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Theresa May’s Brexit strategy has humiliated Britain

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The Tories’ current humiliation could be as cataclysmic as Labour’s in 1976

Brexiteers and Remainers can’t both be right about Bercow’s ruling

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Most MPs are convinced they will get what they want

Speaker-speak: the maddening rhetoric of John Bercow

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The linguistic antics of John Bercow

When will Britain stop poaching the world’s medics and train our own instead?

23 March 2019 9:00 am

We need to train our own medics, not import them

‘The Islamic State will never die’: their territory is gone but the jihadis are always with us

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Their territory is gone but the jihadis are always with us

We thought New Zealand was safe from extremism. We were wrong

23 March 2019 9:00 am

In a blink, everything has changed and yet nothing has changed. Life goes on. The long, hot days of a…

Why do we love The Archers, when all the characters are loathsome?

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Almost every single character in The Archers is insufferable

A viral hit: how the Christchurch killer weaponised internet culture

23 March 2019 9:00 am

In Christchurch, mass murder became a form of viral marketing

Excellent creatures

The triumphant return of the British beaver

23 March 2019 9:00 am

There is a particularly magical West Country woodland that I know, through which a sunlit stream meanders, braided by a…

Meltdown: three years on and we are no closer to a Brexit resolution

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Extending Brexit could revive May’s deal

How likely is an imminent general election?

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Many MPs think the answer’s yes

The way to change anti-vaccine campaigners’ minds

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Shouting at anti-vaccine campaigners doesn’t work

Confrontation between a soldier and an IRA suspect, 30 January 1972

The case for prosecuting Bloody Sunday ‘Soldier F’

14 March 2019 9:00 am

The case for prosecuting soldier F

Never Mind The Bollocks: a punk’s view of Brexit

14 March 2019 9:00 am

One of the great things about touring with a band is that it gets me away from my little west…

Who could have predicted tarot cards would be back in vogue?

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Tarot cards are back in vogue – but why?

Creativity at the cutting edge of science

14 March 2019 9:00 am

The Spectator’s Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2019, sponsored by Julius Baer, are now open: the entry form is…

What happened when an innocent Christian preacher was accused of Islamophobia?

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Why was a Christian preacher carted off the streets of London in handcuffs?

The ruins of Carbury Castle, Co. Kildare

The unique, bittersweet beauty of Irish ruins

14 March 2019 9:00 am

The Celtic Tiger has come and gone. Over the past 30 years, billions of pounds poured into Irish houses and…

The woke corporation: how campus madness entered the workplace

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Ideas once confined to the university campus are entering the workplace

Dominique Swain as Lolita and Jeremy Irons as Humbert in Adrian Lyne’s 1997 film (Rex Fea-tures)

Would any publisher dare to print Lolita now?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Writers must now censor their imaginations

A woman advertises for a partner for her child in Shanghai’s People’s Park

Would your son marry me? Inside Shanghai’s marriage market

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Parents in Shanghai are shopping for their children’s spouses

Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund’s star player (Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/DFL via Getty Imag-es)

I watched Jadon Sancho grow up. That’s why I know he’s Britain’s next footballing megastar

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Even at eight, it was clear that Jadon Sancho would be special

Justin Trudeau has fallen from grace – and he has no one to blame but himself

9 March 2019 9:00 am

The Canadian PM set himself up as a paragon – and that may be his undoing

Delhi notebook: Nuclear war is not around the corner

9 March 2019 9:00 am

India is not preparing for war, but picking up the newspapers in Delhi you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.…

It may seem incredible, but I’d trust an Italian over a Frenchman any day

9 March 2019 9:00 am

For a few years before coming to Italy, I lived in Paris and I cannot tell you the life-enhancing difference…