The Spectator

Europe should follow Britain’s lead on refugees

25 March 2017 9:00 am

When a humanitarian tragedy disappears from our newspapers, there are two possibilities: that the crisis is over and life for…

Theresa May names date to trigger Brexit under Article 50

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that on 29 March she would send a letter to Donald Tusk, the…

Red dawn: Lenin demands revolution, April 1917

March 1917: Russians are proving themselves worthy of self-government

25 March 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The Russian revolution’, 24 March 1917: Even now, though the Revolution is young, the Russians have proved that they are fit…

The men who declare themselves princes

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Princes among men British DJ Mark Dezzani was hoping to be elected prince of Seborga, a self-proclaimed independent state in…

The SNP don’t speak for Scotland? Don’t be so sure…

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Speaking for Scotland Sir: I wonder if it is wise of Charles Moore (Notes, 18 March) to assume — as…

‘DH in Hollywood’, 1980–84, by Howard Hodgkin

Books and Arts

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Cover

25 March 2017 9:00 am

If the Tories can't do a Budget right, how will they handle Brexit?

18 March 2017 9:00 am

After Philip Hammond delivered his Budget last week, he went to speak to a meeting of Conservative backbench MPs. Several…

Portrait of the week

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, decided to delay until later in the month the invoking of Article 50 of…

The first recorded woman golfer (clue: it wasn’t Mary Queen of Scots)

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Mary Queen of Golf? The vote by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers to admit women as members has reawakened…

‘The worst fault any military plan can have’: on the Dardanelles debacle

18 March 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The Dardanelles report’, 17 March 1917: The plan of the government in the case of the Dardanelles Expedition had…

If there’s a problem in the Vatican, it’s not Pope Francis

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Pope Francis’s mission Sir: Despite Damian Thompson’s intimations (‘The plot against the Pope’, 11 March), Pope Francis is going nowhere…

Cover 18 March 2017

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Philip Hammond’s budget disaster

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Some Budgets are historic, most are boring and a small number can be remembered as a disaster. After just a few months, Philip…

Portrait of the Week

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Home The Lords passed two amendments to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, voting by 358 to 256 to…

There’s only one way for America to be safe now – join the war and win

11 March 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The revelation of Germany to the United States’, 10 March 1917: Even if Mr Wilson stops short at his present…

How did we end up naming storms?

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Naming the weather Former BBC weatherman Bill Giles has said he’s fed up with storms being named. — The practice…

The case against a second Scottish referendum

11 March 2017 9:00 am

On Scottish independence Sir: Alex Massie writes of the order permitting a second Scottish independence referendum: ‘Having granted such an…

‘Gumball Machine’, 1970, by Wayne Thiebaud Stephen Bayley

Books and Arts

11 March 2017 9:00 am

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11 March 2017 9:00 am

Carry on Major: real democrats don't shout down Europhiles

4 March 2017 9:00 am

As Prime Minister, John Major was intolerant of opposition from within the Conservative party over the EU — memorably calling…

Portrait of the week

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Sir John Major, the former prime minister, made a speech at Chatham House in which he called the referendum…

Three mistakes to match the great Oscars mix-up

4 March 2017 9:00 am

And the losers are… La La Land was mistakenly announced as winner of the Oscar for best picture before the…

1917: Saving the English village

4 March 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Sir Thomas Acland’s example’, The Spectator, 3 March 1917: In 1912 we discussed the idea — a favourite dream…

The case for Queen Camilla

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Camilla for Queen Sir: On reading Melanie McDonagh’s argument against there ever being a Queen Camilla (‘Against Queen Camilla’, 25 February),…