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Can Italy's arch Eurocrat save his country?

21 February 2021 8:00 pm

The world these days is so blasè about the destruction of democracy that no one even thinks it worthy of…

Israel's vaccine passports could be a model for the world

21 February 2021 7:58 pm

In early February I received my green-coloured vaccine certification for having two jabs in Jerusalem. Now Israel is rolling out…

Princess Eugenie and the perilous business of baby names

21 February 2021 7:00 pm

Naming a child turns out to be one of the hardest things you can do. The secret to nailing it…

The terrifying development of AI warfare

21 February 2021 6:30 pm

The Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in France contains some of the earliest known Palaeolithic cave paintings, including those of lions, bears, and…

Can Labour capture the spirit of the post-war era?

21 February 2021 6:00 pm

The right is usually much better than the left at harnessing the awesome power of the folk memories that surround…

Vaccination offers us a road out of lockdown. Let’s take it

21 February 2021 6:00 pm

As an epidemiologist and doctor who volunteered to return to the frontline in both waves, I have seen first hand…

The good news on climate

21 February 2021 5:25 pm

As I watch the snow blow past my window, it’s hard not to scoff at the idea of a ‘climate…

The monarchy failed Harry and Meghan

20 February 2021 11:19 pm

It will be a saddened Prince Harry who will digest the verdict of much of the British media on the…

Inside the Tory party's China split

20 February 2021 8:00 pm

Back in 2005, Boris Johnson wrote that among geopolitical gloomsters, China was becoming the ‘fashionable new dread’. They were obsessed…

The distortion of British history

20 February 2021 7:00 pm

The British Museum has announced the appointment of a curator to study the history of its own collections. On the…

Harry, Meghan and the nature of public service

20 February 2021 6:45 pm

Well, the ways have parted. That 12-month revision of the departure of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for California…

Britain’s battle to prevent ‘green protectionism’

20 February 2021 3:45 am

The UK’s commitment to get to net zero by 2050 is going to require some difficult political choices. But it…

The problem with the Supreme Court’s Uber ruling

19 February 2021 10:50 pm

They are monitored by the firm. They don’t have the option of working for other companies. And they are entitled…

Iran’s missile diplomacy

19 February 2021 7:00 pm

It’s a time for delivering messages in the Middle East, where messages rarely come without their near constant attendant: violence.…

Are Germans losing faith in the European project?

19 February 2021 6:00 pm

Germans are increasingly losing faith in the European Union due to its bungled handling of the vaccine roll-out. Germany and…

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Ted Cruz’s moment in the sun

19 February 2021 12:09 pm

So one disaster wasn’t enough for you, Ted? You had to create a new, very personal one by hightailing it…

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Stop the real steal

19 February 2021 9:01 am

If you want to get rich, start a religion. The line actually comes from Orwell, but is ofter (and entirely…

The EU needs to stop punishing Britain for Brexit

19 February 2021 3:01 am

There have always been those on the European side who believe that for the EU project to succeed, Brexit must…

Why are people gloating over Rush Limbaugh’s death?

19 February 2021 1:45 am

The gloating over Rush Limbaugh’s death ought to shock the conscience. That’s not a political statement. That’s a cri de coeur about how our basic sense of human decency…

Covid cases have collapsed

19 February 2021 1:40 am

Last month, Imperial College’s React study claimed that new cases of Covid were static or even rising slightly. This contradicted…

Facebook has called the Australian media’s bluff

19 February 2021 12:59 am

In 2021, it’s not uncommon to hope that everyone involved in an argument can lose, or to suspect that pretty…

Keir Starmer is attacking a Tory party that no longer exists

18 February 2021 11:50 pm

There has been a bit of a commentariat pile-on against Starmer in the last couple of weeks; not just from…

Of course there's a free speech crisis on campus

18 February 2021 11:02 pm

A free speech crisis on campus? Apparently, it’s a myth, concocted by right-wing commentators and latched on to by a…

There is something rotten in Scottish politics

18 February 2021 9:55 pm

It is now two years since Nicola Sturgeon accepted the need for a parliamentary inquiry into how, and why, her…

Unionists should work with the Irish Taoiseach

18 February 2021 9:53 pm

Sinn Fein is not a normal political party. Don’t take my word for it, the charge is laid by the…