The Week

Portrait of the week: Brexit flextension, the demise of Debenhams and a real shower in the Commons

13 April 2019 9:00 am

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

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Roger Stone: I will be vindicated

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Undisclosed location, Florida In January, when heavily armed FBI agents swarmed my south Florida home to arrest me for a…

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What would Jon Snow have said about the Athenian assembly?

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow announced at a recent ‘Leave’ rally that he had never seen so many white…

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Eight things claimed to be worse than smoking

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Flextensions Some organisations which may have benefited from Donald Tusk’s offer of a ‘flextension’ to Article 50: — Adidas, which…

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Letters: Of course Brexit is David Cameron’s fault

13 April 2019 9:00 am

All Cameron’s fault Sir: In this time of febrile political speculation, there can have been few more arresting subject headings…

If the EU refuses an extension, voters want a no-deal Brexit. MPs should listen

6 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the many tragedies of Theresa May’s premiership is that, having come up with a coherent policy on how…

Portrait of the week: Brexit complications, avocado woes and London knife crime

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Brexit exerted ever stranger effects on politics. After an eight-hour cabinet meeting, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said she…

Piers Morgan: why, as a former Remainer, I’d now back Leave

6 April 2019 9:00 am

I voted Remain, and still don’t think Brexit is a good idea. However, if there were to be a second…

Supreme but not respected

6 April 2019 9:00 am

From ‘The disconsideration of the House of Commons’, 5 April 1919: The House of Commons is legally supreme in the…

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…