Boris Johnson has chosen the wrong lodestar. He should look to an earlier wartime premier.
Prime ministers’ sidekicks – do they always have to cause so much trouble? asks PAUL SAFFER
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 will Theresa May shape up as an ex-prime minister, wonders PAUL SAFFER.
Conan Doyle’s great science-fiction adventurer is celebrated by ALWYN TURNER.
ROGER HERMISTON on the day when Labour’s NEC removed a Tory PM.
ALWYN TURNER on the 1903 foundation-stone of the thriller genre.
ALWYN TURNER enjoys Agatha Christie’s anti-communist action thriller.
After watching Darkest Hour, ROGER HERMISTON reflects that one man’s dramatic licence may be another’s historical distortion.