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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.
The closure of my village pub has left a great hole in my life, and forced me to become a tragic home-drinker.
How the Prime Minister blew his Churchillian moment.
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.