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When will firms like Ben & Jerry's stop lecturing us?

13 January 2022 12:15 am

Is anyone else fed up of corporate virtue-signalling? From banks boasting of their commitment to diversity and equality, to train…

To save the Union, ignore Gordon Brown

12 January 2022 10:38 pm

As he blasts his way through the remaining support beams of the UK constitution, Gordon Brown is doing more to…

In praise of Novak Djokovic

12 January 2022 9:11 pm

Like you, I am hugely enjoying the Novak Djokovic drama Down Under. What’s not to like? It is extremely funny.…

The Tories hold themselves in contempt

12 January 2022 9:10 pm

If by the end of today 54 members of the parliamentary Conservative party have not handed in the letters required…

The mind virus killing academia

12 January 2022 6:00 pm

We lost a giant last month with E.O. Wilson’s passing. A man who stood on Darwin’s shoulders, Wilson had that…

America still won’t risk a war with Russia over Ukraine

12 January 2022 2:39 pm

Anybody who thought this week’s intense diplomacy between American, European, and Russian officials would magically resolve the ongoing crisis in…

AOC and the Florida freedom virus

12 January 2022 2:38 pm

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, like many a New York progressive, headed down to the Sunshine State recently. First she was photographed having…

Boris Johnson is running out of road

12 January 2022 5:05 am

There has been no good news for Boris Johnson today. After an email leaked on Monday evening showing that the Prime…

Leave Ted Cruz’s daughter alone!

12 January 2022 3:44 am

Ted Cruz’s thirteen-year-old daughter Caroline found herself in the sinister gaze of a blog called LGBTQNation this week. Cockburn is…

How will Boris punish himself if his No. 10 party did break the rules?

12 January 2022 3:24 am

The final arbiter of whether Boris Johnson should be punished or sanctioned for allegedly breaking lockdown rules by attending that…

The coming war with…um…Canada?

12 January 2022 12:58 am

We begin today by heading north, past Vermont, over Winterfell, above the Arctic Circle, beyond the part of the map…

Germany is toothless when it comes to facing down Russia

11 January 2022 11:30 pm

Ukraine’s list of demands towards Germany is straightforward: it wants Berlin to stand up to Russia. With tens of thousands of Russian…

Banning tomato ketchup sachets won't save the planet

11 January 2022 11:20 pm

Warning to the working classes: the government is coming after your pleasures again. It is you who are being blamed…

How long until we tire of Boris?

11 January 2022 10:50 pm

The brilliant but troubled footballer Mario Balotelli once scored a goal in a Manchester derby match and then lifted up…

The unfathomable inadequacy of Boris Johnson

11 January 2022 10:20 pm

There is no room for wriggling here and not just because multiple witnesses put Boris Johnson and his wife at…

Was the Kazakhstan uprising an attempted Jihadi takeover?

11 January 2022 8:15 pm

The Kazakh uprising is over. The stench of burnt-out vehicles and bombed out buildings in Kazakhstan’s most populous city and…

E.O. Wilson and the climate cult

11 January 2022 7:45 pm

Famed ant specialist and sociobiologist E.O. Wilson passed away on December 26, age ninety-two. He came to national attention in 1975 with the…

Will Marion Maréchal-Le Pen join Éric Zemmour’s campaign?

11 January 2022 7:10 pm

Is Marion Maréchal, granddaughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen and niece of Marine, about to emerge from political retirement to support…

Covid and the rise of the Zoom class

11 January 2022 4:11 am

On November 6, 2021, the California petroleum heiress Ivy Getty married the photographer Tobias Engel at San Francisco City Hall.…

What does Neville Chamberlain have in common with Brexiteers?

11 January 2022 1:10 am

The false notes in Netflix’s adaptation of Robert Harris’s Munich come in the final scenes. Jeremy Irons, who has been…

Macron's anti-vaxxer bashing will backfire in France's 'lost territories'

10 January 2022 11:22 pm

Who are the ten per cent of the French population that Emmanuel Macron wishes to ’emmerder’ or, as we say…

We should be thankful for the Sackler family's philanthropy

10 January 2022 9:20 pm

When the whole opioid crisis blew up, the Sackler family — whose fortune was substantially built on getting thousands of…

Johnson's critics are circling once again

10 January 2022 7:50 pm

As Boris Johnson feels he has been vindicated in his resistance to new Covid restrictions, Downing Street had hoped that…

Will the Queen get her just desserts?

10 January 2022 6:30 pm

Victoria sponge, cherries jubilee and coronation chicken: a trio of Britain’s best loved foods, all of which share a monarchical theme. Each of…

Antony Blinken’s soundtrack to failure

10 January 2022 2:37 pm

Antony Blinken, the secretary of state and first guitarist, has broken with the tired protocols of the past, faced the…