Lionel Shriver

Citizen Injustice

‘The acquiescent citizen is always a soft target for lazy, disproportionate policing’

Comment Peace

‘The trolls of the web have been put on notice. I won’t read your vile comments’

Cycle Ire

‘I sympathise with London motorists who are exasperated with massive packs of cyclists’

No Benefit

‘It’s appalling that 28 per cent of us live off the state…Like my father, without work I would be bereft’

A Life Changing War

‘A few Muslim extremists have transformed the experience of travelling’

On Yer Bike!

‘The US has been hoist on the petard of its own propaganda, its own vanity about itself being a “nation of immigrants”’

Artistic Licence to Kill

'Life doesn't imitate art; art imitates life, rather pallidly in most instances'

Taxing Times

'Beware: your government is about to become dangerous. It is about to become California'


'DIY is a way of life and a point of view. I have the highest regard for manual competence'

TalkTalk is Cheap

‘I have nothing against the hard-working citizens of Bangalore, but I doubt I am alone in my dismay that British companies have outsourced their helplines wholesale’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"