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Swiss trains

20 May 2017 9:00 am

When Theresa May went off to Switzerland on a walking holiday last August, she said it was the ‘peace and…

‘Our children are horrified’

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Wrexham, North Wales   To window cleaner Andrew Atkinson, Theresa May’s ‘blue-collar Conservatism’ is not just a slogan. It’s what…

This is an emergency

20 May 2017 9:00 am

The NHS as we know it is dying. It’s no longer a matter of if it will collapse, but when.…

Middle May

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Once, politicians remained in their safe spaces and elections were fought in a handful of swing seats. This time Theresa…

Throw in the towel

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Spas are supposed to be relaxing. You pad around in a regulation robe and too-big slippers. Everything is beautifully soft,…

Life in a gulag

20 May 2017 9:00 am

I was invited to Moscow earlier this year to give a talk about my latest book. But while I was…

Red Theresa

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Never has the Conservative party been more confident about winning a general election. Theresa May’s popularity ratings have broken all…

More gas, less wind

13 May 2017 9:00 am

The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the…

Found in translation

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Buririggu deshita. Suraibi tōbu Wēbu de gairu to gimburu shite, Nante mimuji na borogōbu, Mōmu rassu autoguraibimashita ne. If this…

Mother Theresa

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Tory activists last week were heard to refer to Mrs May as ‘Mummy’. No Corbynista calls their hero ‘Dad’. The…

Stand up for Arsène

13 May 2017 9:00 am

I had 20 good years supporting Manchester United but now I follow Arsenal, and I find the treatment of the…

Libya’s best hope

13 May 2017 9:00 am

We were in a detention centre for migrants in Tripoli and we came to a big locked door. It was…

Winston Churchill’s favourite dinner guest

Kaspar the Savoy cat

13 May 2017 9:00 am

How to solve the problem of an unlucky 13 people at dinner? Developing a rational mind is the obvious answer,…

Made in Windsor

13 May 2017 9:00 am

It’s a summer of change for the House of Windsor — out with the old, in with the young. The…

‘A spectacle of strength and savage wildness’

Scafell Pike

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Within a couple of miles of England’s deepest point is its highest. Towering a kilometre above the hidden depths of…

Is Le Pen really ‘far-right’?

6 May 2017 9:00 am

What is ‘far-right’? With the progress of Marine Le Pen to France’s presidential run-off, the term has been liberally used…

At the cutting edge

6 May 2017 9:00 am

There’s a graveyard inside Henry Marsh’s head, though you’d never guess it to look at him. There he sits in…

Divided they stand

6 May 2017 9:00 am

 New York As the malevolence and incoherence of the Trump administration continue to amaze, Democrats are taking heart from the…

Moths vs the middle classes

6 May 2017 9:00 am

It’s not the free movement of people I spend my nights fretting about; it’s the free movement of pests. It’s…

Liberté, egalité, supériorité

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The French election, of unprecedented interest, hazard and potential for violence, has been largely about who is to blame. Blame…

Ruth, Queen of Scots

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Twenty years ago, Conservatism all but died in Scotland. Tony Blair’s landslide victory made Scotland, at least in terms of…

Notebook

29 April 2017 9:00 am

I’m an unashamed Archers fan. But for the first time in 50 years I’m exasperated by the storyline. A fortnight…

Glory days: Charlotte Rampling at the lido in 1965

Ruislip Lido

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Most mornings, if I’m not too hung-over, I go for a run around Ruislip Lido — a mile there, through…

Is boarding school cruel?

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Yes Alex Renton Last week some 20,000 children under the age of 14 packed their bags to return to boarding…

Trump’s Brit

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Sebastian Gorka is a big man. He has a powerful handshake, a deep voice, and a serious goatee. He’s also…