From the archives

From the archives: The Good Friday Agreement

20 May 2011 17:49

On Sunday, it will be thirteen years to the day since the people of Northern Ireland voted in a referendum…

From the archives – Labour’s road to recovery

13 May 2011 18:15

The coalition is just a year old and Coffee House compiled an exhaustiveCoalition A to Z to mark the occasion.…

From the archives: Nick Clegg and Margaret Thatcher

6 May 2011 18:01

Here’s a game of Spot the Difference for you. Compare Nick Clegg’s comments today — “…there are some very strong…

From the archives: the marriage of Charles and Diana

29 April 2011 16:54

It is just under thirty years since Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, were themselves married…

From the archives: the Queen’s wedding

29 April 2011 10:05

Perhaps it’s the pageantry of the occasion, but it does feel like one of those days for looking back as…

From the archives: the Queen’s Birthday

22 April 2011 19:12

It was, I’m sure CoffeeHousers noticed, the Queen’s 85th Birthday yesterday. So here, as a belated commemoration, is an item…

From the archives – the Khmers Rouge’s debt to 1950s France

15 April 2011 18:01

It is 13 years to the day since Pol Pot died in mysterious circumstances while in exile on Cambodia’s remote…

From the archives: 50 years of human spaceflight

12 April 2011 16:50

Here at Coffee House, we normally exhume a piece from The Spectator archives on Fridays. But we thought we’d make…

From the archives: Nigel Lawson on the Euro

8 April 2011 17:56

13 years ago, The Spectator carried an interview with Nigel Lawson in which he gave his views on the EU’s…

From the archives – a notable desertion

1 April 2011 18:04

An obvious comparison can be drawn between Moussa Koussa and Rudolf Hess. It is intriguing but easily overextended. While Koussa’s…

From the archive: the consequences of Nato bombing Kosovo

25 March 2011 18:12

There are two reasons to return to the Kosovo Conflict for this week’s hit from the archives. First, of course,…

From the archives: fleeing nuclear catastrophe

18 March 2011 18:38

As the severity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster is upgraded and thousands of people are evacuated from Japan, here’s Samuel…

From the archives: the tsunami of 2004

11 March 2011 18:30

Devastation today, and devastation when a tsunami swept across Sri Lanka, and other countries around the Indian Ocean, in 2004.…

From the archives: Mugabe’s rise to power

4 March 2011 18:03

A strange sort of anniversary, but an anniversary nonetheless: it is 31 years, to the day, since Robert Mugabe took…

From the archives: Saif Gaddafi in conversation

25 February 2011 12:54

No need to explain why we’re disinterring this interview with Saif Gaddafi, by Justin Marozzi, from out of the archives.…

From the archives: government for the Lib Dems, not the people

18 February 2011 18:05

The AV referendum campaign began in earnest today. Not without justification, the No campaign argue that AV is a Lib…

From the archives: parliament versus the ECHR

11 February 2011 18:20

Yesterday, parliament asserted its supremacy before the European Court of Human Rights. As Ross Clark explains, it has been a…

From the archives: the fall of President Sadat

4 February 2011 17:59

With protesters in Egypt trying to force President Mubarak to resign, here is the piece that Roger Cooper wrote for…

From the archives: Christopher Hitchens on the Challenger shuttle disaster

28 January 2011 12:42

It is 25 years, to the day, since the Challenger shuttle tragically disintegrated over Cape Canaveral. Here is the deeply…

From the archives: Remembering John Gross

14 January 2011 16:03

As Charles Moore explains in the latest issue of the magazine, the late John Gross achieved the distinction – among…

From the archives: Protesting the price hikes

7 January 2011 12:35

The week began with grim projections about petrol prices, and has been coloured by the twin topics of tax and…

From the archives: Cricketing over Christmas

26 December 2010 18:41

How do cricket players get on with touring abroad over Christmas? Mike Atherton, the former England captain, penned an article…

From the archives: Mark Steyn’s Christmas film selection

25 December 2010 16:38

To help that Christmas lunch go down, here’s a sprinkling of Christmas films selected by the incomparable Mark Steyn in 2004. To see…

From the archives: What do you mean ‘Happy Christmas’?

25 December 2010 11:08

A more scientific view of proceedings, courtesy of a Yale professor writing for The Spectator’s Christmas issue in 1994:What do…

From the archives: Jeffrey Bernard does Christmas

24 December 2010 18:29

By way of a Christmas aperitif for CoffeeHousers, here’s Jeffrey Bernard enduring the festive season for his Low Life column…