The Week

Terrorism isn’t ‘losing’. It has already lost

18 August 2018 9:00 am

By now, the routine is familiar: a lone wolf strikes, roads are sealed off, buildings locked down and a biographical…

Portrait of the Week: Westminster attack, House of Fraser and bridge collapse

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Home Unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36 million — at 4 per cent the lowest level since 1975. The economy…

Ayesha Hazarika’s Edinburgh diary: The most offensive thing about Boris’s burka joke? It wasn’t original

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Taking my new stand-up show Girl on Girl to the Edinburgh festival this year and playing at the prestigious venue…

Where does our food actually come from?

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Black list Jeremy Corbyn was attacked for attending a ceremony for members of Black September, the terrorist group which carried…

Letters: The mishandled burka outrage has made it more likely that Boris will be PM

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Boris mishandled Sir: Your editorial ‘Bravo Boris’ (11 August) suggests that the treatment meted out to Boris Johnson by the Prime…

Australian letters

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Turnbull tragedy Sir: The 11 August Spectator Australia neglects to mention Malcolm Turnbull’s great gift to the Australian people. Our…

Boris wars

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Ever since Boris Johnson resigned as foreign secretary, it was generally assumed that there would — in time — be…

Boris and burkas; Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism; Donald Trump and Iran

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Home Brandon Lewis, the chairman of the Conservative party, demanded that Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, should apologise for…

Why British weather is like a bad boyfriend

11 August 2018 9:00 am

The British weather is just like the worst boyfriend. The kind that keeps you in a state of permanent insecurity…

Let’s hear your ‘logos’, Jeremy Corbyn

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn regularly apologises on the subject of anti-Semitism, yet admits that he has done nothing wrong. So what does…

Letters

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Why we love Boris Sir: Stephen Robinson is right: Boris Johnson is not loathed outside the Westminster bubble (‘Brexit means Boris’,…

Now May’s talking tough over Brexit, we might actually get somewhere

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Ever since Theresa May declared that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ she has seemed to be drifting…

Susan Hill's diary: The return of the eels

4 August 2018 9:00 am

The swifts had not arrived by June, nary a one, though a Yorkshire Dales friend reported their return, and there…

Portrait of the week: ‘Project Fear’, Labour’s anti-Semitism row (continued) and Jeremy Hunt’s wife gaffe

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Home When families and doctors are in agreement, medical staff will be able to remove tubes supplying food and water…

Are Britain’s railways really the envy of the world?

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Ranking railways A director of the Rail Delivery Group claimed that Britain’s railways were the ‘envy of Europe’. Could it…

Victory is nigh

4 August 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The fifth year of war’, 3 August 1918: There are those who think that Germany will try to regain…

Letters: What is the point of pandering to children?

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Memories of drought Sir: I read your leading article with interest as I well remember the hardship caused by the…

We need to turn the tide on poor water planning

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The year 1976 rises like a spectre whenever the sun shines for more than a few days. That long, dry,…

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Portrait of the week: Labour’s anti-Semitic row, public-sector pay rises and Greek forest fires

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Home Dame Margaret Hodge accused Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, of being an ‘anti-Semite’ and a ‘racist’ in front of…

Boris Johnson: Why we should chuck Chequers

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Surely there is a bit of humbug in this outrage about the two remaining jihadi Beatles, Kotey and Elsheikh, and…

Who throws acid at whom?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Relax Asked about her spare time, Theresa May said she liked walking, cooking (she has 150 cookbooks) and watching the…

Water, water, everywhere

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Given that we use only 2 per cent of the rain that falls on these islands, one would not think…

Hitting home

28 July 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The munitions strike’, 27 July 1918: It is necessary for the Government to make it clear that the present…

Letters: Dementia may be terminal, but then so is life

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The Stauffenberg plot Sir: Matthew Olex-Szczytowski argues that the German officers who tried to kill Hitler did so only to…

May’s Brexit plan has failed. She needs a new one – and fast

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Handling Brexit was never going to be easy for Theresa May, given that the Tories have been fighting a civil…