Poetry, civilisation and the critical benefits of facing leukaemia
We’ve let the desert state face both ways on funding extremism
The city of the horse and carriage is gone. But some traces remain...
It's time for the Prime Minister to make up his mind. Will he seize the chance to reshape British politics?
Most of our prominent politicians studied the same subject at Oxford. Is it any wonder we’re so badly governed?
An interview with the former Czech president, possibly the West’s last truly outspoken leader
There is a glaring double standard in our adoration for our pets and our tolerance for intensive farming
An interview with the new, hawkish Defence Secretary
I’m not sure what took me to Salvador Dalí’s house in Port Lligat, but it sure as hell wasn’t admiration. As a public figure, I hold him alone responsible for… Read more
The Nos have it, but Britain has been left a divided country. How did our politicians get the referendum battle so wrong?
Politicians’ promises to bring those who murder British hostages to justice almost never come true
Here's what he should teach the British one
Nothing beats taking to the air when you’re piloting the plane yourself
The Anglican Mission in England looks like a support group. But if required, it could turn into rather more than that
The former US Secretary of State, now 91, on statesmanship from Richelieu to Obama
It's not as rough as it was in Daniel Defoe's day, but it remains a town for people who won't be told what to do
It's not about economics – it's about Britain, its values, and what might be destroyed if the country is snapped in two
'National character' is real, and it's not simply down to geography, language, religion or even genetics
The former mayor on Ireland, Scotland, his great rival, and his right-wing Uncle Ken
Democracy and competition – the spirit of the best of ancient Greece – are what make my city great
Cricket has provided education and direction in the lives of thousands
Nicky Haslam's notebook of a season of laughter and sadness
The investment winners and losers if Balls and Miliband get in