Prepare for the EU’s ‘Hamilton moment’

22 June 2021 3:00 pm

The EU may boast a common currency like any other state (even if nearly a third of its 27 members…

France's silent majority has rejected Macron – and Le Pen

21 June 2021 8:34 pm

I popped down to the Salle du Peuple on Sunday to see how the voting was going in the departmental…

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…

Covid and the difficulty with ‘following the science’

16 June 2021 8:35 am

Did anyone fancy being in Boris Johnson’s shoes before he made the decision to delay the full lifting of Covid…

France’s Covid stoicism has put Britain to shame

9 June 2021 8:51 pm

I feel like a teenager again. Tonight I’m allowed out until 11pm. What’s more, I’m permitted to go inside my…

Should we mix Pfizer and AstraZeneca Covid jabs?

8 June 2021 8:35 am

Should the NHS be mixing vaccines for better effect, or at least offering people who have had one dose of…

Does the Indian variant increase the risk of hospitalisation?

5 June 2021 10:23 am

Is the Indian variant really more like to land you in hospital? That is the claim being widely reported this…

Prepare for China's nationalist turn

4 June 2021 1:17 am

In recent days, it has been striking how many people in Westminster and Whitehall now think the lab leak theory…

Why the vaccines should prevent a deadly third wave

3 June 2021 10:10 pm

Among the scientists and medics calling this week for caution in the government’s reopening of the economy was Dr Lisa…

The Covid lab leak theory is looking increasingly plausible

29 May 2021 9:00 am

What was once a Covid conspiracy theory is looking more plausible

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

Portrait of the week: Bashir’s reckoning, Dominic Cummings’s evidence and ‘secret’ local lockdowns

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Home The BBC was engulfed in doubts after a report by Lord Dyson blamed Martin Bashir for deceiving the late…

Racing badly needs the full relaxation of restrictions

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Humans are herd animals too. Jockeys, trainers, owners and those enjoying the few prized media attendance slots for racing behind…

Scotland is open – and desperate for English tourists

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Scotland is open – and desperate for English tourists

How much damage to the government has Dom’s bomb done?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The more anticipated a parliamentary appearance, the less it tends to live up to its billing. But Dominic Cummings’s testimony…

How can we feed our horses when there’s no hay?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

‘We’re closed for lunch,’ said the farmer, sitting behind the counter of his farm shop with a scowl on his…

Dear Mary: should we exclude our friend for not having had his Covid vaccine?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Q. Once restrictions are lifted, our annual walking group has planned a week’s walk with after-walk gatherings in a different…

Is the daily drip of Covid statistics still helpful?

27 May 2021 7:00 pm

It is hard to remember a time when the daily drip of Covid statistics was not part of our lives.…

Just how far will the NHS go to get me jabbed up?

22 May 2021 9:00 am

More threatening letters from the NHS demanding I let them jab me up with two Covid vaccinations. Or as the…

Has India's second Covid wave peaked?

20 May 2021 10:48 pm

While the Indian variant continues to dominate the headlines, India itself seems to have dropped out of the news a…

Does getting Covid-19 protect you against reinfection?

19 May 2021 8:32 pm

How well does prior exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus protect you against reinfection? It has been a hotly-debated subject since…

The fatal flaw in the Covid travel restrictions

18 May 2021 11:43 pm

Here are two Covid questions, thrown up by the rate at which the Indian variant is infecting parts of the…

Sweden, Covid and lockdown – a look at the data

18 May 2021 2:20 am

Over the last year, the debate about lockdown has been driven to extremes – everyone has, by now, made up their…

Labour are deluding themselves about Boris's 'vaccine bounce'

15 May 2021 3:30 pm

That vast battalion of pinko pundits who confidently expected Boris Johnson to get a drubbing in last week’s elections has…

The sermons poked out of the songs like busted bed springs: Van Morrison livestream reviewed

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Over the decades, Van Morrison’s role within the tower of song has shifted from chief visionary officer to head of…