Even in moderate Malaysia, anti-Semitism is rife

26 January 2019 9:00 am

The question I had hoped to pose this week was this: ‘Do people dislike Diane Abbott because she is black…

Portrait of William Farquhar by John Graham, c. 1830.

How Raffles stole the jewel of Singapore

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Accounts of the founding of the British Empire once echoed the pages of Boy’s Own, featuring visionaries, armed with a…

Bangkok’s MahaNakhon skyscraper, Thailand’s tallest building

The awakening of Southeast Asia’s tiger economies

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Southeast Asia is a region of young consumers, ambitious governments and opportunities for investors, says Elliot Wilson

Portrait of the week

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Home A Bill to enable a referendum on whether voters wanted Britain to ‘remain’ in the European Union figured in…

Portrait of the week

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that inheritance tax ‘shouldn’t be paid by people who’ve worked hard and saved…

Portrait of the week

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that the economy was working but the job…

Britain has many major problems - racism isn't one of them

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Britain has less prejudice than the countries where I’ve lived before – and more people taking offence

Why you shouldn’t believe the green attacks on Ben Fogle

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Just because the environmentalists have been proved so epically wrong about global warming doesn’t mean they’re right about everything else.…

Hasty exit strategy

2 March 2013 9:00 am

For years after the rug was pulled from under it, the British Empire — with a quarter of the globe,…