Culture

The right is now more colourblind than the left

19 August 2017 9:00

As a tot growing up in a provincial proletarian Communist household in the 1960s, I’d been led to believe that…

Silencing debate on grooming gangs is a foul snub to victims

18 August 2017 15:38

It’s official: people who talk about the problem of Pakistani men abusing white working-class girls have no place in polite…

Cricket's traditionalists should embrace the day-night Test

17 August 2017 14:15

Stereotypes die hard. Consider the summer game, for instance. It is axiomatic to complain that cricket is a desperately conservative…

What have commuters done to deserve this price hike on their rail fares?

16 August 2017 9:05

With the Retail Price Index figures released yesterday, commuters are up in arms at the news that rail prices are…

The violent product of identity politics

15 August 2017 17:25

Identity politics is turning violent. It’s been brewing for a while. Anyone who’s witnessed mobs of students threatening to silence…

Why Scotland’s rural communities need grouse shooting

11 August 2017 12:50

Tomorrow, 12 August, is the ‘Glorious Twelfth’: the official start of the grouse-shooting season. This normally means plenty of tweed…

Sales of The Spectator hit a new 189-year high

10 August 2017 12:00

The UK magazine industry figures have just been published, and The Spectator has an extraordinary set of results to report.…

The gay movement’s righteous fury belongs in the past

8 August 2017 14:12

The Pride Wars are now a fixed feature of LGBT politics. Lefties attack the event for being too corporate and…

The Google ‘anti-diversity’ memo isn’t anything of the sort

8 August 2017 11:30

Earlier this week, a technology website published an internal memo written by an employee of Google called James Damore criticising…

Beyond the stethoscope: transforming the NHS with new technology

8 August 2017 10:20

For technology manufacturers, healthcare is already big business, and, with an ageing population increasingly comfortable with technologies that would’ve been…

Would you really want to be a farmer in 2017?

8 August 2017 8:00

What does being ‘a farmer’ mean to you? For those that have experienced it, the job – or lifestyle, really…

How alt-right was Roman Britain?

7 August 2017 15:17

Over the weekend I, like a good dozen others, endured the Twitter rage of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, an old man…

Tina Stowell is right – going tieless could magnify class division in parliament 

7 August 2017 11:58

John Bercow’s decision to allow MPs in the House of Commons to dispense with ties has been hailed by some as a…

The pill-popping future of work looks terrifying

4 August 2017 13:29

In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a dystopia rules mankind in a way that renders the masses compliant consumers. The apex…

In defence of Neymar’s transfer fee

3 August 2017 17:47

A season ticket at the Parc des Princes, home to Paris Saint-Germain, will set you back somewhere between £336 and…

Last summer, feminists defended the burkini. Will they now defend the bikini?

30 July 2017 9:39

If there was a buzzword from last summer then it was surely ‘burkini’. The media got its swimsuit in a…

Was The Times duped over a gay wedding announcement?

29 July 2017 12:00

Last week the births, marriages and deaths column of the Times announced an unusual marriage. Lord N.J. Blackmore had married Lord M.T.D.…

Don’t panic! There’s more than enough sperm to go around

26 July 2017 13:27

Getting agitated, are you, about declining sperm counts? The Guardian called the fall in numbers ‘shocking’; for the Telegraph, never…

Why is there so much naked flesh on TV?

24 July 2017 10:28

The other day I frowned at Love Island. I dislike adding (in my tiny way) to such shows’ publicity, but…

Richard Dawkins is dragged into America’s tedious free-speech war

23 July 2017 8:31

Anyone who has followed the free-speech wars in America over recent years will know that by now, basically, nobody can…

As Boots discovered, the morning-after pill is now a lifestyle choice

22 July 2017 9:18

Well Boots has climbed down in a battle it was never going to win against Twitter, the mouthy MP Jess…

Welcome to the herd, UnHerd

21 July 2017 15:41

A new star is born today into the centre-right blogosphere: UnHerd. The latest brainchild of Tim Montgomerie, founder of ConservativeHome,…

Single mothers, not wealthy presenters, are the real victims of the BBC’s gender disparity

20 July 2017 16:13

There is a group of women who have every reason to feel aggrieved to learn that the BBC is paying Gary…

In defence of the BBC: a force for unity in a divided Britain

20 July 2017 9:11

The BBC is our other national religion and like the NHS it inspires a devotional intensity that can be a…

Is the ASA brave enough to ban adverts for children?

18 July 2017 17:33

We all know that advertising is the work of the devil – creating entirely spurious wants, including in small children…