Boris Johnson escapes traps set for him by his arch-nemesis, Boris Johnson

The new Ireland dislikes Unionists as much as the old one

Prioritising millionaires over working class communities is now standard practice for London Labourites

Scotland’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill promises a difficult year ahead for the woman who self-identifies as “feminist to my fingertips”

Astor Piazzolla is so intimately identified with Buenos Aires that his wider relevance is often missed

This is a win for common sense, not the trans lobby

Sinn Fein has gained the top spot in Irish politics despite its violent past

The legacy of communist cult leader Abimael Guzman lives on in Peru

Goldsmiths University wants to topple the men who saved England

John Self welcomes the reissue of three works by Brian Moore, one of Northern Ireland few novelists who can stand toe-to-toe with the contemporary greats

A.S.H. Smyth yomps to the scant, wind-battered ruins of the first British colony on the Falkland Islands

Young people need to be taught resilience, not how to revel in trauma and fragility

Extravagant plans for a greener country will provide cold comfort for ordinary people

Jonathon Green says the xenophobic 1920s novels that inspired his lifelong love of literature should not be cancelled

Like the monasteries, the National Trust has long since strayed from its purpose. It’s time for reformation or dissolution

Alexander Larman reports from a half-liberated, half-imprisoned world

How much will MPs allow the Lord Chancellor to “rebalance” the constitution?

Those born in the wrong skin have always been persecuted for living their truth

Fund managers are torn between maximising clients’ savings and saving the Earth

Crime and thriller titles have replaced Strictly Come Dancing as the new craze for celebrities

John Martin Robinson’s second memoir pulls no punches against the cult of Modernism

Julie Bindel’s new book rescues modern feminism from its failings

How the quest to eliminate sex in civil society taps into a dark truth about male power and sexuality

How the multiple Mona Lisa copies, and their prices, testify to the longstanding fame of the painting and its mystique

Michael Henderson on the old-fashioned music that the BBC doesn’t want us to hear any longer

A large proportion of the English drive themselves mad with a baroque cocktail of fury, snobbery and self-hatred over Gilbert and Sullivan

These enlightened times now ensure Jenny also runs off with the male parts!

Lisa Hilton tries indigestible mac ’n’ cheese at a venue that should have gone the way of the tzars

Take a moment to enjoy your plot, says Hephzibah Anderson

Hannah Betts chooses floaty frocks and espadrilles

Hunting for the pot is now strictly a hobby, but you can fake it, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto