At party conference in Glasgow, I heard Scotland’s governing party demand a future distinctly different from the one being sketched out in Westminster.
Capitalism has a track record of allieviating poverty. But if the government wants to highlight its successes, it needs to tame its worst excesses first.
Meanwhile: Sajid Javid's star is on the wane, and Alan Duncan's wardrobe is in flux.
Man of mystery Michael Ashcroft’s dramatic announcement that he’d cheated death was worthy of James Bond’s nemesis Blofeld.
Britain’s openness to world markets has direct social and economic costs, as the crisis in Britain's steel industry shows.
Paintings of Thomas Pringle show a pale, elfin man with large eyes. What they don’t show is his soulfulness – and pluck.
After Iraq and Afghanistan, Britain has re-entered a period of unresolved purpose.
In 2013, a local paper reported on a strange script chiselled into a stone that had baffled not only historians but US code-breakers for decades. The mystery was solved when Cooper stepped forward and said that he was the secret poet.
“Is there life on Mars?” seemed like an epoch-defining question.
The imminent cuts to tax credits – given to four and a half million Britons to supplement low-paid work – expose the hollowness of Cameron's promise to help.
The resilience of the right in Europe and the Anglosphere.
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