Immigration

A work of extraordinary delicacy, poignancy and tenderness: Minari reviewed

3 April 2021 9:00 am

In the summer of 2018, when film-maker Lee Isaac Chung was on the brink of giving up filmmaking and had…

Can Priti Patel’s asylum shake-up help Britain take back control?

26 March 2021 2:54 am

Every Home Secretary is forced to confront the cold political realities of the office. What they set out to deliver…

Immigration is no longer a political problem

5 March 2021 11:49 pm

Ask voters what the most important issue facing Britain is and just 2 per cent say immigration. Even when you…

Minority groups should ignore the anti-vax charlatans

6 February 2021 9:00 am

My great-great-grandmother, born on a Barbadian plantation and transported to what was British Guiana in the 19th century, gave rise…

A beastly cold country: Britain in 1962

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Like this author, I was happily snowbound at a beloved grandparent’s house during the big freeze that began on Boxing…

Actors will be in trouble if the Bridge Theatre's latest experiment catches on

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Flight has been hailed as a new form of dramatic presentation — prefab theatre. It’s great to look at. A…

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The Trumpist agenda going forward

12 November 2020 5:25 am

While Donald Trump appears to have lost the 2020 presidential election, Trump’s agenda of populism focused on the working class…

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‘The Melania Tapes’ reveal she’s even cooler than we thought

4 October 2020 12:17 am

Just a couple of hours before President Trump announced that he and his wife, first lady Melania, had tested positive…

The trouble with ‘taking back control’

5 September 2020 9:00 am

I sympathised with Leave voters who yearned to ‘take back control’ of British borders. After all, if being a country…

When everything is ‘racist’, nothing is

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Hearing that Dawn Butler MP had been pulled over by the Metropolitan police, I briefly hoped the taxpayer might get…

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The Kushner conundrum

1 July 2020 2:01 pm

After a string of broken promises, policy disappointments and sinking poll numbers, the populist wing of the Republican party knows…

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Fashion designer vs former rapper: the 2020 election you need to follow

1 July 2020 2:00 am

Ola Hawatmeh, the Republican nominee for New York’s 19th congressional district, doesn’t bring many surprises to the table policy-wise. She’s…

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How do you like US now?

14 June 2020 3:48 am

It’s that time again when newspapers tell us that America’s standing in the world has substantially declined under Donald Trump.…

Tories should listen to Farage’s warnings about Channel migrants

18 May 2020 9:59 pm

The idea of a flotilla of little ships crossing the English Channel from France to deposit their beleaguered human cargo…

The post-Brexit bounce seems to have stuck, for now

22 February 2020 7:30 pm

The post-election economic bounce appears to be more than a fluke. Positive news came in waves this week, as data…

Understated, unashamedly patriotic and heartbreaking: The Windermere Children reviewed

1 February 2020 9:00 am

One of the many astonishing things about the BBC2 drama The Windermere Children (Monday) was that the real-life story it…

Bernadine Evaristo shoulders weighty themes lightly: Girl, Woman, Other reviewed

21 December 2019 9:00 am

It’s a slippery word, ‘other’. Taken in one light, it throws up barriers and insists on divisions. It is fearful…

Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Corbyn- There will be a great deal of movement

18 November 2019 3:43 am

Jeremy Corbyn – ‘I want a close relationship’ with the EU The Labour leader was Andrew Marr’s chief guest of…

Trevor Rene’s battle to stay in Britain

16 November 2019 9:00 am

When Boris Johnson edited this magazine, it proposed an amnesty for illegal immigrants — a controversial notion, but an idea…

Bomb attacks are now a normal part of Swedish life

26 October 2019 9:00 am

 Stockholm One night last week, explosions took place in three different locations in and around Stockholm. There were no injuries…

Jonathan Dimbleby is right: we need to rise up and defend the BBC

6 July 2019 9:00 am

There’s been a Dimbleby on air since before I was born but last Friday saw the end of that era…

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Where is the Democrat who can take on Trump?

4 July 2019 1:03 am

I have plenty of shamefaced company in having rashly predicted, as pundits are warned never to do, that Donald Trump…

Leah Harvey as Hortense and C.J. Beckford as Michael Roberts in Small Island at the National Theatre Credit: Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

A magnificent work of art (but don’t worry if you miss the first half-hour): Small Island reviewed

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Small Island, based on Andrea Levy’s novel about Jamaican migrants in Britain, feels like the world’s longest book review. We…

How Ireland became a back door to Britain

27 April 2019 9:00 am

I was working in Johannesburg when I first got wind of the fact that Ireland has become an illegal back…

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Demography has become the biggest story on the planet

2 February 2019 9:00 am

One of my vanities is that all my novels are different. Yet one astute journalist identified a universal thread: ‘Too…