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We all have servants now

4 May 2019 9:00 am

 Montego Bay, Jamaica When the Kennedy clan were children, JFK and his siblings would tear off their clothes before leaping…

Sending more people to uni isn’t the answer

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Imagine a world where employers judged applicants solely on their dress. Anyone in frayed clothes or scuffed shoes would never…

A simple way for Spectator readers to make a real difference

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Perhaps the most insightful piece of political analysis since the turn of the century came from the Queen in a…

Penury dictates that I find more lucrative work — but I can’t afford to

9 April 2016 9:00 am

My adventures in penury land me with two job applications on my screen, one for MI6, one for Sainsbury’s. Do…

Why I now believe in positive discrimination

6 February 2016 9:00 am

The Prime Minister no doubt knew he would be fanning the flames when he waded into the argument about the…

Why could a robot replace a police chief – but not me?

26 September 2015 8:00 am

It’s hard to turn on the television nowadays without being shown a robot. It might be looking like a grasshopper…

Sod hard-working families: let’s have a four-day week

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Whenever I hear the phrase ‘hard-working families’ a little voice in my head asks ‘what about the lazier, chilled-out families?…

A jobs miracle is happening in Britain, thanks to tax cuts. Why don't the Tories say so?

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The jobs boom is one of the Tories’ finest achievements. Why aren’t they talking about it?

What Germans are worst at

19 July 2014 9:00 am

What Germans do worst Some things Germans aren’t very good at: — Making reliable car engines. According to a survey by Warranty Direct…

France's political system is crumbling. What's coming next looks scary

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The desperate state of its politics seems to signal the end of the Republic