Margaret Thatcher

The new Prime Minister has much more in common with the Iron Lady than is generally believed — and may have to fight similar battles

Peter Stothard’s memoir of the 1980s follows a quartet of attendants at Mrs Thatcher’s court

The first female PM faced unprecedented vitriol from snobbish cultural bureaucrats

As polling day nears, Conservatives are sticking to a strictly economic message. But there should be room in politics for moral arguments.

We may be right to be wary of the internet, but research and scholarship have benefited enormously from mass digitisation

‘If the Chinese have shown cynical duplicity towards Hong Kong’s democrats, the British have been guilty of self-delusion’

A new movie about the miners’ strike ignores the fact that it left Britain with nothing to feel good about

‘Do people know what Boris Johnson believes in? He slips and slides, whether on Islam or immigration’

Political elites have yet to grasp that voters will soon demand protection from the harsh impact of the Second Machine Age

British apologists for Russian aggression in Ukraine are either blinded by their hatred of America or by their loathing of the EU