United Kingdom

indo-pacific

Biden should embrace Britain’s new Indo-Pacific strategy

17 December 2020 1:48 am

While final negotiations on the UK’s relationship with the EU continue to drag, No. 10 is moving rapidly to expand…

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Why academics hold Thatcher and Trump in such contempt

19 November 2020 1:15 am

‘Has that orange baboon gone yet?’ asked a senior professor in the teacher’s room at my university yesterday. The remark…

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Brexit Britain will be the winner in the EU’s war on Joe Biden

16 November 2020 3:47 am

A new era of transatlantic cooperation will have begun. The United States will pivot towards Brussels. The trade wars will…

fake news

What Trump can learn from Boris in fighting fake news

31 October 2020 2:14 am

The US election has, once again, been plagued by a tide of disinformation and fake news. But don’t point the…

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Is Donald Trump really anti-abortion?

6 September 2020 8:39 pm

At the Republican National Convention last month, he was repeatedly described as the ‘most pro-life President ever’. According to some…

iran sanctions

Leaked letter: Boris Johnson rejects Trump on Iran sanctions

28 August 2020 6:46 am

A leaked letter to the UN Security Council shows that the British government has rejected the US position on Iran’s…

The continued existence of the United Kingdom is now at stake

20 July 2020 4:30 pm

When they come to write the history of the Union’s demise, there will be three guilty men. Tony Blair was…

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Why Biden might be better for Brexit Britain

25 June 2020 1:59 pm

At the best of times, US presidential elections require the British government to walk a tightrope. In 1992, a Tory…

uk-us trade deal

Could British farmers block a UK-US trade deal – and what does it mean for Oz?

19 June 2020 1:00 am

Will the UK agree a trade deal with the US? Such an agreement has long been cited by Leave campaigners…

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Britain must fight the EU’s nanny state urges

4 March 2020 4:05 am

The UK government has given the EU a Brexit deadline of four months. No. 10 is threatening to walk away from the negotiating table…

The shocking truth about the English and the Scots: they agree

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Last year, the United Kingdom came within 384,000 votes of destruction. A referendum designed to crush the Scottish nationalists instead…

Scots and English are the same people, with different accents. Why pretend otherwise?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

The Scots and the English have far more in common than the SNP likes to admit

The Spectator's notes: What shall we call the Country Formerly Known as Britain?

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Last week, David Cameron said that we have ‘seven months to save the most extraordinary country in history’. He meant…