Bernadine Evaristo shoulders weighty themes lightly: Girl, Woman, Other reviewed

21 December 2019 9:00 am

It’s a slippery word, ‘other’. Taken in one light, it throws up barriers and insists on divisions. It is fearful…

Trevor Rene’s battle to stay in Britain

16 November 2019 9:00 am

After six years in the armed forces, why must Trevor Rene fight to work in Britain?

Bomb attacks are now a normal part of Swedish life

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Why are there so many bomb attacks in Sweden?

Jonathan Dimbleby is right: we need to rise up and defend the BBC

6 July 2019 9:00 am

There’s been a Dimbleby on air since before I was born but last Friday saw the end of that era…

Leah Harvey as Hortense and C.J. Beckford as Michael Roberts in Small Island at the National Theatre Credit: Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

A magnificent work of art (but don’t worry if you miss the first half-hour): Small Island reviewed

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Small Island, based on Andrea Levy’s novel about Jamaican migrants in Britain, feels like the world’s longest book review. We…

How Ireland became a back door to Britain

27 April 2019 9:00 am

The real problem with the Irish border

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Demography has become the biggest story on the planet

2 February 2019 9:00 am

One of my vanities is that all my novels are different. Yet one astute journalist identified a universal thread: ‘Too…

The march of the migrants poses a dilemma for America

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Trump has hinted that Democrats may have been secretly funding the ‘caravan’ of more than 7,000 Honduran immigrants trooping towards…

Who was the first suicide bomber?

15 September 2018 9:00 am

The first suicide bomber Boris Johnson was criticised for likening Theresa May’s Chequers deal to a ‘suicide vest’ around the…

Macron vs Salvini: the ideological battle for Europe’s future

8 September 2018 9:00 am

An ideological battle for Europe’s future is under way

Mass immigration has destroyed hopes of a borderless society

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Mass immigration has destroyed hopes of a borderless world

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…

The Empire Windrush arriving from Jamaica, 1948, at Tilbury docks. Photo: Daily Herald Archive / SSPL / Getty Images

The excitement of emigrating on your own as a child

23 June 2018 9:00 am

There was one of those moments late on Sunday night when a voice is so arresting (either through tone, timbre,…

What kills migrants on boats? Politicians' good intentions

16 June 2018 9:00 am

I have been scouring the internet trying to find a right-wing festival to take the family to this summer. I…

The Windrush debacle is not as straightforward as it seems

5 May 2018 9:00 am

The Windrush debacle is not as straightforward as it seems

The Home Office nearly deported my husband

28 April 2018 9:00 am

What I remember about preparing to leave for my husband’s appointment with the Home Office in Croydon in 2007 is…

Portrait of the Week: Allied air strikes on Syria and the Windrush scandal

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Home Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, apologised in Parliament for the treatment of immigrants from the Commonwealth from before 1971,…

Going solo: so far there doesn’t seem to be much enthusiasm among other countries for taking the British route

Brexit, immigration, future prosperity: the view from abroad

24 March 2018 4:00 am

The Project 28 poll tells us how the 27 feel about losing the UK, writes Ross Clark

Refugees crowded onto a wooden boat off the coast of Libya in February 2017.

Why do politicians refuse to tell it how it is on immigration?

24 March 2018 4:00 am

Politicians must listen to their citizens’ views, says Douglas Murray

Why mass immigration explains the housing crisis

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Ever since Theresa May’s clarion address of the UK’s housing shortage (and how many successive PMs have embarked on the…

A monument of blithering stupidity: Zoë Wanamaker works wonders with Meg in The Birthday Party

Unlike most Pinter plays, this one doesn’t bore or baffle: The Birthday Party reviewed

27 January 2018 9:00 am

The Birthday Party is among Pinter’s earliest and strangest works. It deconstructs the conventions of a repertory thriller but doesn’t…

Where did it all go wrong for Angela Merkel?

25 November 2017 9:00 am

The breakdown of coalition talks is uniquely damaging for the German leader

The EU must be reformed through sovereignty and democracy. Here’s how I plan to do it

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The EU must be reformed through sovereignty and democracy

Goodbye London, Reykjavik here I come

4 November 2017 9:00 am

I have a message for the London mayor, Sadiq Khan: you and your policies stink! While the fuzz are busy…

Crying wolf on the far right in Europe

28 October 2017 9:00 am

This book is an exercise in crying wolf that utterly fails to prove its main thesis: that Europe is abandoning…