Protest

The law is not fit to stop Extinction Rebellion’s street protests

29 August 2021 2:20 pm

Extinction Rebellion (XR) are once again blocking London’s streets, reportedly emboldened by the Supreme Court’s recent Ziegler decision – which…

Macron's war on Covid meets resistance

28 July 2021 6:00 pm

A manager of an attraction park in France was reportedly assaulted on Sunday after he denied entry to a customer.…

Cuba libre: why Cubans have reached breaking point

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Havana There is an astonishing patience in the Cuban people, born of endless waiting. When a store has, say, chicken,…

Britain should resist copying the EU's corporate responsibility law

8 July 2021 4:30 pm

Big corporations have a lot not to be proud of, and we certainly could do with laws to rein in…

Don't 'Kill the Bill'

8 July 2021 4:00 pm

Are the rights of protesters and the rights of all other citizens fairly balanced? Think back to the Extinction Rebellion…

Cairo in crisis: The Republic of False Truths, by Alaa Al Aswany, reviewed

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Certain novels complicate the very notion of literary enjoyment. This, by the author of the international bestseller The Yacoubian Building,…

Eliminate the positive: Come Join Our Disease, by Sam Byers, reviewed

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Sam Byers’s worryingly zeitgeisty second novel, Perfidious Albion, imagined a post-Brexit dystopia dominated by global tech companies, corrupt spin doctors,…

Olympics' organisers could regret banning 'taking the knee'

24 April 2021 4:30 pm

Knee-taking and fist-raising protests have been banned at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, with the International Olympic Committee warning athletes who flout the rules…

Models of obedience: how to make people obey the law

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Protests are being staged against the proposed bill to change the laws on protest. But there is a bigger issue…

Portrait of the week: Vaccine passports, Northern Ireland riots and a cocaine-smuggling kayaker

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Home The government sketched a scheme for a coronavirus passport, or ‘Covid status certification’, to be tried out at the…

Why will nobody publish my religious cartoons?

3 April 2021 9:00 am

I am having very little success in getting my collection of cartoons of great religious founders published. Perhaps it is…

Want to see your friends? Call it a protest

3 April 2021 9:00 am

I wonder exactly when we agreed that it is more of a priority to gather with strangers than to meet…

Portrait of the week: Alex Salmond’s party, China’s H&M ban and protests in Bristol and Batley

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Home More than 30 million had received their first dose vaccination. The government remained confident of supplying second doses and…

This has been the year of epic derangement

19 December 2020 9:00 am

I wonder if British universities will follow Cornell’s innovative approach to ensuring students are protected from wretched viruses? The American…

In defence of the booing Millwall fans

12 December 2020 9:00 am

It is an enormous shame that the Millwall fans who booed their players for ‘taking a knee’ in support of…

Bangkok’s unravelling was easy to see coming

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Three years ago I sat down to write a novel set in my adopted home city. Placing its claustrophobic action…

Trump’s humour is his weakness – and his strength

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Earlier this summer left-wing activists announced a ‘semi-autonomous zone’ in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. Denuded of law enforcement…

All protests are not equal in the eyes of the police

26 September 2020 9:00 am

I’ve never been a great fan of public demonstrations. When I was at university, one of the great causes du…

Protestors are clearing a path for Trump

29 August 2020 9:00 am

‘This city is not going to stop burning itself down until they [the protestors] know that this officer has been…

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The mob are turning into Trump’s useful idiots

24 August 2020 10:51 pm

Protesters have been setting fire to yet another American city today to tell us that black lives matter. This latest…

Is this the end for Europe’s last dictator?

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Could this be the end for Europe’s last dictator?

Cancelling Kindergarten Cop is a step too far

6 August 2020 9:58 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s late-Eighties to early-Nineties comedies have not gone down in history as great triumphs. Films like Junior and Twins…

The rise of the Econian

1 August 2020 9:00 am

The public school elite who rule the wokerati

Tear gas Ted: the mayor manning Portland’s barricades

1 August 2020 9:00 am

The mayor manning Portland’s barricades

Should Nicola Sturgeon get a statue?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Scotland’s statues attest to a history buried under sentimental nationalism