HS2

Letters: Britain needs HS2

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Moaning minnie MPs Sir: I was recently quoted in the Sun newspaper in a story about how MPs were reacting…

From a solar-powered bin to HS2: the destruction of my childhood home

14 March 2019 9:00 am

My mother is a classy lady. I have always known this, but it still affected me in a way I…

Letters: Are the RSPCA really considering the needs of animals?

16 February 2019 9:00 am

We need a generosity report Sir: Your leading article bemoaning the lack of charitable giving in Britain misses the mark…

Is the financial logic behind HS2 collapsing?

9 February 2019 9:00 am

There are growing signs this inter-city vanity project could be scrapped

Why HS2 doesn’t stand up to the test of time

2 February 2019 9:00 am

In past years, I have been a critic of HS2. I might now change my mind. One simple tweak might…

How Ebenezer Grayling destroyed the Kite family Christmas

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Ebenezer Grayling sat busy in his counting house. It was a cold, bleak day at the Department for Transport. Big…

Petrol and diesel cars and vans to be banned in Britain from 2040

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, invited the media to take a photograph of her beginning a holiday with her…

Where does Dignitas find its customers?

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Smash the orange Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office, said the government’s Brexit plans could ‘fall apart like…

The curse of the gastro-preneur

25 March 2017 9:00 am

‘Mesdames et messieurs, allow me to introduce you to your meals,’ said the waiter. Oh lordy, I thought. Here we…

London-centric: the Crossrail project is approaching completion

To invest in an infrastucture boom, find out who’s selling the shovels

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Our veteran investor Robin Andrews finds shares that could benefit from a new infrastructure boom

Letters: like Labour, the Tories will desert the centre ground

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Ground zero Sir: James Forsyth looks for hope for moderates within the Labour party and finds none (‘The party’s over’,…

The new world of work is a jungle — but don’t call workers ‘animals’

17 September 2016 9:00 am

The TUC general secretaryFrances O’Grady doesn’t get a lot of airtime. Compared with predecessors a generation ago, such as Vic…

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…

Is Boris without a philosophy? No, he’s worse than that

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Against Boris Sir: In discussing my attitude to Boris (‘The Boris-bashers should be ashamed’, 27 August), Mary Wakefield is too kind —…

HS2 is a triumph of male vanity. Theresa May should kill it

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Time is running out to kill HS2. Theresa May should act now

Why is Theresa May so proud of picking fights with the police?

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Also in The Spectator’s Notes: no Orgreave inquiry; relaunch Vote Leave; a party for Remainers; planning for parliamentary sovereignty; HS2

Brexit leaves optimists clinging to the life raft of cliché

2 July 2016 9:00 am

My column calling Brexit campaigners ‘hooligans’ and ending ‘Reader, I voted Remain’, caused quite a stir — coinciding as it…

Don’t believe the Tory grumbling: HS2 is on the way

21 May 2016 9:00 am

There’s a lot of negativity around HS2, and I sniff a Brexit connection. You might think Leave campaigners whose aim…

The left-wing lunacy of Tooting Honey Toilets

2 January 2016 9:00 am

‘Sadly, the world is filled with apathy,’ said my friend, as we looked at our sad little list of conscripts…

The most important test that HS2 doesn’t pass

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Despite my opposition to High Speed 2, I am quite a big fan of HS1, the line which runs from…

This is what every menu should look like

18 July 2015 9:00 am

The appallingly bad photograph below was taken on my mobile phone about 15 years ago. It shows the menu layout…

One of the 444 airfields built during the second world war (Photo: Getty)

Heathrow and the strange, far-off days when Britain actually built things

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Heathrow. The whole British story is there. Reading up around that debacle last week, I came across the eye-watering —…

My rich leftie neighbours must be in a state of psychotic denial — or stoned

16 May 2015 9:00 am

The ‘I’m Voting For Chuka’ posters in my rich neighbours’ front windows pushed me over the edge. There is nothing…

Nigel Lawson’s diary: Escaping election tedium in la France profonde

2 May 2015 9:00 am

I have escaped this rather depressing election campaign by retreating to my home in la France profonde — to be…

Letters: Why Ofsted should be disbanded

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Disband Ofsted Sir: Dennis Sewell’s damning indictment of Ofsted (‘Ofsted in the dock’, 13 December) stopped short of the logical…