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The UK needs a prime minister of diligence, strategic vision and moral integrity. We have Boris Johnson.
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The Prime Minister’s preference for warm reassurance may work in lockdown, but it is less effective out of it.
In England, we’re not so much sleep-walking as screaming-while-fully-awake into Covid disaster.
Boris Johnson and Priti Patel tried to create a “hostile environment” for our footballers – but modern Britain is leaving them behind.
I propose a solution to the sexuality gap based on a fundamental feminist claim: unwanted sex is worse than sexual frustration.
Two years after he entered No 10, Johnson’s shtick still seems to be working. But no politician can really take the public for fools.
If the International Olympic Committee had cancelled the Games, they would have had to refund roughly £2.9bn to broadcasters.
The government’s policy of standing back and letting the virus reproduce freely is an invitation to disaster.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The former Conservative cabinet minister discusses how pro-European Tories can rebuild.
Boris Johnson’s government has opened a new front in its culture wars: teacher training.
For decades, the West has ignored the significance of China's rise – but we must recognise that it will be instrumental in all our futures
The London bureau chief for Germany’s public broadcaster reflects on Britain’s government.
Devastating wildfires are reshaping California, a state that has always been both a wild frontier and a bastion of progress.
As South Africa experiences fresh violence, the Archbishop’s life is a reminder of the human capacity for solidarity and political action.
Fractured by Yates, Things Are Against Us by Ellmann, In Youth is Pleasure by Welch and Filthy Animals by Taylor.
In a collection of eight essays, the writer Melissa Febos uses her own adolescence as a departure point for exploring the fraught process of becoming a woman.
Whether or not you believe the band “saved rock music”, it’s difficult to imagine what the 2000s would have looked and sounded like without them.
Commissioned by Catherine the Great, this was both an extraordinary example of Georgian soft power and a pictorial record of 18th-century England.
This timeless story of two New York roommates is adored by Lena Dunham, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.
Ben Miller stars as an unnervingly observant Cambridge don with OCD called Jasper Tempest. It’s all incredibly strange.
The comedian’s new BBC show is part foray into modern politics, part midlife identity crisis.
As busy as this world seems, there is more of nothing in it than we usually care to notice.
Journalists are rarely paid what they're worth, and so my plans to buy a new teapot will have to be put on hold. Meanwhile, Giles Coren's Jaguar I-Pace has been stolen, again.
I am coming to accept that not everything can be explained away – that closure might not exist for the person left behind.
This column – which, though named after a line in Shakespeare’s Richard II, refers to the whole of Britain – has run in the NS since 1934.
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The Labour peer on the golden era of Welsh rugby and why enlightened values will prevail.
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