The Week

Portrait of the week: Government surpluses, desperate Donald and a prisons meltdown

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Home Government finances were in surplus by £2 billion in July. Public sector net debt rose to £1,777.5 billion, equal to 84.3…

Richard Madeley: Thanks to Gavin Williamson, everyone is calling me ‘the Terminator’

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Down here near Nice, you find most locals unsurprised by the catastrophic Genoa bridge collapse. The Italian border is only…

How bad is the drugs problem in British jails?

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Cultured tastes Dawn Butler accused Jamie Oliver of ‘cultural appropriation’ for coming up with his own recipe for jerk rice.…

Letters: It’s civil servants, not politicians, who are the real problem

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Not up to snuff Sir: The country is indeed crying out for expertise, as James Ball and Andrew Greenway wrote…

Australian letters

25 August 2018 9:00 am

No go zone Sir: In the leading article of the Spectator Australia (‘Outrage over Anning’, 18 August) it is warned…

Terrorism isn’t ‘losing’. It has already lost

18 August 2018 9:00 am

By now, the routine is familiar: a lone wolf strikes, roads are sealed off, buildings locked down and a biographical…

Portrait of the Week: Westminster attack, House of Fraser and bridge collapse

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Home Unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36 million — at 4 per cent the lowest level since 1975. The economy…

Ayesha Hazarika’s Edinburgh diary: The most offensive thing about Boris’s burka joke? It wasn’t original

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Taking my new stand-up show Girl on Girl to the Edinburgh festival this year and playing at the prestigious venue…

Where does our food actually come from?

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Black list Jeremy Corbyn was attacked for attending a ceremony for members of Black September, the terrorist group which carried…

Letters: The mishandled burka outrage has made it more likely that Boris will be PM

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Boris mishandled Sir: Your editorial ‘Bravo Boris’ (11 August) suggests that the treatment meted out to Boris Johnson by the Prime…

Australian letters

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Turnbull tragedy Sir: The 11 August Spectator Australia neglects to mention Malcolm Turnbull’s great gift to the Australian people. Our…

Boris wars

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Ever since Boris Johnson resigned as foreign secretary, it was generally assumed that there would — in time — be…

Boris and burkas; Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism; Donald Trump and Iran

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Home Brandon Lewis, the chairman of the Conservative party, demanded that Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, should apologise for…

Why British weather is like a bad boyfriend

11 August 2018 9:00 am

The British weather is just like the worst boyfriend. The kind that keeps you in a state of permanent insecurity…

Let’s hear your ‘logos’, Jeremy Corbyn

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn regularly apologises on the subject of anti-Semitism, yet admits that he has done nothing wrong. So what does…

Letters

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Why we love Boris Sir: Stephen Robinson is right: Boris Johnson is not loathed outside the Westminster bubble (‘Brexit means Boris’,…

Now May’s talking tough over Brexit, we might actually get somewhere

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Ever since Theresa May declared that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ she has seemed to be drifting…

Susan Hill's diary: The return of the eels

4 August 2018 9:00 am

The swifts had not arrived by June, nary a one, though a Yorkshire Dales friend reported their return, and there…

Portrait of the week: ‘Project Fear’, Labour’s anti-Semitism row (continued) and Jeremy Hunt’s wife gaffe

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Home When families and doctors are in agreement, medical staff will be able to remove tubes supplying food and water…

Are Britain’s railways really the envy of the world?

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Ranking railways A director of the Rail Delivery Group claimed that Britain’s railways were the ‘envy of Europe’. Could it…

Victory is nigh

4 August 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The fifth year of war’, 3 August 1918: There are those who think that Germany will try to regain…

Letters: What is the point of pandering to children?

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Memories of drought Sir: I read your leading article with interest as I well remember the hardship caused by the…

We need to turn the tide on poor water planning

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The year 1976 rises like a spectre whenever the sun shines for more than a few days. That long, dry,…

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Portrait of the week: Labour’s anti-Semitic row, public-sector pay rises and Greek forest fires

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Home Dame Margaret Hodge accused Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, of being an ‘anti-Semite’ and a ‘racist’ in front of…

Boris Johnson: Why we should chuck Chequers

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Surely there is a bit of humbug in this outrage about the two remaining jihadi Beatles, Kotey and Elsheikh, and…