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£350 million for the NHS: How the Brexit bus pledge is coming true

26 May 2018 9:00 am

The Brexit bus pledge has turned the Conservatives into big spenders

Britain and Islam – the real special relationship

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Britain has deep ties to Islam that date back centuries

Putin’s World Cup is the most political tournament ever

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Putin’s World Cup is going to be the most fraught tournament ever. And England might win

Bernard-Henri Lévy: ‘Brexit will not happen’

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Bernard-Henri Lévy on why Brexit must not happen – and why he’s the man to stop it

The adoption waiting game 

26 May 2018 9:00 am

For children in need of a home, lengthy adoption checks do more harm than good

Why old bangers beat shiny new cars hands down

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Modern cars are hideous, inside and out

Why are so many women obsessed with horses?

26 May 2018 9:00 am

What is it with women and horses?

Inspired touch: Asterix creators René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo (seated) in 1967

Asterix and the sheer brilliance of his creators

26 May 2018 9:00 am

A sterix, te amamus! For those not lucky enough to learn their Latin from the dazzling René Goscinny and Albert…

Italy turns on the European Union

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Its new government would be the strangest alliance since the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

Italy's new government will force Macron to embrace his inner populist

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Does the French President now see that the EU must change?

The Tories never condemn the naked racism of Benjamin Netanyahu. They should

19 May 2018 9:00 am

What does friendship with Israel mean?

The eradication of South Georgia’s rats proves we can do anything

19 May 2018 9:00 am

The eradication of South Georgia’s rats is proof that anything can be done

Wedding lists are out of control – just look at Harry and Meghan’s

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Why do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle need a wedding list?

Why do powerful men love to be spanked?

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Why do powerful men like to be spanked?

The right stuff: I’ll miss my friend Tom Wolfe

19 May 2018 9:00 am

I’ll miss my friend Tom Wolfe

Notes from Jerusalem: Everyone is in love with Donald Trump

19 May 2018 9:00 am

‘Trump Make Israel Great’ reads the banner on the deserted hotel next to the new American embassy in Jerusalem. Unlike…

Back to the 1950s: You can’t beat an English beach scene

Nothing quite beats a British beach

19 May 2018 9:00 am

‘May I take a picture of your snake?’ I asked the tattooed man with a python around his neck, regretting…

Trump has taken a big gamble on Iran, but for the right reasons. It might just pay off

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Having junked one agreement, can President Trump forge another?

Thanks to Donald Trump, night is falling in Iran again

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Night is falling in Iran again

We wouldn't feed our kids junk food. So why let them use emojis?

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Children need more than just a smiley face to communicate

The ‘woke’ who do coke

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Middle-class drug users are behind London’s murder epidemic – but don’t seem to care

Our great universities are struggling – but not because of Brexit

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Our great institutions are struggling – but not because of Brexit

What The Spectator’s 48-year-old intern did next

12 May 2018 9:00 am

To anyone who has dreamed of becoming a journalist, the thrill of walking into a national newspaper office never goes…

Interview: what Aussies really think of Brexit (and Corbyn)

12 May 2018 9:00 am

The former Australian High Commissioner on how to do Brexit

Shirtmaker Simone Abbarchi

12 May 2018 9:00 am

The Premio Rezzori literary prize — held every May in Florence — is named after the Austrian writer Gregor von…