In the magazine this month
The UK Independence Party has long been derided by the political elite, but it is now strong enough to do without deals and go it alone
Two conflicting forces have been at work in the British debate over the EU in the last 25 years, opening up a large space between what people wanted and what their government meant to deliver. But politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum. The rise of the UK Independence Party has started to fill the empty space, creating an extraordinarily uncertain and fascinating backdrop to the 2014 European elections and the 2015 general election. The eventual result may well be that Britain leaves the European Union, but the process of withdrawal could be complex and messy, and its outcome ambiguous and incomplete. UKIP has been in existence for 20 years, but in some respects its work has only just begun.
Should we be worried about population growth?
ANNE MARIE WATERS
Our hard-won freedoms are endangered by Islamic law and the relativists who endorse its acceptance in Western societies
The dearth of women at the top of the party and a laid-back approach to sex has left the Lib Dems open to accusations of sleaze and sexism
Seen as more patrician than ever, the Tories in the Coalition Cabinet are less wealthy and privileged than under any previous government
Cameron has failed to detoxify the party and Conservatives are panicking before the reckoning that awaits them in 2015
Sayeeda Warsi prioritises anti-Muslim attitudes but ignores the real threat to Western society posed by radical Islamists
Critics like to think that neoconservative ideas lie buried in the sands of Iraq. But neocons are still in the mainstream of US politics
Far more than an exercise in oy-veying and kvetching, the Jewish joke is a vital strategy for survival in a bleak and hostile world