If fictional stories like this are given the space they deserve, it might curb our hunger for real-life spats
Plus: Could the Brexit Party get a free run from the Conservatives in 50 seats? Welcome, Chris Mason. And: my weekend.
Also: Democratic Unionists ‘under pressure’ over Brexit u-turn; and Gove backs Bowie’s criticism of SNP over no-deal preparations.
Turkey appears to assume that their opponents will flee. But if they’ve nowhere to go, they’ll have no alternative but to fight.
There are significant loopholes in our safeguarding measures that are entirely preventable, but potentially disastrous.
We can avoid the mistakes of the past by locating a new factory for electric car batteries in the regional home of vehicle manufacturing.
As the Royal Shakespeare Company cuts short its partnership with BP, who is left to pick up the bill?
Leaving is just the start: the next government will need to embark on a serious programme of reform.
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
We have all entered uncharted territory. When do children stop being children under your roof? Who’s in charge?
Plus: How should you respond when someone tells you that they love what you do?
The trend of the public-facing political aide near the top of government will do more harm than good.
Like May before him, the Prime Minister risks inflicting deep structural damaged on the United Kingdom in order to escape tactical difficulties.
The constant mistake of the pro-Brussels Establishment has been to assume that voters – especially Leave voters – are thick.
The only sustainable route to reducing carbon emissions will come precisely from the sorts of innovation that drive the “fairytales” that she bemoans.
And: The Defence Secretary denies we need to pick empires. Plus: More publicans needed in politics – and the menace of the anti-meat lobby.
Racism can never be tackled if we don’t talk about it. The nation’s broadcaster could play a crucial role in promoting this debate
And: Gove says MPs can sit at weekends to get a deal through. Plus: Brisk business at the bookstall – and the menace of the “offence archaeologists”.
The Queen could cause serious damage and according to sources she is still disquieted by his cavalier politics
You might blame Parliament for the fact that the Prime Minister will have broken his promise but Parliament didn’t force him to make that promise.
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
The Prime Minister is pressing on with tricks, ugly tactics and linguistic manipulation that may put his own leadership at risk
The magazine has been going for 58 years now and the demand for it is not letting up
Plus: The far left really has captured Labour’s conference; too many Conservatives misunderstand the Supreme Court; and my conference agenda.
Also: Democratic Unionists attack Corbyn for backing IRA as it murdered judges; and growing concern of risk of loyalist violence against backstop.
The opposition are allowing him first dibs at forming a government. This is a major risk for them, because he is a famed dealmaker.
Plus: We Conservatives have a chance to unite, but don’t take an election win for granted. And: the radicalism of Gavin Williamson.
Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
Ever since the EU referendum, there’s rightly been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.
He went in search of strange landscapes, villages shrouded in ancient myths, humans living in unexpected ways