The Islamic State and the left’s secret love affair with misogyny

22 November 2014

The way they treat women is not the catch – it’s the unspoken main attraction

2012 Republican National Convention: Day 2

How America’s right wing is becoming a lot more like Britain’s

22 November 2014

Today’s Republicans talk less about God and more about fighting illegal immigration


Did you do something for the last time today?

22 November 2014

An acceptance of these occasions, surely, is a sign you’ve accepted you’re not immortal. It’s death by a thousand lasts


Steve Jobs’s button phobia has shaped the modern world

22 November 2014

It’s time for those of us with an irrational fear of touchscreens to have a say

Three glamorous guests, 1921

A miracle: French hotels actually like dogs

22 November 2014

Especially those that are stopovers for long-distance drivers rather than destinations in themselves


It’s not just Ed Miliband. Labour’s on the wrong side of history

15 November 2014

Thanks to globalisation, ‘progressive’ politicians have nowhere to turn

CBI Annual Conference 2014

There’s only one Alan Johnson (that's why Labour's in such trouble)

15 November 2014

What’s happened to my party?


The rich marry. The poor don't

15 November 2014

This ought to concern the left. But they’re too worried about making ‘moral judgments’


Is the Islamic State about faith – or profiteering?

15 November 2014

The dirty business of kidnapping, and other IS money-making schemes

Thousands Of Trees Felled To Halt Spread Of Sudden Oak Death

The National Trust is spoiling beautiful places in the name of people who’ll never visit them

15 November 2014

It’s time to take a stand against the absurd, patronising drive for ‘accessibility’

American Nazi Party Holds Rally At Valley Forge

Hug a hoodie: can there really be a kinder, gentler Ku Klux Klan?

15 November 2014

The people Klansmen seem to hate most are each other


The subversive wonders of Kilkenomics – where economics meets stand-up

15 November 2014

This brainy festival is fast becoming a part of Ireland’s popular culture

A port and a fort: Valletta

Malta's military marvels

15 November 2014

I didn't exactly mean to go there. But if you like your history with a bit of war, there's nowhere more fascinating


Stop wasting money on aid, and start letting in more refugees

8 November 2014

There is a global crisis on a scale not seen for 20 years. And all we do is throw money at the problem

Survey Indicates Scotland Have Different Views On Migration From Rest Of UK

Who do we let in? It's time to choose

8 November 2014

It’s the dishonest debate on immigration that poisons the atmosphere for refugees

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Campaigns With Jeanne Shaheen In New Hampshire

The real winner at the US mid-terms: Hillary Clinton

8 November 2014

Revived Republican radicalism will be to the Democrats' advantage in 2016


What Angela Merkel really wants (it's not good news for Dave)

8 November 2014

The German Chancellor has rather a lot in common with David Cameron. That's why she can't help him


Watch out Pope Francis: the Catholic civil war has begun

8 November 2014

Uncertainty over how much reform the pope wants is splitting his church into factions


Ukip’s Patrick O’Flynn on the ‘genius’ Nigel Farage and why Douglas Carswell’s votes won’t set party policy

8 November 2014

The party’s economics spokesman is one of those driving Ukip towards professionalism


The rise and fall of the gunless gangster

8 November 2014

It wasn’t lack of firearms that kept them from shooting. It was something else


Is the way our hospitals treat old people down to underfunding – or organised neglect?

8 November 2014

In my three years as a hospital visitor, the picture hasn’t got any better

Ski helmets: everyone’s doing it now

The Schumacher effect: ski helmets and the grim power of celebrity

8 November 2014

I still won't wear a bike helmet – until, I suppose, a famous person has a bad bike crash


Mindfulness is something worse than just a smug middle-class trend

1 November 2014

Separating meditation from faith is a dubious business, morally and sometimes in its effects


Lebanon's made me grateful to be back in Britain. But no one else seems to be...

1 November 2014

Escaping the shadow of the Islamic State to a changed country


Rand Paul is like Nigel Farage – except he might win

1 November 2014

This rising Republican star Rand Paul combines a dull, reassuring manner with a Ukip-like insurgent appeal. It could take him to his party’s presidential candidacy