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Melissa Kite writes The Spectator’s Real life column.

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The SNP has struck its first blow against English democracy. It won’t be the last

14 July 2015 15:18

So now we all know what we’re dealing with. This SNP malice against the English and our democracy is no joke. After repeatedly promising that her party would not abuse… Continue reading

The Avon Vale Hunt Meet Marks The Opening Of The Fox Hunting Season

Revealed: David Cameron’s plan to bring back hunting

7 July 2015 20:37

When Bill Clinton was asked if he had ever smoked marijuana he uttered the infamous cop-out that he had smoked it but had not inhaled. David Cameron’s position on hunting… Continue reading


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