Ruth Davidson Meets Voters And Activists At A Street Stall

Ruth Davidson: on the campaign trail with Scotland’s top Tory

9 May 2015

She's a Conservative moderniser's dream. But she swears she's not coming south

SNP Launch Their Manifesto In Edinburgh

The year that Scotland learned to hate

9 May 2015

We have a new politics, yes. And most of us are quietly terrified of it


What opinion polls feel like from the other end of the line

9 May 2015

We in this call centre don’t know or care about politics. But if you hang straight up, we will call back

2. WK Bombenangriffe, Ausgebombte in Hamburg

The carpet-bombing of Hamburg killed 40,000 people. It also did good

9 May 2015

We must face the horrors we inflicted on Germany’s cities in the later years of the war. But they were not futile crimes


Shame, sex, violence and race in 1980s London – and today

9 May 2015

The student Ione Wells’s account of being attacked on the street summoned painful memories


How the other half of the press parties – a war correspondent’s letter from Washington

9 May 2015

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the needs of traumatised veterans

A stormy day in Hastings, Barbados

The swankier the hotel, the sulkier the tourists

9 May 2015

Julie Burchill rediscovers an eternal truth in Barbados

(Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty)

Welcome to Miliband country: how Labour would wreck rural life

2 May 2015

The manifestos of a potential ‘progressive alliance’ pose a profound threat to the countryside

(Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)

Five arguments for voting Tory (and one for anything but)

2 May 2015

Election-day addresses from Andrew Roberts, Julian Fellowes, Michael Burleigh, Susan Hill, Robin Hanbury-Tenison and David Hare


I don’t want to be a mansion tax migrant

2 May 2015

The super-rich can shrug off Labour’s big tax idea. People like me will be forced out

A migrant woman waits in Lampedusa to board a ship bound for Sicily, April 23 2015. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

How Lampedusa copes when the migrant ships come in

2 May 2015

Most survive the terrible journey. The next steps are less certain, for them and for Europe


Tinder went looking for fresh flesh – and accidentally found me

2 May 2015

These apps help people to make social connections — but at the cost, perhaps, of sexualising social life


Humans are doing democracy wrong. Bees are doing it right

There is a system that accounts for intensity of passion as well as idle opinion – hives have used it successfully for millions of years

A beautiful maze: Marseille’s Old Town

The pleasures of getting lost in Marseille

2 May 2015

Art, culture, fish soup and smelly soap — it’s all there


David Cameron: 'I always manage to portray a calm smoothness or something'

Exclusive interview: David Cameron on what his government has achieved, and what it will take for him to get another one


A 1992 election-day lunch with the young David Cameron

25 April 2015

He was already clearly destined for the top — and in no doubt who would win that day

Patrick Fitzgerald (Photo: Getty)

Judith Miller, Scooter Libby, and the trouble with special prosecutors

25 April 2015

Libby’s conviction looks ever shakier – and the system that produced it ever more worrying


The students tearing down Cecil Rhodes’s statue are still upholding his legacy

25 April 2015

They complain that the university is too ‘Eurocentric’ – but they show no signs of wanting to make any actual changes


The DUP’s Nigel Dodds may soon be propping up the Tories. What does he want?

25 April 2015

The Orangeman with the First in law from Cambridge has found himself suddenly popular with Commons colleagues


Why American psychoanalysts are an endangered species

25 April 2015

Drugs, yoga, CBT and busy lives are occupying the space once reserved for the shrink’s couch


Whose hair are you buying?

25 April 2015

Britain buys £43 million worth of human hair a year. But it’s dismayingly hard to find out who it comes from


‘About time too!’: Joan Collins curtseys to Prince Charles

25 April 2015

Parties, hats and dancing around handbags – everything you need to know about becoming a dame

A portrait of Raymond Carr as Warden of St Antony’s College, Oxford, by his son Matthew

An education to know: remembering Raymond Carr

25 April 2015

Laughter, bird-watching, jazz and unmatched erudition

A serious business

A wine pro finds himself out of his depth at the Varsity Blind Wine Tasting Match

25 April 2015

They thought it would be fun to let a team of journalists compete against the students from Oxford and Cambridge. We didn’t know what we’d be facing…