Gus Carter

Boris 2029!

16 July 2022 4:00 pm

OK, it might sound a little fanciful, but hear me out. I think there could just be a way for Boris…

Are the Abraham Accords working?

27 June 2022 11:25 pm

Two years ago, UAE citizens were barred from entering Israel. No longer. The inaugural Emirates flight touched down in Tel…

Zelensky’s peculiar Glastonbury appearance

25 June 2022 1:35 am

Volodymyr Zelensky didn’t quite make it onto the Glastonbury line-up posters. Perhaps Michael Eavis, the owner of ever-so Worthy Farm,…

Is Britain heading into a wage-price spiral?

21 June 2022 5:00 pm

Are wages about to spiral out of control? Boris Johnson certainly thinks there’s a risk. Last week he warned that…

What's the alternative to the Rwanda plan?

15 June 2022 5:40 pm

Last night, a Boeing 767 that was supposed to fly 130 asylum seekers to Rwanda returned to Spain without a…

Dinner parties are dying – and romance too

11 June 2022 9:00 am

The death of the dinner party

Are you man enough to eat raw offal?

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Real men eat raw offal

Don't make war in Ukraine about Putin’s mental health

12 March 2022 12:05 am

There was a time when supposedly serious commentators on world affairs used to at least feign historical knowledge. They might…

The cult of the daffodil

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Spring is the season of supermarket daffodils. At a pound a bunch, you can deck out your home like Elton…

How much trouble is Boris Johnson in?

9 December 2021 8:35 pm

Just how bad is it for Boris Johnson? In some ways it’s difficult to tell, this is a prime minister…

It’s Harry, not Meghan, who’s the real problem

24 November 2021 10:00 am

Who or what drove Harry and Meghan to leave the royal bosom for the land of slebs on the other…

Liverpool explosion: what we know so far

15 November 2021 7:35 am

Britain has been subjected to another suspected terror attack, just as the nation fell silent for the annual Remembrance Sunday…

Are banking apps luring young people into debt?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Are banking apps luring under-thirties into debt?

My strange submergent in a sensory deprivation tank

21 August 2021 9:00 am

Hidden below St George’s Wharf in Vauxhall, down the road from a now defunct gay sauna, is Floatworks, a wellness…

Travel quarantine scrapped for double-jabbed

9 July 2021 9:20 am

International travel rules will be relaxed on 19 June as part of the wider scrapping of social distancing rules and masks.…

The humble heroes of London’s Watts Memorial

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole died last weekend saving a woman’s life. Hearing her cries as she fell into the Thames from London…

MPs question Johnson's plan for Global Britain

17 March 2021 6:59 am

Boris Johnson still has a journalist’s ear for snappy phrases — levelling up, an oven-ready Brexit, Global Britain. The PM…

Inside the Tory party's China split

20 February 2021 8:00 pm

Back in 2005, Boris Johnson wrote that among geopolitical gloomsters, China was becoming the ‘fashionable new dread’. They were obsessed…

China hawks suffer a setback

9 February 2021 10:22 pm

The House of Commons was due to vote on the so-called ‘genocide amendment’ to the Trade Bill later today. The proposal…

The haunting stories of Britain’s ‘bog bodies’

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Some believe that All Hallows’ Eve is adopted from a much older Celtic holiday, Samhain, that marked the change from…

Boris brings in new restrictions

22 September 2020 10:24 pm

Boris Johnson has announced sweeping new Covid restrictions, imposing a curfew on pubs and restaurants and telling office workers to…

What Ed Davey's election means for the Lib Dems

27 August 2020 10:20 pm

For many Lib Dems, this leadership election felt like an existential choice. The party is now on its fourth leader…

Ones to watch: The most promising new MPs of 2019

18 December 2019 11:11 pm

Last week’s election saw 140 new MPs joining the House of Commons, along with 15 former parliamentarians who have managed…

Has Boris Johnson changed his campaign strategy?

6 December 2019 11:32 pm

Stump speeches and battle bus stop-offs are a staple of political campaigning. And while much of the battle for votes now…

The unparalleled entertainment – and heartbreaking reality – of watching a court hearing

7 September 2019 9:00 am

‘Barristers’ speeches vanish quicker than Chinese dinners, and even the greatest victory in court rarely survives longer than the next…