Don’t go to bed early, says Graham Stewart

If Lancashire Leavers can ever be persuaded to vote Conservative, it needs to be now

How parties peek at postal votes before polling day

Alexander Larman explains how pantomime went upmarket

A Short History of London is good on architecture but a more sophisticated analysis is needed

Reflecting on a life in a British university

This was not supposed to happen. Not in the year 2029. A nuclear war, millions dead, firestorms, irradiated cities. How did we get here?

The Fat Activism movement is risking lives by suppressing obesity research

What you eat is just a lifestyle choice, not a way to save the world

Politicians fiddle as a beef cartel leaves farmers in existential crisis

The fashionable doctrine of ‘white privilege’ is fatally undermined by the facts

How cheap energy was killed by Green lies and Russian propaganda

The proposition is that men can become women and women can become men. How and when are pertinent words

Why music students are resisting the new teaching regime

Fergus Butler-Gallie blesses that which unites church and pub

Why team spirit leaves me cold

Theresa May’s former political secretary on the biography that doesn’t get her right

John Humphrys’ A Day Like Today touches lightly on his early career, which is a shame

James Orr reviews Tom Holland’s Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

Giles Udy on ‘Godless Utopia’ by Roland Elliott Brown

The radical East German playwright Heiner Müller and Michael Frayn have a lot in common

Some of the greatest movies ever made were incredibly long. But is a film lasting 13 hours just too much?

Domingo is far from the monster that America’s #MeToo movement has made of him

The Louvre’s anniversary exhibition has been a fraught exercise from first to last

Lisa Hilton finds Jason Atherton’s City eyrie flirty, sexy and a little bit louche

Felipe Fernández-Armesto on food taboos and why the British won’t eat horsemeat

Don’t listen to the critics. When it comes to wine the new world produces some real works of art

Thomas Woodham-Smith heads for Brussels bargains