There’s no point in bishops – Covid has shown us so

6 June 2020 9:00 am

It is a relief to parents that young children are allowed out a bit now as the length of the…

The intense pleasures of lockdown

6 June 2020 9:00 am

I used to live in Mogadishu for months at a time, cooped up in compounds behind fortified walls. Venturing on…


The protests have not ended COVID-19

4 June 2020 4:09 am

Remember when peaceful protesters of the economic lockdown were smeared for apparently putting lives at risk by utilizing their First…

Inside the final act of the Brexit drama

3 June 2020 7:51 pm

The fourth round of official Brexit negotiations resumed on Tuesday, screen-to-screen. They will determine whether the stalemate can be broken…

The UK isn't taking the risk of contact tracing fraud seriously

3 June 2020 12:17 am

Experts have a get-out clause of which politicians can only dream when they are speaking from the podium at press briefings.…

America’s riots could be contagious

2 June 2020 2:44 am

It’s kind of amazing. For weeks we have been arguing about the minute details of viral transmission. Can you be…

The lethal combination of Brexit and Covid

2 June 2020 12:04 am

The combination of Covid-19 and Brexit is a double whammy. The first was a haymaker that hit Britain from nowhere.…

The growing rebellion against quarantine for UK arrivals

1 June 2020 9:09 pm

The government’s most unpopular policy on its own benches is its plan to make almost everyone arriving in this country…


End the lockdown. Stop the riots

31 May 2020 3:10 am

These riots are not just about pent up frustration over police brutality and the murder of George Floyd under the…

Immunity to coronavirus may be far more widespread than thought

30 May 2020 8:00 pm

Two weeks ago I wrote hereabout a study by the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California, which found that…

Like a project the BBC might have considered 30 years ago and turned down: The Understudy reviewed

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Hats off to the Lawrence Batley Theatre for producing a brand-new full-length show on-line. Stephen Fry, with avuncular fruitiness, narrates…

What is there to see in Barnard Castle?

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Site test What’s on offer in the town of Barnard Castle? — Ruined 12th-century castle perched high above the Tees,…

It’s hell when your whole neighbourhood is working from home

30 May 2020 9:00 am

It’s hell when the whole neighbourhood is working from home

Why has coronavirus fled London?

30 May 2020 9:00 am

My partner, Julian, hovered at my shoulder on Friday as I tapped out my Times Saturday column (about travel quarantine).…

Why the lower-sixth has so much to lose from lockdown

30 May 2020 9:00 am

The lower-sixth has so much to lose from lockdown

Has lockdown worked?

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Who occupies the post of chief adviser to the prime minister is not generally an issue of great interest to…

Unfortunately our new puppy is not just for lockdown

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Will the huge surge in demand for puppies and kittens during lockdown lead to a lot of abandoned pets when…

Letters: Why we need music festivals

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Disastrous decisions Sir: One cannot but agree wholeheartedly with Lionel Shriver (‘This is not a natural disaster’, 16 May). Given…

Portrait of the week: Cummings under fire, protests in Hong Kong and a big cat in East Finchley

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Home Open-air markets and car showrooms will be allowed to open from 1 June and other ‘non-essential’ shops from 15…

The NHS is letting down thousands of patients

30 May 2020 9:00 am

The NHS is letting down thousands of patients

The ferocious bias against Dominic Cummings

30 May 2020 9:00 am

At Dominic Cummings’s press conference on Monday, reporters tried two lines of attack. One was to behave like local detectives,…

The genius of Alfred Hitchcock

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Nobody earns the right to respect just by having lived into old age, whenever that begins — it has happened…

Is living without risk really living at all?

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Taking my life in my hands — as we all do when getting out of bed — I walked along…

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Trump severs ties with World Health Organization

30 May 2020 5:33 am

President Trump is cutting all US funding to the World Health Organization as of Friday afternoon. ‘China has total control…

Can Germany spend its way out of the corona crisis?

29 May 2020 9:49 pm

Coronavirus is grim news for all major economies and Germany is no exception. The country’s economic output decreased by 2.2…