No sacred cows

How paranoia has infected our politics

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The politics professor Matthew Goodwin made an interesting observation on Twitter this week. He pointed out that many of the…

In defence of British landowners (and the truth about grouse moors)

18 May 2019 9:00 am

I was surprised to read the article by Ben Macdonald in last week’s Spectator urging Britain’s grouse moor owners to…

The UN’s extinction warning doesn’t add up

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Anyone watching the BBC’s News at Ten on Monday would have been surprised to learn that economic growth poses a…

Charities are allowed to be political – if they’re left wing

4 May 2019 9:00 am

On Monday, I appeared on Good Morning Britain to debate President Trump’s forthcoming state visit with Asad Rehman, the executive…

What would a Corbyn victory mean for me?

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Until now, I haven’t been too worried about Jeremy Corbyn. True, he exceeded expectations two years ago, but that was…

No mere mortal could possibly keep up with Game of Thrones

20 April 2019 9:00 am

By the time you read this, James Delingpole and I will have made our first podcast in 596 days. That’s…

Penny Mordaunt at a meeting of think tank Onward (Getty)

Being ‘down with the kids’ has turned the Tories into a laughing stock

13 April 2019 9:00 am

The news that 83 per cent of Conservative voters are over 45, compared to 53 per cent of Labour voters,…

It’s time to revive Communist literature - it’s never been more relevant

6 April 2019 9:00 am

I was surprised to learn that the novelist Milan Kundera celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday. I had no idea…

Jordan Peterson and mob rule at the University of Cambridge

30 March 2019 9:00 am

On Monday, the vice-chancellor of Cambridge university, Stephen Toope, issued a statement defending the decision of the divinity faculty to…

Why the LGBT health panel isn’t diverse enough

23 March 2019 9:00 am

On Monday, the government announced that Penny Mordaunt, the Minister for Women and Equalities as well as the Secretary of…

Why is it only privately educated women who get to lecture people about ‘oppression’?

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Scarcely a week passes without a privately educated young woman with a successful career in journalism publishing a book about…

Gone are the days when the middle class could afford to go skiing

9 March 2019 9:00 am

It won’t be news to readers of The Spectator that one of the long-term effects of globalisation is the hollowing…

We thought having four kids would be idyllic. What were we thinking?

2 March 2019 9:00 am

You’d think the little buggers would be grateful. Caroline and I had just shelled out for our two middle children…

Roy Jenkins at an SDP conference in 1986 (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

There's space for a new party in Britain, but not for another SDP

23 February 2019 9:00 am

I was 17 when the Labour party last split, in January 1981, and for a variety of reasons got quite…

School children gather in Sydney last November to demand the government takes action on climate change [MARK METCALFE/GETTY IMAGES]

If children want to protest against climate change, why not do it at the weekend?

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Thousands of schoolchildren are planning to go on ‘strike’ on Friday to protest about government inaction on climate change. Called…

The hypocrisy of Ken Loach’s Eurovision boycott

9 February 2019 9:00 am

The Guardian last week published a ‘we, the undersigned’ letter from 50 ‘artists of conscience’ urging the BBC to boycott…

An inconvenient truth: white children are underperforming everyone else in UK schools

2 February 2019 9:00 am

The Department for Education (DfE) published its finalised data on the 2018 GCSE results last week, revealing that, for the…

The media were guilty of their own ‘fake news’ when it came to protesting schoolchildren

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Donald Trump is often criticised by liberal news organisations like CNN and the New York Times for resorting to the…

Yes, the Brexit debate is robust – but UK politics is moderate, calm and civil

19 January 2019 9:00 am

There’s a scene in Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s masterpiece about the collapse of western civilisation, in which a…

The unending war against masculinity and men

12 January 2019 9:00 am

For the first time in its history, the American Psychological Association (APA) has issued guidelines for mental health professionals working…

The great awokening

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Is the social justice movement that’s sweeping British and American universities a secular religion? The core beliefs of the members…

How to lose more friends and alienate more people

15 December 2018 9:00 am

This used to be the busiest time of the year for me. If you do anything in public life —…

The mind-readers who know we’re all racists inside

8 December 2018 9:00 am

For months I’ve been looking forward to the Guardian’s much-heralded report on racism in Britain, which was unveiled this week.…

Why we’re lying to ourselves over trans rights

1 December 2018 9:00 am

On 21 November, a debate took place in the House of Commons about proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act…

My wife has gone back to work – and I’ve turned into a SADDO

24 November 2018 9:00 am

When I proposed to Caroline back in 2000, she was a trainee solicitor and I was a freelance journalist. In…