Columnists

It’s time to accept that companies such as Amazon are beyond shame

11 August 2018 9:00 am

‘There has to be a level playing field so that… Amazon cannot undercut domestic booksellers by using the tax advantage…

The attempt to deselect Frank Field tells you all you need to know about Corbyn’s Labour

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Early in his career — and mine — I got to know Frank Field. Then, as now, he was being…

Who wins when everyone is in crisis?

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Britain’s three main political parties are in crisis. That isn’t meant to happen. If only by a process of elimination,…

Bigots of the world, unite!

4 August 2018 9:00 am

If Jews would get out of Israel and also stop drinking the blood of gentile children, perhaps the rest of…

Ukip should return – our politics depends on it

4 August 2018 9:00 am

‘The return of Ukip’ declared the headline on our cover story last week. The polling boffin Matthew Goodwin to whose…

No apology is ever enough for the digital mob

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Promoting physical fitness, the left has developed a bracing set of competitive callisthenics. Participants vie over who can complete a…

What’s bad for slick estate agents like Foxtons is good for working Londoners

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Those twice-weekly sales emails from Foxtons that the recent GDPR clean-up has failed to stop have lately been spattered with…

Is it unchristian to support Brexit?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

At a speaker luncheon last week, someone I didn’t know passed me a note asking ‘Have you stopped supporting capital…

Why austerity is coming to an end

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The last day of the parliamentary term is usually an occasion for the government to get a whole bunch of…

The more extreme the left’s screeches, the greater the populist surge

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The latest exciting news is that it may very soon be possible for surgeons to perform uterine transplants, so endowing…

Who remembers the greatest crusader?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

For your perfect summer read I’d recommend Zoé Oldenbourg’s 1949 classic medieval adventure The World Is Not Enough. It’ll comfortably…

Full-fibre broadband by 2033? I wish I could believe you, minister

28 July 2018 9:00 am

I bought BT’s offer of an upgrade to ‘superfast’ broadband because the standard service seemed to be deteriorating just as…

Why dismiss a Catholic priest for being Catholic?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

They’re just kids! What’s your problem? This has become the default reaction of a whole raft of clever people to…

The sense of betrayal feeds the demand for a no-deal Brexit. Watch this space

21 July 2018 9:00 am

The collapse of Mrs May’s Chequers plan, followed by Tuesday’s failure of the Tory Remainers to defeat the government, creates…

May's summer delusion: the recess won't solve anything

21 July 2018 9:00 am

The summer holidays couldn’t come soon enough for Theresa May. So desperate was she to get MPs away from Westminster…

Real football fans don’t care about race

21 July 2018 9:00 am

It’s middle-class commentators – not supporters – who seem obsessed with the number of black players There were altogether too many darkies in England’s World Cup…

Brexit is in chaos. It’s time to delay it – then stop it

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Omissions can be as instructive as inclusions. I noted a curious example in a column Nick Timothy wrote last month…

In the end, the Remainers will win. The powerful always do

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Before the referendum, I predicted behind closed doors that even if Leave improbably prevailed, Britain’s political establishment would ensure that…

An amoral money world needs ethical campaigners more than ever

21 July 2018 9:00 am

When I first visited Canary Wharf in the early 1990s, I was struck by a set of black-and-white posters in…

Why did Theresa May ‘clear’ the EU deal with Merkel before consulting her colleagues?

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Why do the British turn to the Germans in their moments of European trouble? It never works. When Jacques Delors…

This is Brexit in name only to keep the plebs happy

14 July 2018 9:00 am

My wife has decided she likes Dominic Raab, the latest poor sap to be despatched from a hamstrung, spasticated government…

Ukip’s on the verge of a spectacular comeback – and it’s all thanks to Theresa May

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Paul Joseph Watson, Count Dankula and Sargon of Akkad have joined Ukip. Let that sink in. This is an in-joke…

Why do so many women feel such a strong urge to paint?

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Why do so many women feel such a strong urge to paint? It has been troubling me for years now.…

Data breaches show we’re only three clicks away from anarchy

14 July 2018 9:00 am

An IT glitch afflicting BP petrol stations for three hours last Sunday evening might not sound like headline news. A…

Does anyone know how we can entice our house martins back?

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Newsmax, the magazine of the eponymous US conservative multiplatform network, carries a full page advertisement for ‘The Presidential 1911 Pistol’,…