The Week

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In my illness and old age, children give me hope

2 June 2018 9:00 am

By 74 it is easy to feel that you have seen it all, done it all, that nothing much surprises…

Bolshevism: the enemy of democracy

2 June 2018 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, 1 June 1918: Bolshevism is the negation of democratic government. There is no pretence on…

Letters: An extra 3 per cent won’t fix the NHS

2 June 2018 9:00 am

What the NHS needs Sir: James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson are right (‘The great Tory health splurge,’ 26 May): an…

It’s time for Mark Carney to stop fighting the Brexit referendum

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Soon after he became his party’s leader, David Cameron spoke dismissively of Conservatives who ‘bang on about Europe’. He had…

Portrait of the week: Marks & Spencer to close 100 stores, Meghan and Harry marry, Trump says North Korea summit might not happen

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Home Marks & Spencer announced plans to close 100 of its 1,035 shops by 2022, hoping to move a third…

Cressida Bonas’s diary: Why do I find wedding hats so tricky?

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Monday morning. Sitting in Ed the physio’s waiting room. He is theatreland’s go-to man for fractured bones and torn muscles…

What ancient Roman Remainiacs can teach Matthew Parris

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Matthew Parris feels that he has become a genuine Remainiac, and kindly readers, fearing for his mental health, have been…

From the archive: Brothers-in-arms

26 May 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The new crusade’, 25 May 1918: It is curious to think how great must soon have been the spiritual…

Letters: Rod Liddle is wrong. I saw children shot dead in Gaza

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Desperation in Gaza Sir: I must respond to Rod Liddle’s opinion on Gaza (‘Why this deluded affection for the Palestinians?’,…

The choice for MPs is clear: support a free press or side with despots like Orban

19 May 2018 9:00 am

That the House of Lords has survived as an unelected chamber is largely down to the Salisbury Convention, which holds…

Portrait of the week: Around 60 killed as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Home Wages rose quicker than inflation in the first quarter of 2018, at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent,…

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…

Brexit and sovereignty

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…