HENRY DEEDES: Biden drops the flag on Trumpism… but will the U.S. let him?

The view across Washington’s National Mall this week is as beautiful as it is poignant. All along the sun-dappled turf, some 200,000 American flags have been arranged with military precision, creating an oasis of tranquillity in a city riven by hatred and fear. At night the flags create a fluttering carpet of many colours stretching … Read more HENRY DEEDES: Biden drops the flag on Trumpism… but will the U.S. let him?

CRAIG BROWN: Dennis Nilsen – murderous, evil and deadly dull 

The autobiography of the serial killer Dennis Nilsen will be published this week. There has long been a market in such things: TV programmes about serial killers far outnumber programmes about history, books or gardening. The only serious rivals to shows about serial killers are shows featuring chefs. In the event that corpses were discovered … Read more CRAIG BROWN: Dennis Nilsen – murderous, evil and deadly dull 

CRAIG BROWN: Dennis Nilsen – murderous, evil and deadly dull 

The autobiography of the serial killer Dennis Nilsen will be published this week. There has long been a market in such things: TV programmes about serial killers far outnumber programmes about history, books or gardening. The only serious rivals to shows about serial killers are shows featuring chefs. In the event that corpses were discovered … Read more CRAIG BROWN: Dennis Nilsen – murderous, evil and deadly dull 

IAN BIRRELL: Deeming some lives to be ‘more valuable’ than others is utter inhumanity 

Deborah James is a deputy head teacher, a mother of two children and, since her devastating diagnosis with bowel cancer, she has become an inspiration to many for her frank discussions on the subject. She’s written a best-selling book, raised significant sums for charity and become a regular voice in the media despite 17 tumours … Read more IAN BIRRELL: Deeming some lives to be ‘more valuable’ than others is utter inhumanity 

IAN BIRRELL: Deeming some lives to be ‘more valuable’ than others is utter inhumanity 

Deborah James is a deputy head teacher, a mother of two children and, since her devastating diagnosis with bowel cancer, she has become an inspiration to many for her frank discussions on the subject. She’s written a best-selling book, raised significant sums for charity and become a regular voice in the media despite 17 tumours … Read more IAN BIRRELL: Deeming some lives to be ‘more valuable’ than others is utter inhumanity 

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Whatever next from these revisionist zealots? Mandela must fall!

When I started out in this game 50 years ago, on a now defunct weekly paper in Peterborough, we used to drink in a city centre pub called the Black Boy & Trumpet. Nobody gave the name a second thought. We had no idea that half a century later we would have been committing a … Read more RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Whatever next from these revisionist zealots? Mandela must fall!

DOMINIC LAWSON: Amazing but true – we are leading the world in the fight against the virus

As deaths from Covid-19 in our hospitals reach a new high, while the country endures a third lockdown in the dispiriting cold and damp of a British winter, we need a boost to our national self-belief. As it happens, there is a genuine reason to feel such positive emotion — and, believe it or not, … Read more DOMINIC LAWSON: Amazing but true – we are leading the world in the fight against the virus

DOMINIC LAWSON: Amazing but true – we are leading the world in the fight against the virus

As deaths from Covid-19 in our hospitals reach a new high, while the country endures a third lockdown in the dispiriting cold and damp of a British winter, we need a boost to our national self-belief. As it happens, there is a genuine reason to feel such positive emotion — and, believe it or not, … Read more DOMINIC LAWSON: Amazing but true – we are leading the world in the fight against the virus

ANDREW PIERCE: Cap’n Hindsight lacks foresight on council tax 

There was a rare policy announcement last week from Captain Hindsight, aka Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who called for a block on council tax increases in April. Yet, not for the first time, he seems completely out of step with much of his party.  London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan had announced only days earlier … Read more ANDREW PIERCE: Cap’n Hindsight lacks foresight on council tax 

ANDREW PIERCE: Cap’n Hindsight lacks foresight on council tax 

There was a rare policy announcement last week from Captain Hindsight, aka Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who called for a block on council tax increases in April. Yet, not for the first time, he seems completely out of step with much of his party.  London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan had announced only days earlier … Read more ANDREW PIERCE: Cap’n Hindsight lacks foresight on council tax