“As the Conservative Party’s fortunes have waned, Johnson’s standing has waxed. After all, if the party is heading for electoral disaster, taking a punt on Boris becomes much less of a risk.”

The message from medical journals is that the NHS is beyond criticism and reformers are motivated by economic self-interest

The Royal College of Physicians’ decision to end its opposition to assisted dying is morally indefensible and gives a green light to activists

Critics of “cultural appropriation” were offended by Beyoncé wearing a sari. They should be asking: is the performance any good?

“Our next Prime Minister will now almost certainly be Boris Johnson. He himself now seems the only man who can stop this from happening”

A third of a million Chinese labourers helped the Allies defeat the Kaiser, but their huge unsung contribution ended in betrayal

We stand to lose our most vulnerable species unless land managers and conservationists agree on tough strategies for their survival

Reviled insiders such as socialist opponents of Corbyn or anti-Trump Republicans can provide a useful guide through the mire of our times

When I asked my academic colleagues to rate historians and their most famous works, their anger at the patronage system surprised me

The study of US political history is disappearing from American campuses. But bestselling books on the subject give cause for hope