Counterpoints

In the 1970s and ’80s, the NHS treated haemophiliacs with contaminated blood-clotting products. The public inquiry into that scandal is only just being set up

One hundred years ago, Edwardian England unwittingly hosted both the Romanovs and their future killers

The National Gallery exhibition shows that Thomas Cole, like Turner and John Martin, was a visionary and a pictorial dramatist

“Before the screening, I made bold to ask the audience not to refrain from laughter. They were nice enough to obey my incitement”

The arguments for a basic income are as idealistic as they are simplistic. Its proponents are pursuing misguided ideals.

The decline in the proportion of owner-occupiers means a decline in the number of Conservative voters

Disasters happen when the last man who can remember what happened last time has retired. Now is the time for new thinking

There’s an entrenched myth that learning a second language as a grown-up is a Herculean — or even Sisyphean — task. It isn’t

The sequel to Call Me By Your Name should not be politicised

How, as a patient, do you react to a devastating diagnosis?