Burma

The truth about Burma’s ‘imprisoned princess’

10 October 2020 9:00 am

It’s as ignorant to demonise Aung San Suu Kyi as it was to idolise her

The Far East Campaign of 1941-5 is the new focus of Daniel Todman’s comprehensive history

4 April 2020 9:00 am

To begin not at the beginning but at the end of the beginning. Or rather, to begin at another beginning,…

Riveting documentary about a remarkable man: Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War reviewed

28 March 2020 9:00 am

First shown on BBC Scotland, Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War (BBC4, Wednesday) was the documentary equivalent of…

When will the West take a stand on the persecution of Muslims?

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Anti-Christian persecution, for so long a great untold story, has started to gain the world’s attention. But the suffering of…

Carillion crashes owing £1.5 billion: directors’ conduct is probed

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Home Carillion, the construction and service-provider with 20,000 employees and many contracts for the public sector, went into liquidation with…

Portrait of the week

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, kept talking of the ‘next generation’. He outlined cuts…

The Oldie of the Year awards face life without Terry Wogan

6 February 2016 9:00 am

There was a cloud over the ‘Oldie of the Year’ awards luncheon this week, which was the death only a…

Portrait of the week

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Home After the killings in Paris, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that seven terrorist attacks on Britain had been…

Portrait of the week

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, outlined four changes he sought in Britain’s membership of the EU. He wanted to…

The forgotten army: abandoned by the British to the horrors of Partition

13 June 2015 9:00 am

It is often said that cricket was ‘a game invented by the English and played by Indians’, and every so…

Prue Leith’s diary: I want to be green, but I’ve got some flights to take first...

18 October 2014 9:00 am

‘Please God, make me good, but not yet.’ I know the feeling. As I get older and more deeply retired,…

From Burma — or maybe Saigon — to Manchester via Calcutta

27 September 2014 8:00 am

England   We dropped off our daughter Eve at her new school in the Midlands and started the long journey…

The forgotten flank of the forgotten corps of the Forgotten Army

6 September 2014 9:00 am

The British who fought in Burma became known as the ‘Forgotten Army’ because this was a neglected theatre of the…

The war on Christians

5 October 2013 9:00 am

It’s time the world paid more attention to assaults against Christians