The Week

Why are men so obsessed with dieting?

30 June 2018 9:00 am

In this gloriously sunny week, the cavalry horses are off on their summer break to Bodney, Norfolk. They can be…

Fat was not a Greek issue

30 June 2018 9:00 am

The UK obesity crisis is again in the headlines, and ‘life-style’ is the culprit. The ancients may have come up…

What happened to the teams who scored more than six goals in a World Cup?

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Nursing numbers Was there ever a time when the NHS wasn’t in crisis? According to a report by NHS Health…

Letters: Judging students by achievement is a greater scourge than diversity at any cost

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Harvard’s racial quotas Sir: While I largely agree with Coleman Hughes that racial quotas are counterproductive (‘The diversity trap’, 23 June),…

Turning back boats may be the most humane response to the migrant crisis

23 June 2018 9:00 am

The photographs of children in cages at US migration centres, apparently separated from the parents with whom they illegally entered…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May unveils £20 billion in NHS spending

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that spending on NHS England would increase by £20 billion a year by…

Winston Churchill painting beside Lake Geneva (Photo: Getty)

Andrew Marr's Diary: In praise of David Dimbleby

23 June 2018 9:00 am

At Chequers last week to interview the Prime Minister, I hear some sad news of Churchill’s mouse. The story goes…

Barometer: Trespassing, healthcare and David Dimbleby’s retirement

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Well oiled The government last week ordered a review into the medical use of cannabis. Some cannabis oil available on…

The ancients would have understood Trump’s chaotic leadership

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Peace with his enemy Kim Jong-un on the one hand, conflict with his European allies on the other: what sense…

Letters: Being treated as a ‘disabled writer’ would be an affront

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Song of myself Sir: As a disabled writer, I thoroughly despise the idea of being the beneficiary of a publisher’s…

There’s no going back on Brexit. But liberal policies are the way forward

16 June 2018 9:00 am

This week Brexit reached its Somme. The government has been bogged down in votes on amendments inserted into its Brexit…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May dodges a Commons Brexit defeat and Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Home Negotiations over Brexit acquired an even stronger admixture of chaos and old night. Phillip Lee resigned as a little-known…

Doctors and deaths: how many mortalities were avoidable?

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Mortal combat Health secretary Jeremy Hunt promised more protection for medical staff accused of criminal malpractice after a doctor was…

To reverse the Daily Mail’s Brexit stance would be editorial suicide

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Awake to the Today programme and ordure being dumped on me by Polly Toynbee while the Mail’s legendary Dame Ann…

From the archive: the future of Scandinavia

16 June 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The Baltic question’, 15 June 1918: The future of Scandinavia and the Baltic must depend on the outcome of…

Letters: Europe needs a wake-up call, but a trade war isn’t it

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Exacerbating incivility Sir: I agree wholeheartedly with David Goodhart that if our politics is to ever recover from its current…

Whip out 18C

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Another week, and another slap in the face from a major university to the hard-working taxpayers of mainstream Australia –…

Australian letters

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Spoilt children Sir: Re: Queens Birthday A message to the Australian Labor Party from the ordinary, decent people of this…

Enough of the political fury: now for the full facts about Grenfell

9 June 2018 9:00 am

The opening of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry is good news. It will now become harder for politicians and campaigners to…

It’s the Year of the Slug and I’m at war with the slimy little bastards

9 June 2018 9:00 am

I know some people are fretting about Brexit, and others about the drive-by violence the President is doing to the…

Third Heathrow runway finally approved; Trump says he can pardon himself

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Home A third runway at Heathrow Airport was approved by the cabinet; £2.6 billion was earmarked for compensation and soundproofing. Northern…

Which town is most proud to be English?

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Ready for take-off? That Heathrow timeline in full: 1949 Labour government proposes an additional two runways for newly opened Heathrow…

Why the government won’t dare to attempt reform of the abortion law

9 June 2018 9:00 am

A debate that won’t happen Sir: ‘Westminster is overdue an abortion debate’ (Leading article, June 2). Yes, but there is…

The result of the Irish referendum is a triumph of light over darkness. For others it is the other way round

It’s not for Westminster to decide Northern Ireland’s abortion law

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Predictably enough, there have been no calls this week for the Irish referendum on abortion to be re-run, no complaint…

Portrait of the week: Ireland votes to legalise abortion; Pret A Manger sold; Italy plunged into crisis

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Home Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland, said that the referendum in Ireland on…