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Revealed - Theresa May's Brexit strategy

3 December 2016 9:00 am

For months, now, a hunt has been on for the government’s Brexit strategy. Theresa May has quite rightly refused to…

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Portrait of the week

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Home Paul Nuttall, aged 39, was elected leader of the UK Independence Party. He said: ‘I want to replace the Labour…

Sorry, Philip Hammond, autumn Budgets aren’t a new idea

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Autumn Budgets Philip Hammond announced that in future the Budget will be held in autumn rather than spring. This is…

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Let food prices rise! The Spectator’s answer to shortages, 1916

3 December 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The food shortage and how to meet it’, The Spectator, 2 December 1916: A rise in prices, if properly understood…

Expect an easy Brexit? Then you mistake the EU for something rational

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Irrational EU Sir: James Forsyth’s otherwise excellent piece on Brexit talks (‘Britain’s winning hand’, 26 November) suffers from the flaw…

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Cover 3 December 2016

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Restaurateur Gavin Rankin enjoys a gastronomic trip to Belgium

29 November 2016 5:35 pm

Restaurateur Gavin Rankin enjoys a gastronomic trip to Belgium but wishes travelling companion, chef Rowley Leigh, had kept his mouth…

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Philip Hammond – just about managing

26 November 2016 9:00 am

From the moment she arrived in 10 Downing Street, Theresa May has been commendably clear about her economic priorities for…

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Portrait of the week

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Home In his Autumn Statement, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, against an expectation of increased borrowing and slower…

What past Buckingham Palace renovations cost (and who paid)

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Bucks for Bucks Buckingham Palace is to be renovated at a cost of £369m, funded through an increase in the…

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War and votes for women

26 November 2016 9:00 am

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 25 November 1916: We admit that before the war we should have placed, and…

Trust a man who worked in one: we don’t want more prisons

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Prisons and the public Sir: Your leading article on the sorry state of our prisons (19 November) was very welcome.…

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Books and Arts opener

26 November 2016 9:00 am

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Money Cover 261116

26 November 2016 9:00 am

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Cover 26 November 2016

26 November 2016 9:00 am

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We can no longer ignore the crisis in our prisons

19 November 2016 9:00 am

One of the stated objectives of this week’s brief strike by prison officers was to publicise the dire conditions in…

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Portrait of the week

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Home Nigel Farage, the caretaker leader of Ukip, was photographed with a smiling Donald Trump as the two men held…

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Hey Donald, here are the walls to beat

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Also in our Barometer column: the other popular-vote winners who didn’t get the presidency; immigration; internships

Am I part of the mob now, Matthew Parris?

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Wisdom of crowds Sir: According to Matthew Parris (‘Can we trust the people?’ 12 November), I have become part of the…

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Why the City must let German bankers back, 1916

19 November 2016 9:00 am

From ‘English versus German banking’, The Spectator, 18 November 1916: At the present moment a good many of us are in…

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A further selection of the best and most overrated books of 2016, chosen by some of our regular reviewers

19 November 2016 9:00 am

A further selection of the best and most overrated books of 2016,  chosen by some of our regular contributors

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Books and Arts opener

19 November 2016 9:00 am

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Why Trump's victory isn't like Brexit

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Donald Trump predicted that his election would be ‘Brexit times ten’ — which, as far as the stockmarket reaction was…

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Portrait of the week: Donald Trump becomes US president

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said she still expected to start talks on leaving the EU as planned by…

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Ideas for shortening the war, 1916

12 November 2016 9:00 am

From ‘How to Shorten the War. I. Prisoners’, The Spectator, 11 November 1916: Unless we altogether mistake the mental character of…