The best film locations to visit in the UK

THE BEST FILM LOCATIONS TO VISIT IN THE UK

The Griffin pub, next to Griffin Park, the home of my football team, Brentford FC, is a London film location I visit regularly. It...

The false distinction between Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism

THE FALSE DISTINCTION BETWEEN ANTI-SEMITISM AND ANTI-ZIONISM

It was once said that every Jewish holiday could be summed up with the same nine words: ‘They tried to...

 
 
 
Democrats are tearing themselves apart over Trump - again

DEMOCRATS ARE TEARING THEMSELVES APART OVER TRUMP - AGAIN

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's redacted, public report is nearly a week old, but the Democratic Party in Washington is still...

‘The Islamic State will never die': their territory is gone but the jihadis are always with us

‘THE ISLAMIC STATE WILL NEVER DIE': THEIR TERRITORY IS GONE BUT THE JIHADIS ARE ALWAYS WITH US

290 people have been killed in what is believed to be a series of Islamist attacks in Sri Lanka. Writing...

 
 
 
I suppose I should just get on with being an MP

I SUPPOSE I SHOULD JUST GET ON WITH BEING AN MP

I was recently quoted in the Sun newspaper in a story about how MPs were reacting to the Brexit drama in the...

Why Conservatives can't survive in government

WHY CONSERVATIVES CAN'T SURVIVE IN GOVERNMENT

I had mixed feelings about the sacking of Roger Scruton from the government's Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission, following...

 
 
 
Lyra McKee's murder reveals the ongoing menace of political violence

LYRA MCKEE'S MURDER REVEALS THE ONGOING MENACE OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE

I've been writing and talking about my dead friend Lyra McKee for the best part of two days, and have...

Spectator competition winners: Sonnets found in ‘Theresa's loony bin'

SPECTATOR COMPETITION WINNERS: SONNETS FOUND IN ‘THERESA'S LOONY BIN'

G.K. Chesterton once observed that ‘poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese'. Well, not the anonymous author...

 
 
 
Ukraine's President prepares to go out in style

UKRAINE'S PRESIDENT PREPARES TO GO OUT IN STYLE

If, as looks likely, Petro Poroshenko loses his bid for re-election as President of Ukraine, he will have gone out...

My friend's death taught me what Easter really means

MY FRIEND'S DEATH TAUGHT ME WHAT EASTER REALLY MEANS

The bravest thing I've ever seen was 93-year-old Albert's decision to die and the days after in which he stuck...

 
 
 
What David Attenborough's climate change show didn't tell you

WHAT DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S CLIMATE CHANGE SHOW DIDN'T TELL YOU

Given the reception that awaited Richard Madeley when he ventured last week that David Attenborough is “not a saint, just...

Roger Scruton: It's time to release the tape that got me fired

ROGER SCRUTON: IT'S TIME TO RELEASE THE TAPE THAT GOT ME FIRED

Miraculously my family forgive me for that interview. The children are adamant that there should be no resentment but even...

 
 
 
What would the Brexit party winning the European Elections, actually change?

WHAT WOULD THE BREXIT PARTY WINNING THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS, ACTUALLY CHANGE?

Even with all the volatility in British politics right now, it is still remarkable that the Brexit party are favourites...

Why I sympathise with David Lammy

WHY I SYMPATHISE WITH DAVID LAMMY

Having been at Cambridge with the then-delightful Diane Abbott about 40 years ago, I know how hard it is for...

 
 
 
What Democrats must do to defeat Trump

WHAT DEMOCRATS MUST DO TO DEFEAT TRUMP

When little known California congressman Eric Swalwell announced his decision to seek the Democratic presidential nomination this month,...

Lyra McKee's life must mean more than the way she died

LYRA MCKEE'S LIFE MUST MEAN MORE THAN THE WAY SHE DIED

Twenty one years ago this week, a deal was signed in Belfast that undoubtedly gifted many people with a future who...

 
 
 
Diabetes drug ‘may reverse heart failure'

DIABETES DRUG ‘MAY REVERSE HEART FAILURE'

The recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal...

My least favourite countries in the world

MY LEAST FAVOURITE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

Every year during Easter Week I draw up a chart of my least favourite countries and distribute the list to...

 
 
 
The Extinction Rebellion protests are targeting the wrong country

THE EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTS ARE TARGETING THE WRONG COUNTRY

In 2007, then-Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd labelled climate change ‘the great moral challenge of our generation'. Rudd is right:...

The best crowd pleasing wines for Easter

THE BEST CROWD PLEASING WINES FOR EASTER

Every struggling writer dreams of the perfect sidegig. I thought I had found such a job in 2017 when a wine merchant in a nearby suburb...

 
 
 



Prince Louis Shows His Teeth in Adorable 1st Birthday Portraits

Prince Louis Shows His Teeth in Adorable 1st Birthday Portraits

Prince Louis is ready for his close-up. In honor of the royal youngster's first birthday on Tuesday, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William's third child is the... Read more ...

Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered ‘serious' injury in Burnley draw, says Chelsea...

Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered ‘serious' injury in Burnley draw, says Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola

Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered a ‘serious' injury as Chelsea drew to Burnley Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered a ‘serious' injury in Chelsea's draw with Burnley, assistant manager... Read more ...

Chelsea vs Burnley LIVE score: Team news, TV channel and live stream

Chelsea vs Burnley LIVE score: Team news, TV channel and live stream

Follow all the latest action from the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Kick-off: 8pm Read more ...

Dani Dyer moves on from Jack Fincham as she's seen making out with ex on...

Dani Dyer moves on from Jack Fincham as she's seen making out with ex on wild night out

Dani Dyer has reportedly shacked up with an ex Dani Dyer has evidently moved on from her split with Jack Fincham , after the Love Island star was seen making out with her... Read more ...

Donald Trump set for first official state visit to UK this summer

Donald Trump set for first official state visit to UK this summer

American President Donald Trump could visit the UK in early June for the full state trip denied him last year Read more ...

Paul Pogba fronts up after Manchester United's horror show at Everton

Paul Pogba fronts up after Manchester United's horror show at Everton

Paul Pogba accepts that Manchester United's players let the club down with a 'disrespectful' performance in the 4-0 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park. Read more ...

Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: Blues slip up in race for a top-four finish

Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: Blues slip up in race for a top-four finish

MATT BARLOW AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Maurizio Sarri was ordered down the tunnel and his backroom team became embroiled in a series of arguments with Sean Dyche's staff at the close. Read more ...

Craig Revel-Horwood says Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley's romance is a...

Craig Revel-Horwood says Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley's romance is a 'success story'

The judge on the dancing show said hopes the pair, who were crowned series champions, will live 'happily ever after' following their blossoming romance. Read more ...

Tay Road Bridge closed in both directions amid ongoing police incident

Tay Road Bridge closed in both directions amid ongoing police incident

Traffic has been stopped after cops raced to the scene of the incident at around 8.30pm. Read more ...

Sri Lanka bombings: Brit siblings escape bomb but are killed by second blast

Sri Lanka bombings: Brit siblings escape bomb but are killed by second blast

British brother and sister killed in hotel blast both died at the Shangri-La hotel, according to reports Read more ...