Hugo Rifkind

The Tories’ real problem is that they are now seen as reckless gamblers

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The opposition wants to raze your house to the ground. No, bear with me. Analogy. They say they’ll pull it…

Well done Jeremy Corbyn, for being the least shrill person in politics

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Enough of all these vital, apocalyptic, existential elections. They don’t half wear you out. The Scottish referendum was vital and…

We need to address the murky world of online political advertising – fast

20 May 2017 9:00 am

In his new book Move Fast and Break Things, the American academic Jonathan Taplin makes a decent case that, democratically…

Labour’s election strategy – vote for us and watch us lose

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The crapness of Corbyn’s Labour is a phenomenon. It fascinates me. Frankly, it does my head in. For there is…

What can Theresa May say to the Tory Remainers?

22 April 2017 9:00 am

I don’t see it. I do not see the anatomy of how it all pans out. Theresa May will be…

Tell me to shop in pounds and ounces? I’m 40 and it feels like a punishment

8 April 2017 9:00 am

According to archaeologists and all the papers last week, the 11th-century villagers of Wharram Percy, North Yorkshire, used to mutilate…

Jean-Claude Juncker is now the hardest Brexiter there is

25 March 2017 9:00 am

The best thing about being a Remainer is obviously the dinner parties, where we all sit around being incredibly well-heeled…

Prisoners, phones and Amazon’s bottom line

18 March 2017 9:00 am

On the Amazon page that sells the world’s smallest mobile phone, the reviews are mainly about putting it into your…

The real reason Nigel Farage hates Douglas Carswell

4 March 2017 9:00 am

If the British establishment really wants to troll Ukip, then I suppose it ought to give Douglas Carswell a knighthood…

I went to see Disney World — and saw a dying country

18 February 2017 9:00 am

I’ve always sensed a whiff of sadness in Florida, perhaps because so many people go there to die. Although not…

Theresa May desperately needs an opposition – and she doesn’t have one

4 February 2017 9:00 am

‘For heaven’s sake, man, go!’ A week after the Brexit referendum, and that was David Cameron at the despatch box,…

Piers Morgan is a shameless brown-noser but maybe he’s on the right track

21 January 2017 9:00 am

A few weeks ago I was having an argument with Piers Morgan on Twitter. Oh God, is that really how…

Who’ll want to work once we have proper virtual reality?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

A flash of the future, over the holidays, that felt like a flash of the past. It happened on Christmas…

How to put a positive spin on this bizarre year

10 December 2016 9:00 am

This is going to be a positive, optimistic column. I promise. Because, look, let’s be honest, I’ve been a bit…

Trump, the pick-up artist who seduced America

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Many years ago, when I was a mere slip of a features journalist, I spent a weekend learning how to…

If you’re not about mob rule, Nigel, don’t call out your mob

12 November 2016 9:00 am

If you’re aiming to refute the suggestion that you can’t comprehend the difference between mob rule and the rule of…

Should we all have the right not to bake a cake?

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Let us consider the case of the Ashers family bakery in Belfast which, in 2014, refused to make a cake.…

Is that a bomb in your pocket? Or a Russian spy? Or both?

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Remember how much fun it used to be getting a new phone? I think of a friend a few years…

We know who Theresa May is against. But who is she for?

1 October 2016 9:00 am

One of the professional drawbacks of coming from Scotland and then moving to London is that I don’t really know…

In a Birmingham jail, I discovered the point of Michael Gove

17 September 2016 9:00 am

I went to prison last week, in Birmingham. Early start, off on a train from Euston. It was my kids’…

Dear God, am I going to have to start liking Ed Balls?

3 September 2016 9:00 am

What the hell is going on with Ed Balls? Back in the horrible doldrums of the last Labour government, he…

The best thing about Brexit? None of it is my fault

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Brexit Britain fills me with calm. Six weeks on, there’s no point pretending otherwise. Losing is far better than winning.…

Thank God for Sir Philip Green, the perfect modern hate figure

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Good old Sir Philip Green. Where would we be without him? So often, those national hate figures let you down.…

Labour’s last good idea: hold floating voters to ransom

23 July 2016 9:00 am

In order to become a ‘registered supporter’ of the Labour party, you first have to disclose whether you’re a member…

Brexit’s making many of us less British

9 July 2016 9:00 am

I suppose I could probably get a Polish passport. Both of my maternal grandparents were Poles, displaced by war and…