The Week

I’m the latest victim of George Osborne’s austerity

1 December 2018 9:00 am

I got the sack the other day from the London Evening Standard, where I’ve been a weekly columnist for about…

Letters: Brexit’s impact on the Irish border issue has been flagged up all along

1 December 2018 9:00 am

The Irish border Sir: Contrary to the assertion that the Irish border ‘only hit the headlines’ after Leo Varadkar became…

Britain must reject the European model

24 November 2018 9:00 am

France has been in a state of organised uprising this week, with 300,000 motorists taking to the streets and autoroutes…

Portrait of the Week: May’s deal, water cannon, John Worboys and Interpol

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Home Five pizza-eating cabinet ministers — Andrea Leadsom, Penny Mordaunt, Liam Fox, Michael Gove and Chris Grayling — put it…

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Why Boris Johnson would make a good leader (and I wouldn’t)

24 November 2018 9:00 am

‘Away with the cant of “measures not men”! — the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the…

What kills penguins?

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Black Friday When and where did the term ‘Black Friday’ originate? — It was used to describe a collapse in…

Socrates vs Steve Bannon

24 November 2018 9:00 am

The country’s champions of free speech — the police — were recently out in force to ensure that the alt-right…

Letters: There is no such thing as a ‘good’ Brexit

24 November 2018 9:00 am

There is no ‘good’ Brexit Sir: David Harper claims to know ‘what the population of the UK voted for’ in…

It’s a bad deal – whichever way you look at it

17 November 2018 9:00 am

During last year’s general election campaign, Theresa May declared that ‘You can only deliver Brexit if you believe in Brexit’.…

Portrait of the week: Moment of truth for Theresa May’s Brexit deal

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, defended a 500-page technical draft of the agreement on withdrawal from the European Union.…

Jo Johnson: My Brexit resignation was a revolutionary act

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Jacob Rees-Mogg observed that my resignation last week was ‘the “Emperor’s New Clothes” moment in the Brexit process’. If this…

Have wildfires really got worse over the years?

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Hard bitten A British tourist died after contracting rabies from a cat bite in Morocco. Whatever happened to the prominent…

Trial and punishment

17 November 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The Kaiser’, 16 November 1918: What is to be done with the Kaiser? For the question must certainly be…

Call the polis

17 November 2018 9:00 am

If Brussels is willing to offer the British Parliament only a dog’s Brexit, that should tell Parliament everything it needs…

Letters: Art is as important as history in the remembrance of the past

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Hearts as well as heads Sir: Simon Jenkins suggests we should stop remembering and start forgetting about the first world…

What the UK can learn from the US midterms

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Donald Trump can, at the very least, claim to have killed off political apathy. Americans this week voted in greater…

Portrait of the week: The US midterms, Theresa May’s Brexit plan and London’s murder rate

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, set off for St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, from which she was to…

Tim Laurence’s diary: how Macron broke a gentleman’s agreement for Remembrance Sunday

10 November 2018 9:00 am

How on earth should one do it? How should the centenary of the end of a war be marked? Not…

How many restaurants have actually gone bust?

10 November 2018 9:00 am

It is cricket The use of a baseball expression, backstop, for possible arrangements over the Irish border could upset some…

Giving thanks

10 November 2018 9:00 am

From ‘Thanks be to God’, 16 November 1918: The thought that filled the mind of the nation on Monday, and…

Tony Abbott is wholly misplaced about WTO Brexit

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Hubris and nemesis Sir: Douglas Murray’s assessment of Angela Merkel’s decision to stand down as German Chancellor (‘Europe’s empty throne’,…

How Britain became a health service with a country attached to it

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Since the Budget, economists have pointed out that Britain is turning into a health service with a government attached. The…

Portrait of the week: Hammond ‘ends austerity’, Angela Merkel resigns and Leicester City’s owner killed in helicopter crash

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Home Austerity was ‘finally coming to an end’, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said in the Budget. He…

The lost joy of swearing

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Upon discovering that Sinéad O’Connor has converted to Islam, I was about as shocked as a Yuletide shopper hearing the…

Does using social media affect children’s mental health?

3 November 2018 9:00 am

On the wagon A ‘caravan’ of several thousand Central American migrants was reported to be travelling through Mexico towards the…