The Week

The Church of England must be robust with its snowflake congregants

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Sit the snowflakes down Sir: I was surprised to read Theo Hobson’s article about ‘snowflake’ Christians in the C of…

In praise of Israel (1)

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Free speech has a new champion, and his name is Israel Folau. And once again, the corporate, political and media…

Why Prince Charles must be the next head of the Commonwealth

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Next week, 53 world leaders arrive in London for the Commonwealth summit. It is hard to imagine a better network…

Tension as Britain decides whether to join in air strikes on Syria

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Home Parliament was in recess when Theresa May, the Prime Minister, agreed with America and France that the international community…

Can fiction really cure cancer?

14 April 2018 9:00 am

If you write a book, even a novel, about Shakespeare you must at least consider the theory that Will of…

Our future queen

14 April 2018 9:00 am

From The Spectator, 15 April 1943: Princess Elizabeth will be 17 next Wednesday, which means she is ceasing to be…

Britain has 58,000 ‘travellers’ – but only a quarter live in caravans

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Disapproving chorus Derbyshire’s Chief Constable told the all-male Derbyshire Constabulary Choir to sever all police ties unless it takes women.…

Rome and the Jews

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn, it is said, does not have a racist bone in his body, and therefore cannot, by definition, be…

Letters: Why I’ll never fly ‘puerile’ Virgin again

14 April 2018 9:00 am

For the many not the few Sir: As is clear from the last paragraph of your leading article (7 April), the…

Why London’s soaring murder rate is everyone’s problem

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Any notion that the surge in killings in London was a problem confined to gang members has been dispelled by…

Portrait of the Week: Corbyn and Jewdas and Kim Jong-un’s visit to South Korea

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Home Alison Saunders said she would relinquish her position as the Director of Public Prosecutions when her five-year contract ends…

Warner and Smith are paying for the sins of a generation of Australian cricket players

7 April 2018 9:00 am

When the much-admired (and very tall) literary agent Gillon Aitken died in October 2016, he left most of his estate…

Putin’s diseased ideology

7 April 2018 9:00 am

The Russian economy is not in the greatest of shapes. That being the case, one would have thought friendly diplomatic…

Letters: the very belief that poorer pupils do less well is what limits them

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Self-limiting beliefs Sir: As someone who spent much of his working life teaching at Eton and Harrow, it was amusing…

Theresa May has shown Putin that the West can still unite

31 March 2018 9:00 am

After Britain voted to leave the European Union, there was much mistaken talk about how it might also move away…

Portrait of the week: 23 countries back Britain by expelling Russian diplomats

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Home ‘We recognise that anti-Semitism has occurred in pockets within the Labour Party,’ Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, said. ‘I…

Tristram Hunt’s diary: Work and play on the Persian Gulf

31 March 2018 9:00 am

On the gently lapping shores of the Persian Gulf, in the steely shadow of the Burj Khalifa, I bump into…

German manoeuvres

31 March 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The great battle’, 30 March 1918: Since our last issue by far the greatest battle of the war has…

How do you make a cricket ball swing?

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Not cricket The Australian cricket captain Steve Smith was banned for a match and fined his match fee after a…

Letters: there are better alternatives to antidepressants

31 March 2018 9:00 am

The antidepressants con Sir: Congratulations to Angela Patmore for exposing the many troubling aspects of the escalating use of antidepressants…

Australian letters

31 March 2018 8:00 am

Dark days Sir: David Dilley (Letters, 17 March) suggests ‘co-operation between local communities and enlightened landowners’ might assist in the…

Britain has lost control of the Brexit talks

24 March 2018 9:00 am

If Brexit was going to be as easy as some of its advocates had believed, we would not have had…

British fishermen sold down the river in Brexit transition deal

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Home Britain and the European Union agreed on a transitional period after Brexit on 29 March 2019 until the end…

Brexit saved my marriage. Could Putin wreck it?

24 March 2018 9:00 am

I went to a dinner for Toby Young, who has had some troubles of late, at this magazine’s gracious HQ,…

Jeremy Corbyn’s hat and the art of photo manipulation

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Spin doctors The BBC has denied it photoshopped a Newsnight backdrop to make Jeremy Corbyn’s hat look more Russian. The…