EU

One good thing about bank closures: they could give the Co-op a new job

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Many thanks to the stampede of readers who sent news of bank branch closures. There’s certainly a national pattern, and…

The French election is now Marine Le Pen vs a collapsing French establishment

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Whether it’s liberal reforms with Macron or nationalism with Le Pen, the French seem about to vote for radical change. That doesn’t mean they’ll get it

Now we'll find out who's really serious about free trade

28 January 2017 9:00 am

After any other US election it would cause little comment that the new president had chosen the British Prime Minister…

Why Geert Wilders is taking over Dutch politics

28 January 2017 9:00 am

With the rise of Geert Wilders, the long Dutch tradition of liberalism is at risk of destroying itself

Geert Wilders doesn’t threaten Dutch liberalism: he’s defending it

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Wilders’s voters are not attacking liberalism: they’re defending it

If the NHS needs more money, why not collect from health tourists?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Hunt’s plan to tackle health tourism is just not working

Davos Man has already destroyed old Europe; next stop, the world

28 January 2017 9:00 am

 Gstaad The snows came tumbling down just as the camel-drivers headed back to the Gulf. In fact, they never saw…

What physicists understand that economists don’t

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Particle of faith Sir: Fraser Nelson draws our attention to the most worrying aspect of economists getting it wrong, which…

Theresa May’s Twelve Steps programme for national recovery

21 January 2017 9:00 am

It is hard to be shocked by anything in these tumultuous times, but I was brought up short by the…

Why Donald Trump looks like just the friend Britain needs

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has pledged to reward Britain for leaving the EU, and the signs are promising

Acts of heroism are wasted on Davos Man and generation snowflake

21 January 2017 9:00 am

 Athens I can only ask sardonically: was it worth it? Executed after unspeakable torture without giving anything away — and…

The only mystery about Sir Ivan Rogers is why he was still in his job

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The wonder about Sir Ivan Rogers’s resignation as Britain’s ambassador to the EU is that he was still in the…

Ancient Greeks wouldn’t recognise George Osborne’s idea of democracy

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Ex-chancellor George Osborne is planning a book to be titled The Age of Unreason. He says that ‘it will be…

Monte dei Paschi is everything that’s gone wrong with banking

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The headline business story of the holiday season was the latest bailout of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena. This…

What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite? It’s their education

7 January 2017 9:00 am

What explains the silliness of the liberal elite? Their education

2017: Europe's year of rage

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Across the continent, the pro-EU establishment is in trouble

Populism vs post-democracy

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Europeans are usually alarmed or sniffy about American concern for democracy’s fate, but this time liberal opinion on both sides…

I’m a part of the elite. So why am I cheering for the populist right?

10 December 2016 9:00 am

‘Are you Charles Moore of The Spectator?’ I answered to that description. ‘Well,’ said my questioner, ‘I am worried that you’re…

Matthew Parris vs Matt Ridley on Brexit bitterness

10 December 2016 9:00 am

A conversation about Brexit and bitterness

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…

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…

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…

How Algeria could destroy the EU

3 December 2016 9:00 am

When Algeria’s elderly, unwell president dies, the Islamists will try to seize power, and Europe will face another refugee crisis

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.…

Does any Supreme Court judge represent the 17.4 million Brexit voters?

26 November 2016 9:00 am

It is not self-evidently ridiculous that Nigel Farage should be the next British ambassador to the United States. The wishes…