Obama’s decision to free Private Manning disgraces America

17 January 2017 22:34

Barack Obama’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Private Manning is a final, disgraceful undermining of American interests by…

How the Stepford students rekindled racial thinking

17 January 2017 19:09

Many mad things are happening on campuses. Fancy-dress parties are banned lest the costumes offend minority groups. Saucy pop songs…

A full English Brexit is on the menu

17 January 2017 18:17

Kipling wrote about Brexit first, you know: “It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation, To puff…

Theresa May prepares to play tough

17 January 2017 17:32

Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech sought to answer the question: does the Government have a plan for Brexit? Open Europe’s…

The problem with Brexit Britain? Slavery, says Lily Allen

17 January 2017 17:01

Today Theresa May revealed her plan for ‘a global Britain’ in a speech at Lancaster House. While her words were…

Hard Brexit it is – and the currency markets don’t seem to mind

17 January 2017 16:07

A hard Brexit, currency markets seemed to indicate yesterday, would mean an even weaker pound. How, then, to explain this…

No real opposition from Labour to May’s Brexit speech

17 January 2017 15:32

With Theresa May opting to give her speech in the grand settings of Lancaster House rather than the Commons, it…

May just made another Scottish referendum ‘more likely’, says Sturgeon

17 January 2017 15:27

Nicola Sturgeon inched Scotland closer to a re-run of its independence referendum today by reacting angrily to Theresa May’s Brexit…

May’s aim: take back control of the Brexit negotiation

17 January 2017 15:07

Listen to Isabel Hardman, Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth reviewing Theresa May’s speech: Theresa May’s speech today was striking for…

Theresa May’s cheery Brexit threat to EU leaders

17 January 2017 14:17

Theresa May was at pains in her Brexit speech and in the question-and-answer session from journalists afterwards to appear as…

Coffee House Shots: Theresa May outlines her Brexit plans

17 January 2017 14:05

In front of a packed audience at Lancaster House, Theresa May delivered a speech outlining some of the key components of the…

Theresa May’s Brexit speech – ten main points

17 January 2017 12:38

‘A Global Britain’ promised the slogan behind Theresa May as she delivered her big Brexit speech. It was robust and well-judged, very much…

Mortgage rates are fuelling the generational wealth inbalance

17 January 2017 12:37

At some point a few years ago, after the financial crisis had passed but the economic stats still showed the…

Theresa May’s Brexit speech: A Global Britain

17 January 2017 12:35

Listen to Isabel Hardman, Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth reviewing Theresa May’s speech:   A little over six months ago,…

Philip Hammond steals May’s thunder

17 January 2017 12:31

As Theresa May reveals her plan for Britain in her much-anticipated speech, Philip Hammond has beaten her to the punch…

Inflation, pensions, housing and fraud

17 January 2017 11:15

Inflation has risen more than expected and the headline rate is now at its highest level since July 2014. Figures…

Exploring Israel and Jewishness with Harold Pinter

17 January 2017 10:12

In this week’s Books Podcast, I talk to Lady Antonia Fraser about her new book. Our Israeli Diary, 1978 is…

Will Theresa May finally tell us what Brexit means?

17 January 2017 9:51

How much will Theresa May’s speech today surprise us? The Prime Minister’s promise to offer more detail on Brexit was…

Trump has given Merkel a new lease of life

17 January 2017 8:24

Donald Trump’s Times interview has been a big story in Britain, but the President Elect’s parallel interview with Bild Zeitung…

Daniel Hannan ought to be afraid of a hard Brexit – and so should you

16 January 2017 19:34

The British people, whose good nature is so frequently abused, could have done with hearing today’s argument from Daniel Hannan…

Theresa May can now drive a hard Brexit bargain – and she knows it

16 January 2017 18:07

The backdrop to Theresa May’s Brexit speech is almost as interesting as the speech itself promises to be. First, there’s…

Northern Ireland’s political crisis could cause Brexit problems

16 January 2017 17:33

And so there we have it. Shortly after midday in Stormont, Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill declined to nominate a replacement…

Who’s afraid of a ‘hard’ Brexit?

16 January 2017 16:40

Pull yourselves together, you wusses. It’s a minor readjustment of our tariff arrangements we’re talking about, not an epidemic or…

Portland expands its horizons post-Brexit

16 January 2017 16:40

As Michael Gove does his bit for US-UK relations in The Times today with a Donald Trump interview on the positives…