The Week

Director’s cut: why do our taxes pay for loss-making films?

13 October 2018 9:00 am

‘The role of government is not to pick favourites and subsidise them or protect them.’ So says the government’s industrial…

Portrait of the Week: EU mandarins are suspiciously cheerful about Brexit

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Home EU officials were suspiciously cheerful over the prospects of Brexit negotiations running up to the next summit on 18…

The day I signed a book ‘Adolf Roberts’

13 October 2018 9:00 am

I’m giving 93 speeches over the next four months to promote my new book, Churchill: Walking with Destiny, but I…

What the NHS does now, Babylon did first

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Financial constraints combined with a shortage of staff have brought the NHS to a situation so desperate that it is…

Who hires the most stretch limos?

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Global warnings How much time do we have to save the world from catastrophic climate change? 5 years         (according to…

Letters: teenage transgenderism; nasty cyclists; glad to be vegan

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Bathroom politics Sir: James Kirkup’s article (‘The march of trans rights’, 6 October) discussed many of the complexities created by…

Australian letters

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Climate wars Sir: Your editorial about a cold September and global temperature change since 2015 is pure rubbish. A quick…

Theresa May’s speech was good – but she still lacks an agenda

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Over the next few weeks, we can expect breathless reporting about the Brexit deal and its dynamics: the state of…

Portrait of the Week: Boris mocks May and Hammond mocks Boris

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, played a well-nourished Banquo’s Ghost at the Conservative party conference, where Theresa May,…

Who to believe: calculating Kavanaugh or forgetful Ford?

6 October 2018 9:00 am

A weekend news report says Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s childhood has been scrutinised by colleagues ‘for clues to understanding this…

The decisive moment

6 October 2018 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, 5 October 1918: The Western Front is now aflame from the sea to Verdun. This…

Corbyn’s false democracy

6 October 2018 9:00 am

At the Labour party conference, Jeremy Corbyn said that he would do whatever his party members told him to. This,…

Letters: What Adam Smith would say about Trump’s tariffs

6 October 2018 9:00 am

What would Smith say? Sir: Adam Smith’s writings were so definitive that it is said one can find the kernel…

This should be Theresa May's last conference as Tory leader

29 September 2018 9:00 am

The worst of Britain’s post-war mistakes, ideas we thought long dead, are once more in the air. Yet again there…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s fury at the EU and Labour’s Brexit chaos

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, held a special cabinet to retrieve something from the wreckage of the Brexit policy…

Prue Leith: Forget home remedies — morphine is the real way to cure cramp

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Is it just my age, or has summer always galloped past with indecent haste? No sooner do the reluctant leaves…

Why the Tories are three times more welcome in Birmingham than Liverpool

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Beastly crimes Police in Croydon stopped investigating a series of cat killings after concluding that foxes were likely to blame.…

Allenby’s triumph

29 September 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The Eastern successes’, 28 September 1918: The glorious news from Palestine and Macedonia has exceeded all expectations. The annihilating…

Where there’s a quid there must be a quo

29 September 2018 9:00 am

The 5th century bc Athenian historian Thucydides proposed that the driving force behind interstate relations was power and fear. But…

Letters: Every generation is scared of new technology. We shouldn’t be

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Neutral technology Sir: Jenny McCartney’s ‘wake-up call’ (22 September) reminded me of a 19th-century Scientific American piece I discovered describing a dangerous…

There is method in the apparent madness of Donald Trump’s trade wars. Photo: Getty

Trade wars: The method behind Donald Trump’s madness

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Donald Trump campaigned as an unrepentant protectionist and, on the face of it, he has lived up to his word.…

Portrait of the Week: Brexitry, Jaguar and the Lib-Dems’ non-leader

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Britain was overwhelmed by Brexitry. Before flying off to an EU summit in Salzburg, Theresa May, the Prime Minister,…

‘The possibility that our next PM will be named Mogg has prompted me to enquire about one-way tickets to Switzerland.’ Photo: Getty

Max Hastings’s diary

22 September 2018 9:00 am

The Hastingses have idyllic lives but, like most seventysomethings, we find ourselves in ever-closer proximity to mortality. We hold season…

How much does it cost to cryogenically freeze a person (or a pet)?

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Trans mission Equalities Minister Penny Mordaunt ordered research into a huge rise in referrals of under-18 girls to transgender services.…

The EU’s divide and rule

22 September 2018 9:00 am

‘Divide and rule’ (or ‘conquer’) diplomacy aims to disunite the opposition, the better to control it. The ancients were masters…