The Week

Diary

20 May 2017 9:00 am

On the heels of the Today programme’s invitation to discuss ‘cultural appropriation’ (again), the New York Times reported the disheartening…

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…

Portrait of the Week

20 May 2017 9:00 am

NHS and computers across the world crippled by ransomware virus

Power and the middle class

20 May 2017 9:00 am

When the centre disappears, equality vanishes with it

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…

Diary

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Watching the general election from my newsroom is an out-of-body experience. I’ve been involved in the last five general elections…

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…

Australian letters

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Lest we etc. Sir: What can account for the hysterical reaction in some quarters to Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s Facebook post on…

Portrait of the week

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Home After spectacular local election results, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said: ‘I’m taking nothing for granted over the next…

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…

Diary

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The Prosperity UK conference over a week ago kicked off with a dinner at Hatfield House that brought together Leavers…

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…

Australian letters

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Attacking Sophie Sir: Your contributor, Michael Danby (Sophie’s bad choices, The Spectator, 15 April 2017) has used your pages to…

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…

Diary

29 April 2017 9:00 am

When Trevor Phillips stood down as chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, he had served nine years. His…

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…

Australian letters

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Consequential Sir: Appreciated very much Michael Davis’s article ‘Gay Marriage Notes’. It should be mandatory reading for many of our…

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…