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Increasing NI contributions would burden those who can least afford it

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Reform National Insurance Sir: One objection to an increase in National Insurance contributions to rescue the NHS is that it…

Breaking up is always hard to do and Brexit is no different

24 March 2018 4:00 am

We are in a tricky phase in negotiations but this will pass, says Anthony Browne

Paul Mason: In a parallel universe, Cameron is delivering Brexit

10 March 2018 9:00 am

At the BBC early doors for the Today programme, to preview Corbyn’s speech advocating membership of a customs union. I…

Back off, Barnier – you don’t need to invent obstacles to Brexit

3 March 2018 9:00 am

There’s an unwritten law governing Boris Johnson in Westminster: every-thing he says or does is a gaffe, or can be…

17 reasons why we should love Brexit

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Imagine all we can do once we’ve left

Brexit suggests we’re on the right side of history

16 December 2017 9:00 am

For a century, theorists have argued that the nation state is obsolete. Brexit suggests otherwise

The DUP is quite likely to cave in over ‘regulatory alignment’. Here’s why they should not

9 December 2017 9:00 am

I’m afraid I have a deep faith in the Democratic Unionist Party’s capacity to cede an issue of principle in…

This £50 billion EU ‘divorce bill’ is more like a ransom

2 December 2017 9:00 am

A  ‘bill’ is not commonly subject to negotiation. It arrives after a customer has contracted for the purchase of goods…

Making musical history: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton

Why has there never been a hit musical about the history of Britain?

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Why has there never been a hit musical about British history? Iain Hollingshead investigates

Notes from the birthplace of Europe

28 October 2017 9:00 am

I have come to Greece in search of sanity over Brexit. Ostensibly it is a symposium to discuss relations between…

We need more Rees-Mogg, less Yvette Cooper

30 September 2017 9:00 am

I think this week marks my 40th anniversary as a Spectator columnist, but I’m not 100 per cent certain. All…

The European Court of Justice’s thirst for ever more power

23 September 2017 9:00 am

The ECJ’s quest for ever-more power

The BBC Proms broadcast a piece of gloriously subversive new music – without realising it

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Sir James MacMillan’s European Requiem, performed at the Proms on Sunday, isn’t about Brexit. The composer had to make this…

Democracy is dead

5 August 2017 9:00 am

I’ve stayed far away from the new barbarians with their choppers, tank-like cars, home theatres on board, and fridge-shaped super…

Dear Leavebugs, it’s time to admit your mistake

22 July 2017 9:00 am

‘Brexit,’ says my friend David Aaronovitch, ‘is dying.’ We Remainer irreconcilables certainly hope so. But there’s a slim chance the…

Brexit: A view from Germany

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Europeans are appalled at the EU’s response to Brexit

The quiet successes of Brexit

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Just a few weeks ago, the Conservatives triumphed in the local government elections and Theresa May was hailed as an…

Catalonia vs Spain: a battle that neither side can win

8 July 2017 9:00 am

If David Cameron seeks any testament to his handling of Britain’s difficulties with Scottish separatism, the mess that Spain is…

A youngster in Madrid walks past graffiti which reads: ‘We want to work. Let the businessmen who have become rich with our work pay for the crisis’

Spain’s lost generation

1 July 2017 9:00 am

GDP may be growing fast – but the country’s youth still feel like a lost generation, says Mark Nayler

What Europeans really think of the EU

1 July 2017 9:00 am

A new poll suggests most Europeans want to stay in the EU – however reluctantly. Ross Clark finds out why

Some 80 per cent of Poles say they want to stay in the European Union

What Brexit means to Poland

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Britain was Poland’s biggest ally in the anti-federalist cause. So what happens now, asks Annabelle Chapman

Forget ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ — what we need is an open Brexit

24 June 2017 9:00 am

The unexpected outcome of the general election has led some to hope that a weakened government will be forced to…

Evgeny Kissin in 1993

‘The Western establishment is betraying its values’: Evgeny Kissin interview

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The great, enigmatic pianist has always divided critics. He talks to Damian Thompson about his heretical opinions on Horowitz, Israel and Brexit

Why hasn't the Remain dog barked in this election?

10 June 2017 9:00 am

The hopes of those who want Britain to stay in the EU have been dashed by this election. There has…

Folly by Phyllida Barlow, British Pavilion, Venice, 2017

Huge, diverse and yet monotonous, the Venice Biennale is very like the EU

20 May 2017 9:00 am

‘Are you enjoying the Biennale?’ is a question one is often asked while patrolling the winding paths of the Giardini…