In foreign affairs there’s only one question that matters: Are you on the right side of history?
Nigel Williams’s 1984 thriller involving trade unions, nationalised car manufacturers, far left politics – it’s a classic of its era, concludes DAN ATKINSON.
Boris Johnson has chosen the wrong lodestar. He should look to an earlier wartime premier.
The return of our award for the politician throwing it all away.
The best of all school stories? ALWYN TURNER thinks it might be.
Was Wyatt’s fiction as colourful as his diaries? wonders PAUL SAFFER.
A neglected 1930 song by Charlie Higgins, exhumed for Hallowe’en by ALWYN TURNER.
ALWYN TURNER reads Bram Stoker’s second-best-known novel – and finds there’s a steep fall-off after #1.
Do you remember Papa’s Got a Brand New Bagpipe? ALWYN TURNER does.
Mayor Sadiq Khan: a career in 55 quotes.
ALWYN TURNER on Charles Mansford’s ‘most unpleasant’ school story, published in 1896.
PAUL SAFFER remembers the unlikely media career of Derek Jameson. Do we mean him? We surely do.
ALWYN TURNER looks at the charts from 45 years ago and finds Mike Batt, Roger Whittaker and Leo Sayer – but mostly it’s Kenny.