Hugo Rifkind

Hugo Rifkind is a writer for the Times.

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This London mayoral race will feature something new: boredom

6 February 2016 9:00 am

London, 2012. It’s Olympic year, and east London is sprouting anew, and our city feels like the capital of the…

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Corbynglish as a second language

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Corbynterpretation [n]: The inevitable process of debate, after Jeremy Corbyn is interviewed, over what he actually meant. Does the Labour…

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Simon Danczuk and his spankingly splendid scandal

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Apparently, according to a variety of relatively reliable sources that include the man himself, the Labour MP for Rochdale, Simon…

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If you believe the internet, I was Israel’s answer to Jason Bourne

12 December 2015 9:00 am

One of the strangest and, in a weird way, best things to have happened to me in the past year…

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Get ready: these climate change talks might actually do something

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The Prince of Wales is right, and I appreciate that this isn’t something people say very often. Now and again,…

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The answer for sensible moderate Labour folk? Leave

14 November 2015 9:00 am

What a useless shower the Labour party is right now. What a snivelling dance of fools. And I don’t just…

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Are we all potential cyberterrorists now?

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Hollywood got there first, of course. Back in 1983, before most of us even learned — then forgot again —…

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Can the Great British public be made to care passionately about the EU referendum?

17 October 2015 9:00 am

It’s early days, I know, but the Outers have convinced me. Britain will not collapse into chaos and penury if…

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Collective responsibility is an awful idea – but Jeremy Corbyn will be in trouble without it

3 October 2015 9:00 am

One of my favourite things about Jeremy Corbyn, beyond the beard (I do like beards) and the way he was…

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The problem with Jeremy Corbyn’s populist media-loathing

19 September 2015 8:00 am

The new leader walks across a bridge, in the dark, while the journalist asks him questions. He’s not shouting, this…

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The real lesson of the Hillary Clinton emails: most secrets are boring

5 September 2015 9:00 am

‘Gefilte fish,’ emailed Hillary Clinton to a pair of aides in March 2010, ‘where are we on this?’ That was…

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Bisexuality is now everywhere – and nowhere

22 August 2015 9:00 am

I’m not aware of knowing many bisexual people. Or indeed, off the top of my head, any bisexual people. Which…

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You can do anything (but you shouldn’t): the brave new world of internet morality

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Going online does not make you invisible – as the adulterers who used the hacked site Ashley Madison are discovering

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Heathrow and the strange, far-off days when Britain actually built things

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Heathrow. The whole British story is there. Reading up around that debacle last week, I came across the eye-watering —…

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The world belongs to Taylor Swift now. There will be no free-trial period

27 June 2015 9:00 am

All hail Taylor Swift. How she must give baby boomers the fear. Not just baby boomers. Also those who came…

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Isis is what happens when we try to bomb things better

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Call me petulant, but I’m not sure Britain is getting enough credit for our fine, fine work in Libya. The…

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Like every referendum ever, this EU vote will solve nothing

30 May 2015 9:00 am

I suppose, if you could look deep into the mind of somebody who was passionately keen that Britain should leave…

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Lefties should cherish trendy London while they still can

16 May 2015 9:00 am

London is a bad thing. Everybody knows this now. Britain has had enough of London. Ed Miliband failed in part…

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The year that Scotland learned to hate

9 May 2015 9:00 am

If the SNP isn't about Scottish purity and hating the English, why do so many of its supporters behave as if it is?

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Russell Brand’s heart is in the right place – but it’s not the place he talks out of

2 May 2015 9:00 am

I write at a difficult time. The balls are in the air, but we know not where they will land.…

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Warning: you may be about to vote for more than one government

18 April 2015 9:00 am

For the last five years, I’ve been trying to get people interested in the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. No, don’t…

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Why are so many men on diets? I blame feminists

4 April 2015 8:00 am

According to Jenni Russell, my colleague at the Times, David Cameron has lost 13lb since Christmas, mainly by giving up…

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None of the parties are telling the truth about Scotland. It's driving me crazy

21 March 2015 9:00 am

What a load of mendacious balls everybody talks about Scotland. It’s like a disease. It’s like, you know how they…

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Surprise! David Cameron was a Tory bastard all along

7 March 2015 9:00 am

I have a friend who was a Young Conservative. Just the one, I promise, and he’s grown out of it…

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How Alex Brooker made political interviews interesting again

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The other night on Channel 4, I watched the best political interview I’ve seen all year. It was with Nick…