Jonathan Meades

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

Buildings born of plagues do have a life as something other than problematic ruins

The referee is a blessed form of jobsworth

There is bugger-all to celebrate. So create a rich vocabulary of despondency

HS2 represents the guilt of successive central governments about the centralisation they are incapable of correcting

Gavin Stamp believed in what he saw. Roger Scruton saw what he believed in

The PM’s mendacity about the sunlit uplands of New Model Britain is psychotic

The marshes, creeks, hulks and hidden beaches of the Thames estuary are thrilling

Why team spirit leaves me cold

Brigitte Macron agitated to be granted the title of Première Dame, hoping to emulate not Yvonne de Gaulle but Jackie Kennedy