Trump is right: Sweden’s refugee policy has led to problems it never imagined

19 February 2017 16:11

(Fraser Nelson writes from Stockholm) During a rally in Florida yesterday, Donald Trump spoke about immigration. “You look at what’s happening in…

Peter Mandelson rises up and calls for a Brexit rebellion in the Lords

19 February 2017 11:14

As the government’s Article 50 bill makes its way to the Lords this week, the ghosts of New Labour past are fighting…

The obsession with diversity in theatre risks spoiling Shakespeare

19 February 2017 10:00

Twelfth Night launched at the National Theatre this week, with Malvolio turned into Malvolia. ‘We’ve definitely upped the gender-bendedness of…

There’s one real way to stop gang crime: legalise drugs

19 February 2017 9:30

I covered another stabbing the other day, a particularly nasty one this time. An 18-year-old was repeatedly knifed in the…

Overwhelmed by opinion? Here’s how to cope

19 February 2017 9:00

quot homines, tot sententiae: as many men, so many opinions. What seemed a universal human truth for the playwright Terence…

Britain under Corbyn? Just look at Venezuela

19 February 2017 9:00

Twenty years ago Venezuela was one of the richest countries in the world. Now it is one of the poorest.…

Poems on the triggering of Article 50

18 February 2017 14:00

The request for poetic previews of the day Article 50 is triggered produced passionate voices from both sides of the…

The Six Nations is the most exciting sport on the planet

18 February 2017 12:30

Perfection in sport: unattainable, but sometimes you can come close. Moments, people, actions you never tire of watching: Roger Federer’s…

What does Putin’s fascination with Eton tell us about him?

18 February 2017 11:00

How does Vladimir Putin think about the world? It becomes dangerously important to know. I still have not seen a…

How to get away with murder

18 February 2017 11:00

Given our seamy obsession with serial killers, real and fictional, one would expect the crimes of Stephen Port to have…

Labour has no alternative

18 February 2017 10:35

In normal times, by-elections are bad for governing parties and good for oppositions. But it is an indicator of how…

For the sake of Britain’s constitution, will everyone please shut up?

18 February 2017 10:00

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

The Greek crisis continues to strike terror into the EU establishment

18 February 2017 9:30

I didn’t have to be Delphic to predict that the Greek crisis wasn’t over when an €86 billion third bailout…

The Labour party has turned into a political bed-blocker

18 February 2017 9:00

Just as it seems that Labour has reached the bottom of the abyss, Jeremy Corbyn and his party somehow manage…

Tony Blair is right about Brexit

17 February 2017 15:16

I don’t know about you but if I were to make a speech arguing that democracy should be abandoned, I…

Ukip’s only MP gives Ukip conference a miss

17 February 2017 15:12

Although Paul Nuttall made a quick escape from today’s Ukip Spring Conference in order to avoid the pesky press, compared…

Brexit was a revolt against snobs like Tony Blair

17 February 2017 13:02

The brass neck of Tony Blair. The Brexit vote was ‘based on imperfect knowledge’, says the man who unleashed barbarism…

James O’Brien spreading ‘fake news’ via the BBC is a must-watch

17 February 2017 12:36

The row about ‘fake news’ and the ‘crooked media’ appears to be ongoing.  And every time the BBC and other…

Nigel Farage sets Paul Nuttall up for a fall

17 February 2017 11:46

It’s less than two hours into Ukip’s Spring Conference in Bolton and already the cracks are starting to show. Although Paul…

Tony Blair’s Brexit speech, full transcript

17 February 2017 10:19

I want to be explicit. Yes, the British people voted to leave Europe. And I agree the will of the…

What the papers say: The ‘enemies of the people’ row rumbles on

17 February 2017 8:37

The Article 50 court cases sparked an angry backlash in the newspapers, with the judges involved famously labelled ‘enemies of…

DWP secretary’s business rates rebellion

17 February 2017 8:00

As the government considers plans to raise an extra £1billion next year through a revaluation of business rates, there has been…

Five points from Donald Trump’s bizarre press conference

16 February 2017 21:38

For sheer entertainment value, you couldn’t beat it. Donald Trump’s sprawling – and first solo – press conference was a…

Ken Loach discovers how the other half live

16 February 2017 16:01

Ken Loach has carved out a name as something of a Corbynista luvvie. The director put together a droning, hour-long…