Issue: December/January 2016/17

No Surprises

"After a year such as this, even shocks now fail to surprise"

It Was A Very Good Year

"After the Brexit vote I was thrilled by the feeling of being on the right side of history"

The Future Is Orange

"If this man makes America great again, I will eat a sombrero"

Let The Pound Fall Further

"The UK has had an overvalued currency since monetarism became the fashion in the 1970s"

America, Europe and Standpoint

"The president-elect deserves the benefit of the doubt"

Reality Check For Opec

Donald Trump says he wants the US to be energy-independent. Opec should take heed

Golden Gogol

Gogol's The Nose is mesmerisingly surreal

Mounting Outrage

A recent resolution passed by Unesco denies the Jewish significance of the Temple Mount

Job Satisfaction

We should encourage more young people to take up apprenticeships, not force them into universities

A Light Dimmed

The war poet Leslie Coulson has been undeservedly forgotten

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"