The Spectator

Barometer

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Black background A Morris dancing troupe with blacked-up faces had to abandon its performance in a Birmingham shopping centre after…

Helping The Wounded

Bonds of friendship

14 January 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The Rome conference and bonds of alliance’, The Spectator, 13 January 1917: There may be the greatest possible good,…

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Portrait of the week

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Home Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour party, proposed a limit on incomes: ‘I would like to see some kind…

President Obama Delivers Farewell Address In Chicago

No, he didn’t

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The irony of Barack Obama’s presidency is that while it began at a time when it seemed America’s fortunes could……

Letters

12 January 2017 3:00 pm

Freudian slap Sir: In his Notes (7 January), Charles Moore explores the uncharacteristic reaction of Matthew Parris to the referendum…

Barometer

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Village people The government announced plans for 14 ‘garden villages’. The concept of a garden city or village is attributed…

Rasputin

A killing to celebrate

7 January 2017 9:00 am

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 6 January 1917: The war has been crowded with romantic adventures by sea…

BELGIUM-EU-SUMMIT

Sir Ivan’s exit

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The wonder about Sir Ivan Rogers’s resignation as Britain’s ambassador to the EU is that he was still in the…

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Portrait of the week

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Home Sir Ivan Rogers, Britain’s ambassador to the EU, resigned; he had been expected to play an important part in…

Letters

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

Yet another kind of snob Sir: May I offer another definition of a ‘snob’ to the one described by Bryan…

Barometer

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Supremely exciting The nation awaits with bated breath the decision of the Supreme Court on whether the government can exercise…

Battle Fog

These little islands

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘Engage the enemy more closely!’, The Spectator, 30 December 1916: Britain was never more vigorous than she is now:…

Censorship

Keep the press free

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

It is said that the case for freedom of expression needs to be restated in every generation, but things move…

Letters

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Unencumbered Sir: Matthew Parris’s bizarre reference (‘Unforgiven’, 10 December) to the UK economy as merely ‘medium-sized’ is a classic instance…

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Portrait of the Week

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Home The Queen was said by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg to have asked, at a private lunch before June’s referendum,…

Barometer

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Forgotten anniversaries 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. Other anniversaries:50 years Radio 1; first North Sea gas…

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Have you ever had a prayer answered?

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury There have been lots of wonderful answers to prayer over many years, including recently. One…

Puzzles from GCHQ

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Solving serious puzzles — to catch criminals and thwart terrorist plots — is what the men and women who work…

Letters

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Taking precedent Sir: In his excellent piece on the Supreme Court Article 50 ruling (‘Brexit in the balance’, 3 December),…

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Portrait of the year

10 December 2016 9:00 am

January The cost of an annual season ticket from Cheltenham to London rose to £9,800. Oil fell below $30 a…

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Faith in the trenches

10 December 2016 9:00 am

From a letter published under the heading ‘The religion of the ordinary soldier’, The Spectator, 23 December 1916: During a discharge…

Rotten Borough Reform

Power and the people

10 December 2016 9:00 am

When The Spectator was founded 188 years ago, it became part of what would now be described as a populist…

Angela Merkel And Theresa May Give Statements Following Talks

Brexit strategy

3 December 2016 9:00 am

For months, now, a hunt has been on for the government’s Brexit strategy. Theresa May has quite rightly refused to…

Infantry Food

Food on the home front

3 December 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The food shortage and how to meet it’, The Spectator, 2 December 1916: A rise in prices, if properly understood…

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Portrait of the week

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Home Paul Nuttall, aged 39, was elected leader of the UK Independence Party. He said: ‘I want to replace the Labour…