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Can the EU be trusted to introduce vaccine passports?

2 March 2021 2:37 am

The contracts were badly drafted. The orders were late. Too few resources were made available for the scale of the…

Joe Biden’s infantilizing everyman theater

2 March 2021 12:22 am

One of my favorite photos of all time comes from a 2012 March Madness basketball game that then-president Barack Obama…

How worried should we be about the Brazilian variant?

1 March 2021 11:36 pm

How worried should we be about the news that P1, one of the two Brazilian variants of Sars-CoV-2, has been…

The Republican party has taken over Donald Trump

1 March 2021 11:25 pm

Forty minutes into Donald Trump’s remarks at CPAC, I’d formed a conclusion. Donald Trump hasn’t just taken over the Republican…

The rapid fall of Germany's health minister

1 March 2021 6:19 pm

Young, polished and confident, Germany’s health minister became the country’s most popular politician in 2020. A darling of the conservative…

Donald Trump tightens his grip on the Republican party

1 March 2021 10:40 am

‘Do you miss me yet,’ Donald Trump asked the crowd in his opening remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference…

He’s back: Trump flirts with 2024 run in first speech since leaving office

1 March 2021 10:01 am

Donald Trump was over an hour late for his first speech since leaving the White House at the Conservative Political…

The greatest threat to Boris's legacy

28 February 2021 6:31 pm

The government is starting to have an opinion poll problem, but it has nothing to do with any great threat…

The battle for the soul of the Jewish community

28 February 2021 6:00 pm

There are two groups in the Jewish community – mainstream Jews who, while still religious, do their best to assimilate…

The sad decline of The Simpsons

28 February 2021 6:00 pm

In the latest episode of ‘Americans Do the Funniest Things,’ it has emerged that The Simpsons is to replace the…

The Budget could be an awkward moment for fiscal conservatives

28 February 2021 5:00 pm

There is no getting around the fact that these are awkward times for fiscal conservatives, such as myself. It has…

Pints and proposals at CPAC in Orlando

28 February 2021 10:54 am

The Conservative Political Action Conference is in full swing. The ACU has upped sticks and thrown its annual shindig in…

Are the Tories about to ditch one of their biggest policy achievements?

28 February 2021 3:05 am

We already know much of what will be in Rishi Sunak’s Budget next week. Another £30bn for Covid-relief measures: furlough…

Shamima Begum is not a victim

27 February 2021 10:50 pm

Adark cloud hangs over the Al Hol Camp where Shamima Begum is being held in North-Eastern Syria. She is said…

Iranians don’t hate Israel

27 February 2021 7:00 pm

The decades since the Islamic revolution have weighed heavy on the people of Iran. Living in fear, under extreme levels…

The trouble with 'BAME'

27 February 2021 6:30 pm

Are Black people and Asians the same? Are they different from other ethnic minorities? What about Jews? And who do…

The campus Churchill delusion

27 February 2021 6:15 pm

Was Winston Churchill a racist? For students like me who attended Churchill College, Cambridge, it’s a question which barely even…

The worst political speeches of the decade

27 February 2021 6:01 pm

In thinking about the worst political speeches delivered in Britain, I reached for lectures that weren’t just technically poor but…

What the Khashoggi murder report means for US-Saudi relations

27 February 2021 6:36 am

Today, after pressure from senior US lawmakers and staring at an impending statutory deadline, the Biden administration authorised the release…

A defeated Armenia descends into turmoil

27 February 2021 3:37 am

Ever since its disastrous military defeat at the hands of Azerbaijan last year, Armenia has suffered from a wave of…

Mr Potato Head and the cult of gender neutrality

27 February 2021 1:52 am

Another pillar of the patriarchy has fallen. His name is Mr Potato Head – or rather, it was Mr Potato…

America is back — and still bombing Syria

27 February 2021 1:14 am

Presidents come, presidents go — but they all end up launching military airstrikes on the Middle East. Last night Joe…

Denying Shamima Begum a return to Britain could backfire

27 February 2021 12:44 am

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to prevent Shamima Begum from returning to the UK and mounting a legal challenge…

Why do old people have fewer antibodies after the vaccine?

26 February 2021 1:02 am

The UK policy of delaying second doses of the Pfizer vaccine has been criticised by some as risky, with Pfizer…

The EU is stepping up its raid on the city of London

26 February 2021 12:27 am

It is not usual for the Governor of the Bank of England to ask permission to make a statement about…