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Melissa Kite writes The Spectator’s Real life column.


The ‘war’ on cancer is futile. Let’s stop fighting it

8 January 2015 16:38

Have you ever wondered what illness you would prefer to die of? Cheerful of me, I know. But I’ve been thinking about this since a leading medical writer, Dr Richard… Continue reading

Lou Burns, without and with the napkin she was given while breastfeeding her baby in Claridge’s. Via: @andysrelation

I’m with Farage on breastfeeding – we need to take on the frenzied glorification of motherhood

6 December 2014 10:04

Let’s get one thing straight. Women have been bringing up children perfectly happily for centuries without breastfeeding them in Claridges. The fact that we are having a row about a… Continue reading

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A new report calls into question what the RSPCA has been up to recently

2 October 2014 15:17

Yesterday, the RSPCA published the long-awaited review of its prosecutions policy. Interesting choice of timing – it finally released the critical report on the day of Cameron’s conference speech. Talk… Continue reading


Justine Greening: the Tory message on social mobility ‘has been diluted’

3 September 2014 16:07

This feature is a preview of this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow: Justine Greening wants to talk about social mobility. If it is not immediately obvious why the Secretary of State… Continue reading

The RSCPA are now a political organisation, spying on animal lovers. Illustration: Morten Morland.

The fanatical RSPCA behaves like an FBI for the countryside. Who will stop it?

28 December 2013 14:05

The Daily Telegraph’s excellent interview with the head of the Countryside Alliance today tells us what many people in the countryside have known for a long time: that the RSPCA… Continue reading

David Cameron

Why fall for Cameron’s cast-iron EU pledges?

23 January 2013 15:39

Tory MPs have fallen for David Cameron’s cast-iron pledges to hold a referendum before. So are they right in buying into his latest promise? Labour is trying to expose cracks… Continue reading