The full force of international law must now be employed against Vladimir Putin

Across Europe and the free world, we are united in our belief that the unspeakable acts of aggression by Russia in Ukraine over the last ten days must not go unpunished. President Putin has sought to replace the rule of law by... Read more

Boris Johnson must seize this moment

The “Great Man” theory of history, in which individuals shape the destiny of nations, continents and sometimes even the world, has long been unfashionable. But this week we have seen living proof that single figures can still mould and mobilise... Read more

Putin will win and win again if the West continues to show that it is afraid of him

Vladimir Putin has achieved one good thing – the creation of a proud nation called Ukraine. Over the 30 years since it formally came into existence, Ukraine has suffered severe internal quarrels and many corruption scandals, little admired in the... Read more

Gordon Brown calls for tribunal modelled on Nuremberg to prosecute possible Russian war crimes

“Ukraine wants our full support to expose and punish the crime of aggression, and that can be done by setting up a special tribunal on the lines proposed in 1942,” he said. “President Putin has posed a fateful challenge to... Read more

School heads ‘dismayed’ that they won’t get same bumper pay rises as new teachers

Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said that while he welcomed the pay rise for new teachers, this should be replicated for their older and more experienced colleagues. “The experienced teachers who have worked so hard... Read more

Strip powers from Commons sleaze watchdog, urges report

Mr Paterson, a former Cabinet minister who was MP for North Shropshire, was found to have broken lobbying rules by Ms Stone, who said he repeatedly lobbied on behalf of Randox and Lynn’s Country Foods, two companies for which he... Read more

Five reasons to suggest ‘puffy-faced’ Putin could be seriously ill

Covid cases have soared in Russia recently, but the extraordinary efforts to keep Mr Putin in a “bubble” go back many months. Many of those entering his presence have been forced to quarantine in hotels for two weeks beforehand, including... Read more

Emmanuel Macron surges ahead in polls after finally announcing re-election bid

Emmanuel Macron surged ahead in his bid for re-election as president of France on Friday after officially announcing his intention to seek another term. The 44-year-old is slated to secure 29 per cent of the vote in the first round of... Read more

The week Vladimir Putin lost control

However, he is not down and out yet. Most analysts agree that he can still turn things around on the battlefield by returning to tried and tested Russian tactics of inflicting maximum destruction. Civilian targets have come under heavy artillery... Read more

Vladimir Putin’s war is banishing for good the outdated myth that Ukrainians and Russians are the same

Metropolitan Onuphry’s statement is just one of many similar pronouncements, public and private, issued in Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine since the Russian attack. Onuphry’s own clergy demand from him to declare autocephaly or independence of his metropolitanate from... Read more

Xi Jinping miscalculated if he thought China would gain from an easy little war in Ukraine

It was a peculiar move. As Russian troops moved in, despite shared intelligence and warnings by the West, China decided not to get its citizens out of Ukraine. Instead, it suggested they display a Chinese flag prominently at their window.... Read more

Sadiq Khan escalates war on polluting cars with ULEZ expansion plan

Expanding the zone would avoid the need to introduce two other levies – a £2-a-day “clean air charge” or a boundary charge of up to £5.50 for drivers entering greater London. The charge varies depending on the type of vehicle.... Read more

Sage stands down, signifying ‘end of Covid pandemic’ in the UK

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) has been stood down in a clear sign that the Government believes the Covid crisis is over. Although the group “stands ready if required”, it will no longer meet regularly – the first... Read more

How to scavenge for food and survive on the streets – a government guide for newly released prisoners

Nick Hardwick, former chief inspector of prisons, said the advice was mistaken: “A prisoner leaving prison homeless is a failure, and providing advice about what someone should do in that situation does not mean a box can be ticked in... Read more

Don’t delay triggering Article 16 because of Ukraine war, says senior Brexiteer

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP leader, said the Russian invasion must not put a “freeze” on the UK Government’s action to resolve the trade disruption resulting from the implementation of post-Brexit rules governing Northern Ireland. He added that he hoped... Read more

Russian oligarchs using human rights laws to fight sanctions

The flurry of announcements comes after mounting political pressure from Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, and the other MPs about why the UK has not sanctioned more oligarchs since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. There have been concerns the... Read more

Ukrainian refugees with family in the UK can now stay for three years

Beyond immediate family, extended family members entitled to the visas are grown-up children or their parents, grandparents, grandchildren or partners’ grandchildren, and brothers and sisters. Some other categories such as stepchildren and foster children are also eligible. Anyone who had... Read more

Boris Johnson: The West must stop a nuclear disaster in Ukraine

Ukraine had been urging the UN’s atomic energy watchdog to implement a safe perimeter around Zaporizhzhia and three other nuclear power stations in the country.  But Western allies have refused to implement a no-fly zone, which would bring Nato into... Read more

Questor: Our anti-inflation Wealth Preserver portfolio now faces a new threat – war

Together our four commodity stocks have gained 18.2pc in total-return terms. Our second-best store of wealth has proved to be gold, 13pc higher since we made it one of our inaugural holdings in April 2021. However, we bought it as... Read more

Half of homes sell within three weeks in frenzied property market

Properties are selling within three weeks of being listed on the market, as determined families fight over the most desirable homes. January was the busiest start to the year for the housing market since 2016, according to Zoopla, the property... Read more

‘It’s going to be a good year for dividends’

Do you expect ‘value’ stocks to perform well this year?  Our preference is to own value stocks when they trade cheaply relative to the intrinsic value of the company. They look unusually cheap at a time when growth stocks look... Read more

‘We bought a house with neighbours from hell. Can we sue our seller?’

Dear Property Doctors, My wife and I moved into our new home in December 2020. Since then, we have had to call the police out on numerous occasions because our male neighbour verbally abuses his wife at all hours of... Read more

‘My 75th birthday present will be a £15,000 tax bill’

However, he will still be penalised. Kate Smith, of pension firm Aegon and The Telegraph’s Pensions Doctor, said Mr Harding would not be charged for his final salary pension, as it started to pay out pre-2006. However, it effectively used... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Which car is best to carry three large dogs?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

UK’s rarest cars: 1983 Austin Ambassador, one of only 19 left on British roads

Reading the history of British Leyland is almost as dispiriting as being forced to watch Emmerdale on a perpetual loop. It is a saga of managerial incompetence, shop floor intransigence, lack of sales cohesion and a network of ageing factories... Read more