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Past articles by Michael:

Yes, Shamima Begum was only 15. So what?

Contrary to the bleatings of deluded Left-wingers, her age is no excuse → Read More

If you think a World Cup in Qatar is bad, just wait until you see where Fifa goes next

Despite the controversy surrounding this year’s host, football’s governing body is unmoved... goodness knows where else might get the nod → Read More

House of the Dragon, episode 9 review: strap in, the game of thrones has finally begun

With King Viserys finally dead, a mad whirl of a penultimate episode ensued → Read More

House of the Dragon, episode 1 review: Matt Smith's gleefully violent villain is an instant classic

We're back in Westeros − and the shocks are as casual as the sex, with Smith's Daemon Targaryen set to rule the roost → Read More

For the sake of our grandchildren, Extinction Rebellion must be stopped

Activists’ tedious stunts could unwittingly weaken support for climate action. There’s only one thing for it → Read More

Boris Johnson’s TV statement showed just how much this crisis has changed him

The crisis has forced change in almost every aspect of our lives. → Read More

Matt Hancock is facing the test of his life... and today in the Commons he snapped

It was a peculiar response. → Read More

Forget the app. Here’s the tech Matt Hancock really needs to defeat the virus

What should the Government be doing instead? → Read More

How the BBC can avoid accusations of bias – and keep everyone happy

Right now, journalists at the BBC – and indeed other news broadcasters – have a problem. → Read More

Save the country from a deadly pandemic... and win tonight’s incredible star prize

Never be flippant. → Read More

Much better from Dominic Raab – but he still looks scared to go above his pay grade

On the plus side: this was much better from Dominic Raab. At his previous news conferences from No10, the Prime Minister’s stand-in had seemed distinctly ill at ease. Jumpy. Nervy. Hyperactively restless. Like a rabbit full of Red Bull. At this evening’s news conference, though, he was steadier. His nerves appeared to have calmed. There was no manic staring. No panting or gulping. No obvious… → Read More

The Government’s pathetic coronavirus news conferences are becoming a complete waste of time

Is there really any point to these daily news conferences? → Read More

Boris Johnson published this historic photo of his Cabinet... and a nation zoomed eagerly in

A historic moment. → Read More

Nervy Dominic Raab took the coronavirus news conference... and it was finger-lickin’ bad

I freely admit it. → Read More

Boris Johnson may not want to be draconian... but surely now it’s time to get tough

It might have been funny, if it hadn’t been so unnerving. → Read More

After yesterday’s big pub panic, Boris Johnson puts his money where his mouth is

Right now, the Government has already got quite enough fires to fight. → Read More

Boris Johnson wanted to make his coronavirus plan clearer. But this news conference just added to the confusion

The reason Boris Johnson decided to hold a news conferences every day was that to make the Government’s message on coronavirus clearer. → Read More

As the crisis spreads, this man will have the toughest job in Government. Is he up to it?

I wouldn’t want to speak too soon. → Read More

In a panic about the pandemic? Thank goodness for calm Chris Whitty

As the Government’s most senior medical adviser, Professor Chris Whitty has abruptly found himself having to do a lot of talking on camera. → Read More

Michael Gove is usually so polite... but the SNP got right up his nose

If you’re a Conservative prime minister with a contentious policy to announce, there’s only one man for the job. → Read More