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The Spectator at war: At home in England

18 April 2015 8:30

From ‘Some reflections of an alien enemy: the contradiction between being and feeling an Englishman, by a Czech’, The Spectator, 17 April 1915: What I most regret having lost is… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Papal infallability

17 April 2015 12:09

From ‘The Pope and the War’, The Spectator, 17 April 1915: The result of the war may prove that motives which we had supposed to be secured by Christianity are… Continue reading

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As it happened: TV opposition leaders’ debate

16 April 2015 19:49

Welcome to The Spectator’s live coverage of the opposition leaders’ debate on the BBC. We’ll be providing the latest developments and analysis on the programme, starting at 8pm this evening. This page will automatically reload

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The Spectator at war: Fortress Germany

16 April 2015 8:30

From ‘How it looks to a German’, The Spectator, 17 April 1915: Try to imagine how things must look to a German who dares to put off the mask of… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Germany’s unimpressive air raids

15 April 2015 8:30

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 17 April 1915: The chief event, or rather sensation, of the week has been the German aircraft raids—first on the Tyne on Wednesday,… Continue reading

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View from 22 podcast special: the Conservative manifesto

14 April 2015 16:35

In a View from 22 podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the implications of the Conservative manifesto, which was announced today. You can read the full… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Friendship and the war

11 April 2015 8:30

From ‘Friendship and the War’, The Spectator, 10 April 1915: WE are all losing our friends. This is true in a tragic sense, because our friends are dying in battle. But… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: The possibilities of thrift

10 April 2015 8:30

From ‘The Possibilities of Thrift’, The Spectator, 10 April 1915: IT has, perhaps, not yet been sufficiently realized that the country is passing through what may almost be called an… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Righting wrong

8 April 2015 8:30

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 10 April 1915: With much satisfaction we record that Mrs. Johnson, formerly of Redhill and now of Old Town, Croydon, has been awarded… Continue reading

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie, First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy pose for a photograph prior to the Scottish Television Debate at the Assembly Rooms on April 7, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

As it happened: Scottish leaders’ debate

7 April 2015 19:45

Welcome to The Spectator’s live coverage of the Scottish leaders’ debate on STV. We’ll be providing the latest developments and analysis on the programme, starting at 8pm this evening. This… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Three month suspension

7 April 2015 12:04

From ‘A Possible Compromise’, The Spectator, 10 April 1915: If the Government have not the courage to adopt total prohibition, then we reluctantly suggest the following plan. Let the Cabinet… Continue reading

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As it happened: the TV leaders’ debate

2 April 2015 19:46

Welcome to The Spectator’s live coverage of the seven-way leaders’ debate on ITV. We’ll be providing the latest developments and analysis on the programme, starting at 8pm this evening. This page will automatically reload

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Rev. the Hon Edward Lyttelton MA, headmaster of Eton. Original Artwork: Cartoon by 'Spy'.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Spectator at war: Eton mess

2 April 2015 8:30

From ‘News of the Week‘, The Spectator, 3 April 1915: Some remarks made by Dr. Lyttelton, the Head-Master of Eton, in a sermon at St. Margaret’s, Westminster, on Thursday week… Continue reading

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Podcast special: competition is key as the airports debate comes in to land

1 April 2015 11:08

The debate over the future of Britain’s airports will reach its conclusion in just four months. In this View from 22 podcast special, The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson discusses the current state… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: National concentration

1 April 2015 8:30

From ‘National Concentration‘, The Spectator, 3 April 1915: A WORD or two of explanation seems necessary in regard to the attitude which we and others have taken up towards football… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Calm before the storm

31 March 2015 8:30

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 3 April 1915: Whether it is the lull before the storm or only an accident we do not know, but in any can there… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Loyal toast

30 March 2015 8:30

From News of the Week, The Spectator, 3 April 1915: THE King has done a big thing, and done it with characteristic modesty and freedom from sensationalism. On Thursday there… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: The polite pirate

27 March 2015 8:30

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 27 March 1915: On Friday the Admiralty announced that they bad good reason to believe that the German submarine ‘U29′ bad been sunk… Continue reading

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As it happened: TV Q&A with David Cameron and Ed Miliband

26 March 2015 20:50

Welcome to The Spectator’s live coverage of the Q&A session with David Cameron and Ed Miliband on Channel 4 and Sky News. We’ll be providing the latest developments and analysis on the… Continue reading

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circa 1916:  Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924) the 28th President of the United States of America.  (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

The Spectator at war: President Wilson’s mistake

26 March 2015 8:30

From ‘President Wilson’s Mistake’, The Spectator, 27 March 1915: President Wilson’s attitude can only be described as a tragedy. We do not believe that there was a man more determined… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Counting the cost

25 March 2015 9:30

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 27 March 1915: The controversy as to what should be our future military policy in the west still goes on, and calculations are… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: The ordinary and the extraordinary

24 March 2015 9:30

From ‘The Industrial Situation’, The Spectator, 27 March 1915: The present industrial situation shows how completely what we may call the economic pacificists misjudged the probable effects of a great… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Temperance movement

22 March 2015 8:30

From ‘The Racing Problem’, The Spectator, 20 March 1915: We are not temperance fanatics. We do not suggest the prohibition of the public sate of intoxicants in order to penalize… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Freedom of the seas

21 March 2015 8:30

From ‘How We Are Blockading Germany’, The Spectator, 20 March 1915: We are, indeed, fighting against a thoroughly unscrupulous enemy, and we have to consider how we can bring the… Continue reading

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The Spectator at war: Unofficial news

19 March 2015 8:30

From ‘Unofficial News’, The Spectator, 20 March 1915: THE exclusion of war correspondents from the firing line has greatly reduced the volume of unofficial news available for the enlightenment of… Continue reading

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