independence

Gandhi strides forth on the Salt March in 1930, protesting against the government’s monopoly of salt production

Gandhi on Hitler: ‘I do not believe him to be as bad as he is portrayed’

13 October 2018 9:00 am

‘It’s a beautiful world if it wasn’t for Gandhi who is really a perfect nuisance,’ Lord Willingdon, Viceroy of India,…

Madrid’s violent tactics will only push Catalans towards independence

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Madrid’s violent tactics will only push Catalans towards independence

Leaving India after independence was devastating. It still is

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Leaving after independence was devastating

Duchy original: Cornish national consciousness gets stronger by the year

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Cornish national consciousness gets stronger by the year

Susan Hill

Is Susan Hill trespassing on Anita Brookner territory?

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Alone with her father’s dead body, Olive Piper says, ‘I don’t know anything, except what I feel, and how can…

The greatest surprise about Nigeria at 100 is that it exists at all

17 October 2015 8:00 am

A giant was born in 1914, an African giant. The same year European powers set about each other in the…

A Sikh member of the Indian Army Services Corps at Dunkirk, 1940

Britain didn’t fight the second world war — the British empire did

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Had it not been for the empire, Britain might have lost the second world war, says William Dalrymple. The war certainly lost Britain the empire

Reasons for feeling Scottish

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Sometimes I say I’m Scottish, a claim often greeted with understandable derision. I was born in England, in Hertfordshire, went…

Can the Scots really be as small-minded, mistrustful and chippy as Spoiling suggests?

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Referendum fever reaches Stratford East. Spoiling, by John McCann, takes us into the corridors of power in Holyrood shortly after…

Time for the King of Spain to save his country again

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Might there ever be in this century, anywhere in Europe, a case for serious political interference by an hereditary monarch?…

David Cameron is betraying Scotland's Unionists

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Cameron is betraying Scotland’s Unionists