Why is there one rule for badgers, and another for mosquitoes?

11 February 2016 13:23

It’s unusual for a left-leaning paper to propose wiping out an entire species. Normally they’re proposing doing the exact opposite…

Rhodes Must Fall campaigners won’t disappear just because they lost

11 February 2016 13:10

Don’t imagine that the campaign group ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ has gone away just because Rhodes didn’t fall. They’ve now issued…

If Deutsche Bank collapses, it’s taking the euro with it

11 February 2016 13:06

The queues haven’t started forming outside branches in Frankfurt or Cologne yet. Even so, it is hard not to suspect…

Jeremy Hunt confirms he will impose junior doctor contract

11 February 2016 12:58

As expected, Jeremy Hunt has just announced in the Commons that he will impose the junior doctor contract after he…

Googlewhacked? Why humiliating the search giant isn’t enough

11 February 2016 12:52

It was never going to be an enjoyable experience trying to defend Google in front of the Public Accounts Committee…

The whale has become Britain’s sacred cow

11 February 2016 12:22

Imagine if a bunch of Bollywood celebrities turned up in Britain to protest outside steak houses, lie down in front…

Sales of The Spectator hit all-time high in 2015

11 February 2016 12:00

The magazine industry publishes its sales figures today, and we at The Spectator are delighted to announce the largest figure in our 188-year…

Twitter’s new ‘Safety Council’ makes a mockery of free speech

11 February 2016 11:54

If you think it’s only crybaby students who set up safe spaces in which they might hide from gruff words…

The Short Money debate is due to heat up today

11 February 2016 10:14

A row about the way opposition parties are funded is set to erupt in the Commons today. Labour’s Chris Bryant…

Why sorry isn’t the hardest word for Bernard Hogan-Howe

11 February 2016 9:46

Bernard Hogan-Howe did his best to appear calm on the Today show but it is clear he is increasingly rattled…

The Spectator Podcast: Turkey can’t cope. Can we?

11 February 2016 8:48

In this week’s issue, Laura Pitel discusses whether the next refugee crisis emerging in Turkey could dwarf the first which…

There’s a global morality gap — and it’s getting wider

10 February 2016 17:39

Michael Hanlon, the science writer, has died at the age of 51. He was the science editor at the Daily…

Would Jeremy Corbyn prefer George Galloway to be Mayor of London?

10 February 2016 17:21

If a dirty mind is a perpetual feast, then a filthy mind is an open sewer. You see where the…

PMQs sketch: Cameron’s new tactic to steal Corbyn’s mascot

10 February 2016 16:59

Housing is Jeremy Corbyn’s second favourite subject (after drainage lids). Back in the 1970s the grateful proletariat hailed his long…

Is Cameron considering holding the Trident vote in the Autumn?

10 February 2016 16:38

One of the more intriguing exchanges at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions was between Julian Lewis and David Cameron on Trident.…

Marina Wheeler: why David Cameron’s EU deal isn’t enough

10 February 2016 13:28

This is an extract from the new issue of The Spectator, out tomorrow: Last week Donald Tusk, President of the…

PMQs: Has Labour given up on opposition?

10 February 2016 12:54

A walk in the park for David Cameron at PMQs this week. Jeremy Corbyn asked six questions on housing, but…

The banks have serious problems, but a European-wide crisis? Let’s be serious

10 February 2016 12:37

A new European banking crisis. Seriously? Starting at Deutsche Bank? That’s the way markets were pointing on Tuesday as Deutsche’s…

How Jeremy Corbyn is preparing for PMQs

10 February 2016 11:58

What will Jeremy Corbyn lead on today at Prime Minister’s Questions? The Labour leader could ask David Cameron about the…

The irony of Bernie Sanders: why American kids love the 74-year-old socialist

10 February 2016 11:37

Manchester, New Hampshire ‘Anybody here got any student debt?’ asks Bernie Sanders halfway through his speech at a rally in…

Today’s doctors strike proves how the NHS needs radical reform

10 February 2016 7:49

This is a bleak day for the NHS. The doctors strike has gone ahead and some 3,000 operations have been…

Populism rules: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump triumph in New Hampshire

10 February 2016 3:41

Manchester, New Hampshire Populism won tonight in New Hampshire. Rage against the elite won tonight in New Hampshire. Class warfare…

US election 2016: New Hampshire primary – as it happened

9 February 2016 23:55

New Hampshire The Spectator’s deputy editor Freddy Gray is currently in New Hampshire. Here’s his report from the evening as the…

Will Catholic bishops try to scare their flocks into voting against Brexit?

9 February 2016 22:05

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales – and the separate hierarchy for Scotland, for that matter – have long…

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