Portrait of the week: Inflation hits 30-year high, Andrew settles out of court and Turkey changes its name

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, made ready for a Russian invasion of Ukraine by cutting short a planned visit…

What is Boris's partygate defence?

16 February 2022 5:00 am

The presumption of many MPs — and maybe many of you — is that the Met is bound to issue…

Are the Winter Olympics suffering the effects of climate change?

12 February 2022 9:00 am

No snow The pistes are covered with artificial snow and the hillsides are bare. Are the Winter Olympics a victim…

Can Macron really lecture Putin about democracy?

9 February 2022 10:09 pm

A penny for the thoughts of Vladimir Putin on Monday as he stared at Emmanuel Macron from the end of…

Britain's unethical Covid messaging must never be repeated

6 February 2022 7:30 pm

Over the last two years – under the guise of a Covid-19 communications strategy – the British people have faced…

Trudeau vs truckers: a head-on collision

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Canada’s Covid protestors have a point

The Chancellor's horrible task ahead

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Whether Rishi Sunak is prime minister or still chancellor this spring, fate is handing him a poisoned chalice. Looking back,…

Frozen: can China escape its zero-Covid trap?

5 February 2022 9:00 am

How China got stuck in a zero-Covid trap

Two years on, what's the evidence for lockdown?

3 February 2022 6:00 pm

Did lockdowns save lives? We will never have a definitive answer to this vital question because it was impossible to…

Can the Czech Republic challenge Europe’s vaccine orthodoxy?

30 January 2022 9:30 pm

The Omicron wave has left European counties standing at a crossroads this year. Despite the relative mildness of Omicron compared…

What Boris must do now to survive

29 January 2022 9:00 am

When Omicron struck, Britain was already the most boosted country in Europe. Our programme was so advanced that 80 per…

Portrait of the week: Unease in Ukraine, tensions in No. 10 and hamsters escape Hong Kong

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, told the Commons that Britain was prepared to send troops to protect Nato allies…

In Fortress New Zealand, faith in Saint Jacinda is starting to fade

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Faith in ‘Saint Jacinda’ is starting to fade

Why Sage got Omicron wrong

23 January 2022 7:00 pm

Given that lockdown was very nearly ordered on the advice of Sage last month, it’s worth keeping an eye on…

We must never abandon children during lockdown again

23 January 2022 1:09 am

Schools are far more than mere exam factories. Across the UK, teachers in 32,000 schools and colleges care for children…

Is it really such a shock that some people drink at work?

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Thirteen years ago we shared an office building with a large international bank. A common lift connected both businesses to…

After Omicron: there’s no longer a case for restrictions on liberty

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Covid-19 is in decline in Britain, with Omicron cases now falling as fast as they rose. The booster programme —…

I got Covid (again) – is it time I got jabbed?

22 January 2022 9:00 am

I got Covid a couple of weeks ago. Second time for me, which was annoying because I’d told Caroline that…

Omicron is on its way out

19 January 2022 11:11 pm

Omicron peaked in England in early January, according to figures just released by the ONS. The estimates from the weekly…

I tempted fate – and got Covid

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Well, I did warn you. As I typed my column last week on the imminent end of Covid I said…

The truth about that No. 10 party

15 January 2022 9:00 am

People seem surprised and a little doubting that the Prime Minister is incapable of remembering if he attended a party…

Why should I be sacked for refusing the Covid vaccine?

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Why should I be sacked for refusing the Covid vaccine?

Now Boris must make another admission: lockdown was a mistake

15 January 2022 9:00 am

On 20 May 2020, the Metropolitan Police issued a statement on social media which summed up the conditions in the…

Letters: Unfair care costs will turn the red wall blue

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Take care Sir: Your editorial (‘Counting the costs’, 8 January) makes valid points regarding the funding of social care. The…

Portrait of the week: No. 10’s garden party, Djokovic’s visa row and France’s vaccine protests

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson admitted to attending evening drinks for about 40 staff in the garden of 10 Downing Street on…