Our firefighters have less and less to do. So why shouldn’t they help overstretched ambulance services?
Trade unions have ceased to serve working people. It’s time to act against them
If anti-gay laws make it wrong to ski in Russia, don’t they also make it wrong to play cricket in Bangladesh?
Contrary to popular belief, Britons’ harmful habits seem to be on the wane
Siobhan Benita’s sanctimonious and mystifying bid to run London
The creepy campaign to free Jeremy Bamber
Carlsberg Special Brew is the beer of Churchill, Kingsley Amis – and me. They can’t ban it
Outside London, at least, there are still officers who have their priorities right – as I discovered when my home was burgled
Seventy years after the RAF repelled the Luftwaffe, the Battle of Britain continues to have a powerful resonance.
Britain’s firefighters are under-worked and inflexible, says Leo McKinstry. It’s time we created a unified emergency service
When Leo McKinstry objected to his neighbours’ plan to build two blocks of flats, he quickly discovered the limits of ‘community empowerment’ under New Labour
Leo McKinstry on Patrick Bishop's first novel
Leo McKinstry says the current craze for genealogy reflects an unhealthy combination of snobbery and inverse snobbery, and is a poor replacement for national history
Leo McKinstry on Andrew Hosken's biography of Ken Livingstone
Leo McKinstry says that Belfast is one of the most appealing cities in Europe
Spend it on bureaucracy in the regional development agencies
How it nearly cost us the war
Why Twelve Angry Men is liberal twaddle
Striking parallels with Gordon Brown
Leo McKinstry says that the Pakistani players have behaved like spoilt children and that the sport has survived far worse controversies than this flurry of feeble pique
‘She can’t stand that woman,’ an aide of Mrs Thatcher once said of Dame Shirley Porter, the notorious, scandal-prone leader…
Leo McKinstry says that the tabloid moralists should stop hurling abuse at Ruth Kelly and think about their own role in perverting national life
They are not feckless booze-hounds, says Leo McKinstry. They are clean and sober, and keen on capitalism
Leo McKinstry reports that even crack addicts can now claim to be disabled, and sue for compensation if they are sacked