MH17

Britain’s reaction to Fifa’s troubles makes us look like sore losers

30 May 2015 15:44

How pleasing that the sleazebags at Fifa are finally getting their comeuppance. We have all known what has been going on…

Morning review: Could British infrastructure cope with fracking?

28 July 2014 12:28

In this week’s View from 22 Morning Review, Mary Wakefield, James Forsyth and David Blackburn discuss the weekend’s main stories.…

Sanctions won’t tame Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Talking might

24 July 2014 10:17

This article first appeared in the print edition of The Spectator magazine, dated 26 July 2014 The civilised world felt as…

Until the West confronts Putin, planes will keep falling out of the sky

23 July 2014 17:34

Two Ukrainian SU-25 ground-attack jets have been shot down in Donetsk Oblast, about five miles away from the MH17 crash…

Boris Johnson won’t play tennis with Putin’s cronies

23 July 2014 11:43

‘I think you have to do stuff that actually hits Putin and his government where it hurts. I know about…

Europe split over sanctions against Putin’s Russia

22 July 2014 19:07

The European Council has spoken! We must all come back on Thursday after it has considered its approach to fresh…

Flight MH17: the unctuous Bishop James Jones shows off on ‘Thought for the Day’

21 July 2014 18:00

Perhaps it’s my imagination, but every time the Rt Rev James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool, pops up on Thought…

David Cameron: This is a defining moment for Russia

21 July 2014 16:21

David Cameron has made a statement to the House of Commons about the destruction of MH17 over eastern Ukraine. He…

View from 22 morning review: the West’s response to MH17 and the reshuffle fallout

21 July 2014 12:18

In this week’s View from 22 morning review, Douglas Murray, James Forsyth and Mary Wakefield discuss the weekend’s main stories. Can…

George Osborne’s grey-haired gamble

21 July 2014 9:15

George Osborne has been in retail mode this morning, selling his pension reforms and explaining how pensioners can unlock their…

MH17 blame game reflects badly on all of us

20 July 2014 20:53

To judge by much of the western media coverage in recent days, you would have thought that Vladimir Putin had…

MH17 makes the situation in Ukraine an American crisis and an EU catastrophe

19 July 2014 23:39

The burning embers of an international airliner litter a Ukrainian field. 298 dead. The west blames Putin. President Putin blames…

After the horrific tragedy of MH17, Europe must wake up to the threat posed by Vladimir Putin

19 July 2014 23:04

How many more civilian planes need to be shot down over European airspace before Europe’s leaders get serious about the…

Will we ever find out what happened to flight MH17? It is getting less and less likely

19 July 2014 19:30

The Ukrainian government has failed to secure the crash site, as much as 25 square kilometres of territory, where debris…

Spectator archive: A history of passenger planes shot down

18 July 2014 12:35

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine after being hit by a missile. It’s not the first civilian flight to have…

The conflict in Crimea will be the downfall of Putin

18 July 2014 10:08

Earlier this year, Owen Matthews discussed in the Spectator how the conflict in Crimea will be the making of Ukraine and…

Who shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17?

17 July 2014 19:09

US Intelligence has confirmed that a surface-to-air missile shot down a Malaysian Airlines plane, flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam.…

BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 ‘shot down’ in Ukraine

17 July 2014 16:39

There are reports from Russian agency Interfax that a passenger airliner, believed to be Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, has been ‘shot down’…