Patrick Kidd

Patrick Kidd writes The Times's diary and Tailender columns, and wrote the parliamentary sketch from 2015-19. His anthology of sketches is called, The Weak Are A Long Time In Politics, and is published by Biteback.

We need more silence in sport

A man with an appetite for victory, and everything else too

The Varsity Match and Boat Race are no longer part of our sporting conversation

Fierce rivalries in a shared sport

An inadequate night watchmen of the genre

Emma Raducanu is a worthy winner of SPOTY — but will she continue her impressive rise?

At this year’s series, bubbles will mean not Veuve Clicquot but protocols designed to ensure that the ball is all anyone catches Down Under

Picking sport’s winners and losers when they are so young is a mug’s game

In the Ryder Cup the US have the superstars, the major titles, the private jets. Europe have team spirit

The Olympics have a weird and wonderful history