The Week

Can ancient Greek comedians tell us how to leave the EU?

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Since comedians these days seem to be the authorities on all matters spiritual and temporal (puts on funny voice, knife-crime…

How is the country split over Brexit?

6 April 2019 9:00 am

German customs The original customs union, or Zollverein, was established by Prussia along with 17 other states which make up…

Letters: The Brexit chaos isn’t David Cameron’s fault

6 April 2019 9:00 am

About the Bible Sir: I was confirmed by Richard Holloway as a schoolboy at Fettes College, and then taught by…

The absurdity of censoring anti-vaxxers

30 March 2019 9:00 am

It is not hard to make the case that vaccination programmes have been one of the greatest contributions to mankind…

Portrait of the week: Brexit games, Trump’s win, and the EU stops the clock

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Home The House of Commons voted to take Brexit business into its own hands, passing by 329 to 302 an…

Pints and pretty girls: my week with the March to Leave

30 March 2019 9:00 am

I’m famed for my mustard cords. Back in 2013, the press mockingly dubbed my campaign trips around the country in…

The maddest road signs from around the world

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Silly signs The Department for Transport ordered councils to remove ‘obsolete and unnecessary’ road signs. Some examples of the art…

The fake names on the Remain petition are nothing new

30 March 2019 9:00 am

The petition calling on the UK to remain in the EU has garnered 8,000 votes from Jacob Rees-Mogg and 700…

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…