Weather

Storm Doris is here. It’s time to panic

23 February 2017 17:40

Today is Storm Doris’s day.  A woman called Helen Chivers, not Shivers as she should be, from the Met Office…

The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

30 July 2016 10:00

After a week where both Germany and France suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic terrorism and Europe’s…

The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

28 July 2016 7:50

In a week in which both Germany and France have suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic…

There’s a transgender storm coming…

13 November 2015 10:41

The weather chart does not usually echo social trends, but Monday might be an exception. We could be about to…

Winter is coming – the other terror stalking Iraqi Kurds

19 October 2014 11:51

The heroic Kurdish resistance in Kobane rightly commands headlines. A larger disaster, however, looms in Iraqi Kurdistan where – absent…

The Spectator at war: Making heavy weather for the enemy

16 October 2014 8:30

From The Spectator, 17 October 1914: In view of the possibilities, naval and aerial, we cannot help thinking that it…

Maria Eagle is talking nonsense about floods and climate change

11 August 2014 15:06

The Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle headed off to Woking today, where she addressed an audience of environmentalists at WWF’s…

Warning to all fasting Muslims!

17 July 2014 9:49

Are all of Britain’s fasting Muslims about to die because of the heatwave? This is what’s worrying me as I…

Media storm stops a train near you

28 December 2013 12:06

It’s right, isn’t it, that the storm we’ve just had was far, far, worse than the Worst Storm In A…

Met Office in crisis meeting as sun comes out

18 June 2013 9:00

The Met Office is apparently holding a ‘crisis meeting’ today to discuss why Britain’s weather refuses to behave itself these…

What’s happening? Snow was ‘disappearing from our lives’ in 2000

27 March 2013 7:30

Enormous thanks to OGT for alerting us all to the brilliant article from the Independent – published on Monday March…

This extreme weather is a consequence of exhaustive reporting

25 March 2013 11:07

Just as a follow up to what I was talking about below. Here’s the government’s chief scientific advisor, Sir John…

What’s strange about this weather? Nothing at all

23 March 2013 12:59

How can we stop weather hyperbole? I am so staggeringly bored of waking up each morning to headlines which insist…

I need your help

1 December 2012 15:48

I am in southern Italy and there has been thunder and lightning pretty much continuously since Tuesday. I am quite…

The gates of hell

19 December 2010 11:50

Some blogs get you the news from wizards of Wall Street, or the war-torn back alleys of Baghdad. But here…

The Big Society vs A Culture of Hopelessness

13 October 2010 0:52

As we all know, Dave has had some problems defining his Big Society idea. It’s more conducive to thumb-sucking pieces…

More trouble lies in wait for the government

8 January 2010 18:42

Labour lost the first week of the long election campaign. The Hoon and Hewitt plot and the late and tepid…

The Politics of Snow

8 January 2010 16:47

With admirable opportunism Sunder Katwala argues that the current frosty conditions make the case for more, not less government. As…

Gloomy Thought of the Day

14 June 2009 2:43

The nights will soon be drawing in. That is all.