The Spectator

Tackling terror

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Until last week, it was thought that the jihadi threat was subsiding and the security services were increasingly able to…

Letters

25 May 2017 1:00 pm

NHS in a mess Sir: Max Pemberton is quite right to say that the NHS is close to collapse, but…

A brave new world

20 May 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The New Reform Bill’, The Spectator, 19 May 1917: Though we used to be opposed to the suffrage for women,…

Trump on the edge

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has often wrong-footed the media. In last year’s election his campaign seemed to be always on the verge…

Letters

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Libyan solution Sir: Boris Johnson correctly reports glimmers of hope in Libya, but to say its problems can be solved…

Barometer

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Veggie skills Forest Green Rovers, described as the world’s first vegan football club, was promoted to the Football League. Some…

Barometer

13 May 2017 9:00 am

God forbid Irish police investigated Stephen Fry over a complaint of blasphemy, which is no longer a criminal offence in…

The lay of the land

13 May 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Schoolboy labour’, The Spectator, 12 May 1917: Work on the land, even though the time be stolen from books,…

No left turn

13 May 2017 9:00 am

It would be easy to dismiss Jeremy Corbyn’s launch of the Labour party’s election campaign this week on the grounds…

Letters

11 May 2017 1:00 pm

It’s a Unionist revival Sir: Contrary to Alex Massie’s claims, there is no rebirth of Scottish Conservatism in Scotland (‘Queen…

Barometer

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Spend, spend, spend London mayor Sadiq Khan ended support for the Garden Bridge, probably killing it off. How are other…

The art of the deal

6 May 2017 9:00 am

If elections were decided on voter enthusiasm rather than on plain numbers, Marine Le Pen would win this weekend’s battle…

Portrait of the week

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Home Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, told Theresa May after dinner with her on 26 April, ‘I’m…

Letters

4 May 2017 1:00 pm

Liverpudlian censorship Sir: I enjoyed Kelvin MacKenzie’s Diary (29 April). The obloquy thrown at him after his criticism of Everton…

Barometer

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Pippa goes public Church of England lawyers ruled that the public must be allowed to attend the wedding of Pippa…

Uniting the kingdom

29 April 2017 9:00 am

When launching the Scottish National Party’s election campaign, Nicola Sturgeon said the word ‘Tory’ 20 times in 20 minutes. For…

Portrait of the week

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, cheered the United Kingdom by promising four new bank holidays for the whole country…

Barometer

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Back to the Foot year This year’s election has been likened to that of 1983 when, under Michael Foot’s leadership,…

Let them eat hay

22 April 2017 9:00 am

From ‘What ails the House of Commons?’, 21 April 1917: Theoretically no horses kept for pleasure or sport ought to…

May’s manifesto

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Never has the Conservative party entered a general election campaign feeling more confident about victory. Much of that confidence is…

Letters

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Benedictine engagement Sir: Matthew Parris has missed the point (‘Give me the Anglican option’, 15 April). He compares Rod Dreher’s…

Portrait of the week

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, having repeatedly said that there would be no election until 2020, surprised the nation…

Barometer

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

Cabin fodder British Airways proposes to stop serving free meals on long-haul flights. — Although passengers once took it for…

Parting on good terms

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

Many EU officials would like to present the Brexit negotiations as a case of one nervous member, weak at the…

Letters

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

On Pamela Harriman Sir: When it comes to grandes horizontales and naughty girls, I defer to Taki (High Life, 8…