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Give a gong to Farage, not a flatulent embarrassment like Victoria Beckham

14 January 2017 9:00 am

There are Dames and there are dames. Dame Vivien, an old friend, became one for her philanthropy. Dame Edna, the…

How Putin outwitted the West

10 October 2015 9:00 am

His cynical statecraft in Syria has run rings around Britain and America

One day the Condor and the Eagle will fly wing-tip to wing-tip

4 April 2015 9:00 am

The pub was disappointingly empty, so I took my first pint of the evening upstairs, where some sort of New…

Spectator letters: Why rural churches are so important, and the best use for them

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The presence of a church Sir: The challenge for the Church of England and the wider community is to ensure…

A world crisis with no world leader

9 August 2014 9:00 am

No one wants to pay the price of speaking for the free world

Why Weight Watchers doesn’t deserve taxpayers’ money

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Why slimming clubs don’t deserve public money

The revolution the West needs (and won't get)

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The West must wake up and reform, or face decline

Vladimir Putin knows what he stands for. Do we?

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Possibly because his oratory is no match for his much-displayed pectoral muscles, the speeches of Vladimir Putin are seldom reported…

How green policies hurt the poor

5 April 2014 9:00 am

How green policies hit the poorest hardest

The Spectator's Notes: If Putin can have a referendum, so can Boris

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Everyone can see that the West has no idea what to do about Russian power in the Ukraine. Britain, in…

Leave Ukraine to the Russians

8 March 2014 9:00 am

‘You can’t always get what you want,’ chorused Mick Jagger, ‘but if you try some time/You just might find/You get…