I’m shocked, shocked to find that lobbying is going on in here! adds Boris

Now in power, Vote Leave politicians have forgotten about the Electoral Commission

Johnson doesn’t take responsibility for his own actions, so why should anyone else in the government?

The implications of identity politics on literary trends

From Finchley Grammar to Jerusalem, Moscow, and Washington: David Smith recalls his lifelong association with Margaret Thatcher

How museums are curating the coronavirus pandemic

Only a tiny minority of independence movements have been both peaceful and successful

Minoo Dinshaw fills in the gaps in an official guide to Scottish history

Dan Hitchens weighs the charge sheet against baby boomers, who stand accused of creating a precarious world of low pay and endless work

Daniel Johnson says the fact that Foucault scholars now overlook his advocacy for sex with boys shows the great libertine failed to overturn Judaeo-Christian morality

The relationship between J.M. Barrie and the real life Peter Pan was fatherly, friendly and perhaps something else

Laurence Fox has better credentials for engaging with the woke generation than the average Tory MP

The truth about woke witchhunts is that there is no ethic of forgiveness in this religion

When we set up the Reclaim Party, we met every type of establishment obstacle

Ageing controversialist

Central banks will come under increased pressure to “do good” by politicians

Independent bookstores are often no more ethical than the big chains

There is a lesson here for those who prefer to sharpen their knives on the whetstone of grievance

In the West we’ve yet to make the acknowledgment that overwork can be deadly, says Katrina Gulliver

Frederic Raphael reveals how Paul Cartledge makes the case for a central historical role for Oedipus’s home town

A Bergmanesque miasma of gloom hangs over every episode in this new Scandinavian thriller

Christopher Silvester shows how Konchalovsky has one of the strangest careers in world cinema

I would cavil at the curse of the presenter monologue, tending to sway the audience one way or the other, reveals Anne McElvoy

Michael Prodger tracks the story of a lost masterpiece

Claudia Savage-Gore
blames the tutors for the darlings’ home- schooling problems

Tom Chesshyre on the joy and rattle of Spain’s local lines

Thomas Woodham-Smith adjusts to a gentler pace of conducting business

Hannah Betts is hooked on the insouciance of a vast scarf