Five Vice Presidential candidates who caused a stir

From Sarah Palin to Spiro Agnew, controversial running mates have long been a feature of American elections.

15 Sep 2020

The best of British satire: 7 vintage shows that still raise a smile

From Bremner, Bird and Fortune to The Frost Report.

27 Aug 2020

Finding Freedom: Which royal biographies caused the biggest stir?

A look back at previous tomes which have rattled Royal cages.

29 Jul 2020

7 political diarists to read

Conjure up the best of Westminster while parliament sits remotely.

18 Jun 2020

Seven classic sitcoms to revisit during lockdown

From Frasier to Yes, Prime Minister, now is the perfect time to revisit golden oldies.

7 May 2020

7 literary plagues to ponder in quarantine

As La Peste by Camus sees a spike in sales, we look at literature’s most famous pandemics.

23 Mar 2020

The best pandemic films to watch while you self isolate

Film makers love to capitalise on our paranoia about disease.

6 Mar 2020
Tony Blair plays tennis

The secret hobbies of Prime Ministers

Switching off from the red box comes in many forms – from painting buses to playing grand pianos.

3 Mar 2020

10 tweets that started wars

From Laurence Fox to Donald Trump, the stakes of a twitter spat in 2020 could not be higher.

4 Feb 2020

Have yourself a prime ministerial Christmas

Here’s how PMs past and present have spent their Christmas days

25 Dec 2019

A brief history of royal run-ins with the press

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are certainly not the first royals to suffer from a PR crisis

23 Oct 2019

The six wittiest Labour MPs

Last month, I wrote a piece for this auspicious publication on the Wittiest Conservatives. And now: Labour conference is here…

24 Sep 2019

The six wittiest conservatives

As Boris Johnson is proving, wit and politics are a winning combination.

13 Aug 2019

Tory Leadership contest: who reads what?

Jeremy Corbyn famously doesn’t read books but how do the Tory leadership candidates fare? From Fantastic Mr Fox to the Fountainhead, we reveal their favourite titles.

13 Jun 2019