Why don’t Black Lives Matter want to ban the Notting Hill Carnival?

31 August 2016 13:43

Protestors would do well to focus on black-on-black crime – but they don’t and they won’t

Transfer deadline day is a countdown to zero and that’s what makes it great

31 August 2016 13:33

For football fans, today is a special day: it’s Transfer Deadline Day – a branded, almost to Hallmark levels, moniker.…

The National Trust is on a mission to Disney-fy Britain

31 August 2016 12:45

The latest National Trust row highlights a depressing truth: the Trust is rapidly becoming a mammoth eco-warrior, rather than the…

Theresa May shows she wants to be defined by more than just Brexit

31 August 2016 11:45

Theresa May welcomed the Cabinet to Chequers with this address, just released by Number 10: ‘Thank you very much for…

Is the worst nightmare of Corbyn’s opponents about to come true?

31 August 2016 9:46

Could Jeremy Corbyn come out of the Labour leadership contest with an even bigger mandate? Few would be surprised and…

Theresa May’s great Brexit brainstorm starts today

31 August 2016 8:05

Summer is over. Or at least as far as Theresa May is concerned it is, as the PM gathers her…

Are Apple disrupting the tax system?

30 August 2016 20:41

Reading this week about the European Commission’s verdict that Apple should pay €13 billion in back taxes to Ireland (even…

Apple’s Irish tax bill is bad news for free-market liberals

30 August 2016 16:53

So the European Commission has today released its much-delayed iTax. This time, it’s not an Apple innovation but a ruling…

Who’s at the ‘back of the queue’ now, Obama?

30 August 2016 15:44

Wasn’t it one of the ‘Remain’ campaign’s big arguments that leaving the EU would deprive us of the ‘clout’ we…

France’s Calais threats are a recipe for more human misery

30 August 2016 13:40

French politicians have been busying themselves recently offering solutions to Calais’s crowded ‘jungle’ camp – and it’s good news that the…

Imperial or metric? Why can’t we have both?

30 August 2016 12:45

I was in the Netherlands over the weekend, which is always nice; it’s a bit like England, but just better.…

Theresa May really is acting like a Tudor monarch over Brexit

30 August 2016 10:49

Over the weekend, it emerged that Theresa May likes to compare herself to Elizabeth I (although as I argue in…

Britain hits back over French threat to scrap Calais ‘jungle’

30 August 2016 8:20

It’s no surprise that demands from French politicians to scrap the Le Touquet deal and shift the migrant ‘jungle’ from…

Listen: BBC’s comedy sketch attack on ‘working class’ ITV

30 August 2016 8:02

Yes, it was a bank holiday – but did that give the BBC an excuse to launch a licence-fee funded attack…

The ‘pay to stay’ council house policy ignores the reality of the housing market

29 August 2016 11:41

Instinctively I feel I ought not to feel sympathy for the 70,000 council house tenants earning more than £40,000 a…

Nicolas Sarkozy threatens Britain over Calais migrant ‘jungle’

29 August 2016 10:37

During the referendum campaign, David Cameron sparked fury by suggesting the migrant camp in Calais could be shifted to Britain…

Why negative interest rates are mad, bad – and dangerous

29 August 2016 8:00

What should we think about negative interest rates? What kind of Alice in Wonderland world are we living in when…

The Olympics proves it: we are not all equal

28 August 2016 11:53

An almost worldwide survey on penis length — the sort of thing I always read with a sense of trepidation…

Spectator competition winners: authors’ appendages

28 August 2016 9:45

In the latest competition you were invited to supply a poem about a body part of an author of your choosing.…

George Osborne’s gone, thank God. So why’s Mark Carney still around?

28 August 2016 8:00

Did you see that odd photo of George Osborne looking shifty, queuing up in the Vietnamese jungle for the chance…

Did the Brexit refuseniks propose overturning the Scottish referendum result?

27 August 2016 19:36

The parliamentary move against democracy is gathering strength. The notion that parliament might vote down the results of the referendum…

The Spectator Podcast: Marriage for one

27 August 2016 9:58

An increasing number of women are entering into the institution of marriage with their dream partner: themselves. In her cover…

Banking’s bonus madness is even worse than I thought

27 August 2016 9:00

Among lively responses to my recent item on executive pay and the possibility of using state-owned RBS as an experiment…

Is Turkey turning its back on the US?

27 August 2016 8:59

On a cool day in Istanbul the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge was opened to much fanfare. Hundreds, if not thousands,…