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The proof that Scotland is better off in the UK

27 August 2016 9:00 am

This time two years ago, the United Kingdom stood on the brink of dissolution. The referendum on Scottish independence hung…

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27 August 2016 9:00 am

Home Virgin Trains released videos showing that there were seats available when Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour party,…

Could we win back Gordon Brown’s gold at the Olympics?

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Golden years How many Olympic events would Team GB have to win before we could earn back the gold reserves…

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Coming to terms with trench warfare, 1916

27 August 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The bed-rock of war’, The Spectator, 26 August 1916: As a rule in war the bowling has a great advantage over…

The problem with our golden age

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Golden age problems Sir: Johan Norberg’s ‘Our golden age’ (20 August) is absolutely right — we do live in a golden age;…

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It's time to defend Brexit

20 August 2016 9:00 am

One of the many incorrect predictions about this year’s referendum was that those who voted for Brexit would soon regret…

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20 August 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, who was supposed to be on a walking holiday in Switzerland, wrote to Xi…

How often do people (even judges) swear?

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Four-letter surveys A judge at Chelmsford Crown Court who was sworn at by a man she was sentencing to jail…

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How to name an aeroplane, 1916

20 August 2016 9:00 am

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 19 August 1916: The Parliamentary Air Committee having recently inhaled much ozone at…

When gamekeepers went from my morning walk, so did the birdlife

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Losing game Sir: Matt Ridley is completely right (‘Don’t grouse about grouse’, 13 August). I am lucky enough to live…

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Whatever China says, we need to dump Hinkley Point

13 August 2016 9:00 am

The Chinese government is unlikely to give Theresa May a panda in the near future. This week the country’s ambassador…

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13 August 2016 9:00 am

Home The government floated the idea that individuals might receive payments in areas where fracking was approved, or where housing…

Does an emperor’s illness really bring Japan to a halt?

13 August 2016 9:00 am

The end of an emperor — 82-year-old Emperor Akihito of Japan has announced that he wants to abdicate, partly, he…

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The case against an early election, 1916

13 August 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Restless politicians’, The Spectator, 12 August 1916: Even those journals which a few months ago were most zealous for…

Hate crime is real – ask any Pole in Britain

13 August 2016 9:00 am

The hate is real Sir: It is clearly an exaggeration to call Britain a bigoted country (‘We are not a…

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The best way to save refugee lives (Britain's doing it)

6 August 2016 9:00 am

How should a country deal with refugees? This week the British government received an important legal vindication of its approach:…

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6 August 2016 9:00 am

Home The Court of Appeal overturned a ruling that four Syrian refugees living in Calais’ jungle camp could come to…

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6 August 2016 9:00 am

Knight falls There were calls for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood. Who is stripped of such…

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The Spectator, 1916: The trouble with trenches

6 August 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Armour of offence’, The Spectator, 5 August 1916: The soldier must never forget that it is his business to…

Please cheer up, Martha Lane Fox

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Remain calm Sir: I am sorry that the redoubtable Martha Lane Fox is still angry at the exaggerations made by…

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Slippery slope

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Australia is heading further and further down a slippery slope. And the danger of an ugly pile-up at the end…