Today's Edition, 13 November 2019

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour would crush civil society

Thirty years on, the same tactics employed in Communist central Europe are being mooted in Britain

Roger Scruton
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Spotted
10:14

Boris Johnson’s fish-n-chips strategy

New analysis reveals the favourite restaurant types of different parts of Britain

| 13 November

Could national service save higher education?

Undergraduates would be tougher and less entitled — and access would be fairer

Undergraduates would be tougher and less entitled — and access would be fairer

Mary Harrington
Let’s turn off the Northern Powerhouse

The North needs to stop trying to be just another London — and play to its innate strengths

The North needs to stop trying to be just another London — and play to its innate strengths

Simon Cooke
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Spotted
10:14

Boris Johnson’s fish-n-chips strategy

New analysis reveals the favourite restaurant types of different parts of Britain

| 13 November

Pity the poor avocado-eating graduates

University-educated millennials have absorbed elite values but will never enjoy the lifestyle

How Labour’s Left has stitched up selection

Local constituencies are powerless as favoured candidates are parachuted in by the new regime

Can Boris win back Brexit Party voters?

The Conservative strategy to woo back leavers may have misjudged Nigel Farage's appeal

Drag kids are the product of a dangerous American delusion

The way the 12-year-old drag act, Desmond is Amazing, has been pushed on the world betrays a worrying tendency

Douglas Murray
Ban the bomb? The world’s moved on, Mr Gorbachev

The former Soviet leader is decades out of date about the real threats to world peace

Mary Dejevsky
The demonisation of the middle classes

If we conflate the middle classes and the elites, we lose sight of what's really to blame for the West's increasing polarisation

Diane Purkiss
Spain’s election pain: six reasons to care

Strong and stable government couldn't seem further away after the latest ballot

Ian Birrell

Strong and stable government couldn't seem further away after the latest ballot

Ian Birrell
Pity the poor avocado-eating graduates

University-educated millennials have absorbed elite values but will never enjoy the lifestyle

Mary Harrington
It’s a bad time for an illegal immigration amnesty

The Windrush scandal is not a reason to scrap the current system

David Goodhart


Factcheck
07:20

David Cameron’s fake news about fake news

The ex-Prime Minister doesn't know what he's talking about

| 13 November
Audio
15:36

Lionel Barber: what the FT got wrong on populism

Audio: the retiring editor says his paper has learned from its past mistakes

| 12 November
Off grid
11:08

Leaving ‘Cyberia’: the joy of returning home

Is it liberating that I can travel so far yet remain engaged?

| 12 November
Factcheck
07:00

Britain should lead the way on farm subsidies

Across the EU, 80% of subsidies go to the biggest 20% of claimants

| 12 November
Reaction
16:02

Woke capital’s new low: murder is now a ‘mistake’

Uber is so keen to do business with Saudi it's ready to forgive anything

| 11 November
Video
12:35

Watch: Nigel Farage backs down

Will this prove to be the most consequential moment of the election?

| 11 November
Seen Elsewhere
07:53

Flyover country goes blue — or does it?

The Centre for Towns has produced some truly gobsmacking charts...

| 11 November
Weekend read
08:52

Are the Kids Al(t)right?

This week’s long read pick is a review of 'Bronze Age Mindset', a bestseller among the 'alt right'...

| 9 November
Series: Germany, 30 years on

Germany, 30 years on

Our contributors examine Germany's vexed recent history

Interviews.

we sit down with original thinkers and talk ideas

Rory Stewart on Love, Brexit and Boris Johnson

Freddie Sayers talks to Rory Stewart about Love, romantic Conservatives and how Boris Johnson made him feel like an abused wife

Grace Blakely: what the Left can learn from Thatcher

Freddie Sayers talks to the Left-wing economics writer about what her plans would mean in the real world

The truth about immigration in Sweden

Freddie Sayers talks to Swedish activist Siavosh Derakhti about antisemitism and violence in Malmö

Hassan Damluji interview: Can we Build a Global Nation?

Freddie talks to Hassan Damluji about his new book 'The Responsible Globalist'

Tory MP on Kleptocrats and crime lords living “bling” lifestyles

Freddie Sayers asks the PM's 'anti-corruption advisor' John Penrose MP about the "good rich" versus the "bad rich"

How Labour’s Left has stitched up selection

Local constituencies are powerless as favoured candidates are parachuted in by the new regime

David Kogan
If only we could be more like Bavaria

Germany's southern region has discovered the right balance between innovation and tradition

David Goodhart
How to humanise Westminster

A fair-minded Speaker, a ban on day-drinking and parliamentary sittings via video conference — there are plenty of ways to make MPs' lives easier

Various Contributors
Will Brexit tear Belfast apart?

The unionist community in Northern Ireland resents the way Brexit is being used by republicans to chip away at their Britishness

Paul Embery

It wasn’t the Berlin Wall that divided Germany

Today the former East is rallying to a new Right-wing populism, but divisions between the two halves are much older than Communism

James Hawes

Today the former East is rallying to a new Right-wing populism, but divisions between the two halves are much older than Communism

James Hawes
The myth of the anti-science Middle Ages

The medieval Church was surprisingly supportive of science and mathematics — and even popularised the modern university

James Hannam
Only the Joker can save us from ourselves

His mischievous and destructive energy is a test for crumbling Western values

Mark Asquith

Inside the mind of the Jordan Peterson fanboy

A new film about the professor skirts over the real story of his appeal

James Bloodworth
Why Miranda is more daring than Fleabag

Miranda Hart’s creation — now a decade old — doesn't rely on filthy jokes for laughs

Peter Franklin
How the Left lost all purpose

Labour is being driven ever further into the echo chamber, away from the people it is supposed to represent

James Bloodworth
Who are you calling a dictator?

When it comes to totalitarian excess, Trump and Boris are mere amateurs

Daniel Kalder

Box set: Political awakenings

How family, feelings and unlikely accidents can shape a lifetime of politics...

How I learned the Tories weren’t evil

Working in the coalition taught me that humility must take the place of hubris in our politics

Polly Mackenzie
There’s no such thing as Left versus Right

There’s so much more to politics than the market and the state

Peter Franklin
Don’t let Brexit become the next Troubles

Growing up in Belfast in the 1970s taught me that tribal loyalties have a way of turning nasty

Jenny McCartney
How Noël Coward made me a Marxist

I realised that it wasn't just prime ministers and Catholic priests who could lead a double life

Paul Mason

Series: Fake history

Fake history

Why (almost) everything you thought you knew about history is wrong