Attempting to stifle scandals only makes them more lethal, says Nigel Jones

Natascha Engel delves into Marc Stears’s new book, and asks: is there anything in here that will help us rebuild the Red Wall without losing our big city majorities?

From trans rights to its independence strategy, a bitter war divides one of the most popular parties in Europe

From bonding over jokes about Jesuit teachers to becoming a persona non grata, David Smith recalls his relationship with Robert Mugabe

Ethiopia, the home of coffee, falls apart under the world’s muddled gaze while Portugal implements arbitrary Covid-19 restrictions on caffeine consumption

Progressive authoritarianism is doing its best to ruin democracy for the rest of us

Jeremy Black discusses with Graham Stewart France’s historical inheritance

Thomas Prosser’s new book argues that there are elements of self-interest and altruism in all political ‘isms’

For many of the West’s leaders, the Beijing model of enlightened autocracy is looking increasingly appealing

Sweden couldn’t have been as bad as depicted in Sjowall and Wahloo’s novels – after all it produced ABBA and Ikea