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Salman Rushdie overcame his fear

13 August 2022 8:13 pm

After Ayatollah Khomeini ordered Muslims to kill him for publishing The Satanic Verses in 1989, Julian Barnes gave Salman Rushdie…

How did theft become effectively decriminalised in Britain?

13 August 2022 7:00 pm

Haven’t we all had that panicky, sinking feeling at one time or another? A realisation that we’ve been the victim…

Why everyone should be ‘quiet quitting’

13 August 2022 5:00 pm

The Devil Wears Prada, a 2006 box-office hit adapted from Lauren Weisberger’s best-seller, is the story of Andy Sachs (Anne…

Is Putin planning a September surprise?

13 August 2022 4:00 pm

Ukraine appears to be faring well in its fight against Russia. Explosions have rocked a Russian military base in Crimea and…

There is no point nationalising the energy sector

13 August 2022 4:00 pm

Household energy bills are rising very rapidly, and are now expected to be over £4,000 per year by October and…

The shameful attack on Salman Rushdie

13 August 2022 3:51 am

We are all praying that Salman Rushdie will be okay. What happened in Chautauqua in New York today is indescribably…

Kim Jong-un declares victory over Covid

13 August 2022 1:27 am

Kim Jong-un’s notorious sister is back in the limelight. Not only is Kim Yo Jong reiterating her hostile words against…

Why does no one like Rishi?

13 August 2022 12:19 am

Poor Rishi Sunak. Membership polls put him 30 point behind Liz Truss but there’s still three-and-a-half weeks to go in…

Landlords are exploiting generation rent

12 August 2022 11:47 pm

As interest rates hit nearly 2 per cent and inflation tops 9 per cent, many Brits are feeling the pinch.…

Who is Gordon Brown to pose as the voice of fiscal sanity?

12 August 2022 7:13 pm

Gordon Brown is demanding Parliament be recalled for an emergency budget. By October, he says, quoting a study he commissioned…

Did the SAS inspire Ukraine's Crimea raid?

12 August 2022 6:47 pm

If the reports are right and it was Ukrainian special forces who destroyed as many as 20 Russian aircraft at…

Are we already in recession?

12 August 2022 5:35 pm

The Bank of England recently raised hackles by predicting that the economy would shrink in the final quarter of 2022,…

A Russian visa ban would delight Putin

11 August 2022 11:57 pm

Do you hate Russia, or do you hate Putin? That’s the central question behind a current debate about whether to…

How Britain's 'frenemies' are helping Putin's Russia

11 August 2022 7:50 pm

In the battle to become prime minister, both Liz Truss and RIshi Sunak have vowed to crack down on Britain’s enemies.…

Ukraine’s Crimean strike marks a new stage of the war

11 August 2022 4:39 pm

For most Russians, the brutal realities of Vladimir Putin’s ‘special military operation’ have not really struck home. Ukraine’s attack on…

Children are the big losers from the decline of marriage

11 August 2022 2:28 am

Funny, isn’t it, the way people bandy the word ‘bastard’ nowadays, without any notion that it pertains to the condition…

Europe’s looming energy wars

11 August 2022 2:15 am

This summer marks a truce. But if, as expected, Liz Truss becomes prime minister, it is almost inevitable that tensions…

Sturgeon fires back at Truss

11 August 2022 1:14 am

Miaow. The claws are out in the Tory leadership race, after Liz Truss took a pop at Nicola Sturgeon. The…

Is cash back?

10 August 2022 11:56 pm

Whatever happened to the great surge towards a cashless society which the pandemic was supposed to bring about? As I…

Are students really too fragile for Shakespeare?

10 August 2022 11:10 pm

What’s the point of a university? Regrettably, that’s a genuine question. The censorship and trigger warnings that are rife on British campuses…

What a coral reef misconduct claim says about climate science

10 August 2022 10:32 pm

On Monday, I wrote here about how the Great Barrier Reef is defying predictions of its own demise, bouncing back…

Do Conservative members miss Boris?

10 August 2022 9:02 pm

Boris Johnson is very much the elephant in the room of this leadership race, looming large over both Rishi Sunak…

Liz Truss's camp hits back over Treasury windfall tax plans

10 August 2022 8:32 pm

Is the government about to toughen up its windfall tax? That’s the talk in Westminster today as Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi…

Is Liz Truss sowing the seeds of her own downfall?

10 August 2022 8:17 pm

Liz Truss looks to be winning a decisive victory for cold-eyed conservatism. A victory for I went to the school…

The Tories don't care about generation rent

10 August 2022 7:59 pm

For millennials like me, the prospect of owning a home is a pipe dream. Soaring rental costs and crippling bills…