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In fear we trust: how the Tories became addicted to negativity

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Strange as it may seem, there are still people around David Cameron who regard the Scottish referendum campaign as a…

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Portrait of the Week: doctors on strike, President Obama’s Brexit threat

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Home Junior doctors went on strike for two days, refusing to provide even emergency treatment. The 96 Liverpool fans who…

Putting a price on Winston Churchill’s head

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Getting a head Barack Obama dismissed Boris Johnson’s accusations that he shown disdain for Sir Winston Churchill by removing a bust…

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The Easter rising

30 April 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Dublin Revolt’, The Spectator, 29 April 1916: If we are to do what will most disappoint the Germans, and that…

Spectator letters: The environmental case for remaining in the EU

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Green reasons to stay in Sir: As Conservatives we are clear that the European Union has been central to improving…

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Justice Secretary Michael Gove mounting his own ‘Project Fear’. Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

We want an EU referendum, not a scare-story contest

23 April 2016 9:00 am

So far the campaign for the EU referendum has resembled a contest as to which side can spin the most…

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Portrait of the week

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor, said that if Britain left the European Union, households would be on average £4,300 a…

Michael Gove and the bogeymen of Europe

23 April 2016 9:00 am

European bogeymen Michael Gove said ‘remain’ campaigners were spreading tales of bogeymen. But what is a bogeyman? Appropriately enough, the…

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From the archives: why every fit man must volunteeer

23 April 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Volunteer Training Corps’, The Spectator, 8 April 1916: If we were the Government, we would state plainly that in the…

Spectator letters: The country that didn’t want its treasure back

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Safe keeping? Sir: James Delingpole will be relieved to hear that not everyone follows the fashion for demanding repatriation of…

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A feral, all-powerful press? The Whittingdale story disproves that

16 April 2016 9:00 am

For weeks, Westminster has been full of rumours about the private life of a certain cabinet member. It was said…

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Portrait of the Week: David Cameron’s tax troubles and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s paternity

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, after spending a week parrying questions about his late father’s investment fund Blairmore, suddenly…

The chief executives who volunteer for pay cuts

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Boss cuts The chief executive of the Co-operative Group, Richard Pennycock, asked for a pay cut, saying his job had…

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From the archive: A day in the trenches

16 April 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Observing: an average day’, The Spectator, 15 April 1916: 5.10 a.m. The signaller on duty at the telephone has just said…

Spectator letters: Charles will be an excellent king

16 April 2016 9:00 am

In defence of Charles Sir: As a former full-time member of the Prince of Wales’s office, and a part-time equerry…

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How to make the rich pay more tax

9 April 2016 9:00 am

The 11 million documents leaked from Panama lawyers Mossack Fonseca tell us much that we know already. It’s hardly news…

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Portrait of the week

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Home Sajid Javid, the Business Secretary, said that the government would like a buyer to save Port Talbot steelworks. ‘We’re…

West Heslerton and other villages with one careful owner

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Squire power The village of West Heslerton in Yorkshire was put up for sale at £20 million after its owner,…

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Zeppelin raids

9 April 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Per Mare, Per Terras, Per Coelum’, The Spectator, 8 April 1916: The very worst the Germans can do in the way…

Spectator letters: in defence of gene editing

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Gene genies Sir: ‘The return of eugenics’ (2 April) links a new technology of gene modification to historic dreams of…

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Books and arts

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