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Britain has shown Germany how to handle a migrant crisis

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Only now does Angela Merkel concede that her admitting a million refugees last year was a mistake. It was obvious…

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Portrait of the week

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May was ‘quite likely’ to invoke Article 50 in January or February 2017, Donald Tusk, the president of…

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Looking for hope on the Somme, 1916

24 September 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Battle of the Somme’, The Spectator, 23 September 1916: It may prove to be the fact that the battle…

David Cameron’s memoirs are worth just a third of Tony Blair’s

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Underbooked David Cameron is said to be struggling to get a good price for his memoirs, with talk of a…

Grammar schools don't matter. It’s central control that stymies teachers

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Remote control Sir: Rachel Wolf argues that in education policy ‘the trend, from Kenneth Baker onwards, has been towards giving…

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In defence of David Cameron’s achievements

17 September 2016 9:00 am

It is too early to tell what sort of Prime Minister Theresa May will turn out to be, but we…

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Portrait of the week

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Home Schools in England would have the right to select pupils by ability, under plans outlined by Theresa May, the…

Here’s the French foreign minister for you, Emily Thornberry

17 September 2016 9:00 am

French intelligence Some interesting facts about the French foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, for the benefit of shadow foreign secretary Emily…

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The Spectator’s defence of Asquith, 1916

17 September 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Mr. Asquith’, The Spectator, 16 September, 1916: King George has no other subject who is trusted so widely by his…

Sorry, but we didn’t have a proper immigration debate, either

17 September 2016 9:00 am

What immigration debate? Sir: Henrik Jonsson says (Letters, 10 September) that Swedes ought to learn from the Brits how to maintain…

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Now, finally, we can have a real debate about immigration

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Calm is slowly returning to the debate about Britain and Europe. The shrillness of the referendum campaign, and the hysteria…

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Portrait of the Week

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Home David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, made his first statement to the Commons and…

Can playing computer games make you smarter?

School report: stories from the education front line

10 September 2016 9:00 am

A round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

Can multiple party leaders work? Yes, in New Zealand

10 September 2016 9:00 am

In it together Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley were elected co-leaders of the Green party. Has a political party had…

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The joy as the zeppelin burned

10 September 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The burning of the Zeppelin’, The Spectator, 9 September 1916: Half London formed the vast proscenium for this tragedy…

How political correctness has wounded Sweden

10 September 2016 9:00 am

What Swedes don’t say Sir: Tove Lifvendahl is, unfortunately, exactly right in her analysis of Swedish immigration and asylum policy…

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School portraits: snapshots of four notable schools

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Snapshots of four notable schools

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The Apple tax grab shows the wisdom of Brexit

3 September 2016 9:00 am

It’s strange that, even now, the Brexit vote is routinely referred to as an expression of anger or frustration —…

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Portrait of the week: Sarkozy threatens to move the Calais ‘jungle’ to UK

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Home Britain rejected a call by Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France who hopes to return to power next…

The Burkini story: proudly born in Australia (and only 60% Muslim)

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Behind the cover-up Some facts about Burkinis: — The Burkini was invented by Ahedi Zanetti, a Lebanese-born Australian businesswoman, in…

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Churchill: no motive 'except that of personal advancement'

3 September 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Mr Churchill’s misfire’, The Spectator, 2 September 1916: There is nothing that democracy so much hates as unfair privilege, and Mr Churchill…