Government

Is Britain ready for recession? You wouldn’t put money on it

5 August 2017 9:00 am

For anyone considering a career in economic forecasting, the Bank of England’s inflation report for August 2007 ought to be…

Why Theresa May should make binding shareholder votes on pay a manifesto promise

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Will executive pay pop up in Theresa May’s manifesto? An objective of her snap election is to secure a larger…

Maybe nations aren’t enough – but we still need them

1 April 2017 9:00 am

An email from the high-minded Carnegie Endowment, marking the triggering of Article 50 and the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of…

How bad is Mark Carney’s relationship with Theresa May?

5 November 2016 9:00 am

How bad is Mark Carney’s relationship with Theresa May?

How many scientific papers just aren’t true?

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Too much government policy is based on research that simply hasn’t been tested

Meet Boris Mark II - the future Prime Minister

8 October 2016 9:00 am

His jokes are back – but under much tighter control

David Cameron’s legacy (it's not just Brexit)

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Midway through his final cabinet meeting, David Cameron realised — with some horror — that it had turned into a…

‘I’d have said let’s not do this’: What Osborne never asked his nudge guru

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Behavioural economics guru Richard Thaler on gas bills, Europe – and the advice the Chancellor never sought

Let’s make assisted dying legal for Brightonians

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I am having terrible trouble with my hair at the moment. It is lank, flat and lifeless. There are split…

The slow death of environmentalism

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Would you describe yourself as an ‘environmentalist’? I would, mainly to annoy greenies, but also because it’s true. If your…

Why the Spanish may be better off without a government

30 April 2016 9:00 am

The Spanish seem to be doing better without one

What the people-smugglers of Istanbul make of the EU’s deal with Turkey

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The Turkey-EU deal will do nothing to fix the migrant crisis. Just ask the people-smugglers in Istanbul

Spectator letters: The government’s monumental ignorance about the NHS

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Governmental ignorance Sir: Your leading article (13 February) blames junior doctors for playing with lives in their dispute; but what…

Any deal with the junior doctors should cut both ways

13 February 2016 9:00 am

A few months ago, paramedics were on the brink of industrial action. They had legitimate grievances. Ambulance services were being…

Charles Moore’s Notes: The demented accusations against Field Marshal Lord Bramall have at last been dropped

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Many have rightly attacked the police for their handling of the demented accusations against Field Marshal Lord Bramall, now at…

Like southern France — with added kangaroos

The lovely Clare Valley, like southern France with added kangaroos

23 January 2016 9:00 am

It is a century and a half since The Spectator noted the exceptional qualities of South Australia, a colony of…

The best things in the world have always sprung up by accident. Take the internet, for instance

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Since no one has bothered to ask what my must-read book of last year was I’m going to tell you…

Where’s all the joy gone?

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Britain seems to be suffering from a dearth of lightheartedness

Tony Blair: What I got right – and Labour now is getting wrong

12 December 2015 9:00 am

And what the Labour party is now getting wrong

We trust our spies. But we shouldn’t trust this bill

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Were David Cameron in any way adept at spin, it would be tempting to think that the publication of the…

Why won’t the Met speak out on Tom Watson’s biggest claim?

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Why won’t the police say that they have found no evidence whatsoever of a paedophile network linked to Parliament?

Charles Moore’s Notes: the Tories’ adoption of the Living Wage is entirely bogus

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Was there ever a more unilluminating political idea — for voters rather than practitioners — than triangulation? For those readers so…

Britain needs to get fracking

4 July 2015 9:00 am

That democracy is a superior form of government to any other goes without saying. But in order to function, it…

Glastonbury Festival, where the absence of authority results in order, not anarchy

Steve Hilton's model for policy reform: Glastonbury (yes, really)

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Glastonbury is a model for radical policy reform, says Steve Hilton