Author: David Boyle

The news that NHS doctors are now, generally speaking, too scared of their managers to blow the whistle on dangerous care should come as no surprise to…

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There is little so enraging as when officials use different ways of interpreting concepts to the ways that most people understand them. I refer especially…

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So farewell, then, Richard Sherman – you have had a long, eventful and successful life. That is how E. J. Thribb of Private Eye would…

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There is an apochryphal story – or so I am assured – that the massive Liberal landslide victory in the general election of 1905-6 derived from an eight-word manifesto –…

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The rewilding fad – as some people believe it to be – as come along way since Isabella Tree wrote her highly successful book with…

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I feel a little uncomfortable about these different generational attributes and attitudes – like Zoomers or Generation X. This is mainly because I would have…

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There was a fascinating article in the New Statesman last month about the fraught US presidential election in November, written by the editor of a magazine called…

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Rather unexpectedly, I spent half of last week in hospital, at the John Radcliffe in Oxford. There are certainly worse places to be. Especially when…

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Oppenheimer, the film by Christopher Nolan, has now cleaned up at the Bafta awards last month, and it is on track to do the same…

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The news that the Body Shop has called in administrators in the UK and Germany is certainly sad. Ed Mayo, now the chief executive of…

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The US political system has been transfixed over the past week by the House of Representatives Judicial Committee and its subcommittee – and the chair of…

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My first electronic car was my brother-in-law’s Tesla. Unfortunately, he has now died and the Tesla now belongs to my niece. It was because of…

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