Hugo Rifkind

Hugo Rifkind is a writer for the Times.

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Get ready: these climate change talks might actually do something

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The Prince of Wales is right, and I appreciate that this isn’t something people say very often. Now and again,…

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The answer for sensible moderate Labour folk? Leave

14 November 2015 9:00 am

What a useless shower the Labour party is right now. What a snivelling dance of fools. And I don’t just…


Are we all potential cyberterrorists now?

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Hollywood got there first, of course. Back in 1983, before most of us even learned — then forgot again —…

exit from the eurozone concept

Can the Great British public be made to care passionately about the EU referendum?

17 October 2015 9:00 am

It’s early days, I know, but the Outers have convinced me. Britain will not collapse into chaos and penury if…

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Collective responsibility is an awful idea – but Jeremy Corbyn will be in trouble without it

3 October 2015 9:00 am

One of my favourite things about Jeremy Corbyn, beyond the beard (I do like beards) and the way he was…

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The problem with Jeremy Corbyn’s populist media-loathing

19 September 2015 8:00 am

The new leader walks across a bridge, in the dark, while the journalist asks him questions. He’s not shouting, this…

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The real lesson of the Hillary Clinton emails: most secrets are boring

5 September 2015 9:00 am

‘Gefilte fish,’ emailed Hillary Clinton to a pair of aides in March 2010, ‘where are we on this?’ That was…

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Bisexuality is now everywhere – and nowhere

22 August 2015 9:00 am

I’m not aware of knowing many bisexual people. Or indeed, off the top of my head, any bisexual people. Which…


You can do anything (but you shouldn’t): the brave new world of internet morality

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Going online does not make you invisible – as the adulterers who used the hacked site Ashley Madison are discovering

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Heathrow and the strange, far-off days when Britain actually built things

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Heathrow. The whole British story is there. Reading up around that debacle last week, I came across the eye-watering —…

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The world belongs to Taylor Swift now. There will be no free-trial period

27 June 2015 9:00 am

All hail Taylor Swift. How she must give baby boomers the fear. Not just baby boomers. Also those who came…

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Isis is what happens when we try to bomb things better

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Call me petulant, but I’m not sure Britain is getting enough credit for our fine, fine work in Libya. The…


Like every referendum ever, this EU vote will solve nothing

30 May 2015 9:00 am

I suppose, if you could look deep into the mind of somebody who was passionately keen that Britain should leave…


Lefties should cherish trendy London while they still can

16 May 2015 9:00 am

London is a bad thing. Everybody knows this now. Britain has had enough of London. Ed Miliband failed in part…

SNP Launch Their Manifesto In Edinburgh

The year that Scotland learned to hate

9 May 2015 9:00 am

If the SNP isn't about Scottish purity and hating the English, why do so many of its supporters behave as if it is?

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Russell Brand’s heart is in the right place – but it’s not the place he talks out of

2 May 2015 9:00 am

I write at a difficult time. The balls are in the air, but we know not where they will land.…


Warning: you may be about to vote for more than one government

18 April 2015 9:00 am

For the last five years, I’ve been trying to get people interested in the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. No, don’t…


Why are so many men on diets? I blame feminists

4 April 2015 8:00 am

According to Jenni Russell, my colleague at the Times, David Cameron has lost 13lb since Christmas, mainly by giving up…

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None of the parties are telling the truth about Scotland. It's driving me crazy

21 March 2015 9:00 am

What a load of mendacious balls everybody talks about Scotland. It’s like a disease. It’s like, you know how they…

Welsh Conservatives Hold Spring Party Conference

Surprise! David Cameron was a Tory bastard all along

7 March 2015 9:00 am

I have a friend who was a Young Conservative. Just the one, I promise, and he’s grown out of it…


How Alex Brooker made political interviews interesting again

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The other night on Channel 4, I watched the best political interview I’ve seen all year. It was with Nick…

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Maybe it’s a problem when all artists are like James Blunt. But it’s worse when Labour MPs are like Chris Bryant

24 January 2015 9:00 am

What should we do with James Blunt? This is what I have been asking myself. And I am not looking…

Labours Investment In NHS Not Getting Through To The Front-Line.

So the near collapse of A&Es around the country is all my fault?

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Oh, I see. So it’s my fault. There I was, thinking that the general swamping and near collapse of accident…


Twentysomethings: you won’t miss being poor. But you will miss not knowing what you’re doing

13 December 2014 9:00 am

What I miss most about being very young is the cluelessness. It’s enormously liberating, cluelessness. The boundaries of life are…


Google vs governments - let the new battle for free speech begin

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Freedom of the press still matters when the presses are virtual