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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…

Entrepreneurship is a way of life

2 June 2018 9:00 am

In the second of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, serial brand-builder and start-up investor, James Espey, talks to Martin Vander Weyer about his philosophy of life and business.

Brexit fears create a bullish backdrop for the UK

22 May 2018 11:19 am

Nearly two years ago, the UK’s vote to leave the EU shook sentiment globally. In our coverage of UK media,…

Smart advice for entrepreneurs

12 May 2018 9:00 am

In the first of a series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, Tracey Reddings and Julian Cooper of Julius Baer International in London talk to Martin Vander Weyer about the advice every business-builder needs.

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…

Nine years a bull

3 April 2018 10:25 am

On 6 March, global equity markets marked the nine-year anniversary of the global financial crisis’s end and the beginning of…

Brexit Isn’t Driving UK Business Stagnation

6 March 2018 11:23 am

For more than a year and a half now, the UK economy has defied fears of the Brexit vote causing…

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

Why investors’ hopes for energy shares may be too high

26 January 2018 3:58 pm

The FTSE 100 finished strong last year, gaining 5 per cent in December to bring full-year returns to 12 per…

Budget noise and the real drivers of economic growth

4 January 2018 12:47 pm

Ah, the Budget. The business world and financial media’s favourite annual event garners so much attention, you’d be forgiven for…

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…

Inflation is an over-inflated market risk

23 November 2017 5:43 pm

It appears Mark Carney barely escaped writing a letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond this week: UK inflation…