Current Affairs

How Prime Minister Boris Johnson would change Britain

Smart Thinking

How Prime Minister Boris Johnson would change Britain

He’s the frontrunner for the Conservative leadership when May steps down after Brexit (we’re assuming she’ll keep her word) – so what will change if Boris Johnson becomes PM?

Add to basket (of goods)

Current Affairs

Add to basket (of goods)

Sure, the ONS ‘basket of goods’ was designed to measure inflation, but it’s also a bellweather for the kind of neat stuff people want in their lives right now. Here are our suggestions for what to buy for each new entry on this year’s list

Why you need to check out the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2019

Current Affairs

Why you need to check out the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2019

If you’re looking for a cross-section of the coolest homegrown brands in Britain right now, look no further…

What will you be stockpiling for Brexit?

Current Affairs

What will you be stockpiling for Brexit?

Balsamic vinegar, burrata and Faber-Castell are among The Jackal’s picks

David Lammy on racism, Putin’s chess playing and why socialism’s here to stay

Current Affairs

David Lammy on racism, Putin’s chess playing and why socialism’s here to stay

Simon Usborne sat down with the Labour MP for Tottenham, who’s earning a reputation as one of Westminster’s most forthright and eloquent voices

How often do we brush with asteroid annihilation?

Current Affairs

How often do we brush with asteroid annihilation?

Almost 2000 ‘Potentially Hazardous Asteroids’ were discovered in the last year. What’s the risk one will hit the earth?

Who will the Democrats pick to take on Trump?

Current Affairs

Who will the Democrats pick to take on Trump?

The race to become the party’s presidential nominee is gathering pace. The Jackal’s Man in America, Jamie Malanowski, sorts the thoroughbreds from the old nags – and picks the favourites for high office

Theresa May has entered ‘The Dropzone’. Here’s what she can expect

Current Affairs

Theresa May has entered ‘The Dropzone’. Here’s what she can expect

As an advisor to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, Theo Bertram experienced first hand the Cabinet Room’s inner sanctum, and saw what it takes to keep – and lose – a Prime Minister

What does the Brett Kavanaugh farrago actually mean for the Supreme Court?

Current Affairs

What does the Brett Kavanaugh farrago actually mean for the Supreme Court?

Fortunately, the balance of power still lies elsewhere, says The Jackal’s man in America

Actually, Brett Kavanaugh won’t have the impact we think he will

Current Affairs

Actually, Brett Kavanaugh won’t have the impact we think he will

A new Supreme Court justice won’t make a supreme difference, argues our man in America

Lewis Hamilton: ‘I like proving people wrong’

Current Affairs

Lewis Hamilton: ‘I like proving people wrong’

The controversial F1 champion on how his need for speed is driven by his need to succeed

Could magic mushrooms cure mental health problems?

Current Affairs

Could magic mushrooms cure mental health problems?

Robin Carhart-Harris thinks psychedelic drugs could hold the cure for all manner of mental health problems. If he’s right, it might not be long before you can get magic mushrooms on the NHS

Will quantum computing break the internet?

Cars & Tech

Will quantum computing break the internet?

Quantum computing is progressing at light speed. But what exactly is it? And how can we expect it to transform today’s digital world?

William and Kate, struggling for a baby name?

Current Affairs

William and Kate, struggling for a baby name?

With the royal baby’s name yet to be confirmed, The Jackal wades in with some helpful suggestions…

John Oliver’s new book is funny, but it’s culturally significant, too

Smart Thinking

John Oliver’s new book is funny, but it’s culturally significant, too

The British stand-up that loves to take on America has picked his latest battle – and he’s winning…

We need more Stephen Hawkings – and not just because he was a genius

Smart Thinking

We need more Stephen Hawkings – and not just because he was a genius

Hawking’s appreciation of balance, nuance and his fellow man was a rare and precious thing

Meet Bobby Mair, the next big thing in comedy

Smart Thinking

Meet Bobby Mair, the next big thing in comedy

The Canadian comic is on his way to London to talk about his demons. One of them’s Justin Bieber

The Oscars’ ‘foreign language’ category is outmoded. A Fantastic Woman proves it

Smart Thinking

The Oscars’ ‘foreign language’ category is outmoded. A Fantastic Woman proves it

The movie won an Oscar on Sunday – but that doesn’t mean it’s had the recognition it deserves

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