Boris Johnson has chosen the wrong lodestar. He should look to an earlier wartime premier.
SIMON MATTHEWS on a rediscovered British account of the Spanish Civil War that eclipses Orwell.
ALWYN TURNER reads the books that inspired his granddad.
PAUL SAFFER on how sport came back with renewed purpose after its suspension in WW2.
As sport returns from its spell on the bench, PAUL SAFFER looks at how it came back after World War I.
Spam fritters, Vera Lynn & a grumpy Polly Toynbee – ALWYN TURNER remembers the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
Football has been criticised for its response to COVID-19 but PAUL SAFFER finds an echo from a global crisis a century ago.
A Minister for Testing? There is a precedent, says ROGER HERMISTON.
Have we been here before? asks ROGER HERMISTON. For 2020, read 1940…
How long have we been promising ourselves that we can make Britain great again?
Prince Harry, Holocaust Memorial Day and Labour antisemitism – ALWYN TURNER remembers January 2005.
Joanna Southcott died in 1814, and still the world hasn’t ended, notes ALWYN TURNER.