Our guide to left wingers for the under 10s proved popular (Getty)

    Five most read articles of 2016

    23 December 2016

    Here’s a selection of our five most read articles of the last 12 months, from socialist wallies to Jack Reacher, via WH Smith….

    1. A handy guide to left wing people for the under 10s – Andy Shaw gave us an exhaustive primer on how to spot a socialist.

    2. The good, the bad and the ugly: a guided tour of Westminster’s pubs – Alex Wickham went in search of a scoop on a Westminster crawl.

    3. WH Smith has become a national embarrassment – David Butterfield argued that a once great chain has become a disgrace to the high street.

    4. We name and shame the worst wine mark-ups in London restaurants – Bruce Palling exposed the capital’s biggest wine list rip offs.

    5. Five reasons why the Jack Reacher novels are brilliant – Stav Sherez argued that Lee Child’s Reacher novels deserve critical respect to go with their huge success.