Robert Sutton

Robert Sutton is a freelance researcher at The Spectator and junior doctor working in Wales

What happened to lockdown’s 40,000 missed cancers?

There is rarely a good time or place to explain to a patient that they have an untreatable cancer. Three a.m. in a side room of a busy emergency department is certainly not it. But for this patient, whose life would be radically changed, and eventually cut short, by her diagnosis, the misery was compounded

Can Rishi win?

It’s been just over two weeks since Boris Johnson announced his resignation, and the initial flurry of early polling on his potential successor has started to coalesce. The two candidates left standing, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, will have their teams pouring over the available data. And for both sides, the numbers suggest the contest