Less Muck, more Brass

Staying near Zutphen, Holland, recently, I came across a remarkably untidy Dutch farmer. With his ripped silage bags and rusty…

Painting by George Condo at the Arts Club.

Members only

Discretion. It’s what private members’ clubs are all about. And money. As a gossip columnist, I don’t have much of…

Chris Lilley

The first thing I like about Chris Lilley is his name. He’s not a Jimmy, or a Billy, or even…

Sold!

Everyone should have a hobby. It might be golf, stamp-collecting, painting, building model aircraft or beekeeping. Mine is auctioneering. I…

Golden Rules

Surely everyone holds gold by now? Strangely, they don’t. The price has gone from $250 an ounce to $1,700 an…

Louise Mensch, Tory MP for Corby andEast Northamptonshire, in a photshoot for GQ

Pretty Party

When I was at Oxford no one — as in no one who was anyone — would have dreamt of…

The Canaletto painting above is in London for the first time in 250 years as part of Royal River: Power, Pageantry & the Thames, an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, curated by David Starkey (27 April-9 September)

Send her Victorious

‘We need a theme,’ said one of the ladies at our first town meeting to discuss how we should celebrate…

The Unwhippables

On the night of the great Tory rebellion over Europe, David Cameron had good reason to think that Zac Goldsmith…