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Watch: Guy Verhofstadt warns Brexiteers may end up ‘on the guillotine’

12 February 2019 13:05

It was only last week that EU leader Donald Tusk caused outrage across the Channel with an unusual outburst on…

What is the student ‘strike’ against climate change trying to achieve?

11 February 2019 15:17

Forty years ago, I occasionally succeeded in skipping school for climate-related reasons – namely because my village was under deep…

Sunday shows round-up: A no deal would be ‘potentially devastating’ for Northern Ireland, Blair says

10 February 2019 14:24

Tony Blair – No deal ‘potentially devastating’ for Northern Ireland Sophy Ridge began the morning with a wide-ranging interview with…

The Spectator Podcast: technology and romance, neurodiversity, and the mystery of the raided horses

9 February 2019 12:44

Why is dating not as fun as it used to be? Statistics show that we are having less sex, birth…

Japan managed to win its war on drugs, why can’t we?

9 February 2019 9:10

Walking along Tottenham Court Road on a recent, rare, trip to London I was struck by a sweet, pungent odour,…

Who does Nicola Sturgeon think she is?

7 February 2019 19:35

It’s been a busy old week in Scottish politics. The SNP government is suffering a public backlash over plans to…

Watch: Leo Varadkar caught out making Brexit gag

6 February 2019 12:26

Oh dear. Donald Tusk has been causing trouble this morning with his comments about some Brexiteers deserving a special place…

Why are the police stopping a 74-year-old tweeting about transgenderism?

5 February 2019 9:42

Margaret Nelson is a 74-year-old woman who lives in a village in Suffolk. On Monday morning she was woken by…

Identity politics and the rise of American anti-comedy

24 October 2018 12:59

Amy Schumer won’t be appearing in any Super Bowl ads this year. Not because she’s just announced she’s pregnant (mazel…

Why James Dyson isn’t a hypocrite for manufacturing in Singapore

23 October 2018 18:18

Remainers’ first response to the news that James Dyson will build his new electric car in Singapore was to accuse…

Isn’t every crime a hate-crime?

21 October 2018 9:00

Can you think of a serious crime which does not involve hate or, at the very least, contempt? You must…

In our ageing society, can we afford retirement?

19 October 2018 17:12

Recently, Fraser Nelson, Editor of the Spectator, hosted a roundtable lunch in the boardroom at 22 Old Queen Street, in…

There’s only one way forward for Theresa May: keep Britain in the customs union

19 October 2018 13:30

Hello from Brussels and the EU Council that promised a Brexit breakthrough and delivered nothing. So on the basis of…

Books Podcast: detective work with Sara Paretsky

18 October 2018 14:43

In this week’s Books Podcast I’m talking to the incomparable Sara Paretsky about her latest V. I. Warshawski novel Shell…

How was the ‘pimping out’ of an autistic girl allowed to happen?

18 October 2018 11:43

It is very hard to read the Times’s lead story today about the alleged sexual exploitation of a young autistic…

Corbyn breaks his silence on anti-Semitism row – will it make any difference?

3 August 2018 18:33

After a tawdry week for Labour which saw a flurry of fresh allegations of anti-Semitism in the party’s upper ranks,…

The interest rate rise is better late than never

2 August 2018 15:38

When interest rates were lowered to an ‘emergency’ level of 0.5 per cent in 2009, the market consensus was that…

The Spectator Podcast: China’s new diplomacy

2 August 2018 15:34

This week, China agreed to consider a trade deal with Britain post-Brexit, but does a closer relationship with China expose…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn dodges questions on anti-Semitism

1 August 2018 15:12

Labour’s anti-Semitism problem isn’t going away. But it seems Jeremy Corbyn is hoping it will do. When the Labour leader…

Putin shows off his ‘dagger’ on Victory Day

10 May 2018 8:46

It’s difficult to think of a good comparison from the thousands of public holidays, festivals, galas and pageants around the world by which to…

Will John Cleese now leave England?

9 May 2018 17:04

Will John Cleese now leave England? Mr S. only asks because yesterday the former funnyman tweeted this: Unfortunately for Cleese,…

What a drag it is defending free speech

9 May 2018 13:37

Sunday’s March for Freedom on Whitehall was peculiar, as far right protests go. It didn’t just feature the usual suspects…

Is Piers Morgan the only Catholic offended by the Met Gala?

9 May 2018 12:21

It will come as no surprise that something in the news has Piers Morgan deeply troubled. For the past two…

America goes rogue

9 May 2018 8:05

For the past year or so, in speaking to groups, I’ve ventured to suggest that Donald Trump will ultimately rank…

Hectoring Trump on Iran has done Britain and France no favours

9 May 2018 7:16

Three years ago when the Iran nuclear agreement was signed there was massive political resistance in Washington. Notably – but…