Julian Assange

Portrait of the week: Brexit party launches, Assange is arrested - and Notre Dame burns

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Although the latest date for Brexit had been postponed by the European Council until Halloween, 31 October, the government…

Who has hidden in an embassy for longer than Julian Assange?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Embassy endurance Julian Assange was thrown out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seven years after seeking sanctuary from extradition…

The modern celebrity silk: Geoffrey Robertson ticks all the boxes

30 June 2018 9:00 am

What makes a barrister famous? At one time, many of the best advocates were also prominent politicians, whose day job…

More Dane than Thane: Ray Fearon as Macbeth

A spy thriller by a writer with no knowledge of spying or thrilling: Hampstead Theatre’s Wild reviewed

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Mike Bartlett’s curious blank-verse drama Charles III became an international hit. His new effort examines the cut-throat world of dark-web…

Portrait of the week

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that if Britain left the European Union, France could stop allowing British officials…

The top loo books of 2015

21 November 2015 9:00 am

There is not, sadly, a dedicated Trivia Books section in your local Waterstones, although at this time of year there…

Portrait of the week

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Home Two groups were launched, one in favour of remaining in the European Union and the other in favour of…

Another ‘big book’ — with big problems — from Jonathan Franzen

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel, Purity, comes with great expectations. Its author’s awareness of this fact is signalled by a series…

Bletchley Park was decades ahead of Silicon Valley. So what happened?

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Gordon Corera, best known as the security correspondent for BBC News, somehow finds time to write authoritative, well-researched and readable…

Let’s all become Japanese for a while

17 January 2015 9:00 am

This is a good time to write about a nation’s resilience in the face of calamity. I am referring to…

Julian Assange is a narcissist and a nut — and if America comes for him we should take his side

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Poor Julian Assange. Call me a contrarian but I’m genuinely starting to feel sorry for the guy. He’s just made…

So is Moro a Tory restaurant now?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Moro (‘moorish’ or ‘sexist’) is a Spanish restaurant on Exmouth Market, near the bones of the old Guardian and Observer…

Rod Liddle: Is Hugh Grant a pawn of the mad metropolitan left?

12 October 2013 9:00 am

It is a peculiar alliance, when you think of it, which wishes to bring to an end 300 years of…

Four good reasons not to watch The Fifth Estate

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Just how interesting you find The Fifth Estate may entirely depend on how interested you are in the whistle-blowing site…

Alexander Chancellor: Why was Bradley Manning ever allowed to join the army?

31 August 2013 9:00 am

I have been puzzling about why the United States authorities ever thought that Bradley Manning, who was jailed last week…