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Steerpike

27 July 2013 9:00 am

Is there treachery at the top of Ukip? Westminster has been buzzing with the rumour that party treasurer Stuart Wheeler…

When party leaders depart from the script, all hell breaks loose

27 July 2013 9:00 am

It is within the experience of even the humblest of MPs that those who oppose what you do will berate…

The free market didn’t kill Detroit: blame bad managers and worse unions

27 July 2013 9:00 am

One of the best articles I ever commissioned as an editor was an account by James Doran of a road…

No one else will say it. But right now, both Milband and Cameron are heroic

25 July 2013 1:00 pm

It is within the experience of even the humblest of MPs that those who oppose what you do will berate…

Does the EU really need 32 diplomats in Mozambique? And 44 in Barbados?

20 July 2013 9:00 am

The Prime Minister recently professed himself shocked at waste in the European Union. In particular, he was incensed by an…

Charles Moore's notes: While Justin Welby was finding God, I was eating baked beans

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Attending the funeral of Margaret Thatcher in April, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, was much impressed by the bit in…

The Zimmerman jury should have done its duty and ignored the evidence

20 July 2013 9:00 am

I wonder what possessed the jury in the Trayvon Martin case to return two not guilty verdicts when they knew…

Books are a load of crap - the sporty kids have got it made

20 July 2013 9:00 am

What a glorious sporting summer it has been so far. For some the highlight will have been Andy Murray at…

It’s the summer of the topless man – and there’s nothing we can do to stop it

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Topless men. What does that mean, then? I was opposite one on the tube the other day, heading north from…

Don't blame the baby boomers - they had it tough too

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Here’s a competition for you: ‘The most irritating discussion on Radio 4 in the past month.’ Answers in not more…

It’s the summer of the topless man,and there’s nothing we can do to stop it

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

Topless men. What does that mean, then? I was opposite one on the tube the other day, heading north from…

It’s sport that really matters in life. Now where’s my surfboard?

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

What a glorious sporting summer it has been so far. For some the highlight will have been Andy Murray at…

Only Tony Blair can unite the Middle East. There, everyone hates him

13 July 2013 9:00 am

As if the poor Egyptians didn’t have enough on their plate, into the arena marches the man to sort it…

Ed Miliband now has his Clause 4 moment - whether he wants it or not

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Ed Miliband doesn’t take a risk unless he has to. In his first two and a half years in charge…

The Spectator’s notes

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Andrew Mitchell was forced to resign as the Tory Chief Whip last autumn because he called policemen at the Downing…

Why partisan columnists (like me) are doomed

13 July 2013 9:00 am

An email exchange with a Conservative-leaning friend this week left me feeling sheepish. But if shameful my behaviour be, I’m…

Steerpike

13 July 2013 9:00 am

The wine waiters at Claridges are taking a keen interest in the investigation into malpractice in Falkirk. And they’re hoping…

With one cunningly placed number, Boris may have killed HS2

13 July 2013 9:00 am

‘Does anyone seriously doubt that this amazing scheme is actually going to go ahead?’ boomed Boris Johnson last week. ‘No…

Columnists are still partisan. Our readers aren’t

11 July 2013 1:00 pm

An email exchange with a Conservative-leaning friend this week left me feeling sheepish. But if shameful my behaviour be, I’m…

Nick and Dave are ready to rumble. Ed, on the other hand …

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The coalition parties have governed together for more than three years now, but they remain culturally very different beasts. When…

Charles Moore: Why not marry a dog?

6 July 2013 9:00 am

MPs are incomparable. This may seem an odd thing to say in the current climate of opinion, but I mean…

So, can we expect Channel 4 to broadcast a C of E call to prayer?

6 July 2013 9:00 am

It is very lucky for the BBC that Channel 4 exists. Whatever imbecilic, supposedly attention-grabbing trash the BBC commissions, there will…

By the book: All passion rent

6 July 2013 9:00 am

According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, 81 per cent of British people want to own their homes within the…

It’s the secret of a successful marriage: my wife treats me like a dog

6 July 2013 9:00 am

‘Here, Wolf,’ says the Fawn to me, showing me a saucer. ‘Look at this! This is the new place where…

I’ll tell you what really devalues marriage: patronising, preachy little tax breaks

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The Conservative party is trying to redefine marriage. I can’t believe they think they’re going to get away with this.…