The Times is used described as how life is going. It can be used to describe your life or how the world is doing.
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
Youll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin
Then you better start swimmin
Or youll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin
(~ Bob Dylan, The Times They are a-changing)
Changes it's support depending on what it feels. Currently supports the Conservatives but supported Labour in the 2001 and 2005 general elections
Same person who owns The Times also owns The Sun and generally has the same journalists writing for both but under different names to make it seem as though they are seperate entites.
Think Morris Day and Jerome.
"Don't you never say an unkind word about the Time. Me and Silent Bob modeled our whole fucking lives around Morris Day and Jerome. I'm a smooth pimp who loves the pussy. And Tubby here is my black man servant. What."