Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France is a last hurrah for the failing EU project

Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential elections might also be seen as a victory for the EU establishment. Still Brussels has been unusually candid about the limits of this triumph. The French president has stalled, rather than quashed, a... Read more

Peacock, review: gym sitcom skewers the hollow masculinity behind the pecs and the posers

After the enjoyable period caper of Channel 4’s The Curse, in which most of the team behind the magnificent pirate-radio mock-doc People Just Do Nothing reassembled for a bank-heist comedy, Peacock (BBC Three) represents a return to familiar turf for... Read more

Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist, review: trashy true crime that glamourises the idiots who got caught

Have you ever wanted to carry out a burglary in an exclusive suburb of Los Angeles County? Channel 4 can help!“You wanna break into a celebrity home? Here’s how you do it,” explained Nick Prugo in Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist,... Read more

Nadine Dorries hits out at Jacob Rees-Mogg’s ‘Dickensian’ back to the office spot checks

Mr Rees-Mogg has told secretaries of state they must send a “clear message” to officials about ending the work from home culture and urge them to ensure that taxpayer-funded offices are at “full capacity”. He has written to ministers ordering... Read more

TalkTV review: Piers Morgan showed his showbiz class as he took on Donald Trump

Is Talk TV paying Piers Morgan by the word? Yes, he had a world exclusive interview with Donald Trump to show us, but that could wait a good 20 minutes. First, a lengthy monologue in which he explained just what... Read more

Rishi Sunak is on board with plans to make ‘Thank Holiday’ permanent

The additional day off, which has been endorsed by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), would also be in recognition of the service of the millions who have stepped up to serve their communities during the Covid pandemic. A spokesman... Read more

Jacob Rees-Mogg warns over ‘huge cost’ of net zero drive

The “huge regulatory cost” of Boris Johnson’s drive for net zero will hold back plans for a post-Brexit bonfire of red tape, Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned. The Brexit Opportunities Minister said the Government needs to “face up to” the challenge... Read more

More foreign nationals to arrive in UK this year than before Brexit

The number of professions that qualify for skilled visas has been significantly expanded to include jobs such as chef, bricklayer, electrician, welder, health and care worker, while the Government also removed caps on most visa routes. As a result, the... Read more

Britain’s leadership in Nato is under threat

Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has now entered its third month and a new phase. He underestimated the Ukrainian resolve to fight and has been forced back to focus on the east of the country. For now. Whatever Putin gains... Read more

Shadow cabinet warns Sir Keir Starmer not to lose sight of cost of living crisis

Conservative Party sources have insisted “partygate” is not coming up on the doorstep nearly as much as they expected it to as activists campaign for the May elections. Some Tory leaders outside London said they did not believe the party... Read more

Civil servants should be back in the office

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the minister for government efficiency, has run into resistance in his efforts to cajole Whitehall’s civil servants back to their desks after the “work from home” (WFH) directive issued during the pandemic. It is coming not just from... Read more

Ukraine takes war behind enemy lines as Russian fuel depots set ablaze

A train was derailed in the Bryansk region late last week in what initially appeared to be a landslip. The governor of Russia’s Kursk region claimed two Ukrainian drones had been shot down inside Russian territory on Monday.  The Ukrainian... Read more

Watch: Video tour of Azovstal’s interminable tunnels shielding civilians from Russian fire

Iryna Vereshchuk, the Ukrainian deputy prime minister, wrote on the Telegram messaging app: “Today, the Russian side once again announced the existence of a corridor for civilians to leave Azovstal. This could be believed if the Russians had not destroyed... Read more

YouTuber Trevor Jacob flies into a storm over faking plane crash for clicks and likes

YouTuber Trevor Jacob couldn’t have picked a better day to get into his small, single-engine plane and take a flight. The Californian sun was shining, the sky was blue, and below, the rugged mountainside of the Los Padres National Forest... Read more

‘Mélenchon was instrumental in Le Pen’s defeat’: Telegraph readers on the French election result

Emmanuel Macron’s re-election as French president on Sunday came down to anti-Right sentiment among voters, it has been suggested. The French President admitted many backed him in order to block opponent Marine Le Pen from winning. Mr Macron secured just... Read more

How the French press reacted to Emmanuel Macron’s victory over Marine Le Pen

Meanwhile, the Left-leaning newspaper Libération published the headline: “Thanks to who?”  It noted that the 44-year old centrist owed his election to “the political maturity of the French who managed, despite having to sometimes hold their noses, to mobilise to... Read more

French election results: How France voted in 2022 in four graphs

Le Pen on the other hand made some impressive gains in South West rural France; in Corrèze, her support increased from a third of voters five years ago to just under 50 per cent today, the largest per cent increase... Read more

Emmanuel Macron’s win won’t mean swift end to Brexit tensions between Britain and France

Emmanuel Macron’s election victory could herald a thawing in his frosty relationship with the UK – but a new entente cordiale is unlikely anytime soon. The war in Ukraine shows the need for unity among Western allies, but relations have... Read more

Labour has ‘unshakeable’ commitment to Nato

Labour’s commitment to Nato is “unshakeable”, the shadow defence secretary said after Jeremy Corbyn, the former party leader, said the alliance should be disbanded. John Healey said that in “an age of growing autocracy” the military alliance’s article five –... Read more

Labour pledges to scrap non-dom tax loophole after Rishi Sunak’s wife status revealed

Following the controversy, Ms Murty declared that she would pay UK taxes on all her worldwide income. During the furore, Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, also announced that he had held non-dom status for six years while working as an... Read more

Beleaguered Rishi Sunak is now the most unpopular Cabinet minister

The Chancellor reportedly considered resigning when it was revealed that his wife, Akshata Murty, was not paying UK tax on her overseas income. Mr Sunak initially criticised questions about his wife’s non-domicile tax status, saying she had been the victim... Read more

How Marine Le Pen could win the next French election

Whether she can build on this to win in five years’ time, when Mr Macron will not be allowed to run, is uncertain.  What is clear is that she has been more, if not entirely, successful in de-demonising her party,... Read more

Emmanuel Macron’s next battle: Change France, or be a lame-duck leader

In June, many of those voting for Mr Macron are expected to return to their preferred candidates, including far-Left leader Jean-luc Mélenchon, who came a close third to Ms Le Pen and Mr Macron in the first round of the... Read more

Speaker demands to meet Mail on Sunday editor over ‘misogynistic’ article on Angela Rayner

A source close to the Whips Office said: “Questions are being asked around the palace and if the anonymous source is identified, action will be taken.” Chris Philp, a culture minister, hinted that there could be an internal Tory investigation... Read more

To rent: war correspondent Martha Gellhorn’s Chelsea flat

When all female journalists were denied press accreditation to report on the 1944 Normandy landings, the war correspondent Martha Gellhorn donned a disguise. She posed as a nurse, snuck onto a hospital ship and locked herself in the bathroom until... Read more