16 April 2018

They think we’re all Enochs now

Demands to ban Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech are the latest insult to Leave voters.

12 April 2018

Now they want to lock up Rod Liddle and ban Quentin Letts

Joking about the Welsh or criticising black actors is the new limit to free speech.

5 April 2018

Whatever happened to investigative journalism?

The Observer’s ‘scoop’ let the message get ahead of the facts.

29 March 2018

The Birthday Party: a 60-year-old play for today

Harold Pinter’s play is as ‘original, disturbing and arresting’ as ever.

22 March 2018

Brexit Deal Betrayal: did the UK lose a war?

What democracy has to do with the price of fish.

15 March 2018

Fighting for the right to offend on a rock in the ocean

Our man at the Madeira Literary Festival tries not to get lost in translation.

8 March 2018

The legend and myths of that four‑minute mile

Even Roger Bannister was accused of crossing an ‘ethical line’.

1 March 2018

Labour: the new Mosleyites?

Corbyn’s Labour shares Max Mosley’s loathing of a free press.

22 February 2018

Corbyn didn’t spy for Stalinists, but he thinks like them

His response to this daft story has exposed his authoritarian instincts.

14 February 2018

The EU is no friend of Irish independence

It wants to exploit border tensions to erase sovereignty in the UK – and Ireland.