Europe

The Great European Disaster on BBC4 reviewed: propaganda worthy of Leni Riefenstahl

7 March 2015 9:00 am

My favourite bit of The Great European Disaster (BBC4, Sunday) was the lingering shot that showed golden heads of corn…

How to fix Britain’s immigration crisis (without leaving Europe)

13 December 2014 9:00 am

The response to the Ukip surge has reached the panic stage. Just as British business and academia chorused the economic…

Google vs governments - let the new battle for free speech begin

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Imagine there was one newspaper that landed all the scoops. Literally all of them. Big news, silly news, the lot.…

Europe will reconcile with Russia, and soon. It can’t afford not to

18 October 2014 9:00 am

After months of escalating tensions over Ukraine and talk of a new cold war, Russia and the West could soon…

Dealing with trolls the Swedish way

11 October 2014 9:00 am

How to deal with a troll In Scandinavian mythology, trolls were shady creatures who lived below ground and varied in…

Václav Klaus: The lies Europe tells about Russia

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Václav Klaus has made a habit of saying things others shy away from saying, but it doesn’t seem to have…

Wave power is a really, really stupid idea. That’s why it’s getting so much taxpayer subsidy

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The surface of the sea is a hostile and unforgiving place. Although it covers 71 per cent of the planet,…

The nervous passenger who became one of our great travel writers

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Sybille Bedford all her life was a keen and courageous traveller. Restless, curious, intellectually alert, she was always ready to…

Why I no longer want to live in America

10 May 2014 9:00 am

A few years ago I would have quite liked to live in America. I’m not sure now. For one thing,…

Nigel Farage’s diary: Comfort for Cameron, and the wonders of German traffic

5 April 2014 9:00 am

What a week! I was thrilled to have a chance to confront Nick Clegg but my excitement was tempered with…

Europe's 'new world order' is letting Vladimir Putin run riot

8 March 2014 9:00 am

If Vladimir Putin’s invasion and occupation of the Crimea brings to an end the Pax Americana and the post-Cold War…

There's a global morality gap — and it's getting wider

26 October 2013 9:00 am

First World, Third World, East, West, North and South; every few years economists come up with yet another supposedly more…

Danubia, by Simon Winder - review

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Why do we know so little about the Habsburg empire, given that it is the prime formative influence on modern…

Ukip are playing it safe – so they’ve rejected me

17 August 2013 9:00 am

So farewell then £80,000 salary, £150,000 expense account, secretary, team of assistants, constituency office, first-class travel, immunity from prosecution, Brussels…