In Thomas Mann’s astonishing novel The Magic Mountain the indolent young Hans Castorp visits his brave, terminally ill soldier cousin…
In days past, Scotland and Northern Ireland were shipbuilding titans, with Glasgow overseeing the launch of cruise liners like the…
Today we’re in the baronial setting of Hampton Manor Hotel in Warwickshire — a long iron shot from Birmingham Airport,…
Theresa May now finds herself horribly isolated
David Lidington on Theresa May’s future
It’s not Anjem Choudary we should watch, but his disciples
How patriotic should our supermarkets be?
Adam Smith might have approved of America’s tariffs
Deciphering the Russian sense of humour
Bernard Ingham once told a story about a reporter from the Financial Times who went to cover an election in…
This week we gathered in the elegant dining room of our sponsor, the private bank Julius Baer, to meet the…
More of us are addicted to our smartphones. But the fightback is beginning
When did advertising become so banal?
Why are Brexiteers so easily duped by authoritarians in Hungary and Poland?
Where are the politicians who dare to be different?
Conservatives must return to a one-nation agenda
James Cleverly, the Tory deputy chairman, on what went wrong
There was more to him than the schemer of Wolf Hall
Who was the second prime minister? Everyone knows Robert Walpole was the first. Firsts get all the fame and glory.…
The divisions within the Tory party are dangerously complex
Save us from this purveyor of plastic tat
The 1972 state visit to mark our entry into Europe was a tricky affair
Tom Tugendhat believes it’s time for a new generation
The Republicans are facing a bleak electoral landscape, and the President is to blame
The final chapter in Syria’s civil war