Neil Clark


Vaclav Klaus: the West’s lies about Russia are monstrous

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Václav Klaus, the former Czech president, on David Cameron, the EU, Russia — and the end of free speech

Nature comes first: Lower Mill Estate

On safari in Gloucestershire

9 August 2014 9:00 am

The heat was still sweltering as we headed off at dusk towards the hide to watch wildlife with our enthusiastic…

Infamous confrontation: Javed Miandad and Dennis Lillee at the WACA, November 1981

Magic moments

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Peter Oborne’s masterly new book on cricket recalls a special Test rivalry between Australia and Pakistan

You’ll think you’ve gone to heaven: Lynmouth pier

A perfect haven of peace in north Devon

22 February 2014 9:00 am

It was late September. My wife and I were feeling overworked and overstressed — our mental states not helped by…


Cigar smoking has never been sexier

30 November 2013 10:41 am

People are being brought together by a shared love of cigars

9th January - Died on This day - 1995

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore visit the Antipodes

12 October 2013 9:00 am

The British comic duo had a hilarious, drunken and drug-filled tour

1977 Ashes

My Aussie heroes

10 August 2013 9:00 am

In memory of Ian Davis and the Test losers of 1977

Clive Palmer: ‘I’ve got enough money to build the Titanic ten times over if I wanted’

‘Human life is more important than money’

23 March 2013 9:00 am

The world needs more old-fashioned industrialists like Clive Palmer


Where did all the sweet people go?

16 February 2013 9:00 am

Is it me, or are we changing our national character for the worse?

Smoke ’em if ya got ’em

20 October 2012 9:00 am

Enjoy your cigarettes while you can – the tobaccophobic puritans want to stub them out for good

Mare's best

30 June 2012 6:00 am

Black Caviar’s narrow victory at Ascot will seal her legend

Australian Books: Hail César

24 March 2012 12:45 pm

César Franck: His Life And Times By R.J. Stove Scarecrow Press Inc, $68.99, pp. 368 ISBN 9780810882072 Described as ‘mediating…

How English cricket came back

4 December 2010 12:00 am

But cheer up Aussies: the good times in the Old Dart won’t last


An actor from the age of elegance

10 February 2010 12:00 am

Neil Clark salutes Ian Carmichael, the definitive Wooster, who died last week. He personified the good manners, loyalty and self-effacement of Britain in days gone by

State by state, Australia is losing its sporting heritage

8 January 2010 12:00 am

Victoria’s decision to ban jump racing is fundamentally wrong-headed, says Neil Clark

The face of a muffin

30 December 2009 12:00 am

What was it about post-war British cinema? Our films were lit up by a collection of wonderfully idiosyncratic performers.

On home ground

27 August 2008 12:00 am

Neil Clark on Cyril Hare’s Tragedy at Law, first published in 1942.

Castro’s Cuba was no place for a socialist like me

20 February 2008 12:00 am

Neil Clark says that he went to Havana in search of a left-wing Utopia and discovered instead an island fortress of poverty, corruption and currency apartheid


Cuban revolution

14 November 2007 4:26 pm

Neil Clark says cigar smokers are leading the fight for smoker’s rights

The human commodity

8 March 2007 8:35 am

Have two words ever said so much? President Bush’s unforgettable greeting to the British Prime Minister at the G8 summit…

How the battle lies were drawn

14 June 2003 12:00 am

The WMDs haven't turned up. In 1999 there was no genocide in Kosovo. But, says Neil Clark, Tony Blair has never allowed the facts to get in the way of a good war

Let’s hear it for David Blunkett

17 May 2003 12:00 am

Neil Clark says that the Home Secretary is wrong about many things, but not about life-imprisonment for murderers