2016

Brexit means that few years will be as memorable as 2016

31 December 2016 8:00

Few years will live as long in the memory as 2016. Historians will ponder the meaning and consequences of the…

My modest wishes for 2017

30 December 2016 11:00

I would rather not dwell on past prayers. And God’s treatment of Job — killing his ten children, all of…

2016 has been one of the greatest years ever for humanity

30 December 2016 9:25

Nothing better sums up the aloofness of the chattering class, their otherworldliness in fact, than their blathering about 2016 being…

The joys of Aldi – and my other life lessons from 2016

29 December 2016 10:00

Merry Christmas everyone. Here are some things I learned — or relearned — in 2016. 1. That which does not…

The Spectator podcast: Review of the year

9 December 2016 12:09

After all the ups and downs, wins and losses, celebrations and commiserations, 2016 is finally in its twilight hours. We’ve…

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton, 2016? God help us all.

31 March 2014 15:58

Connoisseurs of hinge-moments – those instants at which a country’s future changes – have long-appreciated the 1994 Florida gubernatorial election.…

Chris Christie and the Average American Joe

6 August 2013 17:45

Jonathan Bernstein objects to the notion that it’s Chris Christie’s supposed ability to speak like an “average Joe” than makes…