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Why Donald Trump looks like just the friend Britain needs

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has pledged to reward Britain for leaving the EU, and the signs are promising

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Will Donald Trump be assassinated, ousted in a coup or just impeached?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

His supporters expect impeachment or even a military coup

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The Stonehenge tunnel is monumental folly

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The Stonehenge tunnel is a ruinously expensive plan that will deprive millions of a small but important pleasure

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In Labour’s old heartlands, MPs are staring into the abyss

21 January 2017 9:00 am

MPs in its northern heartlands fear the party’s support could collapse entirely

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Real-life killers can have even sillier ideas than Bond villains

21 January 2017 9:00 am

If you think Bond villains’ ideas are implausibly silly, you should meet some more real-life criminals

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For really ethical fur, hunt it yourself

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The cant around ‘ethical fur’

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The hateful whispers that make me want to move from London to Tel Aviv

21 January 2017 9:00 am

It’s time I left London’s anti-Semites behind

Going off-piste: some people just can’t wait

In praise of late-season skiing

21 January 2017 9:00 am

There’s trouble brewing in the Alps. Skiers arriving in the mountains over Christmas were greeted, not by snow-clad chalets and…

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Michael Gove was (accidentally) right about experts

14 January 2017 9:00 am

They’re often wrong but they seldom admit it

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If economists want to be trusted again, they should learn to tell jokes

14 January 2017 9:00 am

It helps to find the comedy in economics

The greatest hacker of the first world war: Nigel de Grey

The greatest hackers of the first world war

14 January 2017 9:00 am

A hundred years ago, the Zimmermann Telegram brought America into the first world war. This is the story of how it was cracked

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner – the most powerful people in the court of King Donald

14 January 2017 9:00 am

At the court of King Donald, Ivanka and Jared will be the couple to watch

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How the Church of England changed my life

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Death, grief and love in a strange city

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Why more and more priests can’t stand Pope Francis

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Questions are increasingly being asked about the Pope’s judgment and state of mind

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In praise of the one-handed backhand

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The graceful one-handed backhand is vanishing from tennis

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Why I turned down two free cars

14 January 2017 9:00 am

On two occasions, sainted members of my family have offered me a car for nothing. Both times, I turned them…

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Will Donald Trump destroy America’s global role?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

On foreign policy, Donald Trump will either win big or destroy decades of American doctrine

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Press regulation will be a boon to anti-journalists like Katie Hopkins

7 January 2017 9:00 am

More press regulation will give us more idiotic anti-journalists of the Katie Hopkins variety

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What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite? It’s their education

7 January 2017 9:00 am

What explains the silliness of the liberal elite? Their education

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Why Putin’s Russia will be keeping quiet about 1917

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution presents today’s Russian autocrats with an embarrassing dilemma

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In South Africa, sport is a question of justice

7 January 2017 9:00 am

South Africa’s sporting quotas have a laudable aim. Is that enough?

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The drug that my Asperger’s son loved turned his life upside down

7 January 2017 9:00 am

My son loved his new treatment – but it changed his life for the worse

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How pub quizzes became normal

7 January 2017 9:00 am

For more than 20 years now, I have been trudging up the hill to the Prince of Wales in Highgate…

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2017: Europe's year of rage

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Across the continent, the pro-EU establishment is in trouble

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Populism vs post-democracy

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Europeans are usually alarmed or sniffy about American concern for democracy’s fate, but this time liberal opinion on both sides…