The Week

The real issues facing trans people aren’t pronouns

9 October 2021 9:00 am

It’s a strange reflection of our times that with so much else at stake, the leaders of both main parties…

Portrait of the week: Facebook’s blackout, California’s oil spill and Rishi’s kitchen sink

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, said he did not think Britain was in a crisis; he wanted it to…

Letters: In defence of Land Rovers

9 October 2021 9:00 am

How to stay safe Sir: Mary Wakefield is correct to highlight the opprobrium heaped on anyone who suggests sensible safety…

What James Bond and Aristophanes have in common

9 October 2021 9:00 am

So James Bond is back, doing exactly what he always does, inviting the audience into a fantasy world for the…

Where in the world will you find the cheapest petrol?

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Whole-life sentences How many prisoners are serving whole-life sentences? — There are currently 74 prisoners in prison with whole-life tariffs;…

The true enemy of political interviews

9 October 2021 9:00 am

The rhythm of the big party conference leader interviews is a strange one. First come days of slow, repetitive, detailed…

Which James Bond film made the most money?

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Scummy idea Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner called Tories ‘scum’ in a speech to activists at her party’s conference. The…

Portrait of the week: Petrol panic, Labour’s meltdown and China’s crypto crackdown

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Home The crisis of the week was a shortage of fuel at garages. ‘There is no need for people to…

Letters: Don’t let the parish perish

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Parish problems Sir: Emma Thompson draws attention to a serious problem in the Church of England (‘Power to the parish’,…

How the ancients handled refugees

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Hardly a day goes by without headlines about immigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees. In the ancient world, movements of people were…

In blockbuster Britain, the BBC is being left behind

2 October 2021 9:00 am

There’s a great revival under way in the British TV and film industry, but it’s not the BBC that’s behind…

There’s one upside to having Parkinson’s disease

2 October 2021 9:00 am

I am just back from my final salmon fishing trip of the year. I have never had a worse season…

How the Tories have fuelled Britain’s energy crisis

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Britain is caught in an energy crisis of the government’s own making. It is true that gas prices have spiked…

Which countries have the highest energy bills?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Seeds of change The Chelsea Flower Show opened in autumn for the first time, delayed thanks to the pandemic. The…

Portrait of the week: Gas prices soar, cabinet reshuffled and a green light for travel

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Home To prevent a shortage of meat, which relies on carbon dioxide in its packaging, the government gave millions of…

Letters: The lure of lorry driving

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Driving force Sir: As a long-distance UK lorry driver I am very aware of the issues raised by Rodney Pittam…

The ancients knew politicians were powerless

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Why are cabinet ministers Liz Truss and Dominic Raab squabbling like children over access to grace-and-favour Chevening? Because they know…

The beauty of the Normandy memorial

25 September 2021 9:00 am

As the cross-Channel ferry noses into Ouistreham, I have a perfect view westward along the D-Day beaches. The excitement of…

The case for an asylum amnesty

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Many feared mass unemployment as a fallout from Covid-19. Instead, we have ended up with the opposite problem: a labour…

The genius of Quentin Tarantino

18 September 2021 9:00 am

During one of the interminable lockdowns I mentioned that I didn’t care if I never went to another launch party…

Could Emma Raducanu be the new Marcus Rashford?

18 September 2021 9:00 am

The extraordinary sporting achievement of Emma Raducanu and the response it has received from royalty and politicians alike makes one…

Letters: the horror of communism

18 September 2021 9:00 am

A kick up the assetocracy Sir: While it was heartening to see Fraser Nelson take a stand against the ‘assetocracy’…

Portrait of the week: Boosters, Emma Raducanu and the Taliban’s new rules

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Home The government decided to offer booster vaccinations to those over 50. Children aged 12 to 15 would be offered…

Letters: In defence of GPs

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Out of practice Sir: GPs are not ‘hiding behind their telephones’ (Leading article, 4 September). In-person appointments are the core…

Portrait of the week: Tax rises, Tube gets busier and Taliban names its government

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, announced a new tax in the Commons branded a ‘health and social care levy’.…