Leading article

Conservatism has triumphed in Australia, whoever its next PM might be

28 August 2010 12:00 am

Tom Switzer reviews the week in politics

Baby Cam’s question time

28 August 2010 12:00 am

What could David Cameron wish for his new daughter? All fathers want their children to grow up in a better world.

University challenged

28 August 2010 12:00 am

One of the least remarked-upon scandals of recent years is the mis-selling of Higher Education.

Independent thinker

21 August 2010 12:00 am

The Spectator on Lord Pearson's resignation as leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party

Give Clegg credit

21 August 2010 12:00 am

The Spectator on Nick Clegg's critical role in the government

Taleban justice

14 August 2010 12:00 am

The Spectator on the rise of the Taleban in Afghanistan

Right-wingers have a bad reputation, but we do more for the poor than anyone else

7 August 2010 12:00 am

Tim Montgomerie reviews the week in politics

Capital stuff

7 August 2010 12:00 am

The Spectator on Boris Johnson’s new bicycle-sharing scheme

Double standards

7 August 2010 12:00 am

The Spectator reviews David Cameron's early forays on the world stage

What Washington thought of Cameron: smooth, genial, evasive — and tough

31 July 2010 12:00 am

Irwin Stelzer reviews the week in politics

University challenge

31 July 2010 12:00 am

The Spectator celebrates a small revolution in higher education

Dangerous Balls

31 July 2010 12:00 am

The Spectator on the threat Ed Balls poses to the government

Military matters

17 July 2010 12:00 am

The Spectator on the future of the British military

God bless the Queen

7 July 2010 12:00 am

The Queen’s speech to the United Nations this week was a masterpiece.

Union rules

7 July 2010 12:00 am

If David Cameron is looking for potential enemies, he need not worry about the Labour party.

Passion play

30 June 2010 12:00 am

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.

Who benefits?

30 June 2010 12:00 am

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 road to recovery

23 June 2010 12:00 am

The most heartening part of George Osborne’s Budget was perhaps one of its least glamorous proposals.

Club vs country

16 June 2010 12:00 am

Every four years, the World Cup presents an opportunity to see what English football would be like with only English players.

Prison works

16 June 2010 12:00 am

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.

Our debt to Maggie

9 June 2010 12:00 am

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’.

Turkish menace

9 June 2010 12:00 am

For years, Turkey has been the West’s great hope.

Bad habits

2 June 2010 12:00 am

The idea that you can jack up prices — by taxation or other means — and thereby shape society seems to mesmerise politicians.

Not British

2 June 2010 12:00 am

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’.

Victory!

12 May 2010 12:00 am

This magazine had hoped for a Conservative government.