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Republicans should rejoice at the Royal Baby’s arrival

23 April 2018 18:25

It’s a prince! Many congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses on the arrival of their third child and, indeed, their fecundity.…

The left is heading for a reckoning with the new genetics

23 April 2018 16:09

Writing about the link between genes and educational attainment can be dangerous, as the psychologist Arthur Jensen discovered. After publishing…

The shaming of Shania Twain

23 April 2018 14:40

Celebrity apologies are all the rage. Such is the power of Twitter, that stars without round-the-clock PR surveillance and teams…

Could Dublin’s preachy liberals save Ireland’s abortion ban?

23 April 2018 13:47

Could there be a Trump-style upset when the Irish vote next month on whether to repeal the country’s ban on…

Who is making the case for leaving the customs union?

23 April 2018 13:43

Whole industries will be devastated. There will be thirty mile queues of lorries stretching back from Dover. The price of…

Ex-grammar school boy’s Julia Hartley-Brewer jibe

23 April 2018 12:58

Owen Jones triggered the MSM over the weekend when he took to social media to complain that too many journalists…

Labour’s tragedy is Britain’s tragedy

23 April 2018 12:51

If you want a monument to the winner-takes-all conservatism developed by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and reduced to absurdity…

Could Theresa May really survive a customs union climbdown?

23 April 2018 11:06

The Sunday Times set the cat among the pigeons over the weekend with a report claiming that Theresa May ‘may surrender…

Macron-Trump bromance blossoms as the sun sets on Special Relationship

23 April 2018 7:57

Twenty-one years ago the sun finally set on the British Empire with the handover of Hong Kong. Now, the sun…

Sunday shows round-up: Emily Thornberry – ‘I really think Amber Rudd should quit’

22 April 2018 17:05

The Shadow Foreign Secretary has called for the Home Secretary to resign over the Windrush debacle that has been dominating…

Spectator competition winners: the facts of life according to Dumbledore

22 April 2018 11:55

The call for lessons in the facts of life courtesy of a well-known character in fiction sent many of you…

Why should France tolerate Islamic intolerance?

22 April 2018 10:43

Why has the refusal of France to grant a passport to an Algerian woman who declined to shake the hand…

Has Kim Jong-un finally grown up?

21 April 2018 12:50

Given the mutual bluster, threats and sabre-rattling we got used to from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, it may be…

Why Brexiteer ministers are so concerned at the moment

21 April 2018 10:39

Senior Cabinet Brexiteers are more concerned about the project than they have been in some time, I write in The…

The sinister power of Enoch Powell’s speech

21 April 2018 10:37

The BBC’s decision to re-broadcast Enoch Powell’s so-called “Rivers of Blood” speech in its entirety this week has excited just…

Rudd’s enemies are losing patience with her. Trouble is, so are her friends

20 April 2018 15:49

The government ends what has been a truly dismal week with a row over whether or not Theresa May supported…

Pilot Tammie Jo Shults sets an example for young women everywhere

20 April 2018 14:00

School girls have a new heroine this week. Tammie Jo Shults was the pilot onboard Tuesday’s ill-fated flight from New…

Watch: Emily Thornberry booed on Question Time over Russia

20 April 2018 11:05

This week Question Time moved to Chesterfield with a panel comprised of Liz Truss, Emily Thornberry, Vince Cable, Nesrine Malik and…

How many fourth-rate academics are first-rate bigots?

19 April 2018 16:31

A couple of weeks ago I wrote two pieces about a very rum collection of ‘academics’ who had written to The…

The Spectator Podcast: The Wrong Brexit

19 April 2018 14:38

This week we ask why Theresa May is pulling up the drawbridge to Britain, exactly when she should be advertising…

Will the Commonwealth dare to defy the Queen?

19 April 2018 14:35

The Queen has done something quite extraordinary today: she has, very carefully, made an explicitly political intervention at the Commonwealth…

Spectator Books: the pleasures and perils of translation

19 April 2018 13:59

In this week’s books podcast, we’re using the occasion of the Man Booker International Prize shortlist to talk about the…

Boris and Gove find a common enemy

19 April 2018 13:29

After the EU referendum, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove were such a dream team that the pair looked destined to…

Could the Windrush scandal end identity politics in Britain?

19 April 2018 12:38

The unjust treatment of the ‘Windrush children’ is a defining moment in the history of race relations in Britain. In…

Michael Gove on manoeuvres

19 April 2018 11:15

When Liz Truss gave the keynote speech at the launch of new Conservative think tank Freer, one attendee mused to…