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The Spectator

17 August 2019

War of words

Overusing the label ‘far right’ is both wrong and dangerous

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Matthew Parris

I’m giving £200 to whoever can tell me who has made the nation’s buttocks ache

Look out. Here comes a column banging on about something that, in the grand scheme of things, really doesn’t matter.…

Lionel Shriver

Don't blame the West for the climate emergency

When last week’s IPCC report warned that the human race may soon have trouble feeding itself, my reaction was: duh.…

Any other business

If investors are fleeing to gold, this is not the time to be smug

It came as no great surprise that the UK economy contracted by 0.2 per cent in the second quarter, following…

Rod Liddle

An all-female cabinet? Insert your own joke here

I wonder what Jacques Derrida would have made of the new leader of the UK Independence party? In the philosopher’s…

The Spectator's Notes

Give Hong Kongers real security: a British passport

We seem to be building up to a second Tiananmen Square, 30 years after the first. This time the venue…


How No. 10 is taking back control

Every Friday at 6 p.m. government aides are summoned to No. 10 Downing Street for a meeting with Dominic Cummings,…