Spam fritters, Vera Lynn & a grumpy Polly Toynbee – ALWYN TURNER remembers the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
Have we been here before? asks ROGER HERMISTON. For 2020, read 1940…
How will Theresa May shape up as an ex-prime minister, wonders PAUL SAFFER.
SIMON MATTHEWS on Judi Dench as Red Joan – and other suburban spies.
Do we have a new Churchill and Attlee in our midst, wonders ROGER HERMISTON.
ROGER HERMISTON on the day when Labour’s NEC removed a Tory PM.
SIMON MATTHEWS on a new book by Martin Gayford – and how politics killed British art.
Some notes on the NHS and Labour governments.
After watching Darkest Hour, ROGER HERMISTON reflects that one man’s dramatic licence may be another’s historical distortion.
PAUL SAFFER watches the Beatles, Clement Attlee and David Frost on the BBC election coverage.
ALWYN TURNER on the Labour government’s 1997 decision to give the Bank of England control of interest rates.
Political winds not blowing your way? PAUL SAFFER looks at those who slipped down the greasy pole with a good old sulk.