The Spectator

23 March 2019

Will it never end?

The Tories’ current humiliation could be as cataclysmic as Labour’s in 1976

The Week

Leading article

The Conservative Party bears the most blame for the Brexit mess

For many people, next Friday was supposed to be a celebration. Boris Johnson spoke about an ‘independence day’ marking the…

Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week: Brexit delay, terror in NZ, and a very expensive pigeon

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, asking for a delay…

Diary

Douglas Murray: will we have a country left after Brexit?

It isn’t easy getting around the Gulf these days. The blockade on Qatar means no direct flights from most of…

Ancient and modern

Unlike MPs, Cicero understood the meaning of sovereignty

The problem with Brexit is that parliament is not designed to do what the people have commanded it to. MPs…

Barometer

The biggest explosions in history

The march of time If we leave the EU on 29 March, with which historic events will that date be…

Letters

Letters: why hens are wonderful creatures

What’s the point? Sir: Katy Balls asks ‘Will there be an election?’ (16 March). That prompts the question: ‘To what…