Simon Heffer

Simon Heffer

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

‘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’

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

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

Sir Malcolm Arnold’s oeuvre, too often dismissed as “light” music, deserves rehabilitation

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

Reflections on the passing of beloved music critic Michael Kennedy

A pivotal moment in British movie history — and Bob Hoskins’s greatest performance

It is time to make a stand against incomprehensible modern music