coronavirus

The pandemic’s transatlantic divide in executive salaries

15 May 2021 9:00 am

‘Consider a temporary cut in executive salaries’ was the Confederation of British Industry’s advice to members at the start of…

Portrait of the week: Scotland votes, Queen speaks and Israel-Palestine crisis escalates

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Home A new complexion of British politics was revealed by the capture of Hartlepool by Jill Mortimer for the Conservatives…

‘This was a horrible pandemic – but it wasn’t the big one’: Michael Lewis interviewed

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Michael Lewis on the scientists who saw Covid coming – and were ignored

Were fears of a third wave overblown?

11 May 2021 9:45 pm

So, the third wave is officially no more. New modelling by SPI-M, the government’s committee on modelling for pandemics, has,…

The problem with Britain’s mental health

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Experts tell us that we are facing a mental health ‘time bomb’ in the UK, partly as a consequence of…

What should we put in our time capsule of the plague year?

8 May 2021 9:00 am

What to include in a memory box of the plague year?

The China model: why is the West imitating Beijing?

8 May 2021 9:00 am

From spending to lockdown, the West is copying Beijing

Portrait of the week: Covid retreats, raves resume and a £165,000 squid

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Home ‘I think we have got a good chance of being able to dispense with the one-metre-plus from 21 June,’…

Data, not dates: there is no reason to delay a return to normal life

8 May 2021 9:00 am

A slogan can come back to haunt you. For Boris Johnson, the words ‘data not dates’ sounded powerful at a…

How the West can help India

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Why India is reluctant to lock down again

Does the UK's 'green list' for travel make sense?

8 May 2021 4:00 am

International travel is back on the menu, in theory. From 17 May the ‘stay in the UK’ restrictions are lifting…

The 'Covid deaths' which are not caused by Covid

6 May 2021 2:46 am

Registered Covid deaths fell to just one on Monday, leading many to comment that the epidemic in Britain is effectively…

Why we should worry about the post-Covid exodus of older workers

5 May 2021 4:01 am

Concerns around unemployment during the pandemic have, understandably, been focused on younger people. Last year it was under-24 year olds…

In India, the Covid crisis has left us helpless and broken

1 May 2021 9:00 am

We’re running out of beds, oxygen, medicines – and hope

Hospital wards are filling up again – with fakers

24 April 2021 9:00 am

As Covid retreats, the malingerers are making a comeback

Am I really paying £3,000 for six days in Wales?

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Has it ever been more difficult to plan a family holiday? At the time of writing, it is illegal to…

Portrait of the week: Covid pills, Chauvin’s conviction and a red card for the Super League

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, announced the hunt was on for two effective pills to treat Covid, to be…

Why I don’t regret leaving the BBC

24 April 2021 9:00 am

I have just had my second jab and it poses a dilemma. As an assiduous Covid rule-taker, I have been…

Who gave Abba ‘nul points’ in 1974?

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Falling from grace Six Premier League football clubs had announced their intention to join a European Super League, from which…

Portrait of the week: Duke of Edinburgh dies, Covid retreats and questions for Cameron

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Home The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to the Queen for 73 years, died at Windsor Castle, aged 99.…

My painstaking preparations for Prince Philip’s funeral

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The files arrived marked ‘STRICT EMBARGO’ and ‘CONFIDENTIAL’ and ‘FORTH BRIDGE REVISED’ and stamped with various crests and insignia. My…

Let’s show vaccine passports for football fans the red card

17 April 2021 9:00 am

As I’ve written before, the thing I’ve missed the most in the past 12 months is going to see QPR…

Britain is in danger of repeating its post-war mistakes

17 April 2021 9:00 am

What we can learn from Britain’s rationing mistakes

The truth about Russia’s hidden Covid deaths

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Putin’s hidden Covid deaths

Can Boris beat the vaccine passport rebels?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

No prime minister wants to be dependent on the opposition to get the government’s business through the House of Commons.…