Birmingham’s bankruptcy is a portrait of Britain’s future

Men are angry about where women’s money is going? What’s new?

How ideas like “citizens’ assemblies” threaten democracy and effective policy-making

Grammar schools are great — but there are not enough of them

Parliament was at its most preposterous today

There is no great risk of oral cancer among vapers

British thinking has to value supply more than distribution

The Prime Minister was an extremely nervous suitor trying to impress some very sceptical rural in-laws

We should shake up an outdated and restrictive system that offers a simulation of property ownership

Nicholas Clairmont has avidly viewed more than 750 episodes of the comedy about the residents of Springfield — but won’t be watching any more

The “Great English Ghost Story” offers a form of comfort and is rooted in the ache of nostalgia for a more elegant era

Lionised by the Left, the Chilean president refused to moderate his Marxist aims in the face of economic chaos

Once the default denomination of tycoons and the WASP elite, America’s Episcopal Church is struggling

Tony Blair’s introduction of a US-style Supreme Court has served to undermine the supremacy of Parliament

Internet ideologues have yet to formulate a coherent vision to turn their ideas into action

Dwarf uprisings, Daleks and disreputable handymen

Above all is the quietude, broken only by the snipping chatter of several scissors

Only the particularly pig-headed will stick it out in the pork farming business

The kind of skill that makes the breath catch in thousands of throats at once

Deeply private, her elegant and sharply engaging writing has often been wrongly overlooked

The controversial author’s work is filled not just with anger but with autumnal regret

He made the tea, he forged the autographs, and only once did he run out of plectrums

Spreading fingers over a globe, not pinching them on a screen, is the best way to answer questions

Radio 3 maintains its course towards self-destruction

A rich tale of great artists, pornography and the papacy has made I Modi one of the most fabled of all books

Sequel podcasts are emerging with the inevitability of sprouts from an old potato

Holbein at the Tudor Court brings the English Renaissance court back to vivid life

Auction house practices may be distorting the picture

It’s time for a change of attitude to wild British venison

For February, try a palette cleanse

A quietly brilliant Chelsea staple where the food practically tap dances off the fork