Letters

Increasing NI contributions would burden those who can least afford it

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Reform National Insurance Sir: One objection to an increase in National Insurance contributions to rescue the NHS is that it…

Australian letters

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Rocky road Sir: Piers Ackerman is either indulging in a piece of tabloid provocation or he is on the rocky…

Sorry Rod Liddle, we may not want more immigrants but we still need them

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Growing our own Sir: Rod Liddle is clearly right that ‘the people of Europe do not want any more immigration…

Letters: pipeline politics, non-boozy drinks and a defence of Sunderland

10 March 2018 9:00 am

Pipeline politics Sir: In his article ‘Putin’s gamble’ (3 March), Paul Wood quite rightly mentions that one of the key reasons…

Australian letters

10 March 2018 9:00 am

The point of Cory? Sir: I am a paid up member of  the Australian Conservatives. Sadly, I suspect the good…

Letters: It pains me to admit it, but Corbyn represents the zeitgeist

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Corbyn and the zeitgeist Sir: Your leading article is right about university tuition fees and the fruitlessness of Tory half-measures,…

Australian letters

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Sterner stuff Sir: I refer to Mark Higgie’s article in The Spectator Australia last week. I served with DFAT for…

Letters: charities should be entirely independent of government funding

24 February 2018 9:00 am

How to save charities Sir: The sexual abuse scandal is merely one aspect of the morally compromised status of large…

Australian letters

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Love is love Sir: What total hypocrisy: the words attacking Barnaby Joyce from the same people who argued we must…

Letters: the militant suffragettes set back their own cause

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Suffragette setbacks Sir: Jane Ridley (‘Women on the warpath’, Books, 10 February) claims that Millicent Fawcett and her suffragists had ‘got nowhere’…

Letters: Leave Theresa May alone – she’s doing her best

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Stop knocking May Sir: I find this knocking of Theresa May increasingly depressing (‘Theresa’s choice’, 3 February). She has a terrible job…

Letters: Repression is creeping back into Eastern Europe

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Creeping repression Sir: John O’Sullivan is correct to argue that Europe’s centrist establishment often ‘does not really accept the right…

Australian letters

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Onward Christian soldiers? Sir: Hal Colebatch contemplates the revival of the religious military orders to protect Christianity from the attacks…

We need a root-and-branch rethink on plastic packaging

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Reasons to use less plastic Sir: Yes, packaging from petrochemicals is bad, but what if we set out to use…

Letters: the truth about UK farming by Sir James Dyson

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Investing in farming Sir: Martin Vander Weyer (Any other business, 13 January) says, unhelpfully and inaccurately, that subsidies ‘absurdly’ favour…

Australian letters

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Dark ages revisited? Sir: The latest, frenzied, hysterical and vitriolic attack on President Trump by the media, over his “alleged”…

Letters: will longer lifespans lead to depleted pension pots?

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Long lives and pension pots Sir: Jon Moynihan is too optimistic about the prospects for further increasing life expectancy, and…

Australian letters

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Twelve bad men Sir: In his article ‘Guilty’, it appears that the cases quoted by Andrew Urban were heard by…

Letters: No, the Church of England is not planning an evangelical takeover

6 January 2018 9:00 am

A church for all people Sir: I enjoyed reading Ysenda Maxtone Graham’s account of debates in the Church of England…

Letters: Returning jihadis, the Labour abyss and why Stokes can’t play

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Returning jihadis Sir: Coping with those who pose a terrorist threat to the UK but cannot be prosecuted for a…

Letters: why is the C of E still messing around with the Carlile report?

9 December 2017 9:00 am

The Carlile report Sir: The Bishop of Bath and Wells tells us (Letters, 2 December) that nobody is holding up…

Lawyers do make the best MPs (despite Thatcher and Blair)

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Proven lawyers Sir: Andrew Watts says that for ‘lawyers in politics, the elimination of risk becomes the highest aim of…

‘The medium is the message’ has never been truer than it is now

25 November 2017 9:00 am

The medium is the message Sir: In his piece about the tech-savvy Labour party, Robert Peston writes: ‘A party’s values…

Australian letters

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Government by hysteria Sir: In the world where science and politics interact, we see the dismissal of science at the…

To fix this failing government make Gove the CEO and keep May as chairman

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Chairman May Sir: Theresa May is the only politician with a mandate to lead, yet doesn’t seem capable of leading…