Freedom for Shetland!

31 January 2012 18:20

If Scotland can claim independence — and a ‘geographical share’ of the oil regardless of population — then why can’t…

Sir Fred Goodwin

31 January 2012 17:11

And so Fred Goodwin has lost his knighthood. Here’s the Cabinet Office statement (and some of my previous thoughts here):…

Cameron cheered by the Lib Dems, spared by the Tories, mocked by Labour

31 January 2012 17:08

If you wanted proof that Cameron has softened his stance towards Europe since the hard chill of December, then just…

Moving on up

31 January 2012 15:35

If Muhammad won’t come to the mountain, the mountain must come to Muhammad. Or so goes a saying popularised by…

The Tories are extending their lead on the economy

31 January 2012 13:52

It looks like Dave’s still made of Teflon. Even after the economy shrank by 0.2 per cent and the unemployment…

A poll to darken Salmond’s day

31 January 2012 12:25

It looks like Fraser was right to question Vision Critical’s recent Scottish independence poll. That poll surveyed just 180 Scots…

Prophet or Luddite?

31 January 2012 11:31

Much ado about Jonathan Franzen’s appearance at the Hay Festival in Cartegna, where he sounded-off against eBooks, technology and corporate…

Miliband the eurosceptic? Not yet

31 January 2012 11:11

Ed Miliband is not naturally a eurospectic, but he certainly sounded like one during his appearance on ITV’s Daybreak show…

Biting to the core of Apple’s success

31 January 2012 9:26

How did Apple gain such a hold on everyday life? Whether it’s checking overnight emails on the iPhone, reading a…

Romney to win in Florida, but by how much?

31 January 2012 9:15

When this week began, Newt Gingrich was the clear favourite to win tonight’s Florida primary. He’d just beaten Mitt Romney…

Scotland: A Land Where Conservative Principles Die

30 January 2012 22:31

For some time now we have been told – by the editor of this magazine among other, less distinguished, commentators…

Modernisation 2.0

30 January 2012 19:01

One of the flaws of Tory modernisation was that it was never interested enough in pounds and pence. Social issues,…

The benefits of religion flow from belief

30 January 2012 18:28

Most Spectator readers have probably heard by now of Alain de Botton’s latest,Religion for Atheists, in which he argues that…

Astonishing Scenes as Sarah Palin Says Something Useful…

30 January 2012 18:12

Sarah Palin has provided us with a helpful distillation of what Newt Gingrich’s campaign is all about: At the weekend…

Trigger happy policy

30 January 2012 17:29

There have been signs recently that ministers are slipping back into the policy-by-headline mindset that defined the last Labour government. We’re…

Death on the mind

30 January 2012 17:12

I hadn’t given my coffin much thought until last Saturday, when I attended the South Bank Centre’s ‘Festival for the…

Cameron softens his stance on Europe — but who benefits?

30 January 2012 16:12

‘We will insist that the EU institutions — the court, the commission — that they work for all 27 nations…

Can Home Rule Solve Scotland’s Problems?

30 January 2012 16:10

This is not a Question To Which the Answer Must Be No. I too saw the headline Now 51% Back…

The tuition fee effect, revealed

30 January 2012 15:16

The coalition’s tuition fee rise will put young people from poor backgrounds off applying to university — or so we…

Across the literary pages: Eurabian edition

30 January 2012 14:14

A cold wind is blowing from the Middle East. It may have been caused by the re-emergence of Gaddafi loyalists…

Does Labour support the benefits cap or not?

30 January 2012 13:03

Does anyone, anywhere, understand the Labour Party’s position on the government’s intention to cap welfare benefits? I ask as a…

Ed Miliband: Britain’s Greatest Leader of the Opposition

30 January 2012 12:46

Ed Miliband is a geek, a failure and a loser. All the press says so, so it must be true.…

Some numbers to encourage both halves of the coalition

30 January 2012 12:25

Yesterday’s YouGov poll for the Sunday Times had a few interesting nuggets buried beneath the top line (Lab 40, Con…

Just in case you missed them…

30 January 2012 10:46

…here are some posts made on Spectator.co.uk over the weekend: Fraser Nelson finds the prospect of party political police commissioners depressing,…

Greece is still the word ahead of today’s eurosummit

30 January 2012 9:14

How about this for a claim by Nicolas Sarkozy, made in a TV appearance yesterday? ‘Europe is no longer at…