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The new club of rich young men

7 July 2018 9:00 am

The effects of the Big Bang and how the yuppies’ high life wouldn’t last. The Black Monday crash came the following October

HIGH POLITICS The Spectator has always campaigned for issues, not parties. Our writers’ politics, as an old house advert put it, ‘range from right to left, their circumstances from high life to low life’. Below are four covers that mark key moments in Tory history: the death of Winston Churchill; the 1975 European referendum; Margaret Thatcher’s second landslide victory; and Dominic Lawson’s interview with Nicholas Ridley, which led to the latter’s resignation from the cabinet.

Spice girls back sceptics on Europe

7 July 2018 9:00 am

190 years of The Spectator   14 December 1996   The Spice Girls were at the time the biggest girl…

The awful rise of ‘virtue signalling’

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Virtue signalling is one of many phrases invented by Spectator writers (‘the Establishment’ is another). It is now in use all over the world

Patience has its rewards

30 June 2018 9:00 am

In the last of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, Martin Vander Weyer talks to serial entrepreneur and investor Luke Johnson, who also chairs StartUp Britain, a national campaign in support of entrepreneurship.

Angela’s ashes: Merkel’s grand project is crumbling

30 June 2018 9:00 am

In Berlin and Brussels, Merkel’s authority is collapsing

Mass immigration has destroyed hopes of a borderless society

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Mass immigration has destroyed hopes of a borderless world

The great nanny shortage

30 June 2018 9:00 am

It’s harder than ever to find any sort of nanny

Donald Trump’s Space Force isn’t so stupid

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Is Trump’s new branch of the military such a bad idea?

Fifa may be corrupt but it has done wonders for football

30 June 2018 9:00 am

A by-product of the organisation’s expansionism has been an increase in the sport’s global appeal which we can but applaud

Travel phobia is perfectly reasonable

30 June 2018 9:00 am

I’ve don’t have wanderlust – and that’s OK

Girl power – or groupthink in written form?

Who really wants to read feminist children’s books?

30 June 2018 9:00 am

A friend of mine who commissions book reviews has added a sub-category to the list of titles coming up: ‘femtrend’,…

The path to growth — and the exit

23 June 2018 9:00 am

In the third of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, Martin Vander Weyer asks how successful start-ups attract capital for growth — and how founders can enjoy the fruits of their labour.

The diversity trap

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Britain is succumbing to the same madness as America

A reply to my critics: Don’t fight racism with racism

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Dear 2016 WriteNow mentees, Thanks so much for your open letter to me. It seems only good manners for me…

The #MeToo movement could be the saviour of sex

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Forbidden flirting is more exciting

Photo: Getty

What does the British government know about Trump and Russia?

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Is the government sucking up to Trump over the Mueller inquiry?

The bad science of cannabis oil

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Legalising cannabis won’t help Billy Caldwell

The joy of bird-listening

23 June 2018 9:00 am

The focus is often too much on sight

The real America: NJ’s clapboard houses

Big cities are all alike – it's in New Jersey’s small towns that you feel like you’re really travelling

23 June 2018 9:00 am

When my American friends invited us to stay with them in New Jersey, my 13-year-old daughter was thrilled. She’d never…

Trump vs Nato: the trade war is becoming a security crisis

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Trump’s trade war could turn into a full-blown security crisis

I rented out my home. The tenants turned it into a brothel

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Part-time landlords should beware...

All hail Æthelflæd! The first Brexiteer

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The Anglo-Saxon queen who sent the Danes packing

Marxism didn’t die. It’s alive and well and living among us

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Marxism didn’t die. It is alive and well and living among us

Becoming German has helped me understand Brexit

16 June 2018 9:00 am

My new passport has helped me understand Brexiteers

I rely on soup kitchens for food and friends

16 June 2018 9:00 am

By using soup kitchens and drop-ins, I can live in London on next to nothing