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Dictators’ new argument against free speech

23 July 2016 9:00 am

These days, you only need to turn your back for five minutes and you’ve missed another horror. The Turkish coup…

Sophocles vs the luvvie Remainers

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Is the Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith, who longs to reverse the obviously undemocratic outcome of the recent referendum, aware…

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Of course Tony Blair made a ‘secret deal’. That’s what good PMs do

23 July 2016 9:00 am

As a founder member of the Guild of Blair-Bashers, someone who reacted strongly against him from our first encounter at…

More money in the UK purse after Brexit.

That Brexit apocalypse? It just isn’t happening

23 July 2016 9:00 am

There’s very little sign of the predicted post-Brexit economic crisis

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Meet the Remainers scrambling to keep their EU citizenship

23 July 2016 9:00 am

By hook, crook or marriage, Remainers are making plans to keep their European citizenship

Matthew Parris is simply wrong about us Leavers

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Lurid about Leavers Sir: Matthew Parris has spent much of the past few months denigrating those of us who want…

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Brexit won the battle. But now we’ve lost the war

16 July 2016 9:00 am

When Jonathan Swift wanted to mock the immeasurable superficiality of British politics, he imagined it as a contest between the…

I voted Leave for my children. They’ll thank me one day

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Junior elitists Sir: In response to Andrew Peters’s reminder that in many cultures it is the older and more experienced…

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Why is Theresa May so proud of picking fights with the police?

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Also in The Spectator’s Notes: no Orgreave inquiry; relaunch Vote Leave; a party for Remainers; planning for parliamentary sovereignty; HS2

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Don’t count the Brexit doom-mongers out yet

9 July 2016 9:00 am

I enjoyed the Daily Mail’s lambasting of the Financial Times as ‘panic-monger-in-chief’ for its doom-laden post-Brexit tone: ‘Is it determined…

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Sleepless by the strait: my haunting return to Istanbul

9 July 2016 9:00 am

A brief but haunting return to Istanbul, troubled city that I love

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The original Metric Martyrs are still waiting for a royal pardon

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Campaigners for the original Metric Martyrs feel their time has finally come

I’m a Remainer. But if I was working-class in Stoke, I’d be for Leave

2 July 2016 9:00 am

A rational vote Sir: There has been a lot of bile poured out about those who voted Leave by the…

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This EU referendum campaign was much better than the 1975 one

25 June 2016 9:00 am

The campaign this time has been fairer, better-contested and more realistic than in 1975

Anthropomorphism taken too far in Storyville’s ‘Unlocking the Cage’

The nutcase animal-rights lawyer who wants chimps granted the legal status of humans

25 June 2016 9:00 am

He may claim to only want these rights for sentient creatures, but remember how the EU was supposed just to be a trading bloc...

Cicero’s Brexit moment

25 June 2016 8:00 am

If Remain has won, for all the political and financial flurries, it will be business as usual for us plebs.…

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Entrepreneurs have the answer to voter insanity

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Good news: ‘My sources in the Gulf tell me they’re poised with big cash to buy into sterling, UK equities…

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The Racing Levy stinks. So why can't we replace it?

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Forced to depart Ascot earlier than usual to fulfil a cruise lecture booking on the fjords, I hadn’t reckoned with…

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Out – and into the world: why The Spectator is for Leave

18 June 2016 9:00 am

  The Spectator has a long record of being isolated, but right. We supported the north against the slave-owning south…

How Plato predicted the EU referendum campaign

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Our politicians, realising that the referendum campaign will be settled not by themselves under the usual parliamentary constraints but by…

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The day that Brexit camped in my kitchen

18 June 2016 9:00 am

On Thursday last week, as the baby and I were moving in our usual slow circles around the house, from…

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I’ve seen Britain’s post-Brexit future – and it’s beautiful

18 June 2016 9:00 am

 Berne, Switzerland Before we vote Brexit I thought I’d pop over to Switzerland — courtesy of Die Weltwoche, the nearest…

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Am I a Remain roundhead, or a Brexit cavalier?

18 June 2016 9:00 am

My pen hovers — but refuses to touch the postal ballot paper. I pour a drink (I won’t say whether…

Vote Leave Campaigners Deliver Speeches On The Risks Of Remain

Why the Leave campaign should pray they don’t win

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Why the leaders of the Leave campaign should pray they don’t win

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‘I’d have said let’s not do this’: What Osborne never asked his nudge guru

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Behavioural economics guru Richard Thaler on gas bills, Europe – and the advice the Chancellor never sought