Commonwealth

The Queen can handle coups – she’s been on the receiving end of one

7 September 2019 9:00 am

The Queen knows more about genuine coups than anyone

The way the BBC constantly asks you to log in to iPlayer is sneaky

12 August 2017 9:00 am

It’s sneaky, the way in which the BBC, so much regarded as part of the family as to be nicknamed…

The Limb of Limehouse, from Punch, 1932

Citizen Clem is the biography of a national figure not a Labour man

24 September 2016 9:00 am

History teaches no lessons but we insist on trying to learn from it. There is no political party more sentimental…

I voted Leave for my children. They’ll thank me one day

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Junior elitists Sir: In response to Andrew Peters’s reminder that in many cultures it is the older and more experienced…

I’m a Remainer. But if I was working-class in Stoke, I’d be for Leave

2 July 2016 9:00 am

A rational vote Sir: There has been a lot of bile poured out about those who voted Leave by the…

Brexit: reasons to be cheerful

2 July 2016 9:00 am

A symposium on the benefits of Brexit

I'm voting 'leave' to go back to the 1970s. What's wrong with that?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

I don’t remember the last European referendum being nearly as dramatic as the current one. In 1975, we were being…

Notes from a very small island: wonderful, eccentric Ascension

17 October 2015 8:00 am

A toast to Ascension Island – remote, eccentric, and now vital to the space race – on its 200th birthday

Elizabeth is about to become Britain’s longest-reigning queen. Here’s how she’s changed monarchy

3 January 2015 9:00 am

This year the Queen will become the longest-serving monarch in British history. Her rule defines our era

Glasgow and the Commonwealth go back a long way; Radio 4 explores a murky past

2 August 2014 9:00 am

What’s been missing from the schedules during the Commonwealth Games has been a straightforward reminder about who makes up the…

Letters: The EU diplomats hit back at Norman Lamont

27 July 2013 9:00 am

EU diplomacy Sir: Lord Lamont’s article ‘The EU’s scandalous new army of overpaid diplomats’ (Politics, 20 July) revisits his oft-repeated…

Letters

23 March 2013 9:00 am

Joining the club Sir: As Robert Hardman notes (Royal notebook, 16 March), not only is the C back in FCO…