Letters

Australian letters

16 February 2019 9:00 am

What have we learned in 2,074 years? Sir: “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt…

Letters: Why the hatred towards independent schools?

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Fawning over China Sir: In reading your recent leading article on Huawei (‘Red-handed’, 2 February), I feel I should point out…

Letters: why are we paying so much attention to vegans?

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Vegan excess Sir: As a lifelong vegetarian I am heartily sick of vegans and of the amount of attention that…

Letters: my autism is a challenge, not an affliction

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Autistic freedom Sir: Jonathan Mitchell, an autistic writer, argues that autism is an affliction and that a cure should be…

Letters: Cannabis harms people – why can’t we acknowledge that?

19 January 2019 9:00 am

The straight dope Sir: Much of the media and a large part of the political class in Britain seem to…

Australian letters

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Shakespeare in love Sir: James Allan (“Australian Notes”, The Spectator, Australia  Jan 5) correctly identifies the paucity of knowledge of…

Letters: Europe is changing – so do we really need to leave?

12 January 2019 9:00 am

The changing EU Sir: If, as Frederik Erixon writes, ‘there is a strange pre-revolutionary atmosphere in Brussels’ and ‘power will be…

Letters: Is this a solution to the post-Brexit world?

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Lords reform Sir: How astonishing that the historian Robert Tombs (‘Beyond Brexit’, 15 December) should think that the Lords might…

Letters: perhaps Brussels sprouts are ripe for a name change?

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Life in the borderlands Sir:  The Irish border question has grabbed political headlines this year, but spare a thought for…

Letters: The consequences of a Corbyn government could be catastrophic

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Sleeping on the streets Sir: Mark Palmer claims that ‘homelessness is hardly a top government priority’ (‘Home truths’, 1 December). I…

Letters: Brexit’s impact on the Irish border issue has been flagged up all along

1 December 2018 9:00 am

The Irish border Sir: Contrary to the assertion that the Irish border ‘only hit the headlines’ after Leo Varadkar became…

Letters: There is no such thing as a ‘good’ Brexit

24 November 2018 9:00 am

There is no ‘good’ Brexit Sir: David Harper claims to know ‘what the population of the UK voted for’ in…

Letters: Art is as important as history in the remembrance of the past

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Hearts as well as heads Sir: Simon Jenkins suggests we should stop remembering and start forgetting about the first world…

Tony Abbott is wholly misplaced about WTO Brexit

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Hubris and nemesis Sir: Douglas Murray’s assessment of Angela Merkel’s decision to stand down as German Chancellor (‘Europe’s empty throne’,…

Letters: American vitriol, chess politics, Desert Island Discs, rude horse names

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Political vitriol Sir: Vitriol and incivility seem to be everywhere in politics just now. In the last issue (27 October)…

Letters: The Irish problem (again), Desert Island narcissists, and the smoking French

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Irish problem Sir: What James Forsyth calls ‘the EU plan’ to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union after Brexit…

Letters: the Irish and Brexit; the Archbishop’s witness; meat not wheat

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Ireland’s day of reckoning Sir: John Waters is more right than he knows when he talks about the Irish attitude…

Letters: teenage transgenderism; nasty cyclists; glad to be vegan

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Bathroom politics Sir: James Kirkup’s article (‘The march of trans rights’, 6 October) discussed many of the complexities created by…

Australian letters

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Climate wars Sir: Your editorial about a cold September and global temperature change since 2015 is pure rubbish. A quick…

Letters: What Adam Smith would say about Trump’s tariffs

6 October 2018 9:00 am

What would Smith say? Sir: Adam Smith’s writings were so definitive that it is said one can find the kernel…

Letters: Every generation is scared of new technology. We shouldn’t be

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Neutral technology Sir: Jenny McCartney’s ‘wake-up call’ (22 September) reminded me of a 19th-century Scientific American piece I discovered describing a dangerous…

Letters: Why don’t the Tories stand up for capitalism?

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Stand by your plan Sir: Matthew Parris (‘Must the will of the people always be respected?’, 15 September) asks when…

Australian letters

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Flying circus Sir: Congratulations on 10 years of The Speccie Oz. As you note in your editorial, your contributors have…

Letters: China was the main beneficiary of the 2008 crash

15 September 2018 9:00 am

No debt without credit Sir: Liam Halligan and William Galston set out, convincingly, all the causes and effects of the…

Australian Letters

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Perhaps Sir: The editorial marking the 10th anniversary of the Australian edition (September 8) salutes the leading contributors. Less than…