Overrated

The neo-Canutists who invented the European single currency are still blind to its irremediable design faults

The Poet Laureate’s verses aren’t bad, but have more in common with tabloid headlines than the works of her great predecessors

The ‘Governator’ was elected to knock heads together. Unlike a previous actor-governor, Ronald Reagan, however, he will leave California bankrupt

The British Foreign Secretary has failed to take on Iran’s mullahs

The editor-proprietor of the London Review of Books is clear about her prejudices. Not so clear is why the Arts Council should fund her magazine

The former US Vice-President is becoming increasingly hysterical about climate change

The South African judge’s Gaza report is just another example of his intensely political attitude to the law

The inventor of Red Toryism — said to have the ear of David Cameron — is totally confused about the welfare state and the markets

The achievements of an academic in the eye of a very public storm are questionable

The grand old man of hard-Left cinema is treated as a national treasure. But his bigoted propaganda is stuck in the 1960s