Eurovision song contest

Potrait of the Week: prisons to be ‘academies’and West to arm Libya

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Queen’s Speech, the government made provision for bills against extremism and in favour of driverless cars, drones,…

Spectator letters: The case for saying ‘Daesh’, a political shibboleth, and Ireland’s greatest distinction

11 July 2015 9:00 am

The case for Daesh Sir: For once the admirable Rod Liddle has got it completely wrong (‘You can’t take the…

The real contest at Eurovision: worst lyric

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Like a reluctantly remembered nightmare, last week’s Eurovision Song Contest already seems very distant. But, in the manner of the…

This strategy won Eurovision. It could also save your life

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Oskar Morgenstern grew up in Vienna, John von Neumann in Budapest. Clearly the same Austro-Hungarian intellectual spirit which gave rise…

Has music died? If not, where are the new decent pop tunes?

8 June 2013 9:00 am

I am suffering, as we all do from time to time, from a shortage of decent new tunes. Of course,…

Britain's Eurovision problem

18 May 2013 9:00 am

It’s not cool to be snobbish about the world’s biggest talent contest – it just makes Britain look ridiculous