Putin

Portrait of the week

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, kept talking of the ‘next generation’. He outlined cuts…

Neil Jordan: as seductive a novelist as film-maker

12 March 2016 9:00 am

The first and most important thing to say about The Drowned Detective is that it’s a very good novel and…

Who is more undemocratic, Putin or Brussel? I say Brussels — by far

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The rich are under attack nowadays, never more so than in America, where The Donald continues to trump his critics,…

Letters: The immoral Vladimir Putin

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Putin the gangster Sir: Putin is a gangster’s gangster. While he ruins Russia economically and diplomatically to keep himself in…

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…

Bizarrely, Putin is talking more sense on Syria than anyone else

26 September 2015 8:00 am

The West’s strategy on Syria is a complete shambles

Why I’ve finally given up on the left

19 September 2015 9:00 am

I cannot be part of a movement run by half-educated fanatics

Portrait of the week

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Talha Asmal, aged 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, died in a suicide bomb attack on forces near an oil…

The Boston marathon bombers: Muslim radicals or ordinary American citizens?

20 June 2015 9:00 am

As Masha Gessen herself admits — and as friends and journalist colleagues repeatedly told her — it was a strange…

Portrait of the week

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said of the EU referendum: ‘If you want to be part of the government,…

Calling all British tourists — Ukraine needs you!

23 May 2015 9:00 am

 Kiev ‘What the hell’s going to happen to your poor country?’ I ask the man in the flea market not…

Portrait of the week

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, soon got used to the surprise of the Conservatives being returned in the general…

How to fix our defence budget mess

28 March 2015 9:00 am

With the exception of 1983, when Michael Foot promised unilateral nuclear disarmament, defence has played little role in modern election…

Portrait of the week

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Home In a Budget intended to have ‘no gimmicks, no giveaways’, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, offered pensioners…

Portrait of the week

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, said that ‘a huge burden of responsibility’ lay with those who acted as apologists…

Lunch with Max Beerbohm’s brother’s grandson

14 March 2015 9:00 am

It’s a silly, chippy complex, I know, but I often feel, on the rare occasions that I am induced to…

Portrait of the week

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Home The man seen in several Islamic State videos of hostages being beheaded, nicknamed Jihadi John by the British press,…

Spectator letters: Why rural churches are so important, and the best use for them

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The presence of a church Sir: The challenge for the Church of England and the wider community is to ensure…

Why Putin is even less of a human than Stalin was

21 February 2015 9:00 am

LBC likes to tell us it’s ‘Leading Britain’s Conversation’, though in the case of weekday pre-lunch presenter James O’Brien you’ll…

The crash of the ruble — and what's next for Russia

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Will Putin’s people still love him when the money dries up? He’s about to find out

Portrait of the week

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said: ‘Red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global…

Plisetskaya in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, 1964. She was one of the supreme trophies in the Soviet display case, the most garlanded, the most suspected

Maya Plisetskaya and Rodion Shchedrin: ‘The KGB put a microphone in our marriage bed'

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Ismene Brown talks to the Russian super-couple Maya Plisetskaya and Rodion Shchedrin about ballet, opera and the KGB

Tom Bower’s Diary: Resuming hostilities with Richard Branson

27 September 2014 8:00 am

This week marks another milestone in my 15-year battle with Richard Branson. Ever since he unsuccessfully sued me in 1999…

Michael Fallon: parliament needs the 'courage' to vote for war

27 September 2014 8:00 am

The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is an eager interventionist

Portrait of the week

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said that Britons who went to Syria or Iraq to fight could be stripped…