welfare

The case for Queen Camilla

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Camilla for Queen Sir: On reading Melanie McDonagh’s argument against there ever being a Queen Camilla (‘Against Queen Camilla’, 25 February),…

Loach at his most Loach – and most powerful: I, Daniel Blake reviewed

22 October 2016 9:00 am

I, Daniel Blake is a Ken Loach film about a Newcastle joiner who can’t work but faces a welfare bureaucracy…

Iain Duncan Smith on how to save Conservatism

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Iain Duncan Smith on the fallout from his shock resignation

It’s not the Corbynites who are in denial – it’s the Labour moderates

19 March 2016 9:00 am

It has become commonplace to remark that there exists in Britain a mainstream political grouping that seems to be dwelling…

Whether or not Britain leaves, the EU must change or fall apart

20 February 2016 9:00 am

David Cameron’s attempt to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership has served as a powerful reminder of the case for leaving. The…

The shocking truth about the English and the Scots: they agree

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Last year, the United Kingdom came within 384,000 votes of destruction. A referendum designed to crush the Scottish nationalists instead…

Osborne's living-wage wheeze will decide the fate of one-nation Conservatism

11 July 2015 9:00 am

In his hastily scripted victory speech, David Cameron hit upon a mission that he wanted to define his remaining years…

George Osborne's real plan: erase every trace of Gordon Brown

11 July 2015 9:00 am

To understand George Osborne, it is important to realise that he cut his political teeth at the height of the…

My new plan: let’s pay people benefits for not moving here

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Yet another exciting discovery from the world of Islamic science. As you are probably aware, Islamic culture has always paid…

A jobs miracle is happening in Britain, thanks to tax cuts. Why don't the Tories say so?

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The jobs boom is one of the Tories’ finest achievements. Why aren’t they talking about it?

Why I’m thankful that Atos found me fit to work

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Being found ‘fit for work’ changed my life for the better

EastEnders wanted to show Thatcher’s Britain. These days it would make Maggie proud

14 February 2015 9:00 am

How EastEnders became a positive reflection of Tory values

Spectator letters: Human shields, the leadership vacuum, and why HS2 must go ahead

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Hamas’s human shields Sir: Unlike the rockets fired at Basra air base by Iraqi fighters (Tom Drife, Letters, 9 August),…

How France’s left-wing government learned to love austerity

10 May 2014 9:00 am

How France learned to love cuts

Welfare wars

11 January 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne is refreshingly uninterested in his public image, believing that he will be judged by the success (or otherwise)…

Why can't Ed Miliband accept that Labour voters want welfare reform?

18 May 2013 9:00 am

David Cameron, it has been argued this week, has become detached from the views of Conservative voters on Europe. Amid…

The Queen’s speech can’t repeal the Law of Unintended Consequences

11 May 2013 9:00 am

When will our legislators realise that they can’t repeal the Law of Unintended Consequences?

The Spectator’s Notes

4 May 2013 9:00 am

It is fascinating watching the great welfare debate as the universal credit starts its life. The ruling elites have very,…