EU referendum

The first recorded woman golfer (clue: it wasn’t Mary Queen of Scots)

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Mary Queen of Golf? The vote by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers to admit women as members has reawakened…

The real reason Nigel Farage hates Douglas Carswell

4 March 2017 9:00 am

If the British establishment really wants to troll Ukip, then I suppose it ought to give Douglas Carswell a knighthood…

My Brexiteer friends need some ladders to climb down

4 February 2017 9:00 am

I am worried about the mental state of many Brexiteers. The author of The Spectator’s weekly Notes, Charles Moore, always…

Indians are getting post-truth history about Winston Churchill

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Did Winston Churchill, like Donald Trump, also like to ‘grab them by the pussy?’ Last week at the Jaipur Literary…

I’m starting to think that Brexit will kill Ukip

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Perversity is a much undervalued British trait, much more redolent of our real psyche than queuing, drinking tea or being…

Why do Matthew Parris and the Remainers keep running Britain down?

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Unencumbered Sir: Matthew Parris’s bizarre reference (‘Unforgiven’, 10 December) to the UK economy as merely ‘medium-sized’ is a classic instance…

Whatever happened to Sir George? A festive finale to an eventful year

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Many (well, several) of you asked me what happened to George, the supermarket chairman who was the anti-hero of my…

The seven moments that lost the referendum for Remain

10 December 2016 9:00 am

If any of the following had happened, Remain could have won

Matthew Parris vs Matt Ridley on Brexit bitterness

10 December 2016 9:00 am

A conversation about Brexit and bitterness

They won, so why are the Brexiteers so miserable and chippy?

29 October 2016 9:00 am

I may have made the odd disparaging remark about Brexiteers during the heat of the referendum campaign, but I have…

Britain has no reason to be smug about Trump

15 October 2016 9:00 am

It’s not just America. British politics is going the same way

First Brexit became thinkable. Now it becomes doable

8 October 2016 9:00 am

 Birmingham Checking in to my hotel room on the 18th floor, for the Conservative party conference here, I opened the…

Onwards and upwards: an end to Brexit uncertainty has boosted market conditions for housebuilders

We’re in a post-Brexit building boom

1 October 2016 8:00 am

The prospects for housebuilders are much brighter – but their shares still look cheap

Hillary should have paid attention to Britain’s referendum

17 September 2016 9:00 am

It’s been a very patriotic weekend, ablaze with Union flags. In London there was the Last Night of the Proms…

Now, finally, we can have a real debate about immigration

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Calm is slowly returning to the debate about Britain and Europe. The shrillness of the referendum campaign, and the hysteria…

Aristotle on the collective wisdom of Brexit voters

10 September 2016 9:00 am

It comes as no surprise to find that there has recently been much talk among Brexit supporters about ‘the wisdom…

How political correctness has wounded Sweden

10 September 2016 9:00 am

What Swedes don’t say Sir: Tove Lifvendahl is, unfortunately, exactly right in her analysis of Swedish immigration and asylum policy…

The Brexit bounce that’s making doom-mongers look foolish

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Remainers promised instant catastrophe. It’s not happening. What are they to do now?

George Osborne’s gone, thank God. So why’s Mark Carney still around?

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Did you see that odd photo of George Osborne looking shifty, queuing up in the Vietnamese jungle for the chance…

Why was I able to 'vote' twice in the EU referendum?

20 August 2016 9:00 am

When you vote in Britain, there is a relaxed feeling in the polling stations. This is a long-established part of…

Brexit means that Britain will be boss again

6 August 2016 9:00 am

It’s simple: let us make our own laws again, and the rest follows

The post-Brexit economy is more open than ever

30 July 2016 9:00 am

For all Gordon Brown’s economic mistakes, he at least tried to build confidence in the British economy. In the build-up…

What Brexit really means – three key tests for Theresa May

30 July 2016 9:00 am

‘Brexit means Brexit’ is one of the most brilliant political soundbites of recent times. It worked wonders for Theresa May…

Is More United just the Lib Dems in disguise?

30 July 2016 9:00 am

The dog days of July probably aren’t the best time to launch a new political movement, but then the people…

Letters: Lighten up, kids – there’s always hope

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Our terrified youth Sir: Both Claire Fox’s ‘Generation Snowflake’ and Mary Wakefield’s recent column (What’s to blame for a generation’s…