His affair shows that the French are becoming more puritanical
Did Harold Macmillan stitch up his succession – or did Iain Macleod’s famous Spectator piece, 50 years old this week, stitch up Macmillan?
New light is shed on the president's politics, smoothed over in 'Long Walk to Freedom'
The Simpsons star explains what it takes to bring America’s most reviled president back to sympathetic life
Snooping shouldn't be a conservative principle. In the US and elsewhere, the right understand that
‘What are people in your country saying about Holland these days?’ one Dutch friend recently asked me. I hadn’t the heart to reply that no one was talking that much… Read more
Trendy commentators have fallen in love with a pope of their own invention
Has there ever been a better story? It's like a version of Titanic where first class cheers for the iceberg
The former Spectator editor remembers his brilliant wine correspondent
The 2014 winner of The Spectator’s Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for unconventional travel writing, illustrated by Carolyn Gowdy
Winter garden visiting is a solitary pastime, lending itself to the misanthrope, and is highly recommended. When it’s so cold not even your dog wants to come with you, seize… Read more
The Brussels establishment see their diverse new opponents as just a bunch of extremists. They won't know what's hit them
One of the 20th century's great crimes is still awaiting a fitting memorial
I don't like who I become when I'm looking for a house
We need conservatism now more than ever
There's absolutely no need to separate our rubbish by hand
I'm not, for starters
How must our recipes appear to the inheritors of thousands of years of tradition?
Lush lawns and eccentricity
It's more than just the mojitos that will make your head spin
Discover the brutally seductive landscape off Sweden's coast
A place to eat everything