Simon Jenkins

The Stonehenge tunnel is monumental folly

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The Stonehenge tunnel is a ruinously expensive plan that will deprive millions of a small but important pleasure

Syria and the cruel farce of ‘humanitarian intervention’

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Air-powered ‘intervention-lite’ in civil wars like Syria’s isn’t just ineffective – it’s cruel and immoral

Why cathedrals are soaring

8 October 2016 9:00 am

The Church of England’s unexpected success story

Not charging for entry has led to the National Gallery resembling Wembley on match day

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Tate Modern’s new Switch House extension in London has been greeted with acclaim. It is a building designed in the…

How our politicians – and media – are helping terrorists win

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Publicity and panic make us all accessories to jihadi murders

Here we go again: the drumbeat for sending troops back to Iraq has begun

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Why our politicians keep going back to military intervention, no matter how often it fails

When Isis destroy ancient monuments, it’s not always true that ‘people are more important’

14 March 2015 9:00 am

The perfect retaliation to Isis is to repair and rebuild what they destroy

The myth of the housing crisis

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The coalition is letting developers concrete over the countryside, but that won’t help young people buy houses

Who are you calling a blob, Owen Paterson?

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Owen Paterson shouldn’t hold green activists responsible for his sacking. The culprit was David Cameron

Simon Jenkins's notebook: Why a wind farm will never be as beautiful as a railway viaduct

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Until I plotted a book on England’s best views I had not realised how much people cared. Ask them to…

Nostalgic nationalist piety

10 November 2012 9:00 am

Roger Scruton’s vision of a tolerant, age-old Anglicanism — church bells echoing over the countryside, calling the faithful to prayer — doesn’t ring true to Simon Jenkins


6 August 2011 12:00 am

Simon Jenkins opens his Diary

Who do you Trust?

30 October 2010 12:00 am

It’s not ‘vulgar’ or ‘patronising’ to make National Trust properties more appealing. Stephen Bayley should back off

Complete the Thatcher revolution

27 September 2006 3:41 pm

Simon Jenkins says that the Iron Lady’s work will not be complete without the devolution of power to local communities. Is the Tory leader ready to embrace this mission?

Nobody has been left out

5 November 2005 12:00 am

Histories of Victorian London now come two a penny. They are the left-wing historian’s answer to biographies of Good Queen…

People power

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Simon Jenkins on why the Tory party should campaign to restore power to local communities

Nothing to fear but fear itself

13 March 2004 12:00 am

Simon Jenkins says that Tony Blair’s Sedgefield speech was just another attempt by the Prime Minister to scare us into believing that we are all in mortal danger. We are not

Speaking of God

11 October 2003 12:00 am

Where is England’s smallest church? The question must have preoccupied nerdish retired vicars for centuries and is probably best answered…

Famous and forgotten faces

15 March 2003 12:00 am

Paperback edition £29.95 I was much attached to Kaled. She stood at the corner of Fleet Street and Chancery Lane,…