World

We gain nothing by destroying Eric Gill’s beautiful works of art

16 January 2022 7:00 pm

I like to think of myself as a latter-day Mother Shipton. I may not live in a cave in the…

Why are Tories still loyal to Boris Johnson?

16 January 2022 6:30 pm

As an outsider looking in, it is curious to note just how loyal some remain to Boris Johnson. Not the…

China’s zero-Covid policy is becoming unsustainable

16 January 2022 1:03 am

With just three weeks until the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, Covid-19 is creeping ever closer to the…

The Netherlands is growing tired of lockdown restrictions

16 January 2022 12:58 am

On Wednesday at De Kleine Komedie, the oldest theatre in Amsterdam, the sound of comics on stage will be interspersed…

Fresh fears over parliamentary police

15 January 2022 10:25 pm

It’s been a pretty dreadful week for security at the Palace of Westminster. First, there was the admission that a…

Novak Djokovic’s arrogance was his downfall

15 January 2022 9:26 pm

The Australian government’s decision to cancel the world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic’s visa was inevitable in the end.…

Does the world want America ‘back’?

15 January 2022 8:32 pm

American foreign-policy strategists used to promulgate doctrines. Now they dream up slogans. ‘America is back’ is the jingle under which…

Austria is becoming a nightmare for the unvaccinated

15 January 2022 7:30 pm

Salzburg, Austria Across Austria, the streets are alive with the sounds of drums and cow bells. Ever since the Austrian…

Boris’s biggest mistake was taking his allies for granted

15 January 2022 6:00 pm

It is often said that there are few convinced ‘Boris-ites’ to be found among the ranks of Conservative MPs and…

The battle for ‘based’

15 January 2022 3:13 pm

Earlier this week, a pair of right-libertarian journalists announced the launch of their new site, BASEDPolitics. All hell promptly broke…

Will the media ever be honest about Joe Biden?

15 January 2022 3:13 pm

Joe Biden usually likes being compared to Donald Trump. During the 2020 presidential campaign the media often contrasted the two…

Ted Cruz’s glorious about-face on January 6

15 January 2022 3:47 am

Despite the best efforts of the media, the Democrats, and Liz Cheney, the Capitol protests of January 6 refuse to…

Boris's dwindling bunch of supporters must now come clean

15 January 2022 3:36 am

Oh for heaven’s sake, come off it. British politics has long had a comfortable relationship with the absurd but this…

James Treadwell and the true meaning of 'cancel culture'

15 January 2022 3:01 am

There’s an inherent contradiction at the heart of liberal thinking that perpetually raises its head. It’s one which has become…

'We failed': Denmark's media is waking up to its flawed Covid coverage

15 January 2022 1:44 am

‘We failed’. An editorial in Ekstra Bladet, Denmark’s leading tabloid, berates the Fourth Estate – including itself – for failing to…

Will Britain now take the threat of Chinese espionage seriously?

15 January 2022 1:07 am

The UK has long been aware of the risk of cyber-attacks emanating from China. Back in 2007, the head of…

Joe Biden’s voting rights smears

14 January 2022 8:16 pm

President Joe Biden delivered one of the most demagogic speeches of any modern president on Tuesday. You might say it…

Britain is finally waking up to China’s influence operations

14 January 2022 6:41 pm

The biggest surprise in Thursday’s security warning about a Chinese agent seeking to influence British politicians is that it came…

The truth behind Jen Psaki’s whataboutism

14 January 2022 2:49 pm

President Joe Biden delivered one of the worst and most widely condemned speeches of his presidency earlier this week in…

The meritocrat and the aristocrat

14 January 2022 2:48 pm

What a pair are Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew — like peanut butter and petroleum jelly, like pepper and road…

Prince Andrew's royal excommunication is complete

14 January 2022 5:41 am

Prince Andrew has been well and truly cut adrift. By his only family. From birth, he was styled His Royal…

The decline and fall of Prince Andrew

14 January 2022 5:25 am

The final judgement, when it came, was phrased with admirable economy. This evening’s statement from Buckingham Palace said simply that:…

Will anyone stand by Prince Andrew now?

14 January 2022 4:40 am

Well, at least someone’s having a worse week than Boris Johnson. For the Queen has announced this afternoon that Prince Andrew has…

In defence of Boris: would his replacement be any better?

14 January 2022 2:51 am

Keir Starmer, aided and abetted by Boris Johnson’s many internal enemies within the Conservative party, has managed to get into…

Chinese spy suspect infiltrates parliament

14 January 2022 12:40 am

As if there wasn’t enough drama in parliament today. Peers and MPs have just been warned that a suspected agent working for the…