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Cameron is the only leader who can deliver an EU referendum. Why is he ashamed to say so?

25 April 2015

The election campaign is becoming increasingly dominated by a small party whose raison d’être is to preach independence from membership of a union it claims is hindering national ambition. But… Read more

Cameron led calls to remove Gaddafi. Why is he silent on Libya's drowning refugees?

18 April 2015

One Friday, 28 people were rescued by the Italian coastguard when the boat on which they were fleeing Libya capsized in the Mediterranean. Arriving homeless and without prospects in a strange land,… Read more

Won't somebody please try to win this election?

11 April 2015

The age of two-party politics is over: we know that because everyone keeps saying so. We are entering an era of coalitions, apparently, where compromise is king and a wider… Read more

What Cameron's campaign is missing

4 April 2015

When launching the Conservatives’ campaign this week, David Cameron told party activists that the general election was ‘on a knife edge’. He is right. His chances are little better than… Read more

Portrait of the week

Diary

Diary

Justin Marozzi

25 April 2015

Lunch with the man who hanged Saddam. My irrepressible old Baghdad friend Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Ealing… Read more

David Starkey

18 April 2015

To the dentist. And for an extraction. I hadn’t had a tooth out in decades.… Read more

Andrew Marr

11 April 2015

So far, what an infuriating election campaign. We have the most extraordinary array of digital,… Read more

Letters

25 April 2015

Enemies within Sir: I thought Matthew Parris was typically incisive in his last column, but… Read more

18 April 2015

The real road menace Sir: I write in anger after reading Mark Mason’s malicious attack… Read more

11 April 2015 Aus

Fraser’s Folly Sir: Thoroughly enjoyed the tributes to Mr Fraser (Spectator Australia 28 March). So… Read more

11 April 2015

In defence of Catholicism Sir: Michael Gove gives an excellent defence of Christianity (4 April),… Read more

Ancient and modern

A&M

Plutarch and Aristotle vs Lynton Crosby

25 April 2015

Attack Ed Miliband and sing up the long-term economic plan:… Read more

Demosthenes vs Michael Fallon

18 April 2015

Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon’s claim that Ed… Read more

How to vote like Hercules

11 April 2015

To judge from elections, the purpose of politics is to… Read more