Wealth should not be a source of shame

One of the defining characteristics of the Conservatives under Margaret Thatcher was an unashamed celebration of self-made success. The Left derided this as a “loads-a-money” fixation on wealth, but they missed the point. Mrs Thatcher shrank the state, because she... Read more

Step aside Chippendales! How the SAS got sassy

It found its feet in the second half, though. The new chief instructor Rudy Reyes, scowling over his shemagh scarf like a jacked Lawrence of Arabia, was a serviceable replacement for the now-disgraced Ant Middleton. But it was the interplay... Read more

Lib Dems call on the US to investigate whether Rishi Sunak broke immigration rules

Green card rules ban American residents from voting or standing in foreign elections, the Liberal Democrats claim as they call for an investigation into whether Rishi Sunak breached US immigration regulations. The Chancellor has admitted to holding a green card... Read more

This is a perilous moment for the Conservative Party

If the Labour Party had written a script for the Tories to follow, they would not have dared to come up with anything as outlandish or destructive as recent events have been for the Government. First came the fines, issued... Read more

Rishi Sunak faces investigation as questions mount over his financial interests

Over the weekend, Mr Sunak ordered a leak inquiry to find and possibly prosecute the culprit who disclosed his wife’s non-dom status, which had allowed her to potentially avoid millions of pounds in UK tax. Backed by the Cabinet Office,... Read more

How Emmanuel Macron’s big campaign gamble appears to have paid off

The “Jupiterian” president had neglected the campaign trail. Ms Le Pen, in contrast, has had a  packed schedule of events, visits and appearances.  Over the past five years, she has ditched all talk of Frexit and attempted to rebrand her... Read more

Wage-starved Britain risks 1970s-style mass strikes

Tesco has announced that store staff on £9.55 an hour will be paid £10.10 from July. That’s a 5.8pc wage rise, which sounds pretty generous. Consider, though, that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is forecasting 7.4pc inflation this year... Read more

Ministry of Justice employs transgender support officer after cutting ties with Stonewall

However, setting out the plans for the new appointment, Mr Copple told staff in an email on Friday: “We know that from 2015/16 to 2019/20 there was a 200 per cent increase in reported hate crime aimed at the trans... Read more

French election: Exit poll says it’s Macron vs Le Pen in battle for presidency

At Ms Le Pen’s election night party, supporters sang the Marseillaise as they awaited the exit poll and then burst into raucous applause as the forecast appeared on a giant TV screen. There were chants of “Marine, President!” and “We... Read more

No 10 staff should come clean about ‘partygate’ fines, says Dame Cressida Dick

Her resignation came just hours after she said in an interview that she had no intention of quitting. In a statement, Mr Khan commended Dame Cressida for her work in helping to bring down levels of violent crime in London.... Read more

Sajid Javid: I was non-dom for six years but now pay tax in full

Sajid Javid has admitted that he paid no UK tax on his overseas earnings for six years while he was a banker earning up to £3 million a year. The Health Secretary said that between 2000 and 2006 he claimed... Read more

Santa Monica beckons for Rishi Sunak as his political stock continues to plummet

It helps explain why Sunak loyalists have pointed the finger at Number 10 when it comes to identifying a culprit for the leaks of the Chancellor’s personal affairs. Mr Sunak has placed a high-stakes bet by ordering a leak inquiry:... Read more

Questor: uncertain economic outlook creates an opportunity to buy this cyclical mid-cap

The firm benefits from a wide spread of operations: it has exposure to 20 sectors across 33 different countries. It also focuses on temporary positions, which have historically proved less cyclical than permanent roles. While this could provide a degree of... Read more

Phil Daniels: ‘I got paid £20k just to say a bank’s name on an advert’

Have you invested in property? Over the years but not any more: I have just a flat now. In the 1990s I had a cottage in Devon I paid £325,000 for, which I had as a holiday let and to... Read more

Government’s heat pump campaign ‘will cost taxpayers £115bn’

Replacing millions of gas and electric boilers with controversial heat pumps would cost taxpayers £115bn, a new report has warned. The Government has repeatedly suggested households replace traditional boilers with heat pumps to reduce carbon emissions and has allocated £450m... Read more

‘My wife died and I’m living out of a suitcase because Hargreaves Lansdown locked her £200k Isa’

Has a company treated you unfairly? Our Consumer Champion is available to help. For how to contact her click here.   Dear Katie,  I’m living out of a suitcase because I can’t access my late wife’s £200k Hargreaves Isa. My wife of... Read more

Home buyers scramble for extra cash as banks cut mortgage offers

Martin Stewart of London Money, another broker, said: “I think we will start seeing more downvaluations because there is a thing called gravity. We have crossed the Rubicon between sellers’ expectations and the realistic valuations of the lender.” Most downvaluations... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Is diesel particulate filter additive worth the money?’

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

14 family-friendly festivals to get you in the swing of things this summer

With crowds of 10,000 expected at the country house this year, The Great Estate should still feel spontaneous and silly thanks to its exuberant garden fête theme. For children, safari-themed workshops teach kaleidoscope and thaumatrope-making. The Playground area also offers... Read more

The Ukrainian MasterChef fighting Putin from his kitchen

At first glance, the menu at Inshni (which means “others” in Ukrainian) looks like something you would find at any trendy new restaurant opening: there are dainty plates featuring modern twists on old classics, made with ingredients where provenance has... Read more

The science of male middle-age spread and how to get rid of it

And while they’re often the butt of jokes, moobs can also lead to lack of body confidence, low self-esteem and even trouble in forming relationships. “Man boobs in middle-aged men are not uncommon,” says Dr Velusamy. “An unhealthy diet, a... Read more

I think I passed the test with my date at the football – and it was almost like being at Ascot

In the olden days (we’re talking really old, maybe as far back as the 1980s or early 1990s), a man might have invited a woman to the Royal Opera House to see if she knew her cadenzas from her countertenors.... Read more

I’d like to grow leeks for winter – when should I start?

If you love your garden but need advice on how to keep it looking lush and welcoming all year round, top head gardener Tom Brown can help. In this regular column he demystifies common gardening problems, explains what to tackle when,... Read more

The Left-wing media’s anti-Israel bias is shameful

I love Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv. Several friends live on it, and I’ve drunk in its bars on many a warm evening. Had I, or one of my friends, or their parents, some of whom are Holocaust survivors, been... Read more

Cancer is now a public health emergency

Lancet Oncology has reported that a third of cancer patients in the UK are diagnosed in A&E where they present with acute symptoms associated with advanced disease and a poor prognosis. A comparison was made with A&E admissions in six... Read more