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Edward VIII abdicated with less fuss than Kirstie Allsopp left Twitter

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Monday morning and I am heading south on Harley Street towards a rendezvous with ramifications, a date that is also…

Andrew Marr: Why are people friendly in real life, yet so hateful on Twitter?

15 July 2017 9:00 am

It has been an unqualified delight, even if it is mildly absurd: I have been chairing the judges for this…

Where do the blooms in British flower shops come from

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Sloganeering Do snappy manifesto titles help win elections? Some which led to victory: ‘Let Us Face the Future’ — Labour…

Journalists have a lot to answer for

20 May 2017 9:00 am

At a chic dinner party last week, a Trump insider gossiped about an American president having had an affair with…

The one where I manage to lose £100,000

6 May 2017 9:00 am

A gentleman on Twitter ‘writes’ to say I’m boring him with my house move. ‘Snooze-fest’, says this chap, and he…

Until the election is over, anti-social media is best avoided

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Until the election is over, it’s best avoided

The importance of being trolled

25 March 2017 9:00 am

In social media’s strange class system, victimhood belongs to those at the top

Never tell a joke that your enemies can twist

4 March 2017 9:00 am

When Kingsley Amis won the Booker prize for The Old Devils in 1986, he said that he had previously thought…

My advice to Trump: study President Nixon’s fall

11 February 2017 9:00 am

When I was young my recurring nightmare was that I would die and be reincarnated as a polo pony. I…

A Roman emperor’s inauguration to rival Donald Trump’s

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Given that Donald Trump is not the most popular president the USA has ever seen, even among his own party,…

Piers Morgan is a shameless brown-noser but maybe he’s on the right track

21 January 2017 9:00 am

A few weeks ago I was having an argument with Piers Morgan on Twitter. Oh God, is that really how…

The hateful whispers that make me want to move from London to Tel Aviv

21 January 2017 9:00 am

It’s time I left London’s anti-Semites behind

Press regulation will be a boon to anti-journalists like Katie Hopkins

7 January 2017 9:00 am

More press regulation will give us more idiotic anti-journalists of the Katie Hopkins variety

One thing I learned in 2016 – it’s hateful being right all the time

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Merry Christmas everyone. Here are some things I learned — or relearned — in 2016.   1. That which does…

Is Jarett Kobek the Michel Houellebecq of San Francisco?

3 December 2016 9:00 am

I Hate the Internet is not so much a novel as a wildly entertaining rant. Jarett Kobek is a self-published…

We live in a golden age of swearing

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Authors’ book tours are often fun but rarely easy. For me the long train journeys are a delight, but on…

If Deutsche Bank goes down without a bailout, I really will eat my hat

1 October 2016 9:00 am

‘Can anyone seriously imagine the German state and corporate establishment allowing the bank that bears their country’s name to go…

Social media, Michael Gove and me

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The publication of private emails by Colin Powell has spread panic in Washington. Now nobody feels safe. Some prominent people…

Christopher Biggins and the fall of civilisation

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Suppose you’d invited me round to dinner to celebrate my engagement to your daughter, which do you think would be…

Let’s grown our own money for hi-tech investment

9 July 2016 9:00 am

INVESTMENT - Britain has brilliant ideas but is slow at finding the cash to develop them. Ross Clark explores how this might change

Why I took down my Vote Leave poster

2 July 2016 9:00 am

We fled Balham after the result, having been outed as the only Leave voters in Lambeth. The builder boyfriend and…

Help! I’ve started really caring about politics

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Once upon a time, I didn’t really care about politics. Not viscerally. Growing up in a political family, I suppose,…

Joan Collins: The celebrity trend I just can’t stand

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Not only are today’s young girls having to work hard on their abs, butts and glutes, now the likes of…

Nicholas Soames’s Twitter account is a miracle (and so is his diet)

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Miracles are not ceased. A few years ago, a kindly educational therapist took pity on John Prescott and set out…

The internet’s war on free speech

14 May 2016 9:00 am

The web was meant to empower us all. Right now, it’s empowering censors