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The Tories are now the party of the many — Labour is the party of the few

2 May 2015

When election day dawns, it’s worth bearing in mind that two million more people will be going to work than when David Cameron came to power. On an average day in… Read more

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

Portrait of the week

Diary

Diary

Nigel Lawson

2 May 2015

I have escaped this rather depressing election campaign by retreating to my home in la… Read more

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

Letters

2 May 2015

An instinctive Tory faith Sir: For once Bruce Anderson does not exaggerate: David Cameron did… Read more

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

Ancient and modern

A&M

The ‘start-up cities’ of Ancient Greece

2 May 2015

Honduras wants to establish start-up cities to experiment with alternative… Read more

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