Jonathan Meades

Jonathan Meades’s next book is Pedro & Ricky Come Again, to be published next year. He lives in Marseille.

The cult of Woke has old roots, deep in the mulch of evangelical intolerance

France should look across the Channel before electing a journalist as president

Time for self-styled “design guru” Stephen Bayley to move on from his erstwhile mentor, monstrous Sir Tel

The row over sending great British bangers to Bangor illustrates a dismal lack of gastronomic culture

A hideous babel of gimmicky buildings that scream: “Me! Me! Me!”

The trashy Downing Street makeover is a criminal act of hideous uglification

TV has become a branch of the pharmaceutical industry doling out heavy sedatives

Pike abound in British rivers yet are seldom caught for the table

Today the multiply-tattooed Balkan war criminal look is popular

France is competing with the UK to be every bit as draconian and liberty-infringing