New Year

Why I’m swapping my debit card for a credit card in 2017

5 January 2017 12:23

This year, I’m swapping my debit card for a credit card. It’s not because I’m starting 2017 in the red.…

Don’t give in to New Year fad diets and fitness – they’re a waste of money

15 December 2016 12:22

It’s not long now until Christmas Day, that cherished time of year when we don our elasticated pants, break the…

Happy New Year from world leaders

1 January 2012 16:22

It’s the New Year — a time when politicians all over the globe get on their soapboxes and preach to…

Happy New Year, CoffeeHousers!

31 December 2011 18:22

A quick post to wish CoffeeHousers a very happy New Year, and to thank you for reading and commenting in…

What are your predictions for 2012?

29 December 2011 12:02

The Christmas double issue of The Spectator has now been retired from newsstands, and today our New Year edition emerges…

Miliband’s New Year message: The same, but different

29 December 2011 10:36

Well, folks, the 2012 model of Ed Miliband looks and sounds rather like the unfancied 2011 model. Just compare the New…

What didn’t happen in 2011

27 December 2011 15:29

In the run-up to every New Year, newspapers and the blogosphere are full of articles about what happened in the…

A handful of predictions

31 December 2010 18:46

Here we go. Spurred on by Pete earlier, it’s time for that essential, although often regrettable, end-of-year ritual. Not the…

Help for Helmand

31 December 2010 12:05

With 2011 promising to be another difficult year in Afghanistan, my friend Alex Strick van Linschoten – a noted scholar of the region – has decided…

What are your predictions for 2011?

31 December 2010 10:24

New Year’s Eve, a time to dwell upon Things to Come – so I thought I’d mine CoffeeHousers for their…

Here’s to a boozy New Year

31 December 2009 18:06

Happy New Year – and have a drink! That’s the message from the new year issue of The Spectator, where…

2010: my predictions and yours

30 December 2009 14:15

It’s that time of year – TV and radio are packed with special editions of Dr Who, news reviews and…