Guardian

Tala Halawa and the progressive media’s anti-Semitism blindspot

24 May 2021 9:57 pm

The tale of Tala Halawa has an ever-mounting horror to it: each sentence is more disturbing than the last. First…

Will Alan Rusbridger apologise for the Guardian's Republican cell?

5 March 2021 6:00 pm

Subscribers will know that I wrote in my column for the magazine this week about the revelations by former journalist…

Why did Roy Greenslade demonise me when I accused an IRA member of rape?

2 March 2021 4:16 am

Does it really matter if someone who was a newspaper editor, columnist and journalism professor has now admitted to being…

Is the Guardian practising what it preaches on climate change?

2 May 2019 8:11 pm

The Guardian has an advertisement today from Sainsbury’s. Nothing wrong with that; respectable paper, respectable retailer. It’s the nature of the…

What do all these evil maniacs have in common?

5 March 2016 9:00 am

More bad publicity for the Islamic State’s ‘Kafir Tiny Tots and Babycare Service’. A burka-clad madwoman wandering through the streets…

I want to see President Trump – if only because of who he’d annoy

6 February 2016 9:00 am

I suppose spite and schadenfreude are thinnish reasons, intellectually, for wishing Donald Trump to become the next American president (and…

What’s so dangerous about this book about the Church of England?

6 February 2016 9:00 am

The decline of the Church of England has been one of the most astonishing trends in modern Britain. The pews…

Turn the licence fee into a digital currency – and save more than just the BBC

1 August 2015 9:00 am

What follows is a proposal for reducing the BBC licence fee and improving the corporation’s output while saving the British…

Tim Farron, an evangelical Christian, is the victim of a secular inquisition

25 July 2015 9:00 am

I wonder who will win the battle for Tim Farron’s soul — the Guardianistas or God? This is assuming that…

Must all Children’s Laureates be tedious lefties?

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Unless you’re an avid reader of the Guardian, you’re probably blissfully unaware that Britain has a new Children’s Laureate. His…

Suicide bombing seems to have become a new Yorkshire tradition

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Where would you rather live, Dewsbury or Bradford? I ask because it seems that there are probably some good property…

Alan Rusbridger’s final oath

20 June 2015 9:00 am

My friend Alan Rusbridger has just given up editing the Guardian after a distinguished 20-year reign that has climaxed, as…

Dressing up for the opera is not elitist

13 June 2015 9:00 am

It’s June, and the country-house summer opera festivals are now in full swing. Glyndebourne, which opened the season last month,…

Take it from Taki: this could be the start of something really big

16 May 2015 9:00 am

OK. Magnanimity in victory is a sine qua non among civilised men and women, so let me not be the…

I have absolutely no sympathy for liberals who find themselves being called 'right-wing'

21 March 2015 9:00 am

This week I would like you to share the deep pain of a liberal who has been called ‘right-wing’. This…

Sorry, but I don’t think feminists can fight the male gaze by baring their breasts

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Can you really fight the male gaze by exposing your breasts?

I’ve been sacked more times than I can exactly remember. It teaches you nothing

7 March 2015 9:00 am

The Oldie magazine — of which, until otherwise advised, I appear to be the editor — runs an occasional article…

Oh joy! Sean Penn has tried to crack a joke

28 February 2015 9:00 am

What a pleasure it is to see the Hollywood actor Sean Penn neck deep in PC ordure. The rodentine thespian…

The delicious cant of the Guardian is such a treat on a Saturday morning

14 February 2015 9:00 am

One of the highlights of my week comes on a Saturday morning, when I make myself a cup of fair-trade…

Here's my rule: If the word 'he' will offend, then always use it

7 February 2015 9:00 am

They want a gender-neutral pronoun? What the hell’s wrong with them?

Everyone says they’re Charlie. In Britain, almost no one is

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Je suis Charlie indeed. This is the problem with placards — there is rarely enough room to fit in the caveats,…

What football can tell you about Jim Murphy (and what Jim Murphy can tell you about football)

29 November 2014 9:00 am

The author of a rather brilliant little book about football could just hold the key to Labour’s otherwise negligible prospects…

Timothy Spall as the eponymous painter in Mike Leigh’s new film ‘Mr Turner’

Mike Leigh interview: 'A guy in the Guardian wants to sue me for defamation of Ruskin!'

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Hermione Eyre talks to filmmaker Mike Leigh about Mr Turner, Hollywood, and making films his own way

Russell Brand is duller than even the grimmest political interview

13 September 2014 9:00 am

I have just spent a few moments in bed with the popular comedian Russell Brand and I have to say…

Not all knowledge is equal

30 August 2014 9:00 am

I first locked horns with Michael Rosen, the former children’s laureate, on Sky News about four years ago. We were…