EDWARD LUCAS: China’s economy is booming during the pandemic it unleashed

How galling it is to see China bouncing back from the global pandemic that it unleashed. While the rest of the world wrestles with fear, mistrust, unemployment, recession, stagnation, non-Covid health catastrophes, countless blighted lives and a ‘second wave’ of the virus, China is set to enter 2021 stronger than it was in January 2020. … Read more EDWARD LUCAS: China’s economy is booming during the pandemic it unleashed

EDWARD LUCAS: China’s economy is booming during the pandemic it unleashed

How galling it is to see China bouncing back from the global pandemic that it unleashed. While the rest of the world wrestles with fear, mistrust, unemployment, recession, stagnation, non-Covid health catastrophes, countless blighted lives and a ‘second wave’ of the virus, China is set to enter 2021 stronger than it was in January 2020. … Read more EDWARD LUCAS: China’s economy is booming during the pandemic it unleashed

SIMON WALTERS asks when WILL the BBC make a drama about a venal, lying Labour politician? 

The following Tory politician may well sound familiar. He is a shameless adulterer, has at least one illegitimate daughter, fell out with another, boasts he is a ‘character’, loves posing for ‘selfies’ with the public, says it is time to put Brexit ‘in the past’, and wants to depose a female Tory Prime Minister who … Read more SIMON WALTERS asks when WILL the BBC make a drama about a venal, lying Labour politician? 

BEN SPENCER asks why won’t they tell us the truth about coronavirus beds?

Hospital bed occupancy has become a propaganda tool in the bad-tempered row over Covid restrictions in Manchester. Downing Street has used terrifying statistics in an attempt to gain public support for forcing local leaders into accepting strict tier-three measures. They claim the city’s hospitals will become ‘overwhelmed’ within a few weeks, and even the surge … Read more BEN SPENCER asks why won’t they tell us the truth about coronavirus beds?

JANET STREET-PORTER: Washed out Boris may have seen off Burnham but he had better find some b*lls

‘Bambi’ Burnham versus warrior ‘Winston’ Johnson was never going to end well. A bitter face-off between the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Prime Minister – two giant egos, two men who both dreamt of leading their party – but only one achieved it. North versus South, posh old Etonian versus an ambitious local leader … Read more JANET STREET-PORTER: Washed out Boris may have seen off Burnham but he had better find some b*lls

JANET STREET-PORTER: Washed out Boris may have seen off Burnham but he had better find some b*lls

‘Bambi’ Burnham versus warrior ‘Winston’ Johnson was never going to end well. A bitter face-off between the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Prime Minister – two giant egos, two men who both dreamt of leading their party – but only one achieved it. North versus South, posh old Etonian versus an ambitious local leader … Read more JANET STREET-PORTER: Washed out Boris may have seen off Burnham but he had better find some b*lls

BEN SPENCER asks why won’t they tell us the truth about coronavirus beds?

Hospital bed occupancy has become a propaganda tool in the bad-tempered row over Covid restrictions in Manchester. Downing Street has used terrifying statistics in an attempt to gain public support for forcing local leaders into accepting strict tier-three measures. They claim the city’s hospitals will become ‘overwhelmed’ within a few weeks, and even the surge … Read more BEN SPENCER asks why won’t they tell us the truth about coronavirus beds?

CRAIG BROWN: New series on Netflix and Amazon Prime – The Fall Guy… with Humpty Dumpty 

Humpty Dumpty Series One: Humpty Dumpty sits on a wall. Humpty Dumpty has a great fall. Series Two: All the King’s horses and all the King’s men cannot put Humpty together again. Series Three: In this keenly anticipated third series, the King executes his advisers for suggesting that a horse would be capable of putting … Read more CRAIG BROWN: New series on Netflix and Amazon Prime – The Fall Guy… with Humpty Dumpty 

CRAIG BROWN: New series on Netflix and Amazon Prime – The Fall Guy… with Humpty Dumpty 

Humpty Dumpty Series One: Humpty Dumpty sits on a wall. Humpty Dumpty has a great fall. Series Two: All the King’s horses and all the King’s men cannot put Humpty together again. Series Three: In this keenly anticipated third series, the King executes his advisers for suggesting that a horse would be capable of putting … Read more CRAIG BROWN: New series on Netflix and Amazon Prime – The Fall Guy… with Humpty Dumpty 

STEPHEN GLOVER: Who will rid us of these anti-Brexit, grenade throwing bishops? 

Church of England bishops have over the years derived much pleasure from flinging brickbats at the government of the day. That almost always means a Tory government. Thirty-five years ago, some prelates famously criticised Margaret Thatcher over her economic policies, which they thought were impoverishing the inner cities. But I’m not sure rebellious high ecclesiastics … Read more STEPHEN GLOVER: Who will rid us of these anti-Brexit, grenade throwing bishops?