The Week

Letters: Theresa May is definitely not the worst ever PM

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Still better than Cameron Sir: I disagree with your editorial (‘Agony prolonged’, 23 March) that Theresa May is the worst…

The Conservative Party bears the most blame for the Brexit mess

23 March 2019 9:00 am

For many people, next Friday was supposed to be a celebration. Boris Johnson spoke about an ‘independence day’ marking the…

Portrait of the week: Brexit delay, terror in NZ, and a very expensive pigeon

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, asking for a delay…

Douglas Murray: will we have a country left after Brexit?

23 March 2019 9:00 am

It isn’t easy getting around the Gulf these days. The blockade on Qatar means no direct flights from most of…

Unlike MPs, Cicero understood the meaning of sovereignty

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The problem with Brexit is that parliament is not designed to do what the people have commanded it to. MPs…

The biggest explosions in history

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The march of time If we leave the EU on 29 March, with which historic events will that date be…

Letters: why hens are wonderful creatures

23 March 2019 9:00 am

What’s the point? Sir: Katy Balls asks ‘Will there be an election?’ (16 March). That prompts the question: ‘To what…

Australian letters

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Uninspired Sir: As an Australian pessimistically into his eighth decade I’ve been dutifully voting since the age of 21. Partly…

Australian letters

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Virulently proportional Sir: James Allan’s rhetorical assault on Jacinda Ardern suffers from a plethora of boringly familiar trans-Tasman prejudices. To…

The Tories are squandering the opportunity of Brexit

14 March 2019 9:00 am

In all the madness of the Brexit voting, it’s easy to forget that Philip Hammond revealed a mini-Budget this week. Even…

Portrait of the week: government defeat, the spring statement and a fatal airplane crash

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Home The government was defeated by 149 votes — 391 to 242 — on the EU withdrawal agreement presented by…

George Osborne: My campaign to Make Hancock Great Again

14 March 2019 9:00 am

The best thing about the Evening Standard going to print at lunchtime is that we can be first to a…

Will no-deal Brexit fears lead to cheaper flights?

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Cox’s codpiece Attorney general Geoffrey Cox returned from Brussels without even a ‘codpiece’, the name used by some Tories for…

As the Romans knew, eternal life is hopeless without eternal youth

14 March 2019 9:00 am

A research professor has pointed out that lengthening human lifespan threatens to turn us into living zombies unless we can…

Letters: the UK shouldn’t have approved the text of Article 50

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Turn it off and on again Sir: The conclusion of your leading article of 9 March (‘Close the deal’) that…

If Cox wins his Brexit compromise, MPs should vote for May’s deal

9 March 2019 9:00 am

It is becoming painfully clear that on Tuesday the House of Commons will be asked to vote on an EU…

Portrait of the week: Britain’s knife crime epidemic, a trip to Brussels and Emmanuel Macron’s EU plea

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Two 17-year-olds were stabbed to death in London and Manchester, bringing the number of teenagers killed in knife crime…

Might George W. Bush be the last Republican president in American history?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

John McDonnell might think Churchill a villain, but he’s beloved in America. I’ve just returned from a ten-week, 18-state, 27-city,…

Can you really teach students to solve knife crime?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Next year the London Interdisciplinary School (LIS) will offer one degree, in design, technology and the humanities, to teach students…

Is knife crime rising everywhere?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Trolley dollies Virgin Atlantic dropped its requirement for air hostesses to wear make-up at work. What was required of the…

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Kingsley Amis on Lolita: It’s not pornographic enough

9 March 2019 9:00 am

From ‘She was a child and I was a child’ by Kingsley Amis, 6 November 1959: The only success of…

Letters: If we truly value local democracy, we should support local TV stations

9 March 2019 9:00 am

The point of Article 50 Sir: I read Paul Collier’s article in your 23 February issue, which has just reached…

Australian letters

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Sidelined Sir: I strenuously object to David Flint’s assertion (“Footballers have rights too”, March 2) that Australia’s National Rugby League…

Who will safeguard our democracy if local news dies?

2 March 2019 9:00 am

The announcement this week that Capital, Heart and Smooth radio are cutting back their local news shows might not in…

Portrait of the week: More Brexit discussions, Trump meets Kim Jong-un and India launches strikes on Pakistan

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May said in the Commons that if MPs voted on 12 March against her draft withdrawal agreement with…