The Week

From Tacitus to Justin Welby

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Many are still questioning the enthusiasm with which newspapers have implicated Archbishop Justin Welby, as a young man, in the…

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…

Diary

18 February 2017 9:00 am

I’m boning up on conversational Spanish for a trip to the Primera Persona festival in Barcelona with Alexei Sayle. We’re…

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

18 February 2017 9:00 am

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

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…

Socrates on expertise

11 February 2017 9:00 am

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, raises his growth forecasts and suddenly everyone believes the ‘expert’. So…

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…

Diary

11 February 2017 9:00 am

February Fill-Dyke. But north Norfolk is dry, at least in terms of rain. Instead we have coastal flooding. Three years…

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…

Australian letters

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Bankstown lefty Sir: Paul Keating’s political legacy was pretty good, but I have to scoff at his ‘world’s greatest treasurer’…

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…

Trump fever

11 February 2017 9:00 am

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

Socrates on expertise

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, raises his growth forecasts and suddenly everyone believes the ‘expert’. So…

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…

Nero’s tips for Trump

4 February 2017 9:00 am

A Washington Post interview with ‘senior officials’ in the Trump White House reveals that ‘Trump… feels demoralised that the public’s…

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,…

Diary

4 February 2017 9:00 am

 ‘A Bill to confer power on the prime minister to notify, under Article 50(2)…’. When it comes to the House…

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…

Australian letters

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Hotspots Sir: No less than sixteen UN member nations formally ‘forbid Israeli passport holders to enter’. It is, I think,…

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…