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Why Boris is wrong to say that the children of jihadis should be taken into care

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Do your children have a bleak and nihilistic view of the world? It’s hard to tell, really, when they spend…

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I’m scared to admit to being a Tory in today’s C of E

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Believe me, it’s not easy to be a Tory in today’s C of E

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From Nasser to Mubarak — Egypt's modern pharaohs and their phoney myths

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Jonathan Rugman is foreign affairs correspondent for Channel 4 News.

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Hope for one of the most turbulent, traumatised regions in the world

25 January 2014 9:00 am

John Keay’s excellent new book on the modern history of South Asia plunges the reader head first into some wildly…

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The 'semi-detached' member of Margaret Thatcher's cabinet

18 January 2014 9:00 am

John Biffen was mentally ill. This is the outstanding revelation of Semi-Detached, a memoir which has been assembled from his…

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Why is Doris Kearns Goodwin raking up old muck?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era are well-worn subjects for both professional and amateur historians, so it’s pertinent to ask…

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When we dropped the Bomb by mistake

14 December 2013 9:00 am

In January 1976 New York’s late-lamented National Lampoon produced a bicentennial calendar as a contribution to the general rejoicing. For…

Letters: Cyclists reply to Rod Liddle, and an MP replies to Hugo Rifkind

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Rod rage Sir: Like most cyclists, who also own a car and pay road tax, I enjoy a pedal along…

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Hugo Rifkind: Yes, I'm apathetic about politics. But isn't Russell Brand?

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Since I was a child, pretty much everybody I have ever met has asked me if I want to be…

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Does Xi Jinping really want reform? If so, he would unravel China

9 November 2013 9:00 am

For all its bombast and success, the Chinese Communist party faces a host of looming problems – and a big decision

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Guido Fawkes to Damian McBride: Who's spinning now?

5 October 2013 9:00 am

When Gordon Brown eventually became aware that his Downing Street was about to be engulfed in the Smeargate scandal, he…

In it together? Matthew d'Ancona's book on the coalition is a huge letdown, says Peter Oborne

5 October 2013 9:00 am

There are two ways of being a political journalist. One is to stay on the outside and try to avoid…

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Conservative landslide in Australia: Tony Abbott will crush Kevin Rudd

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Sometimes only a cliché will do, especially when the subject is the Australian Labor party. Labor is holed beneath the…

An all-too-familar ritual: Pakistanis protest against US drone attacks on the northwestern tribal belt, January 2013

Foreign Policy Begins at Home, by Richard N. Haass - review

6 July 2013 9:00 am

A year or so after the ‘liberation’ of Iraq, an unnamed senior Bush administration official (later revealed to be Karl…

Dark Actors, by Robert Lewis - review

6 July 2013 9:00 am

No book about Dr David Kelly could start anywhere other than at the end. Kelly is found, dead, in a…

Mourning Julia Gillard with the greatest wine ever to come out of Australia

6 July 2013 9:00 am

My Australian friend was in mourning over the removal of Julia Gillard, the country’s first female prime minister. She had…

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Why politics needs more Darwinists – and fewer economists

22 June 2013 9:00 am

An ardently left-wing friend of mine is travelling over from Thailand next week to look for a private school for…

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Take it from a former barrister: Chris Grayling is right to reform legal aid

8 June 2013 9:00 am

There’s only one problem with Chris Grayling’s legal reforms – they don’t go far enough

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Why Ukip is a party of extremists

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Last Saturday I wrote for my newspaper a column whose drift was that it was time for the sane majority…

Norman Lamont as seen by The Spectator's Peter Brooks during his reign as Chancellor.

Norman Lamont’s diary: Green shoots, George Osborne and Mark Carney

25 May 2013 9:00 am

I was surprised to be told, by the editor of this magazine, that next week will mark the 20th anniversary…

Chris Patten (left), chairman of the BBC Trust, with Tony Hall, the new Director General of the BBC

Why does the BBC so love lefty journalists?

25 May 2013 9:00 am

It is no surprise that the latest high-profile BBC recruit is from the Guardian

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The secret of David Cameron’s Europe strategy: he doesn’t have one

18 May 2013 9:00 am

Calling for a referendum is not the same as having a strategy on Europe

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Nadine Dorries interview: why I want to run as a UKIP-Tory joint candidate

18 May 2013 9:00 am

Nadine Dorries is back in the Conservative party fold – but will she be the first Tory/Ukip candidate?

First Cabinet Meeting Is Held Since The Recent Elections And Reshuffle

5 Days in May, by Andrew Adonis - review

18 May 2013 9:00 am

Andrew Adonis enjoyed a week of glory in 2010. The former Lib Dem activist was asked to join Labour’s negotiating…

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Why the Tories need their own Nigel Farage

11 May 2013 9:00 am

There are two talking points in Westminster this week. One is about who is up and who is down following…