As the rich get richer and Trump takes power, Davos Man should be very afraid

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I’ve objected before to the fact that supporters of Oxfam shops are unknowingly funding not only an aid charity but…

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Piers Morgan is a shameless brown-noser. But maybe he’s on the right track

21 January 2017 9:00 am

A few weeks ago I was having an argument with Piers Morgan on Twitter. Oh God, is that really how…

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What really drives us in the big game of life?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

When were you last in a game reserve? Perhaps most Spectator readers will be familiar with the experience and if…


May has taken back control

21 January 2017 9:00 am

‘No negotiation without notification’ has been the EU’s mantra since 24 June last year. Its leaders have been determined that…

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Stupidity takes hold of another students’ union

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I had never heard the acronym Soas before I started work at the BBC, almost 30 years ago. But as…

Theresa May Gives First Domestic Policy Speech

The Spectator’s Notes

21 January 2017 9:00 am

It is hard to be shocked by anything in these tumultuous times, but I was brought up short by the…

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The Spectator’s Notes

14 January 2017 9:00 am

At the Golden Globes ceremony, Meryl Streep attacked Donald Trump because he ‘imitated a disabled reporter’. ‘When the powerful use……


Inflation creeps back like the forgotten whiff of cigarette smoke

14 January 2017 9:00 am

From supermarkets to superyacht builders, sales figures are remarkably buoyant: consumer debt may be rising too, but no one can…

President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower

How the Donald will beat the Green Blob

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Just before Christmas I popped over to Washington DC to test the waters of the Trump administration. I spoke to…

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As the cab doors locked, I wanted to get out

14 January 2017 9:00 am

I meant to get the bus, but by the time I arrived at the stop at 5 p.m. last Tuesday, I…

Theresa May Unveils Plans To Transform Mental Health Support

Theresa May, left-wing Tory

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Curbs on executive pay, restrictions on foreign takeovers and workers on boards. Not Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Britain, but ideas…

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The lies we tell ourselves about the NHS

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The language of the left is a truly transformative grammar, so I suppose Noam Chomsky would heartily approve. There are…

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The Spectator’s Notes

7 January 2017 9:00 am

‘My deep concern is that because of changed ways that news is now gathered, collated, packaged, delivered and displayed, the…

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In our virtual future, why would anyone work?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

A flash of the future, over the holidays, that felt like a flash of the past. It happened on Christmas…


Markets start the year strong while Italy totters towards the next crisis

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The headline business story of the holiday season was the latest bailout of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena. This…

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An age of bright new lights on ugly new estates

7 January 2017 9:00 am

‘Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers,’ remarked the journalist and screenwriter Ben Hecht,…

Theresa May Leaves Downing Street To Attend A Commons Liaison Committee

May’s big chance

7 January 2017 9:00 am

It is the fate of all new prime ministers to be compared with their recent predecessors. Theresa May has already…


My poster girl for free speech

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Now is the time of year to take down the Christmas decorations from your front window and put up, in…


Will disgruntlement prevail again in 2017? Who knows, but at least 2016 was quite fun

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Most of my predictions for 2016 were wrong; so let’s not revisit them. But I was right, in January, to…


I was right about 2016. So here’s what happens next

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

I’ve been looking at my predictions for 2016 made this time last year. It’s extraordinary — don’t check, just trust…

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Why I was ashamed to love Status Quo

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

I bought a record in a second-hand shop in the summer of 1981. A double album. I made sure nobody…

Stuart Rose Launches The Stronger In Europe Campaign

Whatever happened to Sir George? A festive finale for an eventful year

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Many (well, several) of you asked me what happened to George, the supermarket chairman who was the anti-hero of my…

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How to put a positive spin on the bizarre events of this year

10 December 2016 9:00 am

This is going to be a positive, optimistic column. I promise. Because, look, let’s be honest, I’ve been a bit…

Bavarian Farmers Protest Over Raise Of Milk Prices

Don’t try to be liked, and buy your steak at Aldi – the lessons I’ve learned in 2016

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Merry Christmas everyone. Here are some things I learned — or relearned — in 2016.   1. That which does…

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Why I’m telling my son about the sky fairy

10 December 2016 9:00 am

After we were married, my husband and I went on honeymoon to Mexico. We drove across country east to west,…