Issue: April 2017

Panic About Populism

"Is Western civilisation about to enter a new Dark Age, presided over by “populists”? No."

Blitz Spirit

For those trapped in Westminster after the recent attack, the Blitz spirit prevailed

Ironies Of Ideology

The RA's Russia show offers a sobering counterpoint to the naivety of Western communists

The Soul Will Out

Religion as the ultimate art form

Hogg Roasted

Mark Carney's chosen deputy was no sooner in than out

Is Brexit Binary?

"Theresa May and her colleagues should announce that Britain seeks global free trade as well as free trade with the EU"

The Best Of Enemies

"This must have been the first oration by a book-burner at Cambridge University for some centuries"

By-Election Blues

"If a whole set of by-elections are caused by police probes, it would be difficult for Mrs May not to call a general election"

The Kaufman Conundrum

"When Gerald Kaufman died, not a tear of sadness touched the cheek of British Jewry"

Time To Cap The CAP

We must abandon food production subsidies to forge the kind of new trade deals we require

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"