Iain Martin

Somerset house skating

Calm down on covid

Freedom from control is not just an abstract concept, it has real economic and psychological benefits. I hope the UK government holds its nerve.

CEO and co-founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg poses next to Facebook head of global policy communications and former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (L) prior to a meeting with French President at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 10, 2019.

Metaverse? Nope, real life please

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has renamed the company Meta, and unveiled plans to dominate the so-called metaverse, the name given to the next iteration of the internet.

Boris Johnson

Tories losing control

Tory leader Boris Johnson is facing a difficult period ahead with petrol shortages and rising energy costs, as the Conservative party meets in Manchester for its 2021 conference.