Referendums

The first recorded woman golfer (clue: it wasn’t Mary Queen of Scots)

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Mary Queen of Golf? The vote by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers to admit women as members has reawakened…

Italy’s heading for its own Brexit moment

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Unelected prime minister Matteo Renzi is losing his own referendum campaign

How common are ‘tenement Scots’?

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Tenement Scots John Cleese referred to the editor of this magazine as a ‘tenement Scot’. Do more Scots live in…

Matthew Parris is simply wrong about us Leavers

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Lurid about Leavers Sir: Matthew Parris has spent much of the past few months denigrating those of us who want…

Why the plural of ‘referendum’ must be ‘referendums’

2 July 2016 9:00 am

‘One referendum, two referenda,’ chanted my husband. ‘No, no, it’s a gerund. The English plural is referendums,’ interrupted Veronica, red…

How Plato predicted the EU referendum campaign

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Our politicians, realising that the referendum campaign will be settled not by themselves under the usual parliamentary constraints but by…

The truth about boxers and brain damage

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Boxing brains Muhammad Ali died aged 74, after more than 30 years with Parkinson’s Disease. How many boxers suffer brain…

Whoever invented the referendum deserves a kicking

9 April 2016 9:00 am

My favourite quote of the year so far comes from the author Fay Weldon. ‘If this were an all-woman society,’…

Referendum rage: a warning from Scotland

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Scots know all too well how it feels. The rest of Britain is about to learn