Leading article

The right answer

17 September 2015 1:00 pm

David Cameron might not be remembered as the best prime minister in modern British history but he will probably be…

On drone strikes, David Cameron is repeating Tony Blair’s big mistake

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Not even Jeremy Corbyn lamented the death of Reyaad Khan, who was killed by an RAF drone in Syria after…

The fog of law

10 September 2015 1:00 pm

Not even Jeremy Corbyn lamented the death of Reyaad Khan, who was killed by an RAF drone in Syria after…

Queen Elizabeth the great

5 September 2015 9:00 am

That the Queen has lived to become our longest-reigning monarch — a milestone which she will mark quietly with a…

Elizabeth the Great

3 September 2015 1:00 pm

That the Queen has lived to become our longest-reigning monarch — a milestone which she will mark quietly with a…

George Osborne has bet the house (and other people's houses) on there being no new crash

29 August 2015 9:00 am

When George Osborne visited Sweden, Finland and Denmark  the stock markets of each country promptly fell by about 5 per…

Gamblin’ man

27 August 2015 1:00 pm

When George Osborne visited Sweden, Finland and Denmark  the stock markets of each country promptly fell by about 5 per…

At last, Britain can have its shale gas revolution

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Over the past week, the government has finally made a decisive move to kickstart a fracking industry in Britain. Licences…

Get fracking

20 August 2015 1:00 pm

Over the past week, the government has finally made a decisive move to kickstart a fracking industry in Britain. Licences…

To defend the NHS, stop health tourism

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Speaking after the Stafford hospital scandal in 2010, the then newly appointed Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, grandly announced plans for…

Stop health tourism

13 August 2015 1:00 pm

Speaking after the Stafford hospital scandal in 2010, the then newly appointed Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, grandly announced plans for…

Edward Heath conducting the annual carol concert at the Grand Ballroom, Broadstairs, Kent in 1963. (Photo: Erich Auerbach/Hulton Archive/Getty)

Edward Heath and a very modern witch-hunt

8 August 2015 9:00 am

There was a grim inevitability that the name Edward Heath would one day be trawled up in connection with allegations…

Edward Heath conducting the annual carol concert at the Grand Ballroom, Broadstairs, Kent in 1963. (Photo: Erich Auerbach/Hulton Archive/Getty)

Ted talk

6 August 2015 1:00 pm

There was a grim inevitability that the name Edward Heath would one day be trawled up in connection with allegations…

Look beyond the Sewel video: the House of Lords still works

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The shaming of Lord Sewel was a classic tabloid exposé. The fact that a peer of the realm (albeit one…

House in order

30 July 2015 1:00 pm

The shaming of Lord Sewel was a classic tabloid exposé. The fact that a peer of the realm (albeit one…

If you want military interventions, Prime Minister, you'll need more of a military

25 July 2015 9:00 am

“Whether it’s in Iraq, Syria, Libya or elsewhere — as Prime Minister, if I believe there is a specific threat…

Giving up the fight

23 July 2015 1:00 pm

“Whether it’s in Iraq, Syria, Libya or elsewhere — as Prime Minister, if I believe there is a specific threat…

Iran can’t be trusted

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Iran is, beyond doubt, a sponsor of terrorism and this week it has been made much stronger. It has (again)…

Gambling on Iran

16 July 2015 1:00 pm

Iran is, beyond doubt, a sponsor of terrorism and this week it has been made much stronger. It has (again)…

Osborne's living-wage wheeze will decide the fate of one-nation Conservatism

11 July 2015 9:00 am

In his hastily scripted victory speech, David Cameron hit upon a mission that he wanted to define his remaining years…

One-nation economics

9 July 2015 1:00 pm

In his hastily scripted victory speech, David Cameron hit upon a mission that he wanted to define his remaining years…

Britain needs to get fracking

4 July 2015 9:00 am

That democracy is a superior form of government to any other goes without saying. But in order to function, it…

Fracking Lancashire

2 July 2015 1:00 pm

That democracy is a superior form of government to any other goes without saying. But in order to function, it…

Why lawyers deserve Michael Gove

27 June 2015 9:00 am

A great test of political leadership is how well you deal with vested interests on your own side. In his…

Laying down the law

25 June 2015 1:00 pm

A great test of political leadership is how well you deal with vested interests on your own side. In his…