Hypocrisy

Hollywood and the stench of hypocrisy

21 October 2017 9:00 am

I may have spoken too soon last week when I defended my old friend Harvey Weinstein. It now looks very…

Sex and the sect: the infamous Brethren

19 August 2017 9:00 am

You can never completely leave a religious cult, as this strange and touching memoir demonstrates. Patterns of thinking, turns of…

Being adored by Middle England as cosy and harmless drives Alan Bennett mad

Alan Bennett: one of the sharpest, funniest writers in the English language

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst reveals that, far from being a cuddly, mild-mannered teddy bear, our national treasure has sharp claws — and a gimlet eye

A big hand for the two-faced tax hacks of the Guardian

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Something odd happened at the Guardian after the paper’s editorial staff were basking in the glow of their just-published splash…

Compared to Trump, Hillary can't be that bad. Can she?

12 December 2015 9:00 am

A Trump vs Clinton tussle for the US presidency is now likely. She can’t be that bad . . . can she?

Why sport and sham morality go so well together

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Why sport and sham morality go so well together

Rod Liddle reminds me of old women moaning on the bus

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Books by bellicose columnists with the initials R.L. are like buses — none comes along for ages, then two come…

Death brings out everyone’s inner Mary Whitehouse

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Shortly after Bob Crow’s death was announced on Tuesday, Nigel Farage sent the following tweet: ‘Sad at the death of…

Hugo Rifkind: Why isn't eating meat as bad as bestiality?

4 January 2014 9:00 am

So what I’ve found myself wondering over the festive period, again and again, is whether it would ever be OK…

Gay sympathy for Cardinal Keith O’Brien

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Were you to try to identify the sort of journalist least likely to feel sympathy for Keith O’Brien, I suppose…