My password amnesia got me into hot water

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Chelsea/Gstaad Oh, to be in England! But let’s start at the beginning. I challenge any reader to claim they are…

Vaccines should mean more freedom – not less

24 March 2021 1:43 am

Do vaccines lead to freedom – or to more lockdown rules? That very question would have seemed bizarre a few…

I’m living in a country that won’t let me out

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Anyone who’s been through customs Down Under isn’t surprised by the region’s OTT response to Covid. Having been X-rayed before…

Portrait of the week: A royal baby, Boohoo buyouts and France legalises lunch al desko

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Home On Sunday 7 February, as the week began, 11,465,210 people in the United Kingdom had received a first vaccination…

Hancock launches his quarantine crackdown

10 February 2021 1:34 am

The search for the right balance on border policy continues, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced this afternoon a host…

Are we returning to ‘normalcy’ or ‘normality’?

30 January 2021 9:00 am

New normal Why have so many people started saying ‘normalcy’ rather than ‘normality’? — Normalcy has been traced back to…

Australian border closures would work for Britain. Here’s why

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Closing the borders worked Down Under. Could it work here?

Quarantine and the freedom paradox

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Who would have thought, this time last year, that the British government would be planning to detain British nationals at…

The human costs of an ‘Australian-style’ quarantine system

26 January 2021 7:00 pm

Richard Curtis’ iconic Love Actually airport scenes may fall on the wrong side of saccharine, but they capture something of…

The quarantine debacle could cripple Britain’s travel industry

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The quarantine debacle could cripple British tourism

Who would want to come to Britain for a holiday now?

13 June 2020 9:00 am

All logic suggests that the 14-day quarantine for arrivals from abroad really is, as Michael O’Leary of Ryanair put it,…

The growing rebellion against quarantine for UK arrivals

1 June 2020 9:09 pm

The government’s most unpopular policy on its own benches is its plan to make almost everyone arriving in this country…


Lockdown is over. Someone tell the government

6 May 2020 3:31 am

The coronavirus shutdown is over by public demand. There are crowds of sunbathers in the parks of New York City…

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The changes to come in the post-COVID world order

29 April 2020 12:58 am

The Democrats are taking their stand on the coronavirus crisis in an untenable position. It is like building a defensive…

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Why Joe Biden’s America loves a lockdown

24 April 2020 9:24 pm

COVID-19, the Wuhan virus, is an epidemiological scourge — but it’s also a clarifying catalyst for American politics. The virus’s…


Coronavirus lockdowns are cowardice

18 April 2020 5:16 am

This is a piece about death. Obviously death is a serious topic, perhaps as serious as anything you could possibly…


Trump walks the recovery tightrope

17 April 2020 8:21 am

President Trump’s decision to set the United States back on the path to work will be decried as mere politics,…


Coronavirus must not rob us of our liberties forever

10 April 2020 3:24 am

The American economist and historian Robert Higgs noted long ago that during the 20th century the various wars, and the…


The virus is not invincible, but it’s exposing who’s irreplaceable

24 March 2020 4:25 am

In all the gloom and doom, and media-driven nihilism, there is actually an array of good news. As many predicted,…


Trump isn’t the only one to blame for our slack response to COVID-19

24 March 2020 3:00 am

One of the mantras for interpreting the nature of Donald Trump has always been to take him ‘seriously, but not…

Will quarantine for travellers become normal again?

21 March 2020 9:00 am

It wasn’t a coincidence that the US government chose Ellis Island as an immigration station. The crucial word is ‘island’.…

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After the coronavirus, who wins the recovery?

20 March 2020 11:17 pm

We are living through a gruesome case study in the irrationality of elites. COVID-19 is a serious disease, but the…