Great writers are found with an open mind

9 June 2018 9:00 am

I’d been suffering under the misguided illusion that the purpose of mainstream publishers like Penguin Random House was to sell…

What The Spectator’s 48-year-old intern did next

12 May 2018 9:00 am

To anyone who has dreamed of becoming a journalist, the thrill of walking into a national newspaper office never goes…

Violent crime in Sweden is soaring. When will politicians act?

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Violent crime in Sweden is soaring. When will politicians act?

The new feminist war: young women vs old women

27 January 2018 9:00 am

The #MeToo movement is pitting young women against old

The John Murray Prize with The Spectator

3 January 2018 2:12 pm

To celebrate their 250th birthday, John Murray are launching a new international non-fiction prize in association with The Spectator – open to unpublished authors everywhere

The John Murray Prize: Terms and Conditions

2 January 2018 12:00 am

Terms and Conditions for The John Murray Prize Those interested in entering should visit the main page here. The prize…

The Spectator's Christmas appeal: donate internships, not money

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Perhaps the most insightful piece of political analysis since the turn of the century came from the Queen in a…

Christmas quiz – The answers

13 December 2017 4:00 am

Weird world 1. Cannabis 2. Che Guevara 3. Tesco 4. Asda 5. Beauty and the Beast 6. Georgia 7. France…

Spot the Classical Music – The answers

13 December 2017 4:00 am

1. The Planets (Holst) 2. The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky) 3. Fingal’s Cave (Mendelssohn) 4. Enigma Variations (Elgar) 5. Choral Symphony…

From chaperones to modesty wear, a sexual reformation is underway

4 November 2017 9:00 am

A new schism is opening up between women and men

Scotland used to have the best schools system in the world. Then devolution happened

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Once one of the best in the world, Scotland’s education system has been steadily marching backwards for the past ten…

The sinister power of Britain’s family courts

9 September 2017 9:00 am

It’s right that some children are taken into care. One case in point is that of Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith, the toddler…

Snobbery in the age of social media

12 August 2017 9:00 am

We like to think we have moved on from the age of snobbery. Judging others by birth or status, or…

How internet paywalls are making us all dumber

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Thanks to meteoric advances in computational power, it is now possible to take abundant data from a wide range of…

What does Brexit mean for Britain’s beet sugar industry?

25 May 2017 2:26 pm

Britain’s sugar industry owes its existence to a period of poor European relations. When the British Navy blockaded Napoleon’s ports,…

Keeping up our standards in the brave new world

10 April 2017 6:40 pm

Michael Sly is the NFU Sugar Board Chairman Nine months after the historic referendum result in June 2016, the Prime…

A British industry punching above its weight

24 March 2017 3:02 pm

By Paul Kenward, Managing Director, British Sugar Brexit offers a chance for many already thriving British agricultural industries to grow…

Brexit can benefit the poorest countries that produce sugar

13 March 2017 5:21 pm

There are more than 110 sugar-producing countries in the world. In many small nations, sugar cane is the No. 1…

Brexit can benefit the beet farmers

17 February 2017 10:46 am

By Paul Kenward, Managing Director, British Sugar Leaving the European Union (EU) offers an exciting opportunity for great British businesses…

How eToro users survived brexit and made a profit of 2.4%

16 December 2016 12:43 pm

It’s been a few months since the Brexit vote, in which the citizens of the UK elected to part-ways with…

For the UK sugar beet industry, Brexit may be sweet

10 December 2016 9:00 am

READY TO EXPAND Paul Kenward, Managing Director of British Sugar, says: “The UK beet sugar industry is one of the…

How Theresa May can seize the Brexit revolution

9 July 2016 9:00 am

It’s time for a fresh type of Conservatism

Nicola Sturgeon’s gigantic EU bluff

2 July 2016 9:00 am

The prospect of a Scottish independence vote is wildly overhyped

Our sinister, soul-sapping happiness industry

25 June 2016 9:00 am

Ever feel a moment of melancholy? There are many, many apps for that