RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: England’s green and pleasant land won’t be safe from the Net Zero nutjobs for much longer

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: England’s green and pleasant land won’t be safe from the Net Zero nutjobs for much longer

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been on a mini Grand Tour, taking in North Norfolk and North Yorkshire, both a far cry from my usual North London stomping ground. As the poet Robert Browning almost wrote: Oh, to be in England now that Autumn’s here. The weather was a bit hit and miss, … Read more

ANDREW NEIL: How the bitter feud between the two Murdoch brothers makes William and Harry’s fallout look like a tea party

ANDREW NEIL: How the bitter feud between the two Murdoch brothers makes William and Harry’s fallout look like a tea party

Last week Rupert Murdoch announced he was stepping back and handing over the running of the massive media business he had built, almost from scratch, over 70 years and across three continents, to his son Lachlan. The move was heralded as a watershed in the history of the Murdoch Empire, in which he’d finally decided … Read more

ANDREW NEIL: The SNP’s turned Scotland into the Dying Man of Europe – Life expectancy is falling, and in some parts of Glasgow it’s on par with Nicaragua. Yet its rulers are so obsessed with independence, they’re doing precious little to halt the decline

ANDREW NEIL: The SNP’s turned Scotland into the Dying Man of Europe – Life expectancy is falling, and in some parts of Glasgow it’s on par with Nicaragua. Yet its rulers are so obsessed with independence, they’re doing precious little to halt the decline

‘Vote SNP and die three years early’ has, understandably, never been an election slogan deployed by Scotland’s ruling party. But it would have been brutally honest if it had. Over the past 16 years in which Scotland has been in the SNP’s tender care, Scottish life expectancy has not just remained the lowest in Britain … Read more

How to steal the crown jewels… In his new book JEFFREY ARCHER reveals how to pull off the crime of the century

How to steal the crown jewels… In his new book JEFFREY ARCHER reveals how to pull off the crime of the century

What does an author dread most? Someone saying: ‘If I told you my life story it would be one of the world’s bestsellers, and if you wrote it, I would be willing to split the proceeds with you’. My usual response is: ‘Have you killed your wife or at least one other member of your … Read more

The next pandemic is already coming and it could kill millions more than Covid. We need to prepare for it now… writes experts KATE BINGHAM and TIM HAMES

The next pandemic is already coming and it could kill millions more than Covid. We need to prepare for it now… writes experts KATE BINGHAM and TIM HAMES

The next major pandemic is coming. It’s already on the horizon, and could be far worse — killing millions more people — than the last one. We don’t yet know for certain what form it will take — just that its arrival, according to global health experts, is not just a possibility but a probability. … Read more

PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Will this clip from Brand’s own show be what finally sinks him? Comedian admitted exposing himself to a woman in a BBC building in Los Angeles

PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Will this clip from Brand’s own show be what finally sinks him? Comedian admitted exposing himself to a woman in a BBC building in Los Angeles

Responding to the accusations of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse made by four anonymous women in Channel 4‘s Dispatches and The Times and Sunday Times, Russell Brand admitted he was ‘very promiscuous’ at the time. But he insisted the allegations of these ‘extremely egregious and aggressive attacks’ were untrue because the sexual relationships he … Read more

NIALL FERGUSON: I urged Biden to run for President in 2016, now I implore him to do the smart thing and retire

NIALL FERGUSON: I urged Biden to run for President in 2016, now I implore him to do the smart thing and retire

It is late February 2024 and President Joe Biden is addressing the nation. Just a few weeks previously, he has performed poorly in the Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina — with a shocking number of defections to the maverick anti-vaccine candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Viewers are expecting an update on foreign policy. The … Read more

ROBERT HARDMAN: The island where more asylum seekers than the population arrived in one day – the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa sums up Europe’s impotence in the face of migration

ROBERT HARDMAN: The island where more asylum seekers than the population arrived in one day – the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa sums up Europe’s impotence in the face of migration

To put it in perspective, imagine that 3.7 million migrants suddenly landed on the shores of Kent — in one week. I suspect, at this point, that even the most liberal, charitable do-gooders from Dartford to Dover would have to concede that things had gone badly wrong. That has certainly been the feeling here on … Read more

LEO MCKINSTRY: Has any bill ever been as reckless as Ed Miliband’s 2008 climate act?

LEO MCKINSTRY: Has any bill ever been as reckless as Ed Miliband’s 2008 climate act?

Rishi Sunak‘s pragmatic new approach to reaching net zero by 2050 was met with fury by the green lobby this week, and their rage illustrated perfectly how eco-zealots are used to getting their own way. C S Lewis once wrote: ‘It would be better to live under robber barons than omnipotent moral busybodies.’ That phrase … Read more

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Net Zero is Brexit MkII – The Political Class versus The People

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Net Zero is Brexit MkII – The Political Class versus The People

Funny how so many of those voices demanding that Britain remains aligned with the EU are now screaming blue murder because Rishi Sunak has ­announced that our Net Zero plans are being, er, brought into line with the EU. Sunak has sensibly pushed back the proposed ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars … Read more