Tom Switzer reviews the week in politics
What could David Cameron wish for his new daughter? All fathers want their children to grow up in a better world.
One of the least remarked-upon scandals of recent years is the mis-selling of Higher Education.
The Spectator on Lord Pearson's resignation as leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party
The Spectator on Nick Clegg's critical role in the government
The Spectator on the rise of the Taleban in Afghanistan
Tim Montgomerie reviews the week in politics
The Spectator on Boris Johnson’s new bicycle-sharing scheme
The Spectator reviews David Cameron's early forays on the world stage
Irwin Stelzer reviews the week in politics
The Spectator celebrates a small revolution in higher education
The Spectator on the threat Ed Balls poses to the government
The Spectator on the future of the British military
The Queen’s speech to the United Nations this week was a masterpiece.
If David Cameron is looking for potential enemies, he need not worry about the Labour party.
Following England’s dismal world cup defeat to Germany on Sunday, the nation’s football pundits struck up a familiar refrain: our boys lacked passion.
The cries of unfairness which have gone up in reaction to George Osborne’s assault on the £12.5 billion annual bill for disability benefits are a sign of just how ingrained the welfare culture has become among Britain’s workshy millions.
The most heartening part of George Osborne’s Budget was perhaps one of its least glamorous proposals.
Every four years, the World Cup presents an opportunity to see what English football would be like with only English players.
One of the many ludicrous Liberal Democrat policies which Tories enjoyed rubbishing during the general election was their plan to send far fewer criminals to prison.
Some politicians and members of the press have worked themselves into a fury with John McDonnell, the Labour politician who said this week that he wished he could go back in time and ‘assassinate Thatcher’.
For years, Turkey has been the West’s great hope.
The idea that you can jack up prices — by taxation or other means — and thereby shape society seems to mesmerise politicians.
Search any official document published by BP plc, the oil giant now battling not only to cap the Mexican Gulf oil spillage but to save itself from a terminal collapse of investor confidence, and you will not find anywhere the words ‘British Petroleum’.
This magazine had hoped for a Conservative government.