David Butterfield

Labour is full of mugwumps – but Corbyn is not one of them

27 April 2017 11:54

Trust Boris to dominate the headlines by reopening that most famous of books, Johnson’s Dictionary. Writing in the Sun, our…

Like them or not, Theresa May’s grammar school plans will end the postcode lottery of education

8 April 2017 9:30

Grammar Schools. Now there’s a potent pair of words. Mention them, and genial conversation will instantly shift into awkward silence…

The curious incident of Cambridge’s Latin graffiti

5 April 2017 9:36

A weird one, this. Yesterday, a short walk away from me in Chesterton, Cambridge, an enigmatic threat appeared in three-foot-high…

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…