Here’s an easy way to make recycling cool

17 August 2019 10:03

Recently I suggested a new approach to commuter-train overcrowding. It simply involved reformulating the problem by accepting that not all…

Give Hong Kongers real security: a British passport

17 August 2019 8:34

We seem to be building up to a second Tiananmen Square, 30 years after the first. This time the venue…

Was I wrong about Boris Johnson?

17 August 2019 7:00

The Conservative commentariat does not march in step. Myself, along with Matthew Parris, Max Hastings and Simon Heffer are proud, stiff-necked…

Jeremy Corbyn’s no-deal plan is unusually smart politics

16 August 2019 18:54

On the surface, Jeremy Corbyn’s pitch to become caretaker prime minister of a government of national unity after overthrowing Boris…

The Spectator Podcast: who are the real far right?

16 August 2019 14:21

Is Europe overrun by fascists? To read some mainstream coverage of election results in Italy, the government in Austria, and…

Kicking criminals is easy, but who will speak up for the accused?

16 August 2019 14:15

Victims Commissioner Vera Baird says the ‘double jeopardy’ rule – which prevents a person being tried for the same offence twice…

The synod and the sex scandal: two time bombs threatening Pope Francis’s moral authority

16 August 2019 10:54

This week’s Holy Smoke podcast discusses two looming disasters for Pope Francis.  The first is the ‘Amazon Synod’ in October,…

Boris Johnson is the EU’s nemesis. But could he be Europe’s saviour?

16 August 2019 8:25

It is a curious and rather moving experience to see someone you have known for thirty-five years standing in front…

Tory MP: PM Corbyn better than no-deal Brexit

15 August 2019 16:29

When Jeremy Corbyn put forward his proposal to MPs to help him become prime minister in order to block a…

Locking up bankers won’t solve Britain’s crime epidemic

15 August 2019 16:17

On Monday, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Munster Square in Camden. A Witness reported seeing three men…

Corbyn’s Brexit offer puts Jo Swinson under pressure

15 August 2019 13:06

The recurring story of the summer recess is the plot to form a government of national unity in order to…

How to make sense of Jeremy Corbyn’s pitch to Remainers

15 August 2019 12:37

What is Jeremy Corbyn up to? The appeal in his letter to Remainers in the Commons to turf Boris Johnson…

Perfect blend of print, digital and podcasts take The Spectator’s sales to a new record

15 August 2019 12:00

We can today announce that The Spectator’s sales have hit another record high: 77,889 for the first half of this year,…

If Boris is Pericles, does that make Rees-Mogg Cato the Younger?

15 August 2019 11:34

Who is Boris Johnson’s political hero? ‘Obviously Winston Churchill,’ said the Prime Minister yesterday. But Boris also named another figure…

Alexander Waugh is the Brexit party’s most illustrious candidate

15 August 2019 11:06

At the next General Election, the lucky constituents of Bridgwater and West Somerset will find an illustrious name on their…

Sarah Wollaston’s convenient change of heart

15 August 2019 10:49

Sarah Wollaston’s decision to take the Liberal Democrat whip is not altogether surprising. What might surprise her constituents, however, is…

Do unconditional offers really help A-level students?

15 August 2019 10:37

Concerns are being raised about the dramatic rise in unconditional offers on A-level results day

Why October 10th is Boris Johnson’s best bet for a snap election

15 August 2019 7:00

Boris Johnson thrives on risk. His political life so far has consisted of a succession of gambles that have paid…

Jeremy Corbyn’s mystifying Brexit stance continues

14 August 2019 23:11

A Labour party that goes into the looming general election campaigning for a new Brexit referendum, which Jeremy Corbyn says it…

The Spectator, the oldest magazine in the world, to launch US edition

14 August 2019 19:58

It’s only taken 191 years. Subscribe now before we change our minds

How police can take back control of Britain’s streets

14 August 2019 16:08

Boris Johnson’s pledge to fund an extra 20,000 police officers was a serious sign of intent, a game-changing moment for…

Spectator Books: books for the beach

14 August 2019 15:35

Even books editors have to go on holiday sometimes, so Spectator Books is taking a hiatus for a couple of…

Why Boris Johnson needs an election to deliver Brexit

14 August 2019 14:11

What more-or-less all Tory MPs seem to have missed is that Philip Hammond, the ex-chancellor who has become the anti-no-deal…

A-levels vs BTECs is the story of British politics

14 August 2019 14:00

Exam question: what percentage of 17 and 18-year-olds sit A-levels? The answer – I’ll come to it in a bit…