Labour Attempt To Hold On To Stoke As The BNP Target The Seat

The love Labour’s losing

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Stoke-on-Trent is an unsettled place, figuratively and literally. The ground under the city is riddled with shafts from coal and…


The plots against Trump

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The ‘most deadly adversaries of republican government,’ wrote Alexander Hamilton, arise ‘chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain…


How did you kill that hat?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The well-dressed lady turned the fur collar over in her hands and fixed me with a withering stare. ‘Is this…

Distant overview of Stonehenge against stormy skies

Monumental folly

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The astonishing has happened at Stonehenge. Some prehistoric force has driven ministers to make a decision. It is to spend…


Killer plots

21 January 2017 9:00 am

We all love to mock Bond villains for their hilarious ineptitude at killing the hero. The ‘genius’ Dr No has a…

Cityscape with a sunset in the background

Flight into Israel

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I’ve always lived in London. I grew up near Baker Street and went to school in Camden. Even when I…


A renewed special relationship

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Freddy Gray, Paul Wood and Kate Andrews discuss Trump’s arrival at the White House:   As president, Barack Obama was…


Late-season skiing

21 January 2017 9:00 am

There’s trouble brewing in the Alps. Skiers arriving in the mountains over Christmas were greeted, not by snow-clad chalets and…


Trump’s family favourites

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump will not find satisfaction as the 45th President of the United States of America. He really wants to…


Healthy ridicule

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Something I have long noticed is how, the moment they leave office, many politicians suddenly undergo a strange transformation where,…


The trouble with Francis

14 January 2017 9:00 am

On 2 January, the Vatican published a letter from Pope Francis to the world’s bishops in which he reminded them…


Hack of the century

14 January 2017 9:00 am

To all those computer hackers exulting in pizza-encrusted bedrooms across central Europe — the US presidential election was influenced! The…


A priest at the door

14 January 2017 9:00 am

It was October 2010 the night the priest came to our door. The knock startled Tim’s dullard beagle into a…

2017 Australian Open - Previews

A stroke of genius

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The picture had been chosen for its utterly gratuitous depiction of female beauty. It showed Justine Henin, the Belgian tennis…


Not owning a car

14 January 2017 9:00 am

On two occasions, sainted members of my family have offered me a car for nothing. Both times, I turned them…

Ministers Attend David Cameron's Last Cabinet Meeting

Don’t ask the experts

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Michael Gove never intended to make his most famous remark. In an interview during the EU referen-dum campaign, the then…

Russian Communist Party marks 99th anniversary of October Revolution in Novosibirsk

Red faces

7 January 2017 9:00 am

How to celebrate the centenary of the Russian revolutions of 1917? Modern Russians are deeply divided over the legacy of…

UKIP Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 2

Dumb and dumber

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Katie Hopkins did something dreadful this week, which is not unusual, because she craves such things. She retweeted praise —…

Capsules in a blister pack (medicine and health concept)

The Atomoxetine year

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Driving my son’s snake, Todd, a 3ft python wrapped in a pillowcase, to a Brighton vet in August was child’s…


Taught to be stupid

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Enough! Enough! For months, the so-called liberal elite has been writing articles, having radio and TV discussions, giving sermons (literally)…


Not cricket

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Sport is a serious matter. If you have any doubts on that score, shed them now, because this is to…


Pub quizzes

7 January 2017 9:00 am

For more than 20 years now, I have been trudging up the hill to the Prince of Wales in Highgate…


Get ready for a wild ride

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Every American president since Harry Truman has arrived in the White House committed to globalism — a belief that America…


Morocco: A match made in heaven

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

I’m sitting by the pool in a lush Moroccan garden playing chess with Nigel Short, and I feel like an…

Nigel Farage Canvasses With Sleaford UKIP Candidate

Populism vs post-democracy

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Europeans are usually alarmed or sniffy about American concern for democracy’s fate, but this time liberal opinion on both sides…