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Queen Elizabeth the great

5 September 2015

That the Queen has lived to become our longest-reigning monarch — a milestone which she will mark quietly with a lunch next Wednesday — is in itself a sign of… Read more

George Osborne has bet the house (and other people's houses) on there being no new crash

29 August 2015

When George Osborne visited Sweden, Finland and Denmark  the stock markets of each country promptly fell by about 5 per cent. As soon as he left, they recovered. A coincidence,… Read more

At last, Britain can have its shale gas revolution

22 August 2015

Over the past week, the government has finally made a decisive move to kickstart a fracking industry in Britain. Licences have been issued for shale gas exploration and the planning… Read more

To defend the NHS, stop health tourism

15 August 2015

Speaking after the Stafford hospital scandal in 2010, the then newly appointed Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, grandly announced plans for a charter to support whistleblowers. The government, he said, would… Read more

Portrait of the week

Diary

Diary

Tristram Hunt

5 September 2015

‘Devon, Devon, Devon/ Where it rains six days out of seven.’ Nothing beats a British… Read more

Val McDermid

29 August 2015

There are many good reasons for being in Edinburgh in August, when the population doubles… Read more

Andrew Marr

22 August 2015

This is the Corbyn summer. From the perspective of a short holiday, my overwhelming feeling… Read more

Letters

5 September 2015

Suicide and assisted dying Sir: As a mental health practitioner, I am grateful to Douglas… Read more

29 August 2015

Trimming the ermine Sir: I am a new boy in the House of Lords compared… Read more

22 August 2015 Aus

Justified bombing Sir: A.N Wilson’s suggestion that the 1945 nuclear bombing of Japan was “without… Read more

22 August 2015

The morality of the A bomb Sir: In questioning whether we should celebrate VJ Day… Read more

Ancient and modern

A&M

Jeremy Corbyn and what a real plebeian revolt looks like

5 September 2015

Last week, guru Corbyn was invited to reflect on the… Read more

How to tell if Jeremy Corbyn is a proper republican

29 August 2015

True to his antique, bearded ideology, guru Corbyn is a… Read more

What Tacitus would have made of the Heath rumours

22 August 2015

The press and police have been condemned for the way… Read more