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Simon Heffer is a journalist, author and political commentator, who has worked for long stretches at the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. He has written biographies of Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Enoch Powell, and reviews and writes on politics for the New Statesman.
Dismay at the government’s contempt for the rule of law now spreads across parliamentary divides.
The sole known surviving Battle of Britain pilot has just celebrated his 101st birthday. He is myth made reality and one day only the myth will remain.
Defendants, victims and witnesses are being left in legal limbo as courts stay idle.
A lethal and global disease, a stricken British prime minister, dithering governments, innumerable dead – what really happened in 1918?
To some Conservative MPs, the sheer inexperience of the cabinet has been glaringly obvious and a further embarrassment.
Successive governments have failed to invest in care for the elderly. Now the NHS is paying the price.
Can Boris Johnson’s Conservatives really hold on to former Labour voters in the party’s old heartlands?
That is why calling an election represents a very high-risk strategy for the Tories.
In her bicentenary year interest in Queen Victoria is greater than ever: but she was almost entirely uneducated and understood neither her people nor the constitution, and her greatest achievement was to live for so long
The appointment of the combative Dominic Cummings as a senior No 10 adviser has alienated the Brexit Party.