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My brush with a royal literary crisis

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The past week has seen another media splash about the self-exiled Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Following the recent ruckus…

Turning the tide: how to deal with Britain’s new migrant crisis

31 July 2021 9:00 am

How Britain can stem the stream of illegal arrivals

Why do anglers get so hooked?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The other day a friend asked me what a lascar was. Fair enough: it’s not a word you come across…

The troubling truth about Britain’s nuclear deal with China

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The troubling truth about Britain’s nuclear deal with China

The ‘alpha migrants’ are here – why don’t we let them work?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

They’re bright, brave – and could help solve our labour crisis

The disappearing man: who was the real John Stonehouse?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Craig Brown describes his various encounters with the MP who notoriously faked his own death in 1974

Party time: the price of freedom

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Party time depends on following the party line

Sajid Javid: My isolation diary

24 July 2021 9:00 am

You always remember when a prime minister calls you to ask you to take on a new role, and you…

My 46 days on the road with John Woodcock

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Although it was a miracle that he survived until a few weeks before his 95th birthday, the death of John…

Organic food isn’t better for us – or the environment

24 July 2021 9:00 am

The case against organic food

Playing with fire — did QAnon start as a cynical game?

24 July 2021 9:00 am

The QAnon conspiracy theory may be absurd, but it can’t be ignored. It has already led to significant acts of violence, says Damian Thompson

The uncomfortable truth about the Nazis and the Olympics

24 July 2021 9:00 am

The uncomfortable truth about the Nazis and the Olympics

The unsettling sensation of a full diary

17 July 2021 9:00 am

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pageant was officially launched last week, with a splashy press call in the Raphael Court of…

Rhodes to redemption: why Oxford needs a monument to Benjamin Jowett

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Not since September 1642, when a mob of Parliamentary soldiers opened fire on the sculpture of the Virgin Mary carved…

Football’s never coming home

17 July 2021 9:00 am

I failed a moral test last weekend. A friend offered me a free ticket to the Euro 2020 final and…

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,…

Nanny Boris: the PM’s alarming flight from liberalism

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Has Covid killed the PM’s liberalism?

The US tech companies behind China’s mass surveillance

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Tom Miller describes how Xinjiang became a laboratory for China’s mass surveillance system – built with the help of US tech companies

The UK’s immigration figures are a fantasy

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Journalists filing to deadline are apt to dig only so deep when googling for statistics, which in themselves are sometimes…

A lesson in understanding serial killers and child molesters

3 July 2021 9:00 am

True crime is having a moment: every day there’s a new documentary, book, podcast, or blockbuster film announced, detailing the…

Return to LA Confidential: Widespread Panic, by James Ellroy, reviewed

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Even by James Ellroy’s standards, the narrator of his latest novel is not a man much given to the quiet…

The true cost of theatre closures

3 July 2021 9:00 am

It turns out that if there’s one thing more expensive than making theatre, it’s not making it. Empty buildings haemorrhage…

Angela’s ashes: Merkel is leaving the EU in chaos

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Merkel is leaving the EU in chaos

The sexploits of Mariella Novotny

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Orgies! Gangsters! Drugs! Spies! Scandals! This biography promises much but I’m not sure it actually delivers, or not in any…

Doctor Butcher: crank, genius or son of Frankenstein?

26 June 2021 9:00 am

I hated reading this book. Not only was it objectively upsetting, as any book describing monkey vivisection would be (I…