Patrick Heren

Unturbulent Priest

The memoirs of Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor

Keeping The Lights On: the Politics of Cheap Energy

British policy is not rooted in economic reality but dictated by the Green Blob. It is time to break a consensus that is costing us dear  

To Be a Pilgrim

As a Christian, I was deeply moved by a visit to the Holy Land

Europe Cannot Do Without Putin’s Gas

It will be another decade before the Continent can substitute the product of American fracking for Russian energy piped via Ukraine

Anarchic Interregnum

Ian Buruma's Year Zero deftly tells the story of 1945: the year the modern world began

Cameron Cannot Win Without Cheap Energy

The PM can’t cut subsidies on renewables without splitting the Coalition. But how else can he trump Miliband’s price freeze?

He Died That Others Might Live In Peace

Visiting the Normandy invasion beaches, I realised the importance of the campaign in which my cousin was killed fighting for freedom

Bernard Hailstone: The Artist And His Sitter

In 1945, Bernard Hailstone painted my father, the journalist Louis Heren, in the Burmese jungle. This is the story of their long friendship

Burns Bridges

‘Would Robert Burns have supported independence for Scotland? His politics are hard to pin down’

Forget Wind: Time for Britain to Get Fracking

Blinded by climate change dogma, the government seems determined to play down the Lancashire shale gas bonanza

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"