Simon Heffer

Home truths from Hungary

Britain faces a bright future after Brexit, says Budapest’s departing ambassador, but Hungary has to remain in the EU

A troubled emperor

The French president faces a plethoraof problems from Brexit to beyond

Tricky triumph

Democracy triumphed in December’s election, but Scotland remains a significant Tory dilemma

Dave and Davery

'It is clear that he does not own up to all the mistakes he made. Dave has a very clear idea of how far he can go while keeping what remains of his reputation intact'

Britain Still Needs The BBC

Despite everything, the BBC is still one of our great cultural forces

Buildings At The Heart Of England

Nikolaus Pevsner is the perfect guide on a journey through the architectural jewels of Suffolk

The Light And The Dark

Sir Malcolm Arnold's oeuvre, too often dismissed as "light" music, deserves rehabilitation

Which Party Is Best For The Arts?

Arts issues are crucial, but do the main parties have anything of substance to say about them?

An English Enthusiast

Reflections on the passing of beloved music critic Michael Kennedy

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"