Features

Everything is now an Instagram photo op

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Life today is one big photo op

Is Emmanuel Macron having a meltdown?

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron is becoming isolated in both France and the EU

The National Student Survey is having a terrible effect on academia

10 November 2018 9:00 am

University students must be challenged, not given what they want

Everything always tastes so much better in a car

The guilty pleasure of the McDonald’s drive-thru

10 November 2018 9:00 am

My wife and I have a set routine after landing back at Gatwick. We collect our bags, clear customs and…

Tough choices and worthy winners in a dazzling field

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Martin Vander Weyer reveals the regional and overall winners of a competition that attracted entries from every business sector and every corner of the UK — and gave the judging panel a fiendishly difficult set of choices

Angela Merkel is on her way out – and so is her vision for the EU

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Angela Merkel is on the way out, and so is her vision for the European Union

How do you snare a journalist? Offer an “award”!

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Hacks love winning awards – and lobbyists know it

How WhatsApp stops the Tory plotters plotting

3 November 2018 9:00 am

MPs now do all their conspiring on WhatsApp – and get nowhere

Why Donald Trump's Iran sanctions won't work

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Trump’s sanctions on Iran are unlikely to succeed

Fight for your right to forage!

3 November 2018 9:00 am

The right to forage is rooted in ancient British law

St Peter-on-the-Wall, one of England’s oldest churches

The Dengie Hundred

3 November 2018 9:00 am

J. A. Baker, an arthritic and short-sighted birdwatcher from Chelmsford, compared the British wilderness to ‘the goaded bull at bay,…

The winners of the Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018

2 November 2018 11:06 am

Which UK companies are rewriting the rules and redefining their marketplaces? Earlier this year, The Spectator and Julius Baer launched the…

When Donald Trump goes low, the Democrats go lower

27 October 2018 9:00 am

When Trump goes low, the Democrats go lower

The death of American civility

27 October 2018 9:00 am

When did America forget its manners?

Homage to Ambazonia: The battle over language has begun in Cameroon

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Anglophones are rising up against Francophones in Cameroon

Turkey vs Saudi: the real story behind Khashoggi’s murder

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Erdogan is using Khashoggi’s murder to his advantage

Tony Abbott: How to save Brexit

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Britain has nothing to fear from no deal

Wildlife obsessives must learn when to back off

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Twitchers must learn when to back off

In defence of circus animals

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The circus isn’t always a bad home for an animal

Parson Hawker in c. 1869

The beauty – and eccentric parsons – of Cornwall’s wild north coast

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The first time I encountered Morwenstowe on Cornwall’s north coast I was alone. It was early spring and the church…

Divide and rule: how the EU used Ireland to take control of Brexit

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Thanks to her own incompetence, Theresa May now faces an impossible choice

Why French kids don’t get fat – and British ones do

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Why are French kids thin and British ones fat?

How Bellingcat outfoxes the world’s spy agencies

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Are they independents or a front for intelligence agencies? The inside story of the Skripal scoop

Getting the sack was a shock but not a surprise

20 October 2018 9:00 am

How do I feel? Bruised, but not surprised