Reform

Charles Moore on BBC reform

28 September 2020 1:00 am

Former editor of The Spectator and Daily Telegraph Charles Moore is tipped to become chairman of the BBC. Despite being…

Why lawyers deserve Michael Gove

27 June 2015 9:00 am

A great test of political leadership is how well you deal with vested interests on your own side. In his…

If you really love the NHS, you know it needs to change

7 March 2015 9:00 am

To adapt Aeschylus’s aphorism on war and truth, the first casualty in a general election campaign is objectivity. Over the…

Leave Ukraine to the Russians

8 March 2014 9:00 am

‘You can’t always get what you want,’ chorused Mick Jagger, ‘but if you try some time/You just might find/You get…

Where the Whigs went

25 January 2014 9:00 am

A book about one of the London clubs, published to mark its 250th anniversary, might be regarded as of extremely…

Why is Doris Kearns Goodwin raking up old muck?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era are well-worn subjects for both professional and amateur historians, so it’s pertinent to ask…

Does Xi Jinping really want reform? If so, he would unravel China

9 November 2013 9:00 am

For all its bombast and success, the Chinese Communist party faces a host of looming problems – and a big decision