From the archives

From the archives: Cut off in Brussels

28 October 2011 18:14

Let’s end the working week how it began: with talk of a European referendum. The talk, in this case, is…

Happy Birthday, Mrs T

13 October 2011 19:19

It is, you may have heard, Margaret Thatcher’s 86th Birthday today. By way of a congratulatory toast to the Iron…

From the archives: Plan B for Boris

30 September 2011 18:13

The great pastime of Tory MPs is leadership speculation. Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’s in? Who’s out? Who succeeds Cameron?…

From the archives: On liberal wars

23 September 2011 18:04

David Cameron’s speech to the United Nations yesterday was, among other things, a defence of liberal intervention. It reminded numerous…

From the archives: Ridley was right

22 September 2011 18:12

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From the archives: The doomed euro

16 September 2011 18:44

It was doomed from the start; that’s the prognosis of those who think that the single currency’s crisis is near…

From the archives: Is that you, Johann Hari?

15 September 2011 10:44

Today, Johann Hari admitted to vandalising his enemies’ Wikipedia entries using the psydonym David Rose. One of his victims, the writer…

From the archives: "New York’s loss is also the world’s"

11 September 2011 18:55

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Here is the article Matthew Bishop wrote…

From the archives: 9/11

9 September 2011 17:37

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Here is the article Stephen Glover…

From the archives: “The bugger’s bugle”

2 September 2011 18:52

Today marks 50 years since the release of Victim, a ground-breaking film about homosexuality that was granted an X-certificate. Writing…

Right to reply: Why do so many "new jobs" go to foreigners?

31 August 2011 9:26

On Monday, we published a post on George Osborne’s “jobless recovery” — the point being that 90 per cent of…

From the archives: the perils of bringing Gaddafi to trial

22 August 2011 18:02

Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the leader of the National Transitional Council, has indicated his hope that Colonel Gaddafi will be tried…

From the archives – the great debt deceit

19 August 2011 18:32

The news that the national debt is even larger than it appears ties a knot in the stomach, limiting, as…

From the archives – the nihilism of the young

12 August 2011 17:46

Theodore Dalrymple has an article in this week’s issue of magazine (non-subscribers can buy the Spectator from just £1 an…

From the archives: "Capital punishment is absolutely indefensible"

5 August 2011 18:20

Thanks to Guido and his co-conspirators, capital punishment is back on the political agenda. Here’s what The Spectator, under the…

From the archives: Touching the face of God

22 July 2011 18:42

This week will be remembered in history as the moment that America’s ambitions in Space ended. It’s an event that marks America’s…

From the archives – Yates had previous

18 July 2011 18:30

As Theresa May put it in an impressive statement to the House earlier, “These allegations are not, unfortunately, the only…

From the archives: When Gordon loved Rupert

15 July 2011 17:57

Gordon Brown graced the political stage with a rare cameo this week – if half an hour of deluded invective…

From the archives: Rupert Murdoch edition

8 July 2011 18:12

Rupert Murdoch showed a ruthless strain in his personality yesterday. Here are some anecdotes about the man from Craig Brown.…

From the archives: how The Spectator beat the strikes

1 July 2011 18:07

A change from the usual for this week’s excavation into The Spectator archives — which is to say, we won’t…

9 March 2002: What though the spicy breezes blow soft o’er Buenos Aires, incompetence messes it up

24 June 2011 18:05

As the world braces itself for the inevitable Greek default, and investors look nervously at potentially exposed banks, perhaps it’s worth…

From the archives: Ed Miliband, before the leadership

17 June 2011 18:32

It has been a turbulent, ol’ week for Ed Miliband — all the way from thoseEd Balls files, through his…

From the archives: New Labour’s civil war

10 June 2011 18:21

The Telegraph’s publication of all those documents today has got everyone talking about that feud again. Here is what The…

From the archives – the Butcher of Belgrade

3 June 2011 18:00

As Ratko Mladic faces his accusers at the Hague, it’s instructive to revisit the fallout from one of the atrocities…

From the archives: Bush in London

27 May 2011 17:55

You may have noticed that Barack Obama came to the country on a state visit this week. But he wasn’t…