The Week

Europe’s unvaccinated don’t take kindly to being turned into second-class citizens

27 November 2021 9:00 am

  Amsterdam These are dangerous times in the Netherlands. Anti-lockdown mobs have torched cars, thrown rocks and attacked the police.…

The true cost of Boris

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Earlier this week, the Conservative party sent an appeal to its registered supporters asking them to become members. ‘We’re delivering…

The ancients would have approved of Durham’s prostitute plans

27 November 2021 9:00 am

The ‘globally outstanding’ University of Durham has plans to help its undergraduates who pay their way by prostituting themselves. Three…

Has Peppa Pig changed political sides?

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Red Peppa? In a rambling speech to the CBI, Boris Johnson praised Peppa Pig. Has she changed political sides? Peppa…

Letters: Europe’s contribution to peace

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Peace project Sir: It was heartening to read your editorial on the peace which has reigned in Europe since 1945,…

Portrait of the week: Boris’s shambolic CBI speech, more Covid protests and Kyle Rittenhouse is cleared

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, praised Peppa Pig in a speech to the Confederation of British Industry: ‘Who would’ve…

Emad Al Swealmeen should not have been in Britain

20 November 2021 9:00 am

Emad Al Swealmeen, who blew himself up in a taxi outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital, is not believed to have…

Greta and the gap between words and actions

20 November 2021 9:00 am

Greta Thunberg and her supporters were loud in protest at COP26, but one wonders to what end. They demanded deeds,…

Does Leeds need trains – or trams?

20 November 2021 9:00 am

Shell out Royal Dutch Shell announced that it is to move its HQ to London and become a fully British…

Letters: it isn’t climate change scientists who are the hysterics

20 November 2021 9:00 am

Balance of power Sir: Ross Clark sums up the problem with wind power (‘Storing up trouble’, 13 November). It is…

Portrait of the week: a Liverpool terror attack, the end of COP26 and the Belarus migrant crisis

20 November 2021 9:00 am

Home The UK terror threat level was raised to severe after a taxi exploded and burst into flames just before…

It’s hard not to pity Ghislaine Maxwell

20 November 2021 9:00 am

This week, I’m having puppies! First litter! The Johnsons were not doggy as we always moved around too much (my…

Portrait of the week: Tory sleaze, NHS jabs and Elon Musk’s shares

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Home NHS staff in England will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid by the spring. Britain had ordered 250,000…

Letters: climate protestors would do better to boycott China

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Heat Sir: May I place some of Nigel Lawson’s comments in a sensible historical context (‘Stupid fuels’, 6 November)? First,…

The power of remembering

13 November 2021 9:00 am

On the advice of doctors, Queen Elizabeth II will not attend this year’s Festival of Remembrance at the Albert Hall.…

How to be a heretic

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Two weeks ago, I resigned my post as philosophy professor at Sussex University. For three years, I’ve faced bullying and…

Could Cicero help MPs who can’t govern?

13 November 2021 9:00 am

MPs are not exactly attracting plaudits for their recent attempts at governing. Perhaps Cicero’s three-book work On Duties (De Officiis)…

Is there any evidence climate change is making hurricanes worse?

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Horror shows Eight people were killed when fans of rapper Travis Scott rushed the stage at a concert in Houston,…

Letters: Why net zero is impossible

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Carbon deceit Sir: At this week’s climate change conference, countries will be urged to follow the UK’s ‘lead’ in setting…

From the archive: the nature of Japan

6 November 2021 9:00 am

From ‘The rule of taste’, Anthony Thwaite, 6 March 1959: The society of aristocrats, connoisseurs, wise men and heroes which…

Would the ancient Greeks have agreed that children are born evil?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The ‘social mobility tsar’ Katharine Birbalsingh has suggested that children, born evil, ‘need to be taught right from wrong and…

Are there more over-seventies or twenty-somethings behind the wheel?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Another minute Addressing COP26 in Glasgow, the Prime Minister claimed it was ‘one minute to midnight’ in the fight against…

Why I didn’t get a hug at COP26

6 November 2021 9:00 am

COP26 is not your typical power summit, because world leaders, NGOs and hacks are all in the same scrum. Outside…

Portrait of the week: Fishing friction, Greta’s singalong and terror in Tokyo

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, told delegates to the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework…

The flaw in Britain’s net-zero plan

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The COP26 summit is unlikely to be an outright flop. There has been no shortage of drama, with speakers seeming…