Leveson Inquiry

There is a dangerous new snobbery – but it’s not from Remainers

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Yet another kind of snob Sir: May I offer another definition of a ‘snob’ to the one described by Bryan…

Press freedom in Britain is under attack - again

31 December 2016 9:00 am

It is said that the case for freedom of expression needs to be restated in every generation, but things move…

Christopher Biggins and the fall of civilisation

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Suppose you’d invited me round to dinner to celebrate my engagement to your daughter, which do you think would be…

A feral, all-powerful press? The Whittingdale story disproves that

16 April 2016 9:00 am

For weeks, Westminster has been full of rumours about the private life of a certain cabinet member. It was said…

Spectator letters: Bereaved parents against press regulation, and a defence of Tony Benn

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Why we need a free press Sir: As bereaved parents and (to borrow from some signatories of last week’s advertisement)…

Billy Bragg's diary: The right does not own freedom

12 October 2013 9:00 am

A great night to be in Pittsburgh. The local baseball team, the Pirates, were attempting to reach their first play-offs…

In it together? Matthew d'Ancona's book on the coalition is a huge letdown, says Peter Oborne

5 October 2013 9:00 am

There are two ways of being a political journalist. One is to stay on the outside and try to avoid…

Take it from a former barrister: Chris Grayling is right to reform legal aid

8 June 2013 9:00 am

There’s only one problem with Chris Grayling’s legal reforms – they don’t go far enough