicion of the murder of David Amess, had…

Is the European centre collapsing?

17 October 2021 8:00 pm

There’s a growing tension in the European bloc between those unhappy with Brussels’s increasing interventionism and by those who feel the…

Rhodes, Columbus and the next heritage battle

17 October 2021 5:31 pm

On 12 October this year, Columbus Day, a statue of the Italian in Belgrave Square was vandalised by activists from…

Macron's Brexit obsession leaves him blind to France's real adversary

17 October 2021 4:35 pm

Emmanuel Macron’s Europe minister Clément Beaune is fast gaining a reputation for bashing all things British. ‘Stop telling us you do not need…

The name’s Steele, Chris Steele

17 October 2021 12:01 pm

Delicious. Christopher Steele, the single most discredited actor in the entire Trump Russia Collusion Hoax, is set to be interviewed…

Is the Pope a Protestant?

17 October 2021 9:33 am

When Pope Francis was asked last month how he was doing after surgery on his colon in July, he replied:…

We must do more to protect our MPs

16 October 2021 10:59 pm

Sir David Amess’s backstory tells you much about his commitment to constituency politics that led to his cruel murder yesterday.…

The BBC’s relationship with Stonewall is finally being scrutinised

16 October 2021 6:00 pm

I have often criticised BBC journalism on the issues of sex and gender because that journalism has often been quite…

British oddsmakers: Trump favorite to win in 2024

16 October 2021 11:44 am

They say betting markets are more reliable indicators of election outcomes than the pundits and even the polls. But the…

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Pete Buttigieg’s high class problems

16 October 2021 9:44 am

It’s time for Pete Buttigieg to truck off down the road from the Department of Transportation — if, that is,…

Feminism has failed us

16 October 2021 7:51 am

I’ve lost count of how many seminars I’ve had to sit through on Diversity & Inclusion, how many times I’ve…

Why Covid means the big state is back

15 October 2021 9:31 am

History suggests that when the state expands in a crisis, it doesn’t go back to its pre-crisis level once the…

Why is the National Trust waging war against its members?

15 October 2021 5:58 am

The National Trust culture war has just stepped up a gear. Ahead of the Trust’s AGM on 30 October, the…

Cambridge's transgender TERF wars have gone too far

14 October 2021 8:45 pm

What is a witch? How do we spot witches? And how might we drum up the courage to talk to…

Ex Anglican Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali converts to Catholicism

14 October 2021 7:12 pm

Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester and one of the best-known Anglican clerics, could be ordained as a Catholic…

The mendacity of Priti Patel’s immigration Bill

14 October 2021 5:00 pm

You are a journalist, a satirist, a campaigner, an opposition politician. For years you work to create the flash of…