World

Is London being ‘levelled down’ already?

17 July 2021 12:15 am

In his ‘levelling up’ speech in Coventry this week, the Prime Minister insisted time and again that this was no…

Starmer's youth wing backs Cuban dictatorship

16 July 2021 10:30 pm

Oh dear. Having squeaked home in the Batley by-election and with the summer recess less than a week away, Sir…

The EU's Brexit bill doesn't add up

16 July 2021 9:16 pm

A dozen hospitals. A hundred million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and a lot more of the Oxford one. Or…

Whitty's lockdown warning will trouble Boris

16 July 2021 8:04 pm

In a Science Museum webinar yesterday, Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, warned about the increasing number of people in…

The Marcus Rashford mural – an anatomy of a moral panic

16 July 2021 6:51 pm

Late on Sunday night, less than an hour after England lost on penalties to Italy in the European championship final,…

Glenn Greenwald: America First conservatives shouldn’t support unrest in Cuba

16 July 2021 8:41 am

Glenn Greenwald wants right-wing populists to understand that the CIA is not their friend. On Sunday thousands of Cubans swarmed…

In defence of levelling up

16 July 2021 8:30 am

Modern pragmatist political leaders are generally keen to reassure us that there is a unifying philosophy to be found running…

Abortion should not be a party-political issue

16 July 2021 2:40 am

It’s the culture, stupid. The economy no longer governs voters’ choices. When I was making videos around the US to…

Why are Labour MPs excusing Cuba’s authoritarian regime?

16 July 2021 2:37 am

Thousands have taken to the streets in Cuba this week to protest against the authoritarian government that rules over them.…

The rise of the unwhippable Tories

16 July 2021 1:20 am

When the government announced a Commons vote on its decision to cut the foreign aid budget from 0.7 per cent…

The uninspiring choice facing German voters

15 July 2021 10:25 pm

The gloves are off in Germany’s electoral race. As personal insults are traded and skeletons dragged from their closets, even…

Does the Green party care more about trans rights than the environment?

15 July 2021 7:30 pm

Our planet is in a mess. Ice caps are melting and the glaciers are retreating. This summer in Canada, the…

Why Israel is rolling-out third vaccine doses

15 July 2021 6:29 pm

It’s time to think about your third Covid vaccine dose. That might sound like a premature suggestion when many people…

Britain is a tolerant country and a few football racists don't change that

15 July 2021 6:28 pm

The racist messages sent to England football players in recent days are shameful, but to suggest that the UK is a festering hotbed…

Tucker blames Trump for 2020 election loss

15 July 2021 5:53 pm

Tucker Carlson has never shied from diverging with the GOP orthodoxy. In a recent interview with the prestigious Swiss magazine…

George Bush's attack on Joe Biden's Afghan strategy is hard to take

15 July 2021 4:18 pm

The world doesn’t hear a lot from George W. Bush these days. The former president of the United States has…

The fugitive Texas Democrats are vain, self-promoting cry-babies

15 July 2021 3:43 pm

Off to Washington DC on Monday they flew, maskless with Miller Lites in hand — three-score Democratic members of the…

Why is the EU copying China’s Belt and Road initiative?

15 July 2021 3:00 pm

Much like Mark Twain’s apocryphal quote about arguing with idiots who ‘drag you down to their level and beat you…

What's behind the South African riots?

15 July 2021 8:59 am

South Africa is ablaze once more. In the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal (formerly Natal) and Gauteng (which includes Johannesburg and Pretoria),…

Michael Gove's paper-thin case for Covid passports

15 July 2021 8:35 am

Next Monday is ‘freedom day’ when all social distancing restrictions are removed. Clubs will reopen, pubs will be packed, sports…

Britain is ill-prepared to deal with rising inflation

15 July 2021 8:03 am

Inflation is on the rise again. For the third consecutive month, the Consumer Prices index outpaced the forecasters’ consensus, landing at…

Why do those who abuse Priti Patel get a free pass?

15 July 2021 6:40 am

Remember when Labour MP Clive Lewis got into trouble for saying, ‘On your knees, bitch’? It was at a fringe…

Has Boris Johnson forgotten what he once said about IRA terrorists?

14 July 2021 9:23 pm

Boris Johnson’s approach to dealing with historical prosecutions in Northern Ireland has achieved that unique political feat in the Province: uniting both…

How Macron was outfoxed by a dead Napoleonic general

14 July 2021 9:16 pm

Skeletons don’t always lurk in cupboards, some of them hide under dance floors waiting for a particularly rousing party to…

How did the Tories get taking the knee so wrong?

14 July 2021 9:06 pm

Steve Baker’s warning to his colleagues about the way they respond to footballers taking the knee has shaken like a…