The Week

Letters: American vitriol, chess politics, Desert Island Discs, rude horse names

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Political vitriol Sir: Vitriol and incivility seem to be everywhere in politics just now. In the last issue (27 October)…

What is the point of Philip Hammond?

27 October 2018 9:00 am

What is the point of Philip Hammond? Most chancellors have an agenda, but it’s hard to discern any purpose or…

Portrait of the Week: the Brexit march, Nick Clegg’s new job and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, found herself in another crisis over Brexit. Backbenchers whispered that 48 letters were being…

What do #MeToo women feel about downtrodden husbands?

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Eight years ago, in the course of doing some research into literacy teaching in London, I visited many primary schools.…

Doctors and death

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The Royal College of Physicians has suggested that doctors should learn to talk to patients about death. But talk about…

Letters: The Irish problem (again), Desert Island narcissists, and the smoking French

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Irish problem Sir: What James Forsyth calls ‘the EU plan’ to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union after Brexit…

Modern family: how Meghan and Harry helped firm up the monarchy

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Whether it was intended so or not, the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to choose Australia as…

Portrait of the week: Crisis talks and pizza in Andrea Leadsom’s office

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Home Brexit was in crisis as the European Council (of heads of state or government) met. Theresa May, the Prime…

Nothing to do with global warming

Ignore the global warming hysteria: hurricanes are not getting worse

20 October 2018 9:00 am

When I land on the east coast of America, people tell me they’ve never met a Trump voter. When I…

Mazes; royal babies; carbon data; FTSE falls

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Twists and turns Jeremy Hunt, taking a group of EU foreign ministers around the maze at Chevening House in Kent,…

The Romans liked a stylish death

20 October 2018 9:00 am

World Mental Health day raised again the issue of suicide, still regarded as happening only among those ‘whose balance of…

Letters: the Irish and Brexit; the Archbishop’s witness; meat not wheat

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Ireland’s day of reckoning Sir: John Waters is more right than he knows when he talks about the Irish attitude…

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…