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Britain really is ceasing to be a Christian country

28 May 2016 9:00 am

A landmark in national life has just been passed. For the first time in recorded history, those declaring themselves to…

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Portrait of the week

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Home The government published a Treasury analysis warning that an exit from the EU would plunge Britain into a year-long…

The many, many resting places of St Thomas à Becket

28 May 2016 9:00 am

A man in full A relic said to contain a fragment of St Thomas à Becket’s elbow arrived from Hungary for…

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The Spectator, 1916: To win the war, lose the dogs

28 May 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Food dictatorship’, The Spectator, 27 May 1916: Nobody would like to see the whole race of dogs exterminated, but…

Think Brexiters are friendly and cheerful? Try manning a Remain stall

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Leave’s grumpy grassroots Sir: James Delingpole should join us at a Remain street stall. He would soon be disabused of…

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28 May 2016 9:00 am

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Sorry, Chancellor, but the economic argument for the EU has not been won. Here’s why

21 May 2016 9:00 am

A Ryanair plane in a Stansted hangar was not the best backdrop for George Osborne’s claim that the economic argument…

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Potrait of the Week: prisons to be ‘academies’and West to arm Libya

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Queen’s Speech, the government made provision for bills against extremism and in favour of driverless cars, drones,…

300 signatures can be wrong. How about 2 million?

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Name check 306 business people signed a letter to the Daily Telegraph saying that Britain would be better off outside…

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The first world war comes home to a Kensington bus

21 May 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The softening of street manners’, The Spectator, 20 May 1916: Generally the public opinion of the ’bus entirely upholds…

Why the Republicans are even more divided than they look

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Republican party schisms Sir: Jacob Heilbrunn astutely analyses the predicament Donald Trump creates for America’s neoconservatives (‘Lumped with Trump’, 14…

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Books and arts opener

21 May 2016 9:00 am

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Why Nato is more important than the EU for Britain

14 May 2016 9:00 am

The Leave campaign was right to pour scorn on David Cameron’s warning this week that Brexit could threaten Europe’s military…

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Portrait of the week

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, made a speech in the British Museum warning of war if Britain left the…

What could Muslim women do within 48 miles of home? Almost everything

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Secrets of the stars The astrologer Jonathan Cainer died after beginning his last horoscope for his own star sign: ‘We’re…

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The untrustworthy Winston Churchill, 1916

14 May 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Colonel Winston Churchill’, The Spectator, 13 May 1916: The return of Colonel Churchill to the House of Commons, which we are…

To preserve a Christian Europe, vote Leave

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Europe is already divided Sir: The Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster writes eloquently about the historical purpose of a ‘union’ in…

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It’s Trump vs Hillary: a race that should terrify all conservatives

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Following Tuesday night’s Indiana primaries, the race for the Republican nomination is effectively over. Talk of Donald Trump being overhauled…

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Portrait of the Week: Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis, Leicester City’s triumph, Gerry Adams Twitter storm

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Home Naz Shah MP was suspended from the Labour Party after the blogger Guido Fawkes revealed that in 2014, nine…

Meet London’s senior mayor (no, it’s not Sadiq)

7 May 2016 9:00 am

London’s other mayor How many people could name the capital’s other mayor, the Lord Mayor of London? The office, officially…

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The Spectator’s advice on keeping Ireland quiet in 1916

7 May 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Reconstruction’, The Spectator, 5 May 1916: What Ireland wants just now is firm and judicious military government. The rebellion of last…