Black cabs

What can be done about flakes who cancel at the last minute?

8 April 2017 9:00 am

A friend of a friend hosted an engagement party in a London hotel. Invitations had gone out six weeks beforehand,…

Longing for a back-of-cab kiss? Then don’t get an Uber

11 February 2017 9:00 am

How Uber is killing the back-of-cab clinch

‘You’re very calm,’ said the cabbie. I wondered how much danger I was in

14 January 2017 9:00 am

I meant to get the bus, but by the time I arrived at the stop at 5 p.m. last Tuesday, I…

Why we’ll never go back to smoking indoors

19 July 2014 9:00 am

What would happen, I wonder, were we to rescind the smoking ban as Nigel Farage wants? My guess is not…

The six things that'll change when I rule the world

21 June 2014 8:00 am

But why did the food [in England] stay so bad after refrigerated ships, frozen foods and eventually air-freight deliveries of…

Spectator letters: Bernard Jenkin and the cabbies fight back, rising school fees, Nigel Lawson on aid

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Private pain Sir: A line in Alec Marsh’s article (‘Britain’s one-child policy’, 1 February) caught my eye; that school fees…

The case against London cabbies

1 February 2014 9:00 am

It’s time to end the archaic privileges of London taxi drivers