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In praise of David Cameron

25 June 2016 9:00 am

David Cameron bet everything on winning this European Union referendum. He lost. His resignation was inevitable, but the timing was not.…

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Portrait of the Week: pro-EU Labour MP Jo Cox is shot and stabbed to death

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Home One week before the United Kingdom voted in a referendum on membership of the European Union, Jo Cox, a…

Is football now bigger than rugby in Wales?

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Big game hunt Wales beat Russia 3–0 to finish above England in their group at the European Football Championships. Which…

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The Spectator, 1916: Why we still speak of England

25 June 2016 8:00 am

From ‘English or British?’, The Spectator, 25 June 1916: We wish that this question of ‘England’ or ‘Britain’ could be settled satisfactorily,…

The dangerous illusion of European identity

25 June 2016 8:00 am

European identity Sir: Alexander Chancellor (Long life, 18 June) echoes the widely accepted view of the European Union as a ‘bulwark…

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25 June 2016 8:00 am

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Out – and into the world: why The Spectator is for Leave

18 June 2016 9:00 am

  The Spectator has a long record of being isolated, but right. We supported the north against the slave-owning south…

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Portrait of the week: 49 shot dead in Orlando gay club by Islamist gunman

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, threatened pensioners who voted in the referendum for Britain to leave the EU: ‘If…

Demolished houses of the evil and infamous

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Houses of ill repute The Austrian interior minister has suggested that his government will demolish the house where Adolf Hitler…

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After the breakthrough

18 June 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Verdun’, The Spectator, 16 June 1916: As has been proved again and again in this war, if you are willing to…

Sorry, Matthew Parris, but immigration concern isn’t all about race

18 June 2016 9:00 am

The population problem Sir: Matthew Parris (11 June) dismisses worries over immigration as being based on race. This is a…

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18 June 2016 9:00 am

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The EU referendum: two leaps in the dark

11 June 2016 9:00 am

This week the Prime Minister devoted a speech to what he regarded as six lies being told by his opponents…

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Portrait of the week

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, caused mild surprise by cancelling a cabinet meeting and hastily convening a press conference…

The truth about boxers and brain damage

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Boxing brains Muhammad Ali died aged 74, after more than 30 years with Parkinson’s Disease. How many boxers suffer brain…

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The Kitchener effect

11 June 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Lord Kitchener’, The Spectator, 9 June 1916: The central fact in Kitchener’s administration of the War Office is that…

I saw Germany after the war. We must stay in the EU

11 June 2016 9:00 am

War and Brexit Sir: Over the past few weeks every underemployed academic, hack or backbencher has come forward offering opinions…

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All the Ins and Outs

11 June 2016 9:00 am

A Spectator Brexit debate

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Books & arts

11 June 2016 9:00 am

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11 June 2016 9:00 am

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France is now the sick man of Europe

4 June 2016 9:00 am

It is a long time since the term ‘sick man of Europe’ could be applied to Britain. France is now…

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Migrants rescued from Channel, PM shares platform with Sadiq Khan

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Home Two British men were charged with immigration offences after the rescue by night of 18 Albanian migrants, two of…

The biggest threats to gorillas (Cincinnati Zoo not included)

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Gorilla warfare Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla, was shot at Cincinnati Zoo after he started dragging away a boy aged four…

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1916: Sorry, President Wilson, but this is not a gentlemanly war

4 June 2016 9:00 am

From ‘President Wilson and the Lessons of History’, 2 June 1916: Emphatically it is not a war of what we…

Bluster and deceit are all that Cameron has left

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Cameron’s bluster Sir: Peter Oborne is surely right that lying and cheating are now commonplace in the heart of government…