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Trump, May, and the sinking of the so-called ‘Special Relationship’

19 January 2018 10:35

Another week, another blow to the so-called Special Relationship. The latest sorry news is that Number 10 has been trying…

Watch: Cathy Newman’s catastrophic interview with Jordan Peterson

17 January 2018 12:01

In the magazine this week I have written a piece about the Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson. He has been in…

Is IQ falling across the West?

15 December 2017 14:00

James Flynn’s research on the eponymous Flynn Effect, showing massive gains in IQ in 14 nations in the course of…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: the union of royalty and showbiz

27 November 2017 10:25

It may be churlish to be unkind about a young couple who have just announced their engagement but needs must.…

It’s time for more schools to have an ‘unsafe space’

23 November 2017 17:03

A school’s decision to create an ‘unsafe space’ – where controversial ideas and works be discussed by pupils – has…

Sharia law and the relative mercies of French justice

21 October 2017 14:28

For many years, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Tariq Ramadan, has been one of my closest…

The Weinstein affair has exposed Hollywood’s culture. Let’s boycott it

16 October 2017 14:17

Oh, the glorious hypocrisy of it all – the dozens of actresses, UN goodwill ambassadors among them, who have come…

Are refugees welcome to plant bombs on our trains?

18 September 2017 18:43

It’s all a long time ago now isn’t it?  All of three days since someone put a bomb on a London…

The age of the unicorn question

14 September 2017 7:58

I’ve been in Los Angeles for the last week, and it takes a special set of occurrences for someone to…

How much pain are Brexiteers prepared to inflict on us?

2 September 2017 9:08

When this magazine endorsed Brexit, it did so in typically trenchant and elegant fashion. ‘Out and into the world’ we…

The Tower Hamlets foster child story sums up a rotten borough

29 August 2017 11:06

Which, do you reckon, is more repellent – the decision by Tower Hamlets, a borough rotten to the marrow, to…

Islamist violence has become a normal part of European life

26 August 2017 19:05

It’s just over a week since 15 people were killed in an Islamist attack in Barcelona, Spain. It appears that…

The violent product of identity politics

15 August 2017 17:25

Identity politics is turning violent. It’s been brewing for a while. Anyone who’s witnessed mobs of students threatening to silence…

The 2007 financial crash changed all our lives for the worse

9 August 2017 9:19

It started as displacement activity, my immersion in the market mayhem of the summer of 2007. I was at home…

How alt-right was Roman Britain?

7 August 2017 15:17

Over the weekend I, like a good dozen others, endured the Twitter rage of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, an old man…

Scaramucci sacked, as John Kelly starts to reshape the White House

31 July 2017 20:38

So farewell, the Mooch. One of the most bizarre figures to walk on to the stage of the Trump tragicomedy…

Socialism is destroying Venezuela – but the left will never admit it

31 July 2017 19:03

If ever I have to live in a dictatorship, put me down for one of those right-wing set-ups. To toil…

Stop playing chicken with Britain’s free-trade future

26 July 2017 15:25

Besides being important in themselves, the trade talks between Britain and the United States which began this week are symbolic…

I’m a Leaver who would be happy for a second referendum

25 July 2017 12:48

To everyone’s huge surprise, Jeremy Corbyn has come out as being quite a hard-line Eurosceptic, despite his tireless campaigning last…

The tax trap: why a £70k family isn’t much wealthier than a minimum wage family

18 July 2017 10:15

Among the many points of contention that arose during the election was Labour’s declaration that people earning more than £70k…