He’d like to present you with single-party government and lower tax rates, among other things
On Syria, as so often, he's running rings round Obama and Cameron
Plus: The beauties of recovery, and the benefits of drawing
Plus: John Lloyd's stand-up return, and why a listener sent a photo of gingerbread to In Our Time
Answers from Justin Welby, Joan Bakewell, Giles Coren, Jonathan Sumption, James Rhodes and many more...
Remembering the gentlemanly world of Lord Peter Wimsey and Albert Campion
They were the 20th century's Turner and Constable
This pheasant stew is so much easier - and nicer - than roasting a big bird
Why won't the West stand up for the most persecuted minority?
The great contrarian on 'fascist voices' around Thatcher, the fate of the public schools, and why he swore on TV
Plus: Hanging out with Christo, Tim Berners-Lee and Kevin Spacey
For Italians it's romantic arias. For Germans, lieder. Give me Isaac Watts, John Bunyan and Edward Elgar
And why you shouldn't bet on any of them
My heart stopped. Then I really started to live
Plus: British television has turned into a poor cousin of America's
Europe's leaders in 1914 - and 1919 - have a great deal to answer for
There is no finer city in which to hear music than Vienna. Or, to put it more felicitously, there is no finer city in which to listen to music for,… Read more
The only thing worse than being stalked is not being stalked, as the chap almost put it
The bank squeezed us over a misdemeanour and caused us to have an 'equity gap' — we later learnt its own equity gap would cost taxpayers billions
'There's no place for prejudice in a grotto situation,' I was told. I couldn't ask kids about Mummy and Daddy, since a child might have just a Mummy or two Mummies
How France became the neocons’ favourite nation
How many more resignations from super-heads do we need till we realise the system of parachuting top teachers into failing schools is a recipe for corruption?
Bills are still going up in the long term – unless the government acts