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The white stuff: drawing showing sections of the stucco interiors at 20 Portman Square, c.1775, by Robert Adam

Three cheers for stucco – which The Spectator once called 'immoral'

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Whenever the words ‘stucco house’ appear in the newspapers, you can be certain the occupiers have been up to no…

Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘public sector ethos’

14 November 2015 9:00 am

An infuriating benefit of readers’ online comments beneath the efforts of a columnist like me is that as you read…

Was 'Je Suis Charlie' just an example of people venting their hatred towards Muslims?

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Something dangerous is brewing beneath the surface in our country, and it worries me that warning lights are not flashing…

If ‘incorrect’ English is what’s widely understood, how can it be wrong?

7 March 2015 9:00 am

In a cheeringly Dickensian fashion, the names of our supposed experts on grammar imply they want to bind writers (Lynne…

Alexander Chancellor’s diary: Picking golden oldies, Ken Dodd, and the sadness of Jack Nicholson

7 February 2015 9:00 am

An excellent test of character is a person’s response to being offered an Oldie of the Year Award. There have…

Westminster Abbey was a fitting setting in which to celebrate the life of Winston Churchill’s last child

29 November 2014 9:00 am

The Times has given way to the Daily Telegraph as the bastion of the established order, for— with the one…

What you’re missing now that you don’t read this in print

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The internet is a frighteningly efficient place for hunter-gathering – but the pleasures of undirected browsing are harder to find online

Simon Barnes’s diary: A sportswriter is never without a big subject (unless it’s golf)

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Sport is like love: it can only really hurt you if you care. Or for that matter, bring joy. You…

Hugo Rifkind's My Week reminds me why it's worth getting up on Saturdays

7 December 2013 9:00 am

‘Nothing’s funny any more’ has become the daily mantra of this magazine’s cartoon editor, Michael Heath. Thanks to Leveson, political…

Why is there such guff in the online comments below my articles?

18 May 2013 9:00 am

What’s to be done about the online comments sections in daily newspapers? These (for those estimable Spectator readers who have…