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Why is Theresa May threatening Britain's EU nationals over Brexit?

23 July 2016 9:00 am

This week’s lead article, as read by Lara Prendergast Helga Hunter met her husband Michael when he was a Scots…

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Theresa May’s new cabinet has no roles for George Osborne or Michael Gove

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May made a speech in the open air in Downing Street after kissing hands with the Queen as…

How Britannia got her trident

23 July 2016 9:00 am

How Britannia got her trident Parliament voted to renew Trident as Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent. But what about Britannia and…

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Over the top

23 July 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Battle of the Somme’, The Spectator, 22 July 1916: What we seldom hear about is what Milton called the ‘raw…

Letters: Lighten up, kids – there’s always hope

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Our terrified youth Sir: Both Claire Fox’s ‘Generation Snowflake’ and Mary Wakefield’s recent column (What’s to blame for a generation’s…

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23 July 2016 9:00 am

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David Cameron’s legacy (it's not just Brexit)

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Midway through his final cabinet meeting, David Cameron realised — with some horror — that it had turned into a…

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Portrait of the week

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May became Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative party when Andrea Leadsom withdrew her candidacy for election…

Six curious things about Theresa May

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Nuggets on May Some trivia about Theresa May — At 59, she is the oldest new prime minister since Jim…

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The Spectator’s peace terms, 1916

16 July 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Terms of peace’, The Spectator, 15 July 1916: As the man in the street might say, ‘The Allies are not…

Matthew Parris is simply wrong about us Leavers

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Lurid about Leavers Sir: Matthew Parris has spent much of the past few months denigrating those of us who want…

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16 July 2016 9:00 am

Win a bottle of Pol Roger Brut NV Champagne

15 July 2016 5:11 pm

For a chance to win this superb bottle of Champagne from Pol Roger simply enter your details and answer the…

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Iraq: the real question

9 July 2016 9:00 am

‘If it falls apart, everything falls apart in the region’ — Note from Tony Blair to George W. Bush, 2…

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Portrait of the week

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Home Conservative MPs set about finding two candidates for the party leadership to be put to party members as rival…

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‘A battle fraught with consequences’: The Spectator on the Somme, 1916

9 July 2016 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, The Spectator, 8 July 1916: On the surface of London life there is hardly a ripple,…

I voted Leave for my children. They’ll thank me one day

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Junior elitists Sir: In response to Andrew Peters’s reminder that in many cultures it is the older and more experienced…

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9 July 2016 9:00 am

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Technology by numbers

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Future global markets, digital tech turnover growth, UK R&D spending and UK digital start-ups

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9 July 2016 9:00 am

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A vote of confidence in Britain (even the bond markets agree)

2 July 2016 9:00 am

During the referendum campaign, it seemed at times as if a competition was on to issue the most hyperbolic claim…

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Portrait of the week

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, standing in the middle of Downing Street with his wife Samantha alone near him, announced his resignation…

When referendum re-runs go the ‘wrong’ way

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Repeat until fade More than three million voters disappointed by the result of the EU referendum have signed a petition…

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From the Archive: Preparing for peace

2 July 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Preparation for peace’, The Spectator, 1 July 1916: All industrial development relies in the last resort upon human energy,…

I’m a Remainer. But if I was working-class in Stoke, I’d be for Leave

2 July 2016 9:00 am

A rational vote Sir: There has been a lot of bile poured out about those who voted Leave by the…