Qatar

Did Jared Kushner punish Qatar because of a building on Fifth Avenue?

12 May 2018 9:00 am

New York Talk about high life this is not. I smelled a rat long ago, but then the scent got…

It’s not just the Russians – there is no morality in top-level sport

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Why do transgendered people need separate toilets? I thought, according to the prevalent orthodoxy, that the new gender they had…

The Heckler: architecture would be better off without Zaha Hadid

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Zaha Hadid is the most famous woman architect in the world. Would women or, indeed, architecture, be better off without…

Let’s read the riot act to the kleptocrats who are buying us out

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I have signed an affidavit for a hearing in the High Court stating that Janan Harb was, to my knowledge,…

Driving test advice from 80 years ago

6 June 2015 9:00 am

First test The driving test celebrated its 80th anniversary. The first person to take the test, R.E.L. Beene of Kensington,…

Football’s elite deserve the foulness of Fifa

6 June 2015 9:00 am

My favourite moment in the crisis engulfing football’s governing body, Fifa, came with the intervention of a man called Manuel…

Bet on a swift Grexit

21 February 2015 9:00 am

‘Will Greece exit the eurozone in 2015?’ Paddy Power was pricing ‘yes’ at 3-to-1 on Tuesday, with 5-to-2 on another…

Those ancient Greeks were bores — but things are looking up

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Thick snow is falling hard and heavy, muffling sounds and turning the picturesque village postcard beautiful. I am lying in…

Are the Qataris ready for the curse of Canary Wharf?

22 November 2014 9:00 am

I’ve written before of a ‘curse of Qatar’ that might explain misfortunes attending the Gulf state’s UK investments, of which…

What will it take for us to stop doing business with Qatar?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Qatari money has flooded into London – but also into much less savoury places

If we won’t talk to John Cantlie’s captors, then why not have Qataris to do it for us?

27 September 2014 8:00 am

It is a horrible thing to say, but I suspect that sooner or later we will begin to get irritated…

What is to be done about a world where everything is for sale?

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Next time you read about an auctioneer’s gavel coming down on a $150 million painting bought by some flunkey representing…

You can't make friends with Uncle Sam and survive for long

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Can somebody tell me when America last got it right? Uncle Sam’s track record in selecting leaders in faraway places…

How dare they sell the beaches where I played as a child

16 August 2014 9:00 am

 Porto Cheli Nothing is moving, not a twig nor a leaf, and I find myself missing the cows, the mountains…

Now even Fifa’s dinosaurs have learned to cry racism

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Are all white women really prostitutes who should be avoided, as some children at those schools in Birmingham were apparently…

Did anyone really think that Qatar won the World Cup fairly?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

I suppose the appalling shock to the soul that was occasioned by the allegation that Qatar bribed its way to…

Is Hamas finally losing its grip on Gaza?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

The party is out of favour with its foreign neighbours and with ordinary Gazans

The end of snow? Not in Gstaad

15 March 2014 9:00 am

 Gstaad The American newspaper that prints only news it sees fit to poison good things recently announced ‘The end of…

What I learned in a Qatari jail cell

1 February 2014 9:00 am

This column nearly didn’t appear. Another 24 hours and I would have trumped the late Jeffrey Bernard with the single…

When I played softball for Esquire, against Screw

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Al Goldstein, who died recently and made the front page of the New York Times, was among the world’s most…

Taki: our leaders are weak and powerless in the face of religious fanatics

14 December 2013 9:00 am

This Christmas our thoughts need to be with our fellow Christians who are being threatened in the Bible lands. No…

ANOTHER media failure. How does Tina Brown get away with it?

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Gstaad Why are hacks scared to state the obvious? In Britain the excuse is the strict libel laws. But in…