Edinburgh is a peach of a city, is it not? Last week, I walked up to the castle on a…
Andrew Michael Hurley’s debut novel, The Loney, was an unsettling gothic horror story set on a bleak stretch of the…
I’m just about old enough to remember when smoked salmon was a rare treat. Then, around 1986 or 1987, suddenly…
The Brexit deal is mired in dispute and denial
Brexit and the English language
Prince Harry’s bride reflects a shift in British society
Tabloid-style hysteria has infected political news coverage
John McDonnell looks exhausted, slumped in his parliamentary office chair. Nobody said the revolution would be easy. Do he and…
Why is China sending aid money to mend bikes in Surrey?
An interview with Matteo Salvini, who might be Italy’s next leader
In a shallow dip between two unremarkable Northamptonshire hills you will find a road, a motorway, a railway and a…
Is Prince Harry’s fiancée really such good news?
The Irish government is dragging Brexit into dangerous territory
An encounter with double agent George Blake
Forget more roads – trains connect the ancient and the unspoiled to the modern and the busy
Miss Hopkins should not have been gagged
Standing in sweaty silence for an hour on a precipitous sliver of muddy footpath above a waterfall may not be…
The breakdown of coalition talks is uniquely damaging for the German leader
Without her, can Europe stay together?
Too many lawyers become MPs
Los Angeles was once full of fun and vigour. Legalising dope has made it dull
Norway’s immigration minister on the best way to help refugees
Why do gay men still seek anonymous public sex in the age of Grindr?
We should fear a world without hard currency