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Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings in Brexit: The Uncivil War

Benedict Cumberbatch on playing my husband, Dominic Cummings

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Watching Benedict Cumberbatch become my husband

Why the Eurozone Economy Shouldn’t Mind Draghi’s Departure

16 November 2018 3:36 pm

Mario Draghi’s term as head of the European Central Bank (ECB) doesn’t end until next October, but we are already…

Tough choices and worthy winners in a dazzling field

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Martin Vander Weyer reveals the regional and overall winners of a competition that attracted entries from every business sector and every corner of the UK — and gave the judging panel a fiendishly difficult set of choices

The ECHR’s ruling on defaming Mohammed is bad news for Muslims

3 November 2018 7:50 am

In a monumental irony, the ECHR’s agreement with an Austrian court that offensive comments about the Prophet Mohammed were ‘beyond…

The winners of the Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018

2 November 2018 11:06 am

Which UK companies are rewriting the rules and redefining their marketplaces? Earlier this year, The Spectator and Julius Baer launched the…

Risks Aren’t Only for Equities

12 October 2018 5:38 pm

In our experience, we find many investors approach choosing securities based on odd criteria—like perceptions of safety from risk. A…

Children playing Warwick Music plastic instruments

2018 finalists lunch – Midlands

3 October 2018 11:43 am

Today we’re in the baronial setting of Hampton Manor Hotel in Warwickshire — a long iron shot from Birmingham Airport,…

Touchlight Genetics has the capability to make DNA products ‘ten times cheaper and ten times faster’

2018 finalists lunch – London and The South

27 September 2018 2:42 pm

This week we gathered in the elegant dining room of our sponsor, the private bank Julius Baer, to meet the…

Is it possible to draw Serena Williams without being racist?

15 September 2018 9:00 am

[Update: Mark Knight, the Australian cartoonist accused of racism for drawing Serena Williams, has deleted his social media accounts after…

‘No-deal’ Brexit and equities: A Fisher Investments UK perspective

3 September 2018 3:52 pm

All summer, financial media and UK policymakers have been preoccupied with the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, in which the…

The death cross isn’t stocks’ Grim Reaper, according to Fisher Investments UK

1 September 2018 8:00 am

Here at Fisher Investments UK, we think that looking at the death cross has major flaws as a technical indicator…

Successful investing doesn’t require chasing the latest fad

24 August 2018 4:47 pm

In our review of financial media, headlines tend to highlight areas of the market that are either doing very well…

2018 finalists – The North East

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  rradar has established a vast online resource for clients seeking legal advice, a database for risk management, and the…

2018 finalists – Scotland and Northern Ireland

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  Amiqus ID is an encrypted online system for client-onboarding and transaction checks, with the intention of tackling cyber risk…

2018 finalists – The North West and Wales

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  AMPLYFI has created DataVoyant, which it claims is ‘the most advanced business intelligence and research tool in the world’.…

2018 finalists – The Midlands

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  Black Pear’s principle activity is software research and development in the healthcare sector. Its greatest innovation has been the…

2018 finalists – London and The South

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  Carwow is a comparison website that aims to facilitate car sales in the smoothest way possible.   Echo is…

A nation of original thinkers

11 August 2018 9:00 am

What does the range of entries for the Economic Disruptor of the Year Award tell us about British entrepreneurial talent?

Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018 – the regional finalists

12 July 2018 3:21 pm

We are delighted to announce the finalists, region by region, for The Spectator Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards sponsored…

Conservatives are wrong about free speech

7 July 2018 9:00 am

The consensus is we all have to watch what we say. But do we?

Patience has its rewards

30 June 2018 9:00 am

In the last of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, Martin Vander Weyer talks to serial entrepreneur and investor Luke Johnson, who also chairs StartUp Britain, a national campaign in support of entrepreneurship.

Why oil's recovery may not be rocket fuel for the UK

26 June 2018 10:12 am

People respond to incentives. And in market economies, few incentives top profits. In the energy industry, oil prices are a…

The path to growth — and the exit

23 June 2018 9:00 am

In the third of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, Martin Vander Weyer asks how successful start-ups attract capital for growth — and how founders can enjoy the fruits of their labour.

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…

Why it is impossible to know whether Brexit really made every household £900 poorer

7 June 2018 12:05 pm

In his recent testimony to MPs, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney made headlines by claiming the Brexit vote had…