Features

The brutal truth is that May is heading towards a softer Brexit

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Backbench MPs want to take back control of Brexit. Will they succeed?

The truth about Trump’s shutdown? It’s not as bad as people make out

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Trump’s shutdown is starting to hit his working-class voters

The dangers of ‘neurodiversity’: why do people want to stop a cure for autism being found?

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Why are people against the idea of curing autism?

If you’ve got taste, you don’t look at Instagram to decorate your home

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Homes should be characterful, not copied

Pirates of the Caribbean: How Venezuela’s near collapse is causing a crisis on the seas

19 January 2019 9:00 am

As Venezuela collapses, desperate fishermen are turning to kidnapping and drug smuggling

People who don’t live in council houses can’t see the appeal. Let me explain

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Having a council house is the best thing that ever happened to me

The first Booths — the north’s answer to Waitrose

In praise of Booths, the north’s answer to Waitrose

19 January 2019 9:00 am

If you mention the word ‘Booths’ anywhere south of Knutsford, you will usually be met with a blank expression, followed…

Project Fact: how scared should we really be of a no deal?

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Maybe the shortages and delays in the event of no deal won’t be as bad as we think

How Eddie Davenport rebranded middle-class swingers parties as ‘posh’ orgies

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Do the posh really hang out at VIP sex parties?

Who poses a greater threat to the West: China or Russia?

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Does China present a greater threat than Russia?

The middle-class cats that are ditching meat

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Vegan pet food has arrived

How Britain became the world’s largest exporter of medical marijuana

12 January 2019 9:00 am

How Britain became a world leader in producing legal marijuana

The strange love-in between Michel Houellebecq and Emmanuel Macron

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Houellebecq’s new novel predicted the unrest in France

There were far fewer terror attacks last year. Here’s why

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Why were there so few attacks last year?

A cure for homesickness: Shakespeare & Co

The homesick Brit’s guide to Paris

12 January 2019 9:00 am

‘Yes, it’s here!’ says the sign above the English épicerie in Paris. ‘Yes, at last,’ thinks the starved expat wandering…

A populist surge in the May 2019 elections could change the face of the EU forever

5 January 2019 9:00 am

This year’s European elections could change everything

Europe is a continent in crisis – where lo-vis people now wear high-vis jackets

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Outside its prosperous cities, this is a continent in crisis

Iran’s boat people — and why they’re coming to Britain

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Why are so many Iranian migrants crossing the Channel?

Can men call women ‘girls’?

5 January 2019 9:00 am

What should men call women?

The memorial on Lewis marking the Iolaire tragedy

‘Brexit unleased something monstrous’: James Graham interviewed

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The playwright James Graham on making a drama out of a crisis

Long life: Alexander Chancellor

Booze, cigarettes and Auberon Waugh: Remembering The Spectator’s 1970s revival

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Alcohol and idiosyncrasy were hallmarks of The Spectator’s 1970s revival

The Linz skyline

Tuning up to Linz

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Mark Palmer knew nothing of this musical city – but left enchanted

The Church of Sant’Antonio Nuovo at the end of the Grand Canal

Beautiful untamed Trieste, aka the Capital of Nowhere

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Trieste’s mongrel heritage and stunning location make it an unbeatable city, says William Cook