Amazon

It’s perverse to celebrate the cancellation of Amazon’s ‘HQ2’

22 February 2019 12:11

My hopes of an invite from Jeff Bezos to the opening of Amazon’s proposed but now cancelled ‘HQ2’ at Long…

Justin Welby’s Amazon hypocrisy

14 September 2018 9:39

Justin Welby is a business man these days. On top of his duties as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Welby is…

How Amazon is destroying the British high street

24 May 2018 16:32

The announcement from Marks & Spencer regarding multiple store closures is the most recent in the long chain of major…

The charge sheet against Tory Britain

16 March 2018 14:36

There’s a book I’d like to send to Theresa May: ‘Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain’. The Prime Minister might…

Amazon seems to be intent on utter domination in every market. Perhaps that’s its mistake

22 November 2017 16:16

Are the giant ‘Technology Trusts’ – Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google – on the road to the monopolists’ breakers yard? …

Don’t be an idiot like me: stop the auto renewals and save money

24 April 2017 11:28

I am an idiot. This is something my recent experience with Amazon has taught me. ‘How come we have Amazon Prime?’…

Our prisons are a mess – and Amazon’s ‘bumphone’ reviews reveal why

20 March 2017 13:14

On the Amazon page that sells the world’s smallest mobile phone, the reviews are mainly about putting it into your…

What the papers say: The good and bad news about Britain’s booming jobs market

16 February 2017 8:41

More Brits then ever are now in work, with the proportion of the working age population in jobs hitting 74.6…

Indigenous languages are being wiped out – and social media isn’t helping

27 January 2017 16:42

We are in Imbassai in the state of Bahia. It’s lush, beautiful and green. I am escaping the London winter…

A New Year’s resolution worth keeping: support bookshops instead of Amazon

30 December 2015 9:00

Every day in the run up to Christmas, sometimes several times a day, the front doorbell rang with a parcel…

The world belongs to Taylor Swift now. There will be no free-trial period

23 June 2015 17:46

All hail Taylor Swift. How she must give baby boomers the fear. Not just baby boomers. Also those who came…

George Osborne’s fact-finders come up trumps in the Autumn Statement

3 December 2014 17:24

Osborne got his chance to audition for Number 10 today. He hasn’t the fluency and the synthetic chumminess of Cameron.…

Nadine Dorries’s book is a surprise bestseller

5 June 2014 17:49

Nadine Dorries’s novel, Four Streets, may have been unilaterally panned by the critics, with the Telegraph’s Christopher Howse labelling it…

The drones are coming!

3 December 2013 15:11

Amazon is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers — whatever next? Well, the Spec can tell you exactly…

Taps for The Washington Post

6 August 2013 11:42

So it has come to this. The Washington Post, paper of Bradlee and Woodward and Bernstein and all the rest, has…

Dame Gail Rebuck – tax cutter

11 July 2013 10:01

The Queen of Publishing, Dame Gail Rebuck, abdicated earlier this week when she stood down as chairman and chief executive…

Who cares about HMV? Shopping has never been better. - Spectator Blogs

15 January 2013 13:45

How many people presently lamenting the demise of HMV (at least in its current incarnation) actually spent any money there…

Jimmy Carr, another figure to face public wrath over his tax affairs, at a launch in a Starbucks in 2012. Picture: Getty

MPs criticise ‘voluntary’ tax arrangements for Starbucks and other big companies

3 December 2012 9:01

Danny Alexander might be glad that a PR panic before the Public Accounts Committee published its report into HMRC and…

When ‘boycott’ isn’t quite the right word

22 November 2012 16:22

Boycott Amazon was the message from Margaret Hodge MP in last weekend’s Observer. This comes in the wake of new…