David Cameron

Portrait of the week

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that inheritance tax ‘shouldn’t be paid by people who’ve worked hard and saved…

How to tell a tech bubble from a tech revolution

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Technology investing has come a long way since the dotcom bust

Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and the return of Tory wars

15 March 2014 9:00 am

From the moment he took his job, Michael Gove knew that he would make energetic and determined enemies. The teachers’…

Libya is imploding. Why doesn't David Cameron care?

15 March 2014 9:00 am

A few days ago I went to a talk about Syria; one of those events for the concerned layman, in…

Welcome to the age of four-party politics

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Two things will make the next general election campaign quite unlike any previous election in this country. The first is…

Only Angela Merkel can save David Cameron now

22 February 2014 9:00 am

British politicians still prize a visit from the President of the United States above all others. Yet no American President…

If David Cameron can't get the floods right, all his hopes will wash away

15 February 2014 9:00 am

It is all hands to the pump in Downing Street. The entire No. 10 operation from the Prime Minister down…

Alexander McCall Smith’s diary: Meeting Babar’s creator

8 February 2014 9:00 am

As any author will tell you, literary festivals differ widely. If you are invited to Willy Dalrymple’s Jaipur Festival, with…

How the first world war inspired the EU

8 February 2014 9:00 am

To understand the real meaning of the EU, you must grasp that it originated in the first world war, rather than the second

What the NHS owes the Tories

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Pinned to the wall of Jeremy Hunt’s office in the Department of Health is an A1 piece of paper detailing…

Why foreign aid fails - and how to really help Africa

25 January 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron’s favourite authors on what the government gets wrong about tackling poverty

Portrait of the week

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that English local authorities would be allowed to receive all the business rates…

Cameron’s mission for 2014: stay out of third place

18 January 2014 9:00 am

European elections are normally an afterthought in British politics. As even David Cameron admits, most of us struggle to remember…

When trolling pressure groups cause real harm

18 January 2014 9:00 am

My grandmother, Nanny Nancy, is 99 and going strong. But it can’t be denied that while she’s all there mentally,…

Peter McKay's diary: The Old Etonian David Cameron should have been

11 January 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron gives Old Etonians a bad name. Critics deplore his Old Etonian-ness,  his Lord Snooty Factor.  Childish, but it’s…

Why should Nigel Farage have to fight the ghost of Enoch Powell?

11 January 2014 9:00 am

One of the genuine seasonal pleasures to be enjoyed as 2013 slipped around the U-bend was Enoch Powell making his…

High tea in Sri Lanka's Hill Country

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Alex Massie relaxes amid lush lawns and eccentricity

John Bercow must rein it in — Parliament can't afford to depose two Speakers in a row

16 November 2013 9:00 am

John Bercow could go down as a great reforming Speaker of the House of Commons. It’s thanks to him, in…

The next election will break all the rules

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Ed Miliband’s aides used to scurry around the parliamentary estate, their shoulders hunched. A look in their eyes suggested that…

Tristram Hunt's diary: Why has Gove allowed a school that makes women wear the hijab?

19 October 2013 9:00 am

ONE OF THE MINOR sociological treats of being appointed shadow education secretary is a frontbench view of David Cameron’s crimson…

Don't hug me! (Even though sometimes it's rather nice)

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Have we gained from abandoning the handshake?

In it together? Matthew d'Ancona's book on the coalition is a huge letdown, says Peter Oborne

5 October 2013 9:00 am

There are two ways of being a political journalist. One is to stay on the outside and try to avoid…

Max Hastings’ diary: I love the British Army (but not the Blackadder version of it)

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The looming centenary of the outbreak of the first world war offers an opportunity to break away from the Blackadder/Oh!…

David Cameron’s wars: How the PM learned to love precision bombing

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Supporters of intervention in Syria will be the first to desert Cameron when the going gets tough

This cant about protecting children from porn is really about protecting the coalition

3 August 2013 9:00 am

I have tried very hard to become an afficianado of pornography, seeing as it is by far the most popular…