The Guardian

A letter to… The Guardian’s sanctimonious letter writer

16 July 2017 15:01

This one is priceless, believe me. Truly priceless. For a long time now I’ve been buying The Guardian for its…

Guardian in a pickle over Seumas Milne’s return

13 October 2016 12:36

With Seumas Milne on the way out as Jeremy Corbyn’s director of communications, he is widely expected to return to the…

The Guardian declares war on street parties: ‘a front for a middle-class nationalism that celebrates austerity’

12 June 2016 20:21

Barely a week goes by without the Guardian declaring war on a seemingly harmless food type. According to the paper tea-drinkers…

If atheists do have values, what are they?

25 May 2016 10:58

There’s an interesting article in the Guardian by Julian Baggini. Now that nearly half of Britons say that they have…

Dear Guardian, stop patronising America

14 April 2016 13:41

Oh dear. I’ve always admired Jonathan Freedland, and he usually writes so well about America. But his latest contribution to…

Polly Toynbee forgets to check her privilege on Marr

10 April 2016 15:11

With the Sunday papers filled with the details of David Cameron’s past tax returns, the subject of his family’s wealth…

Is Seumas Milne’s Guardian ‘leave’ coming to an end?

12 February 2016 10:10

When Seumas Milne — the Guardian associate editor and columnist — was hired as Jeremy Corbyn’s director of communications, Labour released…

Why is there one rule for badgers, and another for mosquitoes?

11 February 2016 13:23

It’s unusual for a left-leaning paper to propose wiping out an entire species. Normally they’re proposing doing the exact opposite…

Are Blairites being purged from the Guardian?

21 January 2016 16:03

During the Labour leadership election, Guardian readers complained that the paper’s Jeremy Corbyn coverage was worse than its coverage of…

Nine days on, why is the left still in denial about the Cologne attacks?

9 January 2016 10:14

Still in denial, then. The liberal left, having first tried to ignore the massed sex attacks in Cologne (and in…

How FHM readers lost their safe space

20 November 2015 13:32

‘A victory for feminism,’ came the cries this week, as news broke that FHM was to close after 20 years.…

George Osborne: Corbyn is not the cause of Labour’s problems

6 October 2015 15:14

George Osborne was interviewed by Kath Viner, editor of The Guardian, this afternoon and offered some interesting thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn.…

That LinkedIn photograph has served Charlotte Proudman very well, hasn’t it?

24 September 2015 15:47

Gosh, she’s done well out of notoriety, has Charlotte Proudman. After emerging from entire obscurity after outing an older male…

Corbyn wins: a delicious humiliation for the liberal Left

12 September 2015 13:06

The groans that must be coming from the newsrooms of the Guardian and the BBC right now! With a descant…

Sharing a photo of a dead Syrian child isn’t compassionate, it’s narcissistic

3 September 2015 11:48

Have you seen the dead Syrian child yet? Look at his lifeless body. His head buried in the sand. His sad, resigned…

Guardian journalist enjoys wild night on David Cameron’s private jet

31 July 2015 15:28

With the newspapers frequently filled with tales of former public schoolboys misbehaving abroad, Mr S was unsurprised to hear reports that a…

Jon Ronson is wrong — Katie Hopkins isn’t insane, damaged or weird

20 July 2015 18:13

Another conflict of interest and indeed of my mental state. I can think of no journalist I enjoy reading more…

Is the Guardian about to endorse Jeremy Corbyn?

20 July 2015 12:34

Despite frequent claims from both sides of the political spectrum that Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn is ‘unelectable’, he has so…

Jonathan Aitken says farewell to Alan Rusbridger

12 June 2015 12:13

Sore heads over at the Guardian this morning after yet another leaving party for Alan Rusbridger. In what Mr S makes…

Alan Rusbridger and the Sword of Truth

10 June 2015 19:18

When Alan Rusbridger stepped down as the editor of the Guardian last month, there were emotional scenes at Guardian HQ…

Tea is back on the menu at the Guardian

4 June 2015 17:13

Last week the Guardian‘s food police turned their attention to tea. After the publication declared war on HP sauce in January,…

Five things we’ve learnt from the Guardian’s profile of Ed Miliband’s campaign

4 June 2015 10:07

Ed Miliband’s general election campaign was clearly dysfunctional, but now we have an insight into just how bad it was. The Guardian’s political editor Patrick Wintour…

Do Google and Facebook threaten the free press?

20 May 2015 12:50

What are newspapers for? The answer, of course, is not just to tell us what’s going on and explain the…

Obesity isn’t a ‘disease’, whatever the American Medical Association may think

15 May 2015 11:30

This week, The Guardian informed us, a study revealed the ‘scale of the British public’s denial about weight problems’. Data…

Charles’s ‘spider letters’: The Guardian falls for the pseudoscience of graphology

13 May 2015 18:23

The Prince of Wales’s ‘spider letters’ are out today – his letters to government ministers written or annotated in his distinctive…