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

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