Ken Clarke: the best prime minister we never had

29 October 2016 9:00 am

It always used to be said that, if it had been up to Guardian readers, Ken Clarke would certainly have…

Charles Moore vs David Hare: a one-act play

12 December 2015 9:00 am

  Charles Moore and David Hare sit in the editor’s office at The Spectator, Hare on a brown leather chesterfield,…

Cunard – a triumph of steam-age privatisation

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Steam privatisation Cunard celebrated its 175th birthday by sailing three liners down the Mersey. The formation of the Cunard Line…

Why the NHS needs less professional management

9 May 2015 9:00 am

‘Professionalising’ public-service management is effectively a means of legalising corruption, says Theodore Dalrymple 

Letters: The silencing of Meirion Thomas; finding the Cross of St George in Tuscany; and healthy scepticism about NHS privatisation

10 January 2015 9:00 am

This turbulent surgeon Sir: I have taken Meirion Thomas to task before in your letters pages, saying that since one third…

Storm warning: the world economy’s October troubles aren’t over yet

18 October 2014 9:00 am

October is always a turbulent month, and I’m feeling uneasy about this one. The FTSE100 index, which looked set to…

Martin Vander Weyer: Bad news for pawnbrokers. Is that good news for the rest of us?

12 October 2013 9:00 am

While attention has focused on the sudden ubiquity and alleged iniquity of payday lenders, boom and impending bust has infected…

Letters: sheep pay for themselves

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Why Ukip aren’t extremists Sir: I don’t wish to be rude to Matthew Parris (‘Why Ukip is a party of…

The madness of ring-fencing government spending.

1 June 2013 9:00 am

As ministers trooped one by one into George Osborne’s office last week for negotiations over the Spending Review, most looked…

Steerpike: Murdoch ruined Dave’s holiday

1 June 2013 9:00 am

  So did Dave enjoy his brief break in Ibiza? Not if Rupert Murdoch could help it. Rupe declared on Twitter that…