The Spectator

Barometer

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Special forces Cathedral constables at York Minister got back their powers of arrest, which they had held from the 13th…

War and law

18 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The confiscation of enemy property’, The Spectator, 17 February 1917: It is perfectly possible to remove German influences without…

Letters

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Living room Sir: Sajid Javid is quoted as saying that the biggest constraint on building more houses is the ‘lack…

Portrait of the week

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Home The Queen opened a new National Cyber Security Centre in London. Britain’s contribution to Nato has fallen below the…

Labour’s love lost

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

Just as it seems that Labour has reached the bottom of the abyss, Jeremy Corbyn and his party somehow manage…

Barometer

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Match of the knights Emails emerged suggesting David Beckham would rather appreciate a knighthood. How many goals do you have…

A special relationship

11 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The United States and Britain’, The Spectator, 10 February 1917: It would be easy to write down a hundred…

Portrait of the Week

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Home John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, said he was ‘strongly opposed’ to an address being made…

Barometer

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

Match of the knights Emails emerged suggesting David Beckham would rather appreciate a knighthood. How many goals do you have…

Letters

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

No fear Sir: Why does Matthew Parris think I am ‘secretly terrified’ of having voted to leave the EU (‘Brexiteers…

Trump fever

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

Throughout John Bercow’s political career he has felt the need to atone for his student days when he was a…

Barometer

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Trump’s rivals More than 1.7m people signed a petition on Parliament’s website demanding that Donald Trump’s state visit be cancelled,…

Tax demand

4 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Lenders and taxpayers’, The Spectator, 3 February 1917: As to the general financial soundness of the country there can be…

Letters

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Going Dutch Sir: As a Dutch man who lives in Britain, I found it heartening to read two such different…

Portrait of the week

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Trump news Theresa May, the Prime Minister, let it be known that she was ‘very happy’ about having extended an…

Victims of hysteria

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

This week, 49,000 gay men were granted posthumous pardons. Had Harold Macmillan’s government taken notice of this magazine in 1957…

Barometer

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Nuclear near-misses It was revealed that last June an unarmed Trident missile test-fired off Florida from a British submarine headed…

Portrait of the week

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Home The Supreme Court ruled by eight to three that, without an act of Parliament, the government could not effectually…

Trading places

28 January 2017 9:00 am

President Trump dislikes multilateral trade deals, preferring nation-to-nation ones

Letters

26 January 2017 3:00 pm

What is a university? Sir: As a former Russell Group vice chancellor, I think that Toby Young’s appeal for more universities…

Trading places

26 January 2017 3:00 pm

After any other US election it would cause little comment that the new president had chosen the British Prime Minister…

An emperor’s inauguration

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Given that Donald Trump is not the most popular president the USA has ever seen, even among his own party,…

Barometer

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Starting cold Why is US Presidential Inauguration Day always on 20 January? — The date was moved from 4 March…

Who commands the sea?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Raiders, submarines and some naval problems’, The Spectator, 20 January 1917: At the moment the enemy’s fleet is compelled to…

Portrait of the week

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Home Britain will leave the single market on leaving the European Union, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said in a…