“Your country appears politically to have gone stark, raving mad”, a senior foreign diplomatic said to me the other day. There may be many weighty and entirely honourable beliefs and principles at stake
“In the end, I’m only a singer in a band,” declares Bobby Gillespie. “You should be allowed to express your opinions. And then you can be questioned on them. And that’s where it gets interesting.” Gillespie
It was the election that was never meant to be held, the party that was never meant to exist, the comeback that was never meant to happen. But happen it has, and the consequences will be felt acutely Brussels,
The Giro d’Italia finally burst into life with an aggressive stage that saw the pink jersey swap shoulders, but stay within the same team. Richard Moore is back at the Giro and joins Lionel Birnie and
SpaceX, the private rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched the first batch of 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit on Thursday for Mr Musk's new Starlink internet service. A 9
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a provisional $44 million (£35m) settlement with alleged sexual assault victims and creditors. The deal, which has not yet been signed, aims cover
A serving Metropolitan Police officer faces a lengthy jail sentence in the Caribbean after he was found guilty of raping a woman. Constable Lee Martin-Cramp used his job to dupe his victim into trusting
The new international development minister will use a speech in Norway today to make it clear that Britain will not follow America and “rollback” access to abortions and other reproductive health services.
In the latest part of our new series on the leadership contest awaiting the Conservatives, Ben Kelly explains why Rory Stewart is the man who can build Brexit Britain without tearing the Tories and the
If you want to make a statement with your home, the kitchen is the place to do it. It’s become something of a rite of passage for politicians to use this room to get their personal message across when
As we enter what some have called the “fourth industrial age” it is clear that this is an era defined by a transformation, not just of technology, but of opportunity. Never before in human history are
Milkshake missiles, Brexit and the resurrection of the Liberal Democrats' poll ratings are not the only unusual occurrences of the EU campaign trail. Britain’s political revolution is just one of several
If Sir Graham Brady, Chairman of the Conservative 1922 Committee, fails to get an unequivocal departure date from Theresa May when he meets her today, the reputation of the Executive of the 1922 will shattered.
Fiona Shaw has found a new audience thanks to her scene-stealing turns in Killing Eve and Fleabag. The Shakespearean actor turned small-screen sensation talks spies, celebrity, tragedy, and getting married
Uber is launching an on-demand electric bike service in London as it vies to accelerate hopes for a bicycle and scooter sharing app in Britain. The bicycles, called Jump bikes, will feature on Uber's letting
'Most consumers are female and we should reflect the people we serve': Veuve Cliquot's Business Woman of the Year Jo Whitfield
Jo Whitfield bursts into laughter when she is told that the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award has been unfortunately nicknamed the “poisoned champagne flute”. “I’ll be checking that mine
Major Richard Hewett, gunner who took part in the Normandy Landings and hunted terrorists in Malaya – obituary
Major Richard Hewett, who has died aged 95, was a gunner officer who saw action from D-Day to the end of the campaign in Europe. After six months’ officer cadet training at Catterick, in April 1943 Hewett
Prof John Pitcher was only 67, and a Shakespeare scholar of great distinction, when he was forced out of his job three years ago. By modern standards, 67 is the prime of life: if he’d been a Rolling Stone,
Parents are being urged to get their children vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella following outbreaks of measles across Europe. The appeal comes on the same day new figures revealed there had been
Questor: Royal Mail inflicts a dividend cut on the Income Portfolio. Do we sell the shares or hold on?
Questor Income Portfolio: the postal service is to invest more in modernisation, with income investors taking the pain. This leaves us with an uncomfortable decision to make An unhappy milestone has been
Police were attacked by petrol bombers during "orchestrated disorder" near a polling station in Northern Ireland. They attended a security alert involving a suspicious device close to a school in Londonderry
Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche; Starring: Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Alexia Chardard, Lou Luttiau, Hafsia Herzi. Cert tbc, 203 mins Audiences at Cannes in 2003 were scandalised by a seven-minute
Carpets of daisies, dandelions and buttercups herald the beginning of summer in Britain, and this May bank holiday those lazing in their gardens have been asked to count the wildflowers on their lawn.
Letters: The Prime Minister had her chance to step down with dignity – but that time has long passed
SIR – Your report states that those loyal to Theresa May want her to quit with dignity. I’m afraid the time for that has long gone. Mrs May is destroying the Conservative Party, and indeed democracy itself,
Arsene Wenger has spoken for the first time about life after Arsenal, declaring the Europa League final in Baku “a nightmare” for his former club’s fans, and condemning the circumstances in which Henrikh
Deliveroo is on track to create 70,000 jobs in UK restaurant sector by next year, providing some relief to a market racked with uncertainty as a flurry high street chains battle to stay afloat. A report