The Spectator

22 September 2018

A wake-up call

More of us are addicted to our smartphones. But the fightback is beginning

The Week

There is method in the apparent madness of Donald Trump’s trade wars. Photo: Getty

Leading article

Trade wars: The method behind Donald Trump’s madness

Donald Trump campaigned as an unrepentant protectionist and, on the face of it, he has lived up to his word.…

Portrait of the week

Portrait of the Week: Brexitry, Jaguar and the Lib-Dems’ non-leader

Home Britain was overwhelmed by Brexitry. Before flying off to an EU summit in Salzburg, Theresa May, the Prime Minister,…

‘The possibility that our next PM will be named Mogg has prompted me to enquire about one-way tickets to Switzerland.’ Photo: Getty


Max Hastings’s diary

The Hastingses have idyllic lives but, like most seventysomethings, we find ourselves in ever-closer proximity to mortality. We hold season…


How much does it cost to cryogenically freeze a person (or a pet)?

Trans mission Equalities Minister Penny Mordaunt ordered research into a huge rise in referrals of under-18 girls to transgender services.…

Ancient and modern

The EU’s divide and rule

‘Divide and rule’ (or ‘conquer’) diplomacy aims to disunite the opposition, the better to control it. The ancients were masters…


Letters: Why don’t the Tories stand up for capitalism?

Stand by your plan Sir: Matthew Parris (‘Must the will of the people always be respected?’, 15 September) asks when…