Ousting the Prime Minister for being in the vicinity of a cake? That’s just nuts

If Boris Johnson really has lied to Parliament, he will have to go. Ministers can get away with many misdeeds – drunkenness, fornication, witchcraft, folk dancing – but they cannot intentionally mislead the House of Commons. It is one of... Read more

Overriding the Northern Ireland Protocol would be entirely legitimate

Next week, there will be elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly at the same time as local elections on the mainland. These polls will bring to the fore the increasingly dire state of politics in Northern Ireland. Excepting some miracle,... Read more

Forget Rwanda. Here’s an ingenious new solution to the migrant crisis

The Government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda has drawn three major criticisms. First, that it’s inhumane. Second, that it will be eye-wateringly expensive. And third, that it still won’t deter large numbers of desperate migrants from risking their... Read more

Germany and France’s Ukraine shame

Not content with bankrolling Vladimir Putin’s war machine through their dependence on Russian energy, astonishingly, some European countries have actually been arming the Kremlin. Even after the EU imposed an arms embargo following the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014,... Read more

Heaven help the blasphemers against the sacred cow of the BBC

If Boris Johnson falls it will not be because of Partygate, or the cost of living crisis, or the Rwanda migrant policy. It will be because he maligned the BBC. At least that was the impression I got from Sir... Read more

Make your home feel bigger without extending

“It’s amazing how the use of the space can make it feel so different from what we originally saw when we first viewed it,” says Souyioultzi. “It felt so much smaller; I doubted at first that we’d be able to fit... Read more

Your ultimate guide to slashing energy bills at home

They engaged Wendy Perring and Collette Raine of PAD Studio because of their knowledge of the local area and its planning laws, and their experience in designing energy-efficient buildings. “We always work from a fabric-first approach, making the envelope of... Read more

White, wealthy and wasteful: does golf have a future?

In a way, Menai-Davis is right: you never read positive news about golf. Instead, you see stories about clubs banning hoodies, or jeans, or women; you read how 73 per cent of clubs charge a standard playing membership cost of... Read more

‘I was attacked by a 10ft crocodile on my gap year – this is how I survived’

With no air ambulances in the vicinity, a tourist helicopter was scrambled to fly Amelie and her friend the 20 minutes to nearby Livingstone. ‘It was small, so I had my foot on my friend’s lap and there was blood... Read more

Here’s the proof that tie dye can be for grown ups

What’s not to adore about tie-dye? You choose your favourite colour and it hands it back to you with options galore. Take the cardigan I’m wearing here. I love mauve, but even I concede that in one unbroken slab it’s... Read more

Why summer’s the perfect time to go dotty for dots

There is a reason why the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Tate Modern is always sold out. Polka dots are popular. And they look lovely in real life, as well as adorning art exhibits and Instagram feeds. The timeless spot pattern... Read more

Ukrainian refugee, 12, reaches UK after hosts finally overcome Home Office hurdles

Sitting beside Milana, her mother Marina, who now plans to return to Ukraine, said she was relieved her daughter is now in “a safe country and a safe, beautiful house”. She added that the process of getting her to safety,... Read more

Ukraine evening briefing: Five developments as Russia claims to have destroyed Odesa terminal storing foreign weapons

Good evening. Russia has turned its missiles on the southern port city of Odesa today, with a three-month-old baby among its victims.  Meanwhile, Russian forces are reported to have restarted attacks on the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. A... Read more

Johnny Depp’s X-rated rants to Sir Elton John about Vanessa Paradis are revealed in court

The email started off with Depp telling Sir Elton about his mother recovering from recent health issues. He then tells his celebrity friend that his children – Lily-Rose, now 22 and son John Christopher ‘Jack’ III, 20 – are fond... Read more

What Marine Le Pen’s election could mean for Nato and Ukraine

But, at the very least, it will introduce uncertainty among the Alliance, especially among the Baltic nations, and encourage those tempted to appease Mr Putin.  It would raise questions over the future of French reinforcements sent to Romania to bolster... Read more

Marine Le Pen’s party paying £10m to Russian military contractor under US sanctions

It was finalised in 2014, six months after Russia annexed Crimea in its first invasion of Ukraine. Foreign banks and companies cannot make campaign contributions under French law but they are allowed to lend money. Moscow-based Aviazapchast supplies Russian military... Read more

With exhausted troops and low morale, Vladimir Putin’s gamble in the Donbas could backfire

The logistic lines, stretched and harried from the flanks by Ukrainian raiding parties, are in no shape to open an axis west as well as push into the Donbas. Maybe the latest comments from Moscow about wanting to take all... Read more

German government faces crisis as opposition to force vote on sending heavy weapons to Ukraine

But senior figures in the two junior coalition partners, the Greens and the Free Democrats, have demanded that the chancellor change course. The Free Democrats are likely to back heavy arms deliveries at a party conference this weekend, while the... Read more

The mystery of how Stratford lad Shakespeare knew so much about the world

Key locations The jealous Leontes may have had no real-life counterpart, but Sicily was a kingdom, by various definitions, between 1130 and 1816 – its rulers seated at the Royal Palace (now the Sicilian Regional Assembly, but open for tours;... Read more

Why England is the best holiday destination on Earth

I’ve always had a love for the English seaside. My earliest family holiday memories are of trips spent down at Camber Sands. The weather was never a factor, we just carried on. If it was a rotten day, we would... Read more

British Airways has become a national humiliation

At the beginning of the year, British Airways boss Sean Doyle made a bold, and many would say, long overdue pledge: 2022 would be the year that he restored the airline’s reputation for premium service. In a video address to... Read more

‘It’s possible she was assassinated’: Joyce Carol Oates on Marilyn Monroe

When Monroe appeared to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr President” to JFK in 1962, his brother-in-law Peter Lawford announced her as “the late Marilyn Monroe”. Three weeks later, she was dead. Earlier that year, she had bought a hacienda in LA... Read more

Former Army captain who was wrongfully arrested faces fresh jail threat over Iraqi deaths

Ms Webster served in the military for 24 years, rising to the rank of captain and receiving a Commanders’ Commendation in Kosovo for her work with rape victims. She performed four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and was... Read more

What’s on TV tonight: Snooker World Championship, Killing Eve, Britain’s Got Talent and more

Saturday 23 April Snooker World ChampionshipSat-Fri, BBC Two, 10amThe second-round matches should be completed this weekend as we begin the march to the May Bank Holiday finale at the Crucible. GT Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Dillian WhyteSat, BT Box Office,... Read more

Post Office urged to compensate elderly man who moved abroad after losing savings in IT scandal

The couple were not aware that they may be able to claim compensation until the start of the public inquiry last month. Alan Bates, a former postmaster and early campaigner, said: “It’s been one of the problems that the Post... Read more