UK Politics

Margaret Thatcher Versus The Intellectuals

The first female PM faced unprecedented vitriol from snobbish cultural bureaucrats

Comeback For Political Novels?

The Daily Mail's Stakhanovite sketchwriter has finally written his debut novel

Licence To Chill? Not Yet, Prime Minister

David Cameron is a decent man whose consensual style has worked well so far. But the fight of his life — on Europe — may yet undo him

Harry Frankfurt

The American philosopher should be lauded for his crisp counterblast to the politics of envy

Joseph Stiglitz

The Nobel economics laureate prefers to focus on the 'one per cent’ rather than look at the facts on inequality

Drunk At The Despatch Box

The pitfalls of addressing the House of Commons while seriously inebriated

Afraid Of Corbyn? Afraid So

"If Jeremy Corbyn is not anti-Semitic himself, he is more than happy to consort with those who are"

Corbyn’s Trots

Entryism plagued the Labour Party in the 1970s, and is doing so again

Jeremy’s Justice

Why, in the face of the evidence, does Jeremy Corbyn believe in the innocence of Jawad Botmeh?

Alas, Smith and Jez

"Given the massive sales of Thomas Piketty’s Capital, can Jeremy Corbyn’s election to the Labour leadership be that much of a surprise?"

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"