Deciding who to root for in the World Cup final is not so easy if you're English
God may still save the Queen, but Britannia has not ruled in 2014
Reflections, predictions, and the latest Suarez affair
Who Would Ever Want to Be a Referee?
June 26, 2014
Right or wrong, you're always making somebody mad
Low expectations, duly met
How Much Technology Is Too Much Technology for Soccer?
June 13, 2014
Let's not go to the videotape.
Remembering Mary Soames, Churchill's daughter and the grandest of grande dames
On the Use and Abuse of Munich
December 03, 2013
The 1938 conference between Chamberlain and Hitler is misunderstood. And the blowhards who constantly evoke its memory are dangerous.
David Cameron is Useless
August 30, 2013
In November 2009, David Cameron gave the Hugo Young Lecture, sponsored by The Guardian in memory of its highly respected columnist. Young had died of cancer in the autumn of 2003 after a splendid swan song, a final year of controlled rage.
Is the Tour de France Finally Clean?
July 22, 2013
But what a splendid Tour that was—and what a wonderful race the Tour de France still is!