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
The winner of the first ever Michael Heath award for cartooning is Len Hawkins. One of his drawings appears below. He receives an original drawing by Michael Heath, a bottle… Read more
Henry Jeffreys gives thanks for winter warmers
Scottish people, known to be a bit touchy on occasion, sometimes wonder if that customary attitude of jocular condescension displayed towards their country by, in particular, the nearest neighbours, does… Read more
Douglas Murray tells you how to organise your drinks cabinet for a happier life
When I’m gathered, as my granny used to say, I’d like to be remembered as the man who reintroduced the imperial pint of champagne. I’m not an ambitious creature, by and… Read more
Question: what do you call several dozen pop-up shops, all freshly popped up together at the one time of year when they might actually be useful? Answer: a Christmas market.… Read more
Politicians used to have to apologise when they lied. Now it's the opposite
A no in the referendum should mean no. Thanks to the political geniuses in London, it will instead mean 'Yes, but...'
If he had real foreign-policy achievements, no one would be getting excited about it
Nine cartoonists are shortlisted for the first ever Michael Heath Award for cartooning. The theme of the contest, sponsored by John Lobb, is ‘Man in Motion’. Work by four of… Read more
They were funny once. But the revival is a dreadful idea
When he threatened to kill opium smokers, they gave up. What does that tell you?
Sir Anthony Van Dyck's final self-portrait is a vital part of Britain's artistic heritage
There's no better place for last-minute gifts than gallery and museum shops. They even look thoughtful!
When Mao Tse-tung threatened to execute them, 20 million opium addicts gave up
I wasn’t a bad person becoming a good person. I believe I was a sick person, and I needed to get well
The Revd Paul Flowers ticked all the right 'progressive' boxes — that's why he could get away with anything
Sustainability. Tick! Inclusivity. Tick! Fairtrade. Tick! All that mattered to Labour was the Crystal Methodist's show of liberal piety