Underrated: Hugh Gaitskell

The Eurosceptic Labour leader who died young but deserved to be Prime Minister

Spanish Lies

Paul Preston's exhaustive and admirable biography shines light on Santiago Carrillo, a relatively unknown figure, who played a key role in the restoration of Spanish democracy

What sort of Europe does Cameron Want?

The Continent is stuck on a course of ‘ever closer union'. British voters need to know what the Prime Minister thinks of such a vision

Letting The Right Ones In

'How hospitable will Germans be now that travel restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians have been lifted?'

Misunderstood For Six Hundred Years

The negative image of Gypsies that persists today is the result of centuries-old xenophobia, misrepresentation and downright fantasy

Grandiose Coalitions

Far from being democratically sound, grand coalitions foster short-termism and reinforce more extreme parties’ power of veto.

A Gross Violation

Last month the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe declared that male circumcision is a “violation of the physical integrity of children”. This is clear anti-religious prejudice

The Diplomat the Whole World Ignores

Catherine Ashton heads a wasteful, top-heavy and ineffectual project costing European taxpayers half a billion pounds a year

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"