Immigration

Portrait of the Week: Allied air strikes on Syria and the Windrush scandal

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Home Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, apologised in Parliament for the treatment of immigrants from the Commonwealth from before 1971,…

Going solo: so far there doesn’t seem to be much enthusiasm among other countries for taking the British route

Brexit, immigration, future prosperity: the view from abroad

24 March 2018 4:00 am

The Project 28 poll tells us how the 27 feel about losing the UK, writes Ross Clark

Refugees crowded onto a wooden boat off the coast of Libya in February 2017.

Why do politicians refuse to tell it how it is on immigration?

24 March 2018 4:00 am

Politicians must listen to their citizens’ views, says Douglas Murray

Why mass immigration explains the housing crisis

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Ever since Theresa May’s clarion address of the UK’s housing shortage (and how many successive PMs have embarked on the…

A monument of blithering stupidity: Zoë Wanamaker works wonders with Meg in The Birthday Party

Unlike most Pinter plays, this one doesn’t bore or baffle: The Birthday Party reviewed

27 January 2018 9:00 am

The Birthday Party is among Pinter’s earliest and strangest works. It deconstructs the conventions of a repertory thriller but doesn’t…

Where did it all go wrong for Angela Merkel?

25 November 2017 9:00 am

The breakdown of coalition talks is uniquely damaging for the German leader

The EU must be reformed through sovereignty and democracy. Here’s how I plan to do it

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The EU must be reformed through sovereignty and democracy

Goodbye London, Reykjavik here I come

4 November 2017 9:00 am

I have a message for the London mayor, Sadiq Khan: you and your policies stink! While the fuzz are busy…

Crying wolf on the far right in Europe

28 October 2017 9:00 am

This book is an exercise in crying wolf that utterly fails to prove its main thesis: that Europe is abandoning…

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…

Why everyone’s fighting to come third in Germany’s election

9 September 2017 9:00 am

The real prize in Germany’s election is to come third

Leaving India after independence was devastating. It still is

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Leaving after independence was devastating

A Sudanese immigrant in the infamous Calais Jungle, which was razed last year

The public vs the politicians

1 July 2017 9:00 am

The Project 28 poll is yet another reminder of the big issues the EU is failing to tackle, says Douglas Murray

Boris Johnson: This is a moment of hope for Libya. We can’t afford to miss it

13 May 2017 9:00 am

This devastated country can have a great future – but it must compromise

The National Trust is compromised by its own success

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Cadbury and the National Trust stand accused of taking the Easter out of Easter eggs. The Trust’s ‘Easter Egg Trail’…

Austerity has turned honest Greeks into criminals

11 March 2017 9:00 am

A lousy fortnight if ever there was one. Two great friends, Lord Belhaven and Stenton and Aleko Goulandris, had their…

The wonder of Japan

25 February 2017 9:00 am

From my chalet high up above the village, I look up at the immense, glistening mountain range of the Alps,…

What was Joseph Goebbels’s secretary really like?

4 February 2017 9:00 am

As if on cue, The World At One on Monday (Radio 4) ended with a short (too short) interview with…

What makes a university a university?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

What is a university? Sir: As a former Russell Group vice chancellor, I think that Toby Young’s appeal for more universities…

Why Geert Wilders is taking over Dutch politics

28 January 2017 9:00 am

With the rise of Geert Wilders, the long Dutch tradition of liberalism is at risk of destroying itself

A Roman emperor’s inauguration to rival Donald Trump’s

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Given that Donald Trump is not the most popular president the USA has ever seen, even among his own party,…

The hateful whispers that make me want to move from London to Tel Aviv

21 January 2017 9:00 am

It’s time I left London’s anti-Semites behind

The secret society that made ‘nativist’ an insult

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The title of America’s first woman bishop was claimed in 1918 by Bishop Alma White, leader of the Pillar of…

Ms Anne Maple of Lewisham — my new poster girl for free speech

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Now is the time of year to take down the Christmas decorations from your front window and put up, in…

Love becomes hate in the twisted world of PC

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Gstaad  New Year’s Eve was a Rhapsody in Blue, with a clarinet glissando that promised joys to come, and the…