Columns

‘Even a small number of prisoners transitioning to the female estate makes a big difference. And numbers are already mushrooming’

‘We should seize the opportunity presented by Brexit to reinvent ourselves’

“Martin? Me again, I got cut off. No, still on the train. Just past Milton Keynes.”

“The lethal combination of the Trump administration’s “America First” approach and many European members’ complacent, cowardly and stingy approach risks making Nato irrelevant”

Our societies are now the battlefield; people, not kit, should drive national security thinking

‘Everyone knows about the code-crackers of GCHQ. But a far bigger pool of talent is underground: alienated young hackers tempted to the dark side, because they find no outlet for their skills elsewhere’

‘The Baltic democracies accomplished what their allies to the West still have not: they hardened their societies without undermining their democratic institutions’

‘The cyclist’s pent-up hostility and cavalier attitude to rules finds its apotheosis in confrontations with pedestrians’

‘Forget sponges, corals, sea fans, and sea weed: ancient, blossoming sea forests and coral reefs are now Flanders trenches’

‘The Russian’s gift to the monarch was an arctic bird that, like Putin, had no natural place in the desert: a white Gyrfalcon, a powerful raptor that can be trained by its master to kill on command’