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Could we win back Gordon Brown’s gold at the Olympics?

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Golden years How many Olympic events would Team GB have to win before we could earn back the gold reserves…

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The Boris-bashers should be ashamed

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Throughout this fractious summer, one thing has united all the warring pundits and politicians. Left, right; Leave, Remain, everyone at…

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Why negative interest rates are mad, bad – and dangerous

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Negative interest rates are too crazy to contemplate, right? But they may be just around the corner

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It's time to defend Brexit

20 August 2016 9:00 am

One of the many incorrect predictions about this year’s referendum was that those who voted for Brexit would soon regret…

How often do people (even judges) swear?

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Four-letter surveys A judge at Chelmsford Crown Court who was sworn at by a man she was sentencing to jail…

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It’s right to ‘line shareholders’ pockets’ before fixing pension holes

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The revelation by actuarial consultants Lane Clark & Peacock that 56 of the supposedly blue chip companies in the FTSE 100…

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Italy’s migrant purgatory

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The car park near Dante’s tomb is full of the young menwe have encouraged to flee to Europe for a better life

Bob Geldof addresses the March for Europe rally, 2 July 2016

Luvvie anger over Brexit is palpable at Edinburgh – and it’s exposing their true colours

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Luvvie anger over Brexit is palpable. Lloyd Evans ponders the tantrums of the arts crowd

Post-Brexit Britain should copy the Roman empire’s border policy

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Whether the EU commission knows what is good for it or not — always a tricky call — post-Brexit Britain…

Hate crime is real – ask any Pole in Britain

13 August 2016 9:00 am

The hate is real Sir: It is clearly an exaggeration to call Britain a bigoted country (‘We are not a…

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Theresa May’s right: we need China’s money, not their friendship

6 August 2016 9:00 am

There are reasons why Theresa May might harbour doubts about the Hinkley Point nuclear project — chiefly its unproven French…

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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…

Ortakoy mosque and Bosphorus bridge, Istanbul, Turkey

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