Patrick Wilz

Rude Britannia II

The incompetence of the UK Border Agency has cost me thousands and, ultimately, seen me deported. Even their own staff concede they don’t know what they’re doing

Rude Britannia

The UK Border Agency's woeful inefficiency means that visa applicants are stuck in the country, without a passport and unable to work, for months on end

Internet Invaders

The politically incoherent Anonymous 'hacktivists' are causing more harm than good in the dispute in Borneo

Taliban Tourists

The US army's "catch and release programme" in Afghanistan puts allied troops in grave danger and is destabalising in the long term.


The Pleasure of Thinking is a window on the eclectic library and well-oiled mind of Theodore Dalrymple

Bacon’s Hidden History

X-rays of Francis Bacon's paintings have revealed Nazi figures — and further research establishes him as a "latter-day history painter"

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"