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Britain’s jobs miracle proves there is no reason to fear technology

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Another week, another set of economic figures that suggest the country is showing remarkable resilience while politics implodes. Rather than…

Is the future of work flexible?

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Today we suffer disillusion, not because we are poorer than we were — on the contrary, even today we enjoy,…

We all have servants now

4 May 2019 9:00 am

We all have servants now

Sending more people to uni isn’t the answer

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Imagine a world where employers judged applicants solely on their dress. Anyone in frayed clothes or scuffed shoes would never…

The Spectator's Christmas appeal: donate internships, not money

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Perhaps the most insightful piece of political analysis since the turn of the century came from the Queen in a…

In defence of David Cameron’s achievements

17 September 2016 9:00 am

It is too early to tell what sort of Prime Minister Theresa May will turn out to be, but we…

Could your office be killing you?

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Japanese housewives are so convinced of the value of office work that they get angry if their husbands come home…

Penury dictates that I find more lucrative work — but I can’t afford to

9 April 2016 9:00 am

My adventures in penury land me with two job applications on my screen, one for MI6, one for Sainsbury’s. Do…

Why I now believe in positive discrimination

6 February 2016 9:00 am

The Prime Minister no doubt knew he would be fanning the flames when he waded into the argument about the…

Why could a robot replace a police chief – but not me?

26 September 2015 8:00 am

It’s hard to turn on the television nowadays without being shown a robot. It might be looking like a grasshopper…

Sod hard-working families: let’s have a four-day week

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Whenever I hear the phrase ‘hard-working families’ a little voice in my head asks ‘what about the lazier, chilled-out families?…

A jobs miracle is happening in Britain, thanks to tax cuts. Why don't the Tories say so?

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The jobs boom is one of the Tories’ finest achievements. Why aren’t they talking about it?

What Germans are worst at

19 July 2014 9:00 am

What Germans do worst Some things Germans aren’t very good at: — Making reliable car engines. According to a survey by Warranty Direct…

France's political system is crumbling. What's coming next looks scary

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The desperate state of its politics seems to signal the end of the Republic