Decades in the making: Glasgow School of Art

The long ordeal of Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art

31 January 2015

The fire was only another chapter in a decades-long struggle


Send in the clowns - how comedy ate British politics

24 January 2015

It’s not just Al Murray: British politics is increasingly about who has the most popular joke. The consequences won’t be funny

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair Gives Evidence To The Leveson Inquiry

Why Ed Miliband's class war rhetoric is Tony Blair's fault

24 January 2015

He’d just about sold the idea that businesses weren’t intrinsically evil. Then he started one of his own…


Soon, parents will stop wanting their children to go to university. And they'll be right

24 January 2015

Degrees are losing their prestige at the very moment their cost is increasing


How Marine Le Pen is winning France’s gay vote

24 January 2015

The Front National now has the support of a quarter of Paris’s gay voters – and only 16 per cent of the straight ones

Fraternity house exterior

The war on frat culture

24 January 2015

Just because the biggest scandal involving a fraternity house has fallen to bits, that doesn’t mean universities are stopping their crackdown


How to stop being scared of full stops

24 January 2015

The misery of emails and texts full of weak commas and dot-dot-dots

Old mill boards and sea-green slates: Yeats’s tower

On the Yeats trail in Galway

24 January 2015

The county is saturated in his poetry; or perhaps his poetry is soaked in this county


How to save Islam from the Islamists

17 January 2015

It's time for Muslims to take a stand. Egypt may be showing the way

An activist of Pakistani Islamic party J

'Religion of peace' is not a harmless platitude

17 January 2015

To face Islamist terror, we must face the facts about Islam's history

Only Muslims can stop more terror attacks

17 January 2015

Neither they, nor their religion, stand accused. But nor, for all our sakes, can they stand aside

60 Years Wed

The rise of ‘living apart together’ – and why I’ve stopped doing it

17 January 2015

I know it could all be over by springtime. But I think this time I’ll stay

UK Braced For Further Storms As Rain And Snow Bring More Flood Misery

How long will it be before the climate forces us to change?

17 January 2015

To judge by the story of the little ice age, there will be decades of terrible suffering before we adapt


Archbishop John Sentamu on why politicians are like men arguing at a urinal

17 January 2015

The Archbishop of York on immigration, poverty and persecution

Beauty and exhilaration: hunting in Norfolk

The sheer joy of hunting

17 January 2015

It’s the simple pleasure of being out in the field, watching the hounds do what they do best, and discovering the pure beauty of the sport


Welcome to the election race that everyone will lose

10 January 2015

Even if David Cameron or Ed Miliband secures a majority, the next parliament looks impossible to handle


Stephen Hawking is a mysogynist. And The Theory of Everything is a whitewash

10 January 2015

Based on his first wife’s memoir, the film refuses to tell her complicated and disturbing story

Enoch Powell

The deep instinct that Britain’s immigration debate still ignores

10 January 2015

No politician today would dare to speak about a ‘national soul’. No one will believe them until they do

Mu'ath Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh was burnt alive by Isis. The wider objective is to give Isis a media significance that distorts our sense of its power

Isis has conquered the media. It's not doing as well on the ground

10 January 2015

The Islamic State’s real social media skill makes commentators too willing to believe its shaky territorial claims

Winter Hits Germany

The charming little airport that ruins thousands of holidays

10 January 2015

Chambéry airport just isn’t built for peak skiing season – as I discovered in the most unpleasant way


Check yourself: have you succumbed to this corporate speak epidemic?

10 January 2015

Soon the day will arrive when someone asks ‘Would it be OK if myself puts yourself on hold?’


The Tory barrister who defended the Krays and Dennis Nilsen on why Chris Grayling has gone too far

10 January 2015

Famed criminal barrister and former MP Sir Ivan Lawrence on why he went up against the Justice Secretary and the duties of a defence lawyer

Incredible shrinking county: the tides at Freshwater Bay

How the NHS silenced a whistleblowing doctor

3 January 2015

Pity the healthcare professionals who dare to speak out about problems in the NHS


Elizabeth is about to become Britain’s longest-reigning queen. Here’s how she’s changed monarchy

3 January 2015

Whatever has or hasn’t happened over the last 63 years and seven months, we have shared a single blessing of ‘steadiness, staying-power and self-sacrifice’