World

America isn’t back. Global grandstanding is

19 June 2021 11:17 am

‘America is back at the table,’ Joe Biden wants us to know. ‘Diplomacy is back.’ After four years of Donald…

Why Warwick’s Covid modelling doesn’t add up

19 June 2021 10:46 am

This week began with more frightening graphs from SPI-M, the government’s scientific modelling committee. A team at Warwick University calculated…

The dark past of Iran's new presidential favourite

19 June 2021 9:22 am

‘Each vote counts…come and vote and choose your president. This is important for the future of your country.’ These were…

Are England fans allowed to be proud of the St George’s Cross?

19 June 2021 9:01 am

It’s starting to feel like the only flag you can’t fly in England is the England flag. Wave the Pride…

The Tories should ignore the Amersham by-election

19 June 2021 1:01 am

Chesham and Amersham has fallen. The once uber-Tory Chilterns citadel has been snatched by the Lib Dems, with local campaigners…

Does ‘Johnson’s law’ explain why people won’t work from home?

18 June 2021 9:22 pm

Even after the one metre rule and the limits on numbers are removed on July 19th, we will not be…

Rishi Sunak and the coming Tory battle over climate change

18 June 2021 9:49 am

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, isn’t normally given to waffle, which makes his maiden appearance on GB News all the more…

Do you truly believe Joe Biden is in his right mind?

18 June 2021 4:29 am

Liberal journalists and politicos are obsessed with the truth. The truth, besides Donald J. Trump and Fox News, is their…

Victoria’s Secret clips its angels’ wings

18 June 2021 2:55 am

Millions of unshaved lesbians are celebrating this week after Victoria’s Secret decided to go all-in on marketing with a butch…

Cambridge deserves better than Stephen Toope

18 June 2021 2:26 am

Regular readers may be aware that in recent months I have been having a running-spat with a Canadian lawyer called…

The DUP is tearing itself apart

18 June 2021 1:28 am

Late last night, the UK government and Sinn Fein went over the heads of the DUP and agreed on a…

Delay, data and the need for transparency

18 June 2021 1:20 am

Boris Johnson delayed 21 June, he said, because the data did not merit a full reopening. The specific data government…

Scrapping English votes for English laws could spell trouble

17 June 2021 9:56 pm

It has been almost 45 years since Tam Dalyell first asked the West Lothian Question. It is a damning indictment…

The EU's debt bondage expansion

17 June 2021 9:21 pm

In the global market for government debt, worth an estimated $92 trillion (£66 trillion), it amounts to little more than a…

How Les Bleus united France by not taking the knee

17 June 2021 8:22 pm

For those who lean to the right and live in France, Tuesday nightwas magnificent. Not only did LesBleus open their…

So long to Leeds's appalling prostitution zone

17 June 2021 8:07 pm

Goodbye and good riddance to the Leeds ‘Managed Zone’ in which punters were given amnesty to buy the most disenfranchised…

Identity crisis: how the politics of race will wreck America

17 June 2021 9:05 am

The American experiment is fragile. It has always been fragile and always will be fragile because it is so extremely…

Brexit, lockdown and the fracturing of British politics

17 June 2021 8:45 am

Is our society becoming less tolerant and more viscerally tribal? Or is our politics provoking people into committing more angry…

Why the Biden-Putin summit wasn't a waste of time

17 June 2021 7:43 am

The meeting between U.S. president Joe Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva started cordially enough. A quick handshake, toothy smiles…

Rishi Sunak: I'm a fiscal Conservative (unlike Boris)

17 June 2021 6:44 am

When Rishi Sunak told Andrew Neil this evening that he had his eyes on the future, he was ostensibly talking…

Is inflation about to bite?

16 June 2021 10:49 pm

The signs were there for all to see — pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and so on all pushing up their prices. Businesses…

Lockdown delay is a price worth paying

16 June 2021 10:01 pm

For the first time during this pandemic, I think we should delay lifting restrictions. Looking at the latest data, it…

Cummings's messages aren’t a ‘bombshell’ revelation

16 June 2021 9:35 pm

On days like this, I despair of the media-political village where I’ve spent most of my adult life. Because that…

Does this SNP politician think buses are racist?

16 June 2021 9:23 pm

One of the benefits of devolution has been giving Scots their own parliament in which the great issues of the…

The protocol may be Boris's greatest masterstroke

16 June 2021 4:52 pm

The jibes thrown at Boris Johnson over his unhappiness with the Northern Ireland protocol — based on the obvious observation…