Britishness

I thought I was British. Until I took a DNA test

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Will genetic testing change how we think about nationality? It has certainly changed how I think about mine

Brexit’s making many of us less British

9 July 2016 9:00 am

I suppose I could probably get a Polish passport. Both of my maternal grandparents were Poles, displaced by war and…

The Spectator, 1916: Why we still speak of England

25 June 2016 8:00 am

From ‘English or British?’, The Spectator, 25 June 1916: We wish that this question of ‘England’ or ‘Britain’ could be settled satisfactorily,…

Grayson Perry - heir to Lewis Caroll and William Blake

30 May 2015 9:00 am

At the Turner Prize dinner of 2003, as the winner, Grayson Perry, took a photo call with his family wearing…

Letters: Lord Lawson is not banned from the BBC, and Wales is wonderful

19 July 2014 9:00 am

No ban on Lawson Sir: You write that the BBC ‘has effectively banned’ Lord Lawson from items on climate change…