The Spectator

19 January 2019

The rebel alliance

Backbench MPs want to take back control of Brexit. Will they succeed?



The brutal truth is that May is heading towards a softer Brexit

Rebel MPs now want to dictate the terms of Brexit. Will they succeed?


Nick Boles’s plan is certainly crazy. But it just might work

The MP is proposing to take power away from the government and place it in an alternative opposition


The truth about Trump’s shutdown? It’s not as bad as people make out

The taps still run, the bins are still collected – for now at least. But no one knows how this ends


The dangers of ‘neurodiversity’: why do people want to stop a cure for autism being found?

The neurodiversity movement claims that autism is not a problem. This is nonsense


If you’ve got taste, you don’t look at Instagram to decorate your home

Houses should be characterful, not copies of other people’s


Pirates of the Caribbean: How Venezuela’s near collapse is causing a crisis on the seas

Families are scavenging to survive. It’s not quite Somalia – but it isn’t far off


People who don’t live in council houses can’t see the appeal. Let me explain

Getting on the social housing list is the best thing that ever happened to me

The first Booths — the north’s answer to Waitrose

Notes on...

In praise of Booths, the north’s answer to Waitrose

If you mention the word ‘Booths’ anywhere south of Knutsford, you will usually be met with a blank expression, followed…