01 August, 2014 / Shawwal 4, 1435

John Harris

Perils of policing language

HOW easy it is to be Frankie Boyle, the somewhat nihilist Scottish comic, tabloid columnist and specialist in the very modern trade of courting self-serving outrage.

The journey`s over for Tony Blair

FIRST, it was The Journey — then, supposedly for fear of seeming messianic, the definite article became indefinite....

Book festival

FOR the past four or five years, one theme burned through discussions at the Hay festival in the Welsh market town ...