Leading article

Greek lesson

5 May 2010 12:00 am

The scenes in Athens, with thousands of protesters attempting to storm the Greek parliament, should send a chill down the spines of the British government this weekend.

Gordon’s ghost

5 May 2010 12:00 am

Gordon Brown’s physical presence in 10 Downing Street, while irksome, was not really the problem.

Gordon the gaffer

28 April 2010 12:00 am

It was always dangerous to let Gordon Brown near real voters.

No compromise

28 April 2010 12:00 am

Next week’s election may well bring Conservatism to a crossroads.

Blue sky thinking

21 April 2010 12:00 am

The volcanic ash cloud over Britain, which for days kept nearly all aircraft grounded, was much more than an inconvenience.

Battle for England

21 April 2010 12:00 am

As we celebrate St George’s Day, it is worth asking just what England has done to deserve being landed in such a mess.

Manifesto destiny

14 April 2010 12:00 am

If economics is the dismal science, manifesto-writing must rank as a candidate for the most dismal of arts.

The case for Cameron

7 April 2010 12:00 am

Many people’s walk to the polling station on 6 May will be spiced up by the prospect of playing a part in Gordon Brown’s removal from 10 Downing Street.

Sacred and profane

31 March 2010 12:00 am

There is something about Holy Week that seems utterly baffling to those unfamiliar with Christianity.

A beautiful mind

24 March 2010 12:00 am

A few days ago a young Russian man, Grigori Perelman, was awarded a prize for solving one of mathematics’s most difficult problems.

Over to you, Dave

24 March 2010 12:00 am

David Cameron is always at his best on budget day.

A propaganda war

20 March 2010 12:00 am

If you want to know about Labour’s election campaign, simply turn on a commercial radio station.

Bad habits

17 March 2010 12:00 am

The brutal assassination of the US government workers Lesley Enriquez and Arthur Redelfs, carried out by gangsters linked to the Juarez drugs cartel last week, is reported to have been a retaliatory exercise following the recent extradition of several Mexican drugs lords to the States.

C’est fini

10 March 2010 12:00 am

The most distressing news of the week may be the suggestion that the world’s most entertaining love affair — between Nicolas Sarkozy and his First Lady, Carla Bruni — is drawing to a close.

The scandal of Scotland

10 March 2010 12:00 am

A politician, a cocaine dealer, blackmail, links to organised crime and the mysterious death of a teenage boy: it is hard to think of more potent ingredients for a political scandal.

Michael Foot, R.I.P.

3 March 2010 12:00 am

Michael Foot, who died on Wednesday, aged 96, was a wonderful man.

The Tory lesson

3 March 2010 12:00 am

There is something distinctly Orwellian about Ed Balls’s latest wheeze.

Sex, lies and education

24 February 2010 12:00 am

It is an odd day when Ed Balls is rebuked for pandering to the religious right.

A bully surrounded by cowards

24 February 2010 12:00 am

It is not just the revelations about Gordon Brown’s bullying behaviour towards his staff which mark him out as a failed leader; it is his hypocrisy.

Identity charade

17 February 2010 12:00 am

Who can imagine the appalling strangeness of being ‘linked’ to the assassination of a man whom you have not heard of, in a country you have never visited, for reasons you do not understand? Perhaps Kafka.

People power

17 February 2010 12:00 am

This was the week when the Conservatives finally started to get it right.

Character building

10 February 2010 12:00 am

This magazine salutes Robert Fidler, the Surrey farmer who built a family castle in secret and is now fighting a court order that it should be demolished.

Beyond bathplugs

10 February 2010 12:00 am

First parliament, now the BBC. Steadily, the public is seeing details of the kind of lifestyles that have been funded by the taxpayer for all these years.

Bad sport

3 February 2010 12:00 am

Should John Terry be stripped of his captain’s armband for conducting an extramarital affair with a teammate’s girlfriend, getting her pregnant, and then paying for her to have an abortion? Of course not.

The false promise of ‘equality’’

3 February 2010 12:00 am

The Pope certainly knows how to make an entrance.