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baby

A soldier’s legacy: how a baby’s cry saved a family

December 30, 2019 6:19 am

My father would admit that he had helped someone, but would never say more

scruton

Roger Scruton: a year in which much was lost – but more gained

December 29, 2019 7:37 am

Despite everything, I have so much to be grateful for

ricky gervais

Comedy in the era of Twitter outrage: An interview with Ricky Gervais

December 27, 2019 6:17 am

The comedian on why he will never apologize for his jokes

joan collins

Joan Collins: I’m an actress, not an actor. And yes, it matters

December 23, 2019 7:42 am

Actress is such a graceful word, so evocative of elegance, refinement and poise that the common and blunt ‘actor’ cannot possibly conjure

decade

We’ve just had the best decade in human history. Seriously

December 22, 2019 11:46 am

Little of this made the news, because good news is no news

arab-israeli

Islam’s reformation: an Arab-Israeli alliance is taking shape in the Middle East

December 19, 2019 8:07 am

New maps of the Muslim mind are being drawn and old hatreds are on the run

stanley johnson

‘I’ve had two totally successful marriages’: Stanley Johnson interviewed

December 19, 2019 7:52 am

Boris’s dad on reality TV, the environment and why his children don’t feature in his proudest achievements

boris

Boris’s Britain: How the UK PM intends to deliver for his new friends in the North

December 19, 2019 7:37 am

The Johnson plan is taking shape, with three components

finland

Finland is rebooting its politics — and its new centrism is defined by youth

December 12, 2019 10:10 am

The election of Sanna Marin shows how the landscape is changing

parties

Changing the script: the shifting character of Britain’s political parties

December 11, 2019 11:35 pm

There has been a transformation in what they stand for and who they appeal to

uighur muslim

The chilling stories from inside China’s Muslim internment camps

December 11, 2019 11:20 pm

More than a million have been detained with the official aim of eradicating ‘the virus in their thinking’

whilst

The origins of ‘whilst’

December 7, 2019 9:51 am

It started off by displaying what is called the adverbial genitive

christmas cards

The unwritten rules of sending Christmas cards

December 5, 2019 9:21 am

We always write ‘we really must see each other next year’ and we mean it, although we won’t see each other ever again

videos

Viral videos could decide the UK election

December 5, 2019 12:18 am

The real battle for votes is happening online

downing street

Nightmare on Downing Street: what could happen on Friday the 13th?

December 5, 2019 12:08 am

The most left-wing government in British history is now a real possibility

sajid

‘Corbyn is led by ideology, I’m led by economics’: Sajid Javid’s spending plan

December 4, 2019 11:54 pm

An interview with the only member of the UK cabinet who Boris has promised to keep in place if he wins

corbyn voters

What the Conservatives don’t understand about Corbyn voters

December 4, 2019 11:39 pm

When you have little to lose, there’s little to fear

election

This election will change Britain — and Europe — for good

December 4, 2019 11:28 pm

Will Brexit be a new beginning for Europe, or the beginning of the end?

bridge

Notes on…bridge

December 3, 2019 9:38 am

I am a very demanding partner and, sometimes, unpleasant competition

pantomime

The Tories shouldn’t be terrified of Trump

November 28, 2019 6:36 am

They should embrace his absurdity

semitism

Allegations of anti-Semitism are damaging to Labour, but not toxic

November 28, 2019 1:07 am

Don’t be surprised if support for the party doesn’t collapse

boris

‘Austerity was not the way forward’: An interview with Boris Johnson

November 28, 2019 12:53 am

The British PM on his plans for a new style of conservatism

visit

Trump’s visit couldn’t come at a worse time — for Boris and for Nato

November 28, 2019 12:44 am

The president will not hesitate to leap feet first into the UK election campaign

washington

Washington in winter

November 27, 2019 4:21 pm

The city is quiescent if you compare it to London during Brexit, or New York or Rome during anything

drag

What a drag: dress-up used to be fun. Now it is far too serious

November 26, 2019 1:23 pm

Gender-bending as a good time is hardly done anymore. The rules are rigid