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Going it alone: The Tibbets cottage on Lundy

No wi-fi, no TV and no neighbours – staying with the Landmark Trust is bliss

16 June 2018 9:00 am

About halfway across Lundy, if you’re trudging from the landing bay towards the north lighthouse, there’s a tiny holiday cottage…

Putin says he’s making Russia great again. In reality, it’s crumbling

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Russia has been the beneficiary, not the cause, of the West’s convulsions

Orban and Salvini are redefining democracy in Europe

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Italy’s election gave us ten days that shook the world

Let's get real. Kindness is not going to save you - or the world

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Kindness is all very well but it’s not going to save the world

The jihadi sisterhood: meet the new breed of Islamist fanatics

9 June 2018 9:00 am

What Britain’s first all-female terror cell tells us

The age of incivility: how social media amplifies our differences

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Is society more divided than ever? Yes – and no

The nuclear plant at Dounreay

Notes on... Nucleus, the shiny new slightly secret nuclear archive

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Doubtless Spectator readers based in Caithness will scoff when I say that the old fishing port of Wick (top right…

Entrepreneurship is a way of life

2 June 2018 9:00 am

In the second of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, serial brand-builder and start-up investor, James Espey, talks to Martin Vander Weyer about his philosophy of life and business.

Europe has a democracy problem

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Will Europe’s leaders ever accept that their voters might have a point?

Trump has turned the Mueller investigation on its head  

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Robert Mueller isn’t closing in on Trump – and Democrats know it

Twenty20 is making cricket great again

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Twenty20 is making the game great again

Pope Francis raises the white flag

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Francis’s silence on Ireland’s abortion vote reveals a softening stance

The countryside’s immigration problem

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Migrants from the city are destroying rural life

What on earth’s happened to Waitrose?

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Waitrose seems to be on its uppers

How to silence Henry James: the Pont du Gard

Only the south of France could silence Henry James

2 June 2018 9:00 am

‘Saint-Tropez?’ said the French mother of a friend. ‘C’est un peu… “tacky”.’ She was distressed to think of our taking…

£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