hunting

Labour thinks that its trump card is Trump

9 November 2019 9:00 am

On Wednesday morning, I was hoisted into the air of Whitehall on a cherry-picker. A century ago the proto-Cenotaph appeared…

Big two-hearted river: the wines of the Rhône

17 March 2018 9:00 am

The Rhône is a strong river. The Loire derives graciousness from its châteaux. The Rhine and the Thames have been…

A nose for trouble: the beagle

Playful, adorable – and with a real nose for trouble: In praise of the beagle

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Harvey’s finest moment, he would tell you, was the chicken kiev. I’d just made the garlic butter and inserted it…

Mrs May is repeating Cameron's mistakes in dealing with the EU

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May’s style of negotiating with the European Union is coming spookily to resemble David Cameron’s. She is in the…

Molly Keane’s bad behaviour

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Molly Keane achieved fame and critical acclaim in 1981 aged 75, when she published the novel Good Behaviour, a razor-sharp…

For really ethical fur, hunt it yourself

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The cant around ‘ethical fur’

Beastly tales from Hungary

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The Hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai has only lately become known to Anglophone audiences, through the masterly translations of George Szirtes…

A better year ahead? That’s what the tsar expected in 1917

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Someone came up with a century-old quotation plangent with irony and sadness: ‘The year 1916 was cursed: 1917 will surely…

One thing I learned in 2016 – it’s hateful being right all the time

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Merry Christmas everyone. Here are some things I learned — or relearned — in 2016.   1. That which does…

The Odd Bottles now have a paramilitary wing

3 December 2016 9:00 am

This is something to be said for starting to celebrate Christmas before the end of the grouse season. It provides…

A Year 7 pupil from The Elms with one of its prize-winning Hereford cattle

State schools are discovering huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’

10 September 2016 9:00 am

State schools are discovering the benefits of huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’, finds Camilla Swift

How hunting and shooting help wildlife – and not just in Africa

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Hunting and shooting helps wildlife, here and in Africa

Gentlest and sweetest of dogs

Beautiful, wilful, never dull: in praise of Clumber spaniels

7 May 2016 9:00 am

For the first time in more than 30 years we have no Clumber spaniel. We have had five: Henry, Judith,…

How do we save the elephant? It’s simple: eat them

23 April 2016 9:00 am

   Laikipia I sip my Tusker beer on the veranda, staring at the elephant. He’s not the elephant in the…

Don't be fooled by the cosy veneer. It’s carnage in South Northamptonshire

19 March 2016 9:00 am

My time as a duck-keeper seems to have come bloodily to an end. I have had ducks on my pond…

The perfect wines to toast the end of the hunting season

13 February 2016 9:00 am

A few years ago, a distinguished cove in the diplomatic service was made High Commissioner to Australia. To prepare himself…

Spectator letters: Taxing empty houses, and crying with Charles Moore

9 January 2016 9:00 am

A tax on empty dwellings Sir: Both the Conservative and Labour candidates (‘Battle for London’, 2 January) rightly see housing…

Cecil the Lion’s noble sacrifice

5 December 2015 9:00 am

His shooting by an American dentist has reminded the world that big-game trophy hunting is essential for the survival of African wildlife

(Photo: Getty)

The sabs hate us because we’re patriotic, top-rate tax-paying, law-abiding scum

28 November 2015 9:00 am

‘You lot are a disgrace! Chasing after defenceless animals on horseback!’ The bearded anti was on his mountain bike on…

Why MPs have a duty to resist online petitions

15 August 2015 9:00 am

It is the duty of MPs to resist Twitter storms and online petitions

A six-year-old sharpshooter and a New Zealand white – both bound to improve with age

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The Honourable Society of Odd Bottles began proceedings with a report on the activities of our junior branch. These youngsters…

The hunting ban could be gone soon – but the hypocrisy will linger on

11 July 2015 9:00 am

With luck, the cruel, hypocritical ban could be gone by winter

Charles Moore’s Notes: Who benefits from Prince Charles shaking Gerry Adams’s hand?

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Who benefits from Prince Charles’s handshake with Gerry Adams? Not the victims of IRA violence, including the 18 soldiers who…

Welcome to Miliband country: how Labour would wreck rural life

2 May 2015 9:00 am

A ‘progressive alliance’ would be a profound threat to rural life

It really must be a mid-life crisis. I’ve fallen in love with a pony

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Because I’m reckless, stupid and irresponsible, I normally get landed with the biggest, most obstreperous hunters. But the other weekend…