Western Europe

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

No, Jeremy: Politics Is All About Borders Now

By electing a far-left internationalist, Labour has failed to listen to the hopes and fears of its core voters on immigration and welfare

Liberty And Sovereignty

"The refusal to accept any domination of the Continent by one power has been the biggest British contribution to European peace and prosperity"

The Grand Illusion

‘It is tempting to pretend that the mayhem unleashed by the Arab Spring will somehow not affect us. It will. It already does’

It’s Not Just The Economy

Our political system, for all its imperfections, remains precious

The Aesthetes: When Kitsch Was Avant-Garde

We may sneer at the Victorian aesthetes, but is the sloppier, more cynical art of today any healthier?

A Sense of Belonging

That elusive sense of a homeland, Heimat, Mounk found only when he was free not to feel Jewish

Prophets Without Honours

'It is true that certain faiths, ideologies and cultures make submission the supreme virtue, while the civilisation that emerged from Athens, Rome and Jerusalem has cherished liberty in all its forms'

Ten Years After

‘All is still to play for in this lethal game of blindfold chess’

This is England

‘England is perceived by my Continental friends as being a country that is all about belonging or not belonging’

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"