The Spectator

18 May 2019

Cometh the hour

The biggest threat to Boris Johnson’s leadership bid is Boris himself

The Week

Leading article

The truth about British inequality? It has very little to do with income

This week the Institute for Fiscal Studies announced a five-year study into inequality in Britain, to be led by the…

Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week: Brexit party surges in polls, WhatsApp is hacked and Doris Day dies

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that the EU withdrawal bill would be introduced in the Commons in the…

Diary

As a gay Jewish man I did not expect to be spat at in a west London street

There are many places where a gay Jewish couple wearing yarmulkes wouldn’t feel comfortable walking down the street. I didn’t…

Barometer

Will more babies be called Archie now the royals have chosen it?

Royal name games Will more children be called Archie following the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son?…

Ancient and modern

How the ancients kept their minds young

In her cover story last week, Camilla Cavendish argued that we could keep mentally fit in old age through ‘physical…

Letters

Letters: Why we deserve Corbyn

Labour’s fence-sitting Sir: James Forsyth writes that Mrs May and Mr Corbyn are ‘not, in fact, that far apart’ (‘May’s…