England

How football united a nation

12 July 2018 16:57

England did not expect. That was the key to this summer’s World Cup. Last night’s defeat by Croatia was a…

Sweden vs England: the agony of the Nelson household

6 July 2018 15:07

At 3pm tomorrow, a thin blue line will be drawn across my living room. My wife will be supporting her…

Raheem Sterling’s article is brilliant but did he actually write it?

2 July 2018 10:47

England’s Raheem Sterling has underwhelmed so far at the World Cup. Off the pitch, however, he is winning new fans.…

Bring on the Brexit songs, England fans

27 June 2018 14:43

Fifa is worried. It is freaking out over the possibility that England fans will take a Brexit-related swipe at Belgian…

The bad points of England’s 6-1 victory against Panama

24 June 2018 16:08

But on the down side…… 1. Still too little quality and threat from open play. 2.  Raheem Sterling is very…

I can’t wait for England to be knocked out of the World Cup

21 June 2018 11:53

On Monday evening, I watched a man in a smart shirt and trousers put his friend in a headlock while…

England’s diverse World Cup team is something to celebrate

18 June 2018 13:40

England kick off their World Cup campaign today by putting their faith in youth as they take on Tunisia: Gareth…

England are probably going to win the World Cup

2 December 2017 8:20

England, Belgium, Tunisia, Panama: it doesn’t make an acronym as alluring as the ‘England Algeria Slovenia Yanks’ headline The Sun…

The Spectator Podcast: Fat Britannia

7 September 2017 8:25

On this week’s Spectator Podcast, we discuss Britain’s obesity crisis, the upcoming German election and the England team’s footballing woes.…

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…

Girl power: give women’s sport the credit it deserves

6 August 2017 12:00

England won the cricket World Cup for the fourth time. Huzzah! England reached the semi-finals of the European football championship.…

The Spectator Podcast: Riot chic

3 August 2017 15:12

On this week’s episode, we talk about “riot chic”, the problem with electric cars, and how women’s sport won our…

English cricket is too glass half-empty for its own good

17 July 2017 16:28

There is, let us be honest, a certain kind of England supporter who derives some cheerful satisfaction from disaster and…

The Six Nations is the most exciting sport on the planet

18 February 2017 12:30

Perfection in sport: unattainable, but sometimes you can come close. Moments, people, actions you never tire of watching: Roger Federer’s…

The Spectator podcast: Brexit – the first 100 days

11 June 2016 9:00

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The Spectator podcast: Brexit – the first 100 days

9 June 2016 8:14

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MPs approve plan to introduce English votes for English laws

22 October 2015 17:24

MPs have just approved the change to the Commons regulations that will introduce English votes for English laws by 312…

The Ashes: This Really Is As Good As It Gets

8 August 2015 18:44

All across the country this afternoon struggling club sides could cheer themselves with the thought that once their batsmen had…

Calm down: English Votes for English Laws is a very minor modest proposal

7 July 2015 15:58

Ed Miliband – remember him? – has just told the House of Commons that the government’s proposals for so-called English…

It may actually be in Ukip’s interest to lose the EU referendum

12 June 2015 15:35

Will the country be torn apart by the EU referendum? That’s the argument made by Chris Deerin on the capitalist…

Campaign kick-off: 13 days to go

24 April 2015 9:26

For the first time in this campaign, foreign affairs are not only being discussed but also dominating today’s agenda. Ed…

Confirmed: Ukip would let St George into the country

23 April 2015 13:01

It’s St George’s Day so to celebrate Ukip held a press conference where they gifted red and white jester hats…

Yes, Scotland does receive an unfair share of public spending. Probably

11 March 2015 18:04

Gulp. But what about England? That’s one of the questions to be asked in the aftermath of the latest Scottish…

When did it become OK for the police to electrocute children?

25 February 2015 11:23

Hard as it may be to imagine, dear reader, once upon a time the police managed to fulfil their obligations to…

Conservative Central Office appears to be working for the SNP

23 January 2015 15:07

Even by the standards of the Conservative and Unionist (sic) party this is an impressively stupid poster. Do they really…