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Proof that the schools revolution isn’t over

7 February 2015 9:00 am

For those who assumed that the removal of Michael Gove as Education Secretary marked the end of the Conservatives’ scholastic…

Calling the Green party socialist is an insult to socialists

31 January 2015 9:00 am

The Green party has been likened to a watermelon: green on the outside and red on the inside. But that…

Don't believe the gloom-mongers: deflation will be good for Britain

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Campaigning in Putney in 1978, Mrs Thatcher famously took out a pair of scissors and cut a pound note down…

David Cameron has a very strange idea of freedom

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Last Sunday, David Cameron marched through Paris in solidarity, so it seemed, with those who stand up for free speech.…

The attack on Charlie Hebdo is an attack on freedom

10 January 2015 9:00 am

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo lambasts, attacks and lampoons absolutely everybody. Its targets include all religions, all identity groups,…

What David Cameron must do to win (properly this time)

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Almost exactly five years ago, the Conservatives fired the starting gun for a general election — and shot themselves in…

Why do the Liberal Democrats see the over-65s as a "time bomb"?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

We are living longer, healthier and more prosperous lives than ever — it’s one of the greatest advances of our…

George Osborne's ambition deficit

6 December 2014 9:00 am

When George Osborne first became Chancellor, he asked to be judged on his ability to reduce the deficit. He does…

Playing chicken with Vladimir Putin

29 November 2014 9:00 am

An official end to the Cold War was declared at a summit between President George H. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev…

Spare us a Bob?

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Anyone listening to the BBC this week could be forgiven for thinking that the musician Bob Geldof had just emerged…

Thank heavens for Justin Welby!

15 November 2014 9:00 am

For decades, interventions of the Archbishop of Canterbury in national debate were like a sporadic bombardment of small pebbles against…

Say no to devolution without democracy

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Imagine if, in one of her first acts as First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon announced that, in spite of…

How to fight Ukip

1 November 2014 9:00 am

In the 2005 general election this magazine supported the Conservatives, with one exception — we urged voters in Medway not to…

Deal with the debt, George Osborne? You’ve hardly started

25 October 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne has declared victory over Ed Balls, the IMF and all the others who warned that his austerity measures…

If Turkey turns on the West, what hope is there for Syria and Iraq?

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Turkey has long been a bridge between the West and the Middle East. Its record on free speech may be…

There is a way to beat Ebola (and we're already doing it)

11 October 2014 9:00 am

There is something depressing about the fact that it has taken a sick Spanish nurse to put Ebola back on…

Britain doesn't need hateful laws to defeat hate preachers

4 October 2014 9:00 am

If the Labour party conference in Manchester felt like a funeral, the Conservatives’ gathering in Birmingham had the air of…

The good fight

27 September 2014 9:00 am

It is a mark of the uncertainty of our policy in the Middle East that just over a year ago…

Alex Salmond's success is just a symptom of our age of rage

20 September 2014 9:00 am

In his short and infrequent visits to Scotland this year, the Prime Minister should have found time to speak to…

One week to save Britain

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Next week, the most important vote in recent British history will be held. Indeed, it may well turn out to…

Nato must rediscover its purpose, or it will end up losing a war

6 September 2014 9:00 am

This week’s Nato summit was originally intended to look back on lessons learned from Afghanistan and reflect on the notion…

Who will be held to account for the horror in Rotherham?

30 August 2014 9:00 am

If Rotherham council were a family, its children would have been removed by social services long ago, and Ma and…

Asylum seekers are dying in British ports. It’s time we looked after them properly.

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The tale is now familiar: shouts are heard from inside a freight container and police are called. A cargo of…

Violence, fear, confusion: this is what comes into a leadership vacuum

16 August 2014 9:00 am

The old cliché that ‘nothing happens in August’ has again been brutally disproved. From the centenary of the outbreak of…

Sorry, but trains can’t really replace welfare lines

9 August 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne proposed an attractive idea this week: that spending on state benefits should be diverted into new infrastructure in…