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Rod LiddleRod Liddle

Tim Farron, an evangelical Christian, is the victim of a secular inquisition

25 July 2015

I wonder who will win the battle for Tim Farron’s soul — the Guardianistas or God? This is assuming that God gives a monkey’s either way. I know that He… Read more

Matthew ParrisMatthew Parris

My new addiction: road-building

25 July 2015

Many years ago I was encouraged to read Roger Hutchinson’s Calum’s Road. The small and quirky book made a deep impression on me: deeper, perhaps, than I realised at the… Read more

James_Forsyth-80x98James Forsyth

The SNP surge at Westminster might just accidentally save the Union

25 July 2015

There are few quicker ways to annoy an MP than to suggest that they are on holiday when the House of Commons isn’t sitting. Such a suggestion will be met… Read more

High lifeTaki

The Greece I once knew is now just a myth

25 July 2015

I think back to my Greek childhood and longing for the once cosiest and most romantic of cities overwhelms me. Actually it’s too painful to think back: all the blood… Read more

Low lifeJeremy Clarke

Safety tip: don't try to steal Trev's phone

25 July 2015

‘I’ve lost my phone,’ yells Trev. We’re in a club. He’s come charging on to the dance floor to tell me. He’s always forgetting where he’s left his phone and… Read more

Toby_Young-80x98Toby Young

Why I was right to vote for Jeremy Corbyn

25 July 2015

Is the ‘Tories for Corbyn’ campaign politics at its most infantile? As one of the few conservative commentators willing to defend it in the media, I’ve been doing my best… Read more

Vander-Weyer-NEWMartin Vander Weyer

Why the City might yet miss stroppy regulator Martin Wheatley

25 July 2015

A City insider at last month’s Mansion House dinner told me the Financial Conduct Authority had become ‘a bit of an embarrassment’ — or rather, that was my bowdlerisation of… Read more

Real lifeMelissa Kite

Challenging parking tickets is my crack cocaine

25 July 2015

‘Cydney, we are not moving to Cobham!’ I told the spaniel in my best outraged Margot Leadbetter voice. What a sad moment. All my adult life I have worshipped Cobham… Read more

Spectator sportRoger Alton

Australia’s amazing, exhausting sporting comebacks

25 July 2015

I have never met an Aussie I didn’t like, but, crikey, their sporting indefatigability is exhausting. Don’t they ever give up? In the past few days, they have pulled one… Read more

Long lifeAlexander Chancellor

Smartphones are wonderful – until they take over your life

25 July 2015

The smart phone is a wonderful thing. We are never out of touch anymore, neither with friends nor with the world at large. But increasingly we read of the harm… Read more

FoodTanya Gold

Venetian restaurants know I’m English from the back

25 July 2015

The Gatto Nero — or ‘Black Cat’ — is in Burano, a tiny island in the Venetian lagoon. It is close to ‘haunted’ Torcello, with its ancient campanile and its… Read more

Rod LiddleRod Liddle

I’m off to join Islamic State. See ya, kafirs!

18 July 2015

I am getting heartily sick of being subjected to low-level racist and Islamophobic abuse whenever I go out wearing my black Islamic State flag. It is a very beautiful flag,… Read more

James DelingpoleJames Delingpole

Ten resolutions as I stare my 50th birthday in the face

18 July 2015

Very soon now I shall reach my half-century. I would have preferred to keep the horror a secret but there’s no point. My stock-in-trade as a me-journalist is: everything —… Read more

James_Forsyth-80x98James Forsyth

The Tories can only benefit from the rise and rise of Jeremy Corbyn

18 July 2015

It wasn’t meant to work out this way. A month ago, Westminster watched to see if Jeremy Corbyn could get the support of the 35 MPs he needed to enter… Read more

High lifeTaki

Let’s read the riot act to the kleptocrats who are buying us out

18 July 2015

I have signed an affidavit for a hearing in the High Court stating that Janan Harb was, to my knowledge, married to Fahd of Saudi Arabia, who later became king… Read more

Low lifeJeremy Clarke

In my opinion, Death Corner was a very safe place to stand

18 July 2015

Watching the daily running of the bulls through Pamplona’s narrow streets online this week has given me a wistful pang about not being there again. I once went to Pamplona’s… Read more

Toby_Young-80x98Toby Young

What are we going to do about urban foxes?

18 July 2015

Forget about the countryside. When is the government going to do something about the vulpine creatures wreaking havoc in central London? The situation is now so out of control, it’s… Read more

Wiki manRory Sutherland

This is what every menu should look like

18 July 2015

The appallingly bad photograph below was taken on my mobile phone about 15 years ago. It shows the menu layout from the Lisbon restaurant Chapito. I have never seen any… Read more

Vander-Weyer-NEWMartin Vander Weyer

Some good came out of the negotiating chamber this week, but it concerned Iran rather than Greece

18 July 2015

As an occasional lecturer on the abstruse topic of the efficacy of sanctions in conflict resolution, I find myself much more excited about the emergence in Vienna of a settlement… Read more

Real lifeMelissa Kite

Watch your backs, everyone: I haven’t slept for three years

18 July 2015

Insomnia has a lot to answer for. I have not been sleeping well for years but a few months ago I stopped sleeping at all. By that I don’t mean… Read more

Long lifeAlexander Chancellor

The dark heart of croquet

18 July 2015

I have always been what I suppose one could call a weed, and a cowardly one at that. I never liked sports and was never any good at them. When… Read more

Wild lifeAidan Hartley

Why I dream of the Great Wall of China

18 July 2015

Laikipia A quarter of a century ago I met two young South African men who had ridden their ponies 1,700 miles from the Kalahari desert to Kenya. They were on… Read more

Bruce-Anderson-PoliticsBruce Anderson

Banking on wine

18 July 2015

Great matters were trembling in the balance. The prime minister needed cash to achieve his objective and as Parliament was not sitting to vote for supply, there would have to… Read more

Spectators notesCharles Moore

Charles Moore’s Notes: Why the Greek No is a great moment for socialism

11 July 2015

Even if everything goes wronger still, the Greek No vote is a great victory for the left. Until now, the left has not mounted a serious challenge to the claims… Read more

James_Forsyth-80x98James Forsyth

George Osborne's real plan: erase every trace of Gordon Brown

11 July 2015

To understand George Osborne, it is important to realise that he cut his political teeth at the height of the New Labour ascendancy. He remembers the humiliations that were visited… Read more