The Week

My fans say I could have won the Nobel – if it wasn’t for the bizarre sex

19 May 2018 9:00 am

The family ranch, which my father acquired when I was about six years of age, lay along the banks of…

What do Gammons really think of gammon-gate?

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Gammon vs gammon Controversy raged over whether calling an angry, white, right-wing man a ‘gammon’ is racist. The insult is…

Ancient and Modern - Brexit and sovreignty

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Brexiteers argue for ‘sovereignty’, i.e. that Brexit should release us entirely from the grip of Europe, leaving us free to…

Letters: My Iranian friends hate the mullahs and want them to be got rid of

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Iran’s hated regime Sir: I disagree with the analysis of Christopher de Bellaigue (‘Trump’s folly’, 12 May). The Iranians I know,…

Who’s afraid of cryptocurrency?

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Since its inception, cryptocurrency has been regarded as technically fascinating but fundamentally unreliable. Those who invested £10 in Bitcoin eight…

The perils of speaking in public

12 May 2018 9:00 am

I spend my life moving. Over recent years it was research. Now it’s caused by that research. But I have…

Portrait of the week: Trump withdraws from the ‘horrible, one-sided’ Iranian nuclear deal

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Home Although the world was led to believe that, thanks to the vote of Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary,…

Alfie Evans and the ancient matter of life and death

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Alfie Evans was seven months old when he went to hospital with seizures. When more than a year later doctors…

All peril on the Western Front

12 May 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The situation on the Western Front in light of the Paris speech’, 11 May 1918: Instead of the Western…

Letters: Capitalism’s merits are debatable when it comes to public services

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Where capitalism fails Sir: James Delingpole is right, of course, to extol the virtues of capitalism (‘We don’t deserve capitalism’,…

The power of Momentum: the right have underestimated the power behind Corbyn

5 May 2018 9:00 am

The local elections have thrown up a paradox. In theory, Britain has never had more devolution: we have assemblies in…

In defence of Olly Robbins

5 May 2018 9:00 am

After reading Christopher Isherwood’s Lions and Shadows, Somerset Maugham remarked: ‘That young man holds the future of the English novel…

Portrait of the week: Brexit, Windrush resignations and the march of the toxic moth

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Home The prospect of Brexit in name only hovered on the horizon as the government contemplated an association agreement with…

Barometer: The top four worst microphone gaffes

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Is this thing on? Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe was recorded singing ‘We’re in the Money’ as he prepared to…

Transgenderism and the Iliad

5 May 2018 9:00 am

A couple of weeks ago a reader (Emma Lyons) queried Taki, the High Life professor of ancient Greek culture and…

Letters: Rod Liddle is right, Toby Young is wrong and Bruce Anderson must stop

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Campaign for real cricket Sir: Geoffrey Wheatcroft’s splendid article ‘Cricket, unlovely cricket’ (28 April) remonstrated against the threat to Test…

Is Kim Jong-un really now a man of peace?

28 April 2018 9:00 am

After spending most of his presidency posing a nuclear-armed hothead, Kim Jong-un is now presenting himself as a man of…

Enoch Powell wasn’t racist – he just craved attention

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Dining in splendour beneath Van Dycks as we forked in the delicious venison, it was hard not to agree with…

Portrait of the week: a new royal baby, more Brexit rows and the Trump-Macron bromance

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Home No. 10 insisted: ‘We will not be staying in the customs union or joining a customs union.’ The undertaking…

Worried about owning your own home? You should be

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Kill or cure An anti-war protester on a march against the Syrian missile attacks claimed that President Assad couldn’t be…

The staple of our strength

28 April 2018 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, 27 April 1918: The Navy has come altogether into its own again. The details of…

Letters: When did nationalists lose their sense of humour?

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Resetting Brexit Sir: I agree with Fraser Nelson’s article ‘Brexit blunders’ (21 April). I am a Leaver, but immigration did…

A home truth for the Tories: fix the housing crisis or lose power for ever

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Much rot is spoken about how the young have it so bad. In fact, this generation is healthier, richer and…

Racism and the RSC: why I was a sitting duck for the arts mob

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Our ducks are back. Two wild mallard have spent the last five springs on the brook which gurgles past us…

Portrait of the Week: Allied air strikes on Syria and the Windrush scandal

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Home Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, apologised in Parliament for the treatment of immigrants from the Commonwealth from before 1971,…