WW2

“In her first two months on the bridge, Theresa May has skilfully steered the ship of state away from hazardous Continental rocks and into the open sea”

Akihito has signalled that he is ready to abdicate, leaving a hidebound nation whose identity is still defined by its ancient imperial hierarchy

During the Second World War, a “perpetual association” between France and the UK was proposed — in effect, the EU Mark I

Like me, the Nobel laureate Imre Kertész was in Budapest when the Nazis came for the Jews. Now it is too late to ask him about that time