Denmark

Have Southgate’s England lost their moral compass?

9 July 2021 9:05 pm

Back in the 1980s the BBC Match of the Day opening credits featured a clip of Manchester United winger Mickey…

An unrewarding slog: Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round reviewed

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round has been heaped with awards: an Oscar, a Bafta, it swept the European Film Awards. And…

Why is Macron feigning outrage at the Danish spying scandal?

5 June 2021 4:00 pm

The feigned outrage in Berlin – but mostly in Paris – at the USA’s proxy use of Denmark’s intelligence services…

The competitive cult of cosiness

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Can we escape the cult of cosiness?

Why isn't Britain adopting the Danish roadmap?

17 March 2021 3:22 am

Denmark’s greatest philosopher, Søren Kirkegaard, experienced only one epidemic in his lifetime, the cholera outbreak of 1853, which occurred after…

Landmark Danish study shows face masks have no significant effect

19 November 2020 6:45 pm

Do face masks work? Earlier this year, the UK government decided that masks could play a significant role in stopping…

Denmark is creating a roadmap for mandatory vaccination

18 November 2020 4:43 am

Could British residents be forced to have a Covid-19 vaccine? Yesterday Health Secretary Matt Hancock refused to rule out mandatory…

Open and shut case: how did lockdown affect shops?

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Shot in the arm Global stock markets reached a new high after pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced a vaccine it is…

It’s easy to see why Trump wants to buy Greenland

24 August 2019 9:00 am

When the news broke of Donald Trump’s interest in acquiring Greenland from the Danes for strategic, mining and perhaps golf…

How does anyone keep up with all the good stuff out there on TV?

19 March 2016 9:00 am

‘We have a problem. Yes. At the wind farm.’ Any conspiracy thriller with lines like that has definitely got my…

Why are children in Guernsey extolling Islam to their parents?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

I have never been to the island of Guernsey. This is a large world and we have a finite amount…

If you’re stupid enough to let migrants in, at least treat them as people

30 January 2016 9:00 am

We were on our way to a party in south-east London when my friend, Rob, saw the graffiti. Sprayed with…

Portrait of the week

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, decided to allow ministers to campaign for either side in the referendum on membership…

The new adventures of the adventure playground

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Are adventure playgrounds set to make a comeback, asks Maisie Rowe

Portrait of the week

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Home At least 30 British people were among 38 shot dead at a beach resort at Sousse in Tunisia by…

Møns Klint as painted by Claudia Massie

‘Was the baby naughty?’: Gory frescoes, spectacular cliffs and herring with a toddler in Denmark

18 April 2015 9:00 am

The sky over the island of Møn, which is at the bottom right of Denmark, was cobalt and the whitewashed…

Why did the House of Lords ever have a rifle range?

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Gun lords The House of Lords shooting range is to be turned into a cupboard, having previously survived an attempt…

A survivor of the Copenhagen attack speaks: ‘If we should stop drawing cartoons, should we also stop having synagogues?’

21 February 2015 9:00 am

An interview with Helle Brix, who was at the meeting in Copenhagen on Saturday when the shooting happened

The Little Mermaid, illustrated by Ivan Bilibin

The fairytale life of Hans Christian Andersen

24 May 2014 9:00 am

It has long been my habit, when approaching a new biography, to read the account of the subject’s childhood first,…

How Denmark’s Jews escaped the Nazis

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Of all the statistics generated by the Holocaust, perhaps some of the most disturbing in the questions they give rise…

Why are Scandinavians so happy when they should be so sad? 

25 January 2014 9:00 am

As I sit here in my Sarah Lund Fair Isle sweater, polishing my boxed sets of Borgen and nibbling on…

Why can't we admit we're scared of Islamism?

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Like other branches of the liberal establishment, the art world is all for challenging religion – unless it’s Islam