John Torode

John Torode

How Thorstein Veblen’s “conspicuous consumption” explains the rise of The Donald

Tony Crosland’s social democratic manifesto is still worth reading. But its author is notorious for his crusade against grammar schools

“There was a gasp as Theresa May announced she was giving Boris her backing and loyalty”

Samuel Huntington is now unfashionable on both Left and Right. But his global predictions look more accurate with every passing year

The great Jewish writer Emanuel Litvinoff’s greatest novel has just been republished

‘Our rigid, unresponsive centralised healthcare system, designed by state-socialists and run by bureaucrats, serves neither patients nor practitioners’

Hilary Benn is about to face his moment of truth

‘The accusation against Harold Wilson is that the mystery concealed nothing’

The Corbynistas’ five-year plan is becoming clear

The Eurosceptic Labour leader who died young but deserved to be Prime Minister