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An independent Britain's top priority: staying friends with the EU

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Leaving the EU is the signal for a new form of cooperation with Europe

Britain and the EU probably will reach a trade deal. Here’s why

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Despite the bluster, both sides need one

Are we helping desperate migrants — or just people smugglers?

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Are aid agencies colluding with people smugglers?

The MMA master destined (just maybe) to defeat Floyd Mayweather

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Could the mixed martial artist Conor McGregor really defeat one of the greatest boxers in history? I can’t wait to find out

The Lost City of Z is a very long way from a true story — and I should know

1 April 2017 9:00 am

A new Hollywood film portrays Percy Fawcett as our greatest explorer. It’s pernicious nonsense

I love having my name on The Spectator cover... even for a scornful review

1 April 2017 9:00 am

It is delightful to be writing for a magazine I’ve read, man and boy, since I was 15. Such is…

How private schools are risking their charitable status

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Private schools have undermined their charitable status by dashing so shamelessly upmarket

Now with relatively little witchcraft: North Berwick

Witchcraft trials, extinct volcanoes — and the best place to live

1 April 2017 9:00 am

My home town is better than yours. Don’t take my word for it. This month North Berwick was crowned ‘best…

Why camps are the wrong way to help today’s refugees

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Our global system for aiding refugees dates from the 1940s – no wonder it’s broken

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness (Getty)

What Martin McGuinness’s eulogisers would like to forget

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Martin McGuinness showed no remorse for the pain he caused

The importance of being trolled

25 March 2017 9:00 am

In social media’s strange class system, victimhood belongs to those at the top

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes questions during the daily press briefing (Getty)

Why I’m falling in love with Sean Spicer

25 March 2017 9:00 am

At last, someone is taking on the pompous White House hacks

Life after No. 10 is not what David Cameron was hoping for

25 March 2017 9:00 am

George Osborne’s new job throws a harsh light on his old boss

Party time... blossoms at Himeji Castle in Japan

Let’s cherish the cherry blossom: its fleeting beauty is like life itself

25 March 2017 9:00 am

In what I like to think of as The Spectator’s back garden — most people call it St James’s Park…

Theresa May is fighting a war on two fronts - any mistakes could be fatal

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May is fighting a war on two fronts, and there is no room for mistakes

As a Muslim, I strongly support the right to ban the veil

18 March 2017 9:00 am

The right to ban the veil is good news for Muslim women

Why Milton still matters

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Paradise Lost can still speak to readers on its 350th anniversary – even if its champions sometimes seem to lose faith

A new Ripper mystery: Why Patricia Cornwell won't stop hunting him

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Why has crime writer Patricia Cornwell spent two decades and $6 million hunting Victorian London’s most notorious killer?

Israel’s now the land of ‘Trumpportunity’ — but who for?

18 March 2017 9:00 am

On the Israeli side of the Syrian border, near al-Quneitra, you can watch the war. From my vantage point on…

The cruel criminal industry that thrives around Britain’s Cypriot bases

18 March 2017 9:00 am

British territory in Cyprus is the centre of a cruel criminal industry that we seem unable – or unwilling – to stop

We all love a winner: T.E. Lawrence

Will the tide ever turn on Lawrence of Arabia?

18 March 2017 9:00 am

The centenary of General Allenby’s capture of Jerusalem falls later this year. On 11 December 1917, the commander-in-chief of Britain’s…

The plot against the Pope

11 March 2017 9:00 am

It is no secret in Rome that several cardinals want Francis to step down

Poison, spies and lies: a lunch with Trump’s old friend Roger Stone

11 March 2017 9:00 am

A conspiratorial lunch with Donald Trump’s old friend Roger Stone

How the National Trust is spoiling its treasures

11 March 2017 9:00 am

How the National Trust is spoiling its treasures

Make drugs dull: legalising cannabis the Canadian way

11 March 2017 9:00 am

A former police chief on fighting cannabis by legalising it