The Week

Will Boris Johnson break up the Union?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

I spent the early part of last week in London, filming what are known in the television trade as PTCs…

How many 999 calls are genuine emergencies?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

To debate or not to debate Is Boris Johnson wise to shun TV debates? — Prior to the 2015 Labour…

Rory’s classic mistakes

29 June 2019 9:00 am

If Rory Stewart had taken full advantage of his education at Eton and read classics at Oxford rather than PPE,…

Letters: God does lead us into temptation

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Appeasement? Sir: Your editorial (‘Plan B’, 22 June) refers to the need for Boris Johnson, as prospective PM, to have…

The Tory party has no choice but to bet on Boris

22 June 2019 9:00 am

When Boris Johnson was appointed editor of this magazine two decades ago, an unkind soul said it was like ‘entrusting…

Portrait of the week: Boris surges ahead, Chuka joins the Lib Dems and Chris Froome crashes

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson was well ahead in the parliamentary stage of the contest for the leadership of the Conservative party,…

History will wonder how we trusted Boris with Britain

22 June 2019 9:00 am

I am besieged by media folk asking when I shall make good on a four-year-old threat to flee to Buenos…

Boris and the perils of popularity

22 June 2019 9:00 am

So: Boris triumphans, ready to deliver a 140-seat majority for the Tories and lead the UK out of Europe and…

Why are hustings called hustings?

22 June 2019 9:00 am

History of hustings Why are hustings called by that name? — The word ‘hustings’ is derived from an old Norse…

Letters: A green agenda will help the economy blossom

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Eco opportunity Sir: As a North Sea oil engineer now working on the UK’s ‘green’ energy transition, I believe Ross…

The leadership contest exposes how few Tories have a clue about the economy

15 June 2019 9:00 am

‘Choice’ is a word that is used liberally in Conservative thinking — whether it be about schools, hospitals or consumer…

Portrait of the week: Gove confesses, Brexit party falters and the BBC makes pensioners pay

15 June 2019 9:00 am

Home Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, a candidate for the Conservative leadership, admitted he had used cocaine several times 20…

Simon Schama: I’m on tour – singing. Yes, seriously

15 June 2019 9:00 am

It was when the kindly folk at the Theatre Royal Haymarket said ‘You’ll be in Paul Whitehouse’s dressing-room’ that it…

What the next prime minister could learn from Cyrus the Great

15 June 2019 9:00 am

As Tory hopefuls bid to become prime minister, they might like to reflect on Cyrus the Great (r. 557-530 bc),…

How many people have tried illicit drugs?

15 June 2019 9:00 am

What’s in a name? If Jeremy Hunt wins the Conservative leadership election both prime minister and leader of the opposition…

Letters: How Jeremy Hunt alienated a generation of junior doctors

15 June 2019 9:00 am

The benefits of indecision Sir: Belgium has often been without a government for months on end without suffering any economic…

Australian letters

15 June 2019 9:00 am

ABC bites Sir: It has been widely reported that the ABC in its wisdom is mounting a court case against…

Playing chicken: Trade deals with the US will make Britain stronger

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Why is it that free trade, which almost everyone agrees is good when conducted with other European countries, suddenly becomes…

Portrait of the week: Trump visits, Change UK crumbles and a row over Tiananmen Square

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Home President Donald Trump of the United States made a state visit to the United Kingdom, avoiding protesters by arriving…

Everything under the sun: The glory of garden centres

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Don’t you just love garden centres? You have to be mad to go on a sunny Sunday morning in the…

Boris Johnson may have found an advocate in ancient Greece

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Boris Johnson is to be tried at the Crown Court on the grounds that, during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign,…

What are the perks of being Jean-Claude Juncker?

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Juncker’s perks The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker complained that he doesn’t have an official residence, unlike the ambassadors who…

Letters: Vote Gove, get Corbyn

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Trump and Brexit Sir: Your leading article (‘The Trump card’, 1 June) states that ‘May’s successor should seek to capitalise…

Australian letters

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Firestorm Sir: After blaming the firestorm which immolated them at the federal election on the cunning perversity of everyone but…

The Trump card: We should welcome Donald Trump's visit – and treat him as a friend

1 June 2019 9:00 am

The day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump arrived by helicopter at Turnberry, his golf course…