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Go back and get more from the EU, Prime Minister

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Throughout his negotiations with the European Union, David Cameron was fatally undermined by his own lack of resolve. He was…

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Portrait of the Week: David Cameron’s EU deal and the death of Terry Wogan

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, made a speech in Wiltshire about a letter from Donald Tusk, the president of…

What happens if a British election ends in a dead heat? Well, one did…

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Ballots drawn Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tossed a coin to decide which of them was the winner in some…

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What to do about Syria – the view from 1916

6 February 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The future of Syria’, The Spectator, 5 February 1916: We say with all the emphasis at our command, and…

Letters: Against and in defence of the gender fluidity debate

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Leave those kids alone Sir: Melanie Phillips was right to raise serious concerns about the emerging practice of challenging children…

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The ‘in’ side’s shockingly bad start in the EU referendum campaign

30 January 2016 9:00 am

David Cameron wants to get the European Union referendum over with quickly — and understandably so. Things are still going…

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Portrait of the Week

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Home Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, prepared a paper on the four areas of concern between Britain…

Henry Worsley and the annals of heroic British failure

30 January 2016 9:00 am

So near and yet so far Henry Worsley died in a Chilean hospital of peritonitis after being airlifted from Antartica,…

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Disciplined brutality

30 January 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Crimes of Germany’, The Spectator, 29 January 1916: It would be a relief, a partial solution, if only…

Spectator letters: How to level the cricket pitch

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Levelling the cricket pitch Sir: As a cricket addict and believer in state education, it pains me to agree with…

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David Miranda arrest: saving lives must come first

23 January 2016 9:00 am

This week brings to a close an absurdly overblown cause célèbre. The Court of Appeal ruled that David Miranda’s detention…

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Portrait of the week: English lessons, civil partnerships, the price of oil

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that Muslim women must learn English, and that those who had entered on…

Barometer: why is oil measured in barrels, and who in England can’t speak English?

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Roll out the barrel The price of crude oil dropped below $30 a barrel. Why do we measure it in…

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Archive: Motoring as a hobby should be discouraged

23 January 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Conscription of Wealth’, The Spectator, 22 January 1916: At recent race meetings streams of motor-cars have proceeded from…

Letters on the EU referendum, junior doctors’ strike, and TV nature programmes

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Bureaucratic tyranny Sir: As James Forsyth points out (‘Scary Monsters’, 16 January), David Cameron and other ‘In’ campaign supporters wish…

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Striking doctors need an injection of realism

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Treatment for that once-virulent condition, the British disease of strikes, has largely been successful. The number of working days lost…

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Portrait of the week: Junior doctors on strike

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that, on Britain’s place in the European Union, ‘what I would like to…

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From the archive: On compelling shirkers to do their duty

16 January 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Position of the Government’, The Spectator, 15 January 1916: Any man who knew the nature of Englishmen, or…

Spectator Letters: Hope for the Scottish Tories, policing charities after Kids Company

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Borderline case Sir: Alex Massie (‘The painful truth for Ruth’, 9 January) correctly identifies the challenges facing the Scottish Conservatives.…

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Christmas crossword solution

16 January 2016 9:00 am

The grid quotation was from the JOURNEY OF THE MAGI (T S ELIOT). Initial letters of superfluous words spelled out…

Christmas crossword: The winners

16 January 2016 9:00 am

The first prize of £100, three prizes of £25 and six further prizes of the Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations (2015)…

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