Immigration

You shouldn’t watch Dapper Laughs. But you really shouldn’t let the likes of me stop you

15 November 2014 9:00 am

As you’ll know by now, I’m big on thinking the right things. Should a thought strike me that m’colleague Rod…

The shameful truth: Britain lets in far too few refugees

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Britain’s appalling record on refugees is a moral failure, and national disgrace

To make asylum work, we’ll have to talk frankly

8 November 2014 9:00 am

It is the easiest thing in the world to say who should come to Britain and why. But if there…

What Angela Merkel really wants (it's not good news for Dave)

8 November 2014 9:00 am

The German Chancellor has a lot in common with David Cameron – which is why she can’t afford to help him very much

Ukip’s Patrick O’Flynn on the ‘genius’ Nigel Farage and why Douglas Carswell’s votes won’t set party policy

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Patrick O’Flynn praises ‘genius’ Nigel Farage, and puts Douglas Carswell in his place

How to fight Ukip

1 November 2014 9:00 am

In the 2005 general election this magazine supported the Conservatives, with one exception — we urged voters in Medway not to…

It’s not just Ukip that’s changing Cameron’s mind about immigration

25 October 2014 9:00 am

It is easy to mock David Cameron on immigration. Under pressure from the public and from Ukip, he’s having to…

Dealing with trolls the Swedish way

11 October 2014 9:00 am

How to deal with a troll In Scandinavian mythology, trolls were shady creatures who lived below ground and varied in…

Who are Ukip’s new voters? The kind of people who decide elections

11 October 2014 9:00 am

An opinion poll to be published next week will reveal that Labour leader Ed Miliband is slightly less popular with…

Don’t worry Brooks Newmark: paisley was sexy once...

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Paisley power Paisley pyjamas were in the news. While associated with the town in Renfrewshire, whose mills produced the patterns from 1805,…

Any other business: trouble spots in European banking

19 July 2014 9:00 am

‘1914: Day by Day’, the Radio 4 series by the historian Margaret MacMillan, is a gripping reminder that significant global…

Why I’m now scared of book clubs

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Writing frankly about Jamaica has made me nervous of invitations from strangers. How would this one turn out?

A Labour elitist meets a fête worse than death

21 June 2014 8:00 am

It is surely only a matter of time before someone with a mischievous glint in their eye invites the Labour…

Nigel Farage is becoming a moderniser

7 June 2014 9:00 am

There are many words that you might associate with Nigel Farage, but moderniser probably isn’t one. Yet the Ukip leader…

Labour has proved that it speaks for London – and nowhere else

31 May 2014 9:00 am

So, now almost all the votes have been counted — except for those in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets, where…

Rod Liddle reminds me of old women moaning on the bus

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Books by bellicose columnists with the initials R.L. are like buses — none comes along for ages, then two come…

Spectator letters: How schools fail boys, Jonathan Croall answers Keith Baxter, and why atheists should love the C of E

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Why girls do better Sir: Isabel Hardman notes that girls now outperform boys at every level in education (‘The descent…

Where I’m looking for the next great banking blow-up

15 February 2014 9:00 am

A reader likens me to Dr Pangloss, the quack philosopher in Voltaire’s Candide who insisted that ‘all is for the…

Britain has many major problems - racism isn't one of them

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Britain has less prejudice than the countries where I’ve lived before – and more people taking offence

Ed Miliband's immigration nightmare

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Victor Spirescu came to Britain last week looking for work washing cars, but seems to have landed himself with a…

Nick Robinson: fronting a critique of — or apologia for — immigration policy?

James Delingpole: 'The Truth About Immigration' is anything but

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Immigration. Were you aware that this has become a bit of a problem these past ten years? I wasn’t, obviously,…

Rory Sutherland: The one issue where we accept the idea of genetic determinism

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Some people are gay. Get over it’ — this was the slogan for a campaign against homophobia. A series of YouTube…

The man who made it OK to talk about immigration

16 November 2013 9:00 am

How Professor Paul Collier has bypassed the liberal taboo on discussing immigration

Rod Liddle: What do you call travellers when they are no longer travelling? 

26 October 2013 9:00 am

How should we describe the people who allegedly abducted that little girl in Greece, after a neighbour claimed that they…