Free market

Adam Smith

Free markets need defending. Meet CapX

28 January 2015 18:37

With The Spectator and Coffee House you are already used to getting the very best gossip and news. Can I interest you in the perfect accompaniment?It is a new service… Continue reading

Alice Dellal and Vivienne Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood and model Alice Dellal told to frack off by Guido Fawkes gang

6 November 2014 13:05

Mr S was in one of Westminster’s finest watering holes last night to toast Guy Fawkes. And who better to do it with than his old muckers from Guido Fawkes,… Continue reading

The Uber app (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty)

Uber is for Londoners. Black cabs are for tourists

11 June 2014 9:30

Black cab drivers are striking in London today because they are angry that Uber – a rival taxi service supported by Google – is undercutting their market. They will argue… Continue reading

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George Osborne adopts Labour’s language on markets

25 November 2013 8:55

Stella Creasy sees today’s announcement that the government does want to cap the cost of payday loan credit as a recognition that Labour was right to campaign on this issue… Continue reading

Peter Dawson

Who cares about HMV? Shopping has never been better. - Spectator Blogs

15 January 2013 13:45

How many people presently lamenting the demise of HMV (at least in its current incarnation) actually spent any money there these past, say, five years? Not too many, I suspect.… Continue reading


Adam Curtis Is At It Again

16 September 2011 18:26

  The great story-teller’s latest piece is a rum business indeed. Apparently: The guiding idea at the heart of today’s political system is freedom of choice. The belief that if… Continue reading


Calling all wonks

18 February 2011 16:38

With this government, it’s often hard to see the wood for the forests. But, overall, David Cameron is on the right side of a major battle over the very fundamentals… Continue reading