World

There's no such thing as 'woke coke'

19 July 2021 11:06 pm

Have you heard about ‘Woke Coke’ – ‘Wokaine’, if you will? Apparently drug dealers are now targeting the WaWs (Woke…

Tokyo's doomed Olympics could be the worst yet

19 July 2021 10:56 pm

The Tokyo 2020/2021 Olympics, which begins on Friday, looks set to be one of the worst in the event’s history. A…

Is climate change to blame for Germany’s flooding?

19 July 2021 9:38 pm

Greta Thunberg has declared the floods in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands to be the product of man-made climate change,…

How ‘freedom day’ became ‘chaos day’

19 July 2021 7:22 pm

Welcome to ‘freedom day’, or more properly ‘chaos day’ – with businesses warning they can’t operate because too many employees…

Macron’s vaccine passports are a betrayal of French values

19 July 2021 5:24 pm

What a celebration of diversity I witnessed in Paris on Saturday as tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the…

Ministers are compounding the Covid confusion

18 July 2021 9:00 pm

After several hours of rage that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were going to be able to avoid self-isolation —…

The arrogance of Boris and Rishi's failed isolation dodge

18 July 2021 8:30 pm

It’s hard to break into the global top ten of insufferably arrogant political acts. You need to do something really memorable…

The art of selling vaccines

18 July 2021 7:30 pm

I was bemused when I first saw the photograph of spaced-out chairs and vaccination booths in the Turbine Hall of the…

Jess Phillips and the assault on biology

18 July 2021 6:35 pm

Jess Phillips thinks that transwomen — like me — are not female, but we should be treated as women. She…

Sturgeon’s economic council is a fig-leaf for independence

18 July 2021 4:00 pm

This month’s announcementof a new economic advisory council formed by the Scottish government came with the usual flow of superlatives.…

Will Afghanistan fall to the Taleban?

18 July 2021 3:07 pm

A last-ditch effort to broker peace in Afghanistan will be made in the Qatari capital of Doha this weekend. A…

Getting UN help on American civil rights is a great idea

18 July 2021 12:37 pm

The small-minded people who believe in freedom and democratic self-government have their shorts in a bunch over the Biden administration’s…

Double-vaxxed Saj tests positive: who's getting pinged?

18 July 2021 12:12 am

As the government prepares to lift nearly all legal Covid restrictions on Monday, ministers are at pains to emphasise that…

The Pope's merciless war against the Old Rite

17 July 2021 10:58 pm

I am going to have to boil this down as crudely as I can, because it’s a complex subject with a…

Three horse race to join the 1922 executive

17 July 2021 5:33 pm

There are just six days left before the Commons rises for recess but there’s still time for one last election.…

Keir Starmer's fundamental problem

17 July 2021 4:05 pm

Half a century ago, Willie Whitelaw accused Harold Wilson of ‘going around the country stirring up apathy’. I can think…

The Italians are deluding themselves about the English

17 July 2021 4:00 pm

Not content with winning Euro 2020, many Italians have spent the days since the final engaged in a febrile orgy…

The EU will regret its legal onslaught against Poland

17 July 2021 3:30 pm

When European governments openly disobey courts, ears prick up. When two courts simultaneously contradict each other on the same day…

Colin Pitchfork should die in jail

17 July 2021 3:00 pm

Colin Pitchfork, the child rapist and murderer who was sentenced to life in prison in 1988, will soon be a…

Has Boris got cold feet over ‘freedom day’?

17 July 2021 11:00 am

A very strange ‘freedom day’ greets us on Monday. Legally, almost all restrictions will be lifted. But practically, ministers are…

Afghanistan: give peace a chance

17 July 2021 9:45 am

The American war in Afghanistan is over. In the predawn hours of July 2, US troops slunk away from Bagram…

The rule of law is breaking down in the EU

17 July 2021 9:18 am

There are 27 member states in the EU. Two have now declared they are not bound by EU law. Based…

A salt and sugar tax doesn’t make much sense

17 July 2021 8:41 am

What is the point of the National Food Strategy? When Henry Dimbleby was hired as Britain’s ‘food tsar’ several years…

The constant Democratic existential crises

17 July 2021 6:21 am

The Democratic party boasts so many heroes, it’s sometimes hard to keep up. Recently, Rep. Andy Kim revealed that he…

Revealed: The SNP strategy for a second independence vote

17 July 2021 4:35 am

A new leaflet from the SNP says another referendum on independence is ‘an issue of basic democracy’ and that Boris…