James Bartholomew

What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite? It’s their education

7 January 2017 9:00 am

What explains the silliness of the liberal elite? Their education

Mark Carney has to go. Here’s why

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The Bank of England governor’s ‘forward guidance’ is reliably wrong. His other interventions are even worse

Britain’s great divide

25 June 2016 9:00 am

Brexit has exposed a huge rift between the metropolitan elite and the rest

Why the Spanish may be better off without a government

30 April 2016 9:00 am

The Spanish seem to be doing better without one

Britain needs a museum of communist terror

5 March 2016 9:00 am

We need a museum to help us remember that

No golf, no bridge, scared of champagne – it’s tough being a leftie

20 February 2016 9:00 am

No golf, no bridge, a tortured relationship with champagne… lefties deserve your sympathy, not your scorn

The one thing most people think they know about economics is wrong

16 January 2016 9:00 am

The one thing most people think they know about economics is wrong

Where’s all the joy gone?

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Britain seems to be suffering from a dearth of lightheartedness

I invented ‘virtue signalling’. Now it’s taking over the world

10 October 2015 9:00 am

I invented the term ‘virtue signalling’ in The Spectator. Now it seems to be taking over the world

How British universities spread misery around the world

25 July 2015 9:00 am

From Greece to Kenya, the worst economic ideas come from alumni of British universities

The awful rise of 'virtue signalling'

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Why do the right thing when you can simply say the right thing?

James Bartholomew's diary: Give up the Today programme - you'll feel better

4 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s amusing to see serious journalists and authors struggling to use Twitter under instruction from their newspapers and publishers. They…


16 June 2012 6:00 am

The best moment during my trip around America was at a charter school in San Lorenzo, California. Talking to a…

Secrets of Singapore

3 March 2012 2:00 pm

They learned from us – now we need to learn from them

Vote for happiness

26 November 2011 1:00 pm

More democracy, new research indicates, really does make you feel better

Krona capitalism

9 July 2011 12:00 am

Sweden was a socialist dreamland. But then it woke up

Legitimate question

2 April 2011 12:00 am

In Tokyo, hardly any children are born out of wedlock. The reasons for this are a challenge to western complacency

Swiss welfare runs like clockwork

17 July 2010 12:00 am

There is plenty to learn from the way healthcare, education and social security are managed in Switzerland, says James Bartholomew

The death of decency

13 November 2004 12:00 am

James Bartholomew on why bravery, kindness, modesty, generosity and restraint are fast disappearing from Britain — but not from George Bush’s America