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Should old people start wearing stilettos?

19 November 2014 11:13

It must, I sometimes think, be exhausting, if you actually take health advice from newspapers; diligently eating eggs one week…

The idiot diet – nonsense vs common sense in ‘Paleo’ nutrition

4 November 2014 8:11

Looking for real power? Get a jump-start on the future of global fuel at The Spectator’s energy conference on 1 December. Tickets are still…

Paul Dacre: Watch out, BBC. The political class may come for you next

29 October 2014 12:46

The below is an edited version of a speech given yesterday by Paul Dacre to the NewstrAid Benevolent Fund, a charity…

The Pulse: Could red wine solve the world’s problems? Probably not…

6 October 2014 12:35

The Pulse is the Spectator’s answer to media nonsense about health. Tom Chivers looks past the headlines and all the…

Look where Tony Blair’s messianic fervour has left us

31 July 2014 19:13

While trawling down the Mail Online’s right-hand-side of the page porno strip, to consider analytically the latest photographs of Jessica…

Pesto’s got it: the BBC is too right-wing, obviously

9 June 2014 9:35

At last, someone has put their finger on the problem, got right down to the real nub of the issue.…

Finally, after 118 years, The Daily Mail masters irony

27 March 2014 16:10

The Daily Mail has been holding habitués of the corridors of power to account for so long, it has decided…

The fake proprietor calls

20 March 2014 14:47

Westminster and Fleet Street are all a flutter about An Unexpected MP: Confessions of a Political Gossip, the memoirs of…

Paedophiles are just one of the Left’s unacceptable bedfellows

26 February 2014 14:42

It’s curious that the story about the National Council for Civil Liberties and its links with the Paedophile Information Exchange…

When is a scandal not a scandal?

24 February 2014 11:27

When it involves metropolitan left-wingers, says the Daily Mail. For a week, it has been exposing how Harriet Harman and…

Who was surprised by the Mail’s immigration poll?

23 November 2013 12:23

Was any one actually surprised by the splash on immigration in yesterday’s Daily Mail? Its poll (of 1,027 people by Harris/Daily…

British journalists lock each other up and throw away the key

28 October 2013 21:23

In the past few days, my colleagues on the Guardian have been publishing stories of national and international significance –…

The View from 22 — tomorrow’s news today

27 October 2013 15:59

The Daily Mail appear to be avid readers of The Spectator but we’re pleased that they now follow our weekly podcast,…

The Leveson Test – separating the ‘Decent Left’ from ‘the Idiots’

22 October 2013 14:18

If the Leveson Inquiry does nothing else, then it has at least provided a useful guide to the British Left…

A 1960s memo to Daily Mail journalists on how to behave

20 October 2013 12:16

A friend has exhumed instructions issued to Daily Mail journalists by their editor, Mike Randall, in the mid-1960s, about how to behave…

A letter to the Editor of the New Statesman

17 October 2013 17:21

I have a letter in this week’s New Statesman. It is a response to an article in last week’s magazine…

Paul Dacre teaches the Guardian how to sell newspapers the old fashioned way

12 October 2013 9:59

An old journalist told me that there was a time when people used to know the names of national newspaper…

Thanks Mehdi, for making me understand ‘ROTFLMAO’

7 October 2013 21:07

I had never really understood the acronym ROTFLMAO properly until I read about the wretched Mehdi Hasan and his hypocritical…

Mehdi Hasan: Please, please, please can I work for the Daily Mail!

4 October 2013 17:51

Observe (above) one Mehdi Hasan in full flow on last night’s Question Time. Then look at the tweets below from…

Alastair Campbell, moral arbiter? Pull the other one.

4 October 2013 12:58

Has there been a more emetic sight than Alastair Campbell touring the radio and TV studios lecturing the world on…