The Spectator

The Labour party has turned into a political bed-blocker

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Just as it seems that Labour has reached the bottom of the abyss, Jeremy Corbyn and his party somehow manage…

Labour third behind Tories and Ukip among working-class voters, says poll

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Home The Queen opened a new National Cyber Security Centre in London. Britain’s contribution to Nato has fallen below the…

1917: War is no excuse for theft

18 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The confiscation of enemy property’, The Spectator, 17 February 1917: It is perfectly possible to remove German influences without…

As lettuce grows scarce, who’s growing our fruit and veg

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Special forces Cathedral constables at York Minister got back their powers of arrest, which they had held from the 13th…

Ignore Sajid Javid — Britain has bags of room for more houses

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Living room Sir: Sajid Javid is quoted as saying that the biggest constraint on building more houses is the ‘lack…

‘Suprematistic Construction of Colours’, 1928–29, by Kazimir Malevich

Books and Arts

18 February 2017 9:00 am

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18 February 2017 9:00 am

Trump has his enemies just where he likes them

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Throughout John Bercow’s political career he has felt the need to atone for his student days when he was a…

Commons Speaker John Bercow takes a bold stand against Donald Trump

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Home John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, said he was ‘strongly opposed’ to an address being made…

How many goals must an England footballer score to be knighted?

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Match of the knights Emails emerged suggesting David Beckham would rather appreciate a knighthood. How many goals do you have…

Britain and American falling out is ‘a thing contrary to Nature’

11 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The United States and Britain’, The Spectator, 10 February 1917: It would be easy to write down a hundred…

We Brexiteers aren’t terrifed... it’s the Remainers having hysterics

11 February 2017 9:00 am

No fear Sir: Why does Matthew Parris think I am ‘secretly terrified’ of having voted to leave the EU (‘Brexiteers…

Illustration of the 1783 eruption of Mount Asama in Japan from Illustrations of Japan, 1822 Laura Gascoigne

Books and Arts opener

11 February 2017 9:00 am

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11 February 2017 9:00 am

Police must apologise to those falsely accused of sex offences

4 February 2017 9:00 am

This week, 49,000 gay men were granted posthumous pardons. Had Harold Macmillan’s government taken notice of this magazine in 1957…

Portrait of the week

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Trump news Theresa May, the Prime Minister, let it be known that she was ‘very happy’ about having extended an…

The Spectator calls for higher taxes, 1917

4 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Lenders and taxpayers’, The Spectator, 3 February 1917: As to the general financial soundness of the country there can be…

Trump’s rivals in the British petition game

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Trump’s rivals More than 1.7m people signed a petition on Parliament’s website demanding that Donald Trump’s state visit be cancelled,…

Don’t censor Geert Wilders – or let him near power

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Going Dutch Sir: As a Dutch man who lives in Britain, I found it heartening to read two such different…

‘Preferring the out to the indoor night’, 2010, by Hernan Bas, on show at Victoria Miro Martin Gayford

Books & Arts opener

4 February 2017 9:00 am

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4 February 2017 9:00 am

Now we'll find out who's really serious about free trade

28 January 2017 9:00 am

After any other US election it would cause little comment that the new president had chosen the British Prime Minister…

Portrait of the week

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Home The Supreme Court ruled by eight to three that, without an act of Parliament, the government could not effectually…

When nuclear bombs go wrong

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Nuclear near-misses It was revealed that last June an unarmed Trident missile test-fired off Florida from a British submarine headed…

What makes a university a university?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

What is a university? Sir: As a former Russell Group vice chancellor, I think that Toby Young’s appeal for more universities…