Julian Assange

Portrait of the week: Brexit party launches, Assange is arrested – and Notre Dame burns

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Although the latest date for Brexit had been postponed by the European Council until Halloween, 31 October, the government…

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Who has hidden in an embassy for longer than Julian Assange?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Embassy endurance Julian Assange was thrown out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seven years after seeking sanctuary from extradition…

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The soiling of Julian Assange

13 April 2019 9:54 am

Here’s an intense irony for you. The journalistic activity for which Julian Assange has been indicted in the Eastern District…

The modern celebrity silk: Geoffrey Robertson ticks all the boxes

30 June 2018 9:00 am

What makes a barrister famous? At one time, many of the best advocates were also prominent politicians, whose day job…

Portrait of the week

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that if Britain left the European Union, France could stop allowing British officials…

The top loo books of 2015

21 November 2015 9:00 am

There is not, sadly, a dedicated Trivia Books section in your local Waterstones, although at this time of year there…

Portrait of the week

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Home Two groups were launched, one in favour of remaining in the European Union and the other in favour of…

Another ‘big book’ — with big problems — from Jonathan Franzen

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel, Purity, comes with great expectations. Its author’s awareness of this fact is signalled by a series…

Bletchley Park was decades ahead of Silicon Valley. So what happened?

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Gordon Corera, best known as the security correspondent for BBC News, somehow finds time to write authoritative, well-researched and readable…

Let’s all become Japanese for a while

17 January 2015 9:00 am

This is a good time to write about a nation’s resilience in the face of calamity. I am referring to…

Julian Assange is a narcissist and a nut — and if America comes for him we should take his side

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Poor Julian Assange. Call me a contrarian but I’m genuinely starting to feel sorry for the guy. He’s just made…

So is Moro a Tory restaurant now?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Moro (‘moorish’ or ‘sexist’) is a Spanish restaurant on Exmouth Market, near the bones of the old Guardian and Observer…

Rod Liddle: Is Hugh Grant a pawn of the mad metropolitan left?

12 October 2013 9:00 am

It is a peculiar alliance, when you think of it, which wishes to bring to an end 300 years of…

Four good reasons not to watch The Fifth Estate

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Just how interesting you find The Fifth Estate may entirely depend on how interested you are in the whistle-blowing site…

Alexander Chancellor: Why was Bradley Manning ever allowed to join the army?

31 August 2013 9:00 am

I have been puzzling about why the United States authorities ever thought that Bradley Manning, who was jailed last week…