The Lib Dems’ approach to transgender rights showcases the contradictions of identity politics

On the most important nomination stage in living memory

How much impact will Farage’s retreat really have?

Abbey Road is less a cornerstone of the Beatles’ legend than its tombstone

Jeremy Black reviews David Abulafia’s The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans

Did a Miami Art Gallery really sell a Rembrandt by accident?

The ban on climbing Australia’s most famous landmark will do nothing to help the Aborigines it purports to protect

Durham’s concrete masterpiece needs love, not the wrecking ball

A confident new Germany has consigned division to history

The resurgent Spanish left wants to exhume the former dictator’s remains and even outlaw any favourable mention of his legacy

Abused as a criminal and fined £20,000 by the regulator, a hero of Brexit has been vindicated

A pro-Assad, anti-war presidential candidate unsettles her Democratic rivals

The inside line on the book world

Watching Lord Pannick QC addressing 11 justices of the Supreme Court is like watching one of the great maestros conducting a symphony orchestra

The opinions which govern modern Britain should be seen as such — opinions. We will drag them kicking and screaming into public view

Simon Heffer on the final instalment of Charles Moore’s Thatcher biography and Paul Corthorn’s ‘Enoch Powell’

Do I ever regret the books I might have written? Only fleetingly.

Michael Henderson on Sir Neville Cardus

Douglas Murray reviews ‘Old House of Fear’ by Russell Kirk

Criticism has died at London’s newspaper

Martin Scorcese’s new Mafia movie is the culmination of a great career

Every six months or so opera surfaces from its undersea lair, like a Bond villain, to enter public consciousness — generally when it’s been naughty.

Where are the plays that challenge the orthodoxy of left-liberal groupthink?

A top-rated restaurants leaves a nasty taste

An MP sorts through the collection of wines gathering dust in the office cupboard

‘I need antique fairs like a junkie needs a needle’

Joining the dots in search of the The Dress