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Full interview: Ben Shapiro vs Andrew Neil

10 May 2019 13:22

Ben Shapiro is the famous, fast-talking conservative pundit who regularly ‘owns’ aggressive university students with his quick wit and rapid…

Roger Scruton is a friend, not a foe, of Islam

29 April 2019 13:28

I am not a right-winger. I am ashamed to say that I discovered Sir Roger Scruton only four years ago…

Roger Scruton: An apology for thinking

11 April 2019 14:11

I recently gave an interview to the New Statesman, on the assumption that, as the magazine’s former wine critic I…

Roger Scruton’s sacking exposes the Tories’ cowardice

10 April 2019 19:00

So the New Statesman decided to interview Sir Roger Scruton. Perhaps there are those who think that Scruton should not…

Internships at The Spectator for summer 2019; no CVs (or names!) please

31 March 2019 8:43

Since we abolished CVs for The Spectator’s internship scheme, it has acquired quite a reputation. There are fewer than two dozen journalists…

“The backstop risk is unchanged”: Geoffrey Cox’s full legal advice

12 March 2019 11:08

Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney General, has published his verdict on the EU’s concessions. He reminds us that in his last…

The Spectator’s 2018 Christmas appeal: give internships, not money

24 December 2018 11:35

For our Christmas appeal, The Spectator is asking its readers not for money, but something more valuable: internship places for…

The winners of the Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018

2 November 2018 11:11

Which UK companies are rewriting the rules and redefining their marketplaces? Earlier this year, The Spectator and Julius Baer launched…

The story behind my famous picture of Margaret Thatcher

29 September 2018 8:30

I was surprised and delighted to find Morten Morland’s wonderful imitation of a photograph of Margaret Thatcher peering through the…

Sales of The Spectator set another record

16 August 2018 13:02

Sales of The Spectator broke through an all-time high three years ago, and we’ve kept growing ever since. The latest…

Wanted: Director of Digital for The Spectator

14 August 2018 10:30

The Spectator’s sales are at a record high and rising, with growth driven by the website. Our model is pretty…

Wanted: an assistant digital editor for The Spectator

3 August 2018 10:38

There has never been a better time to join The Spectator. Our sales are at a 190-year high, with growth…

The Spectator Podcast: the Diversity Trap

21 June 2018 12:50

In recent days, Lionel Shriver has been in trouble. Her criticism of the publishing industry’s diversity drive has led to…

The Spectator Podcast: Putin’s Losing Game

7 June 2018 13:46

In this week’s episode, we talk about Russia’s hidden fragility, and ask, is Putin surviving on luck? We’ll also be…

In defence of Love Island’s Dr Alex George

6 June 2018 12:42

Love it or hate it, you’re likely well aware that season four of Love Island launched on Monday night. The…

Ireland’s referendum shows that some people only like democracy when it gives them what they want

26 May 2018 17:24

So referendums are good now? The turnaround has been astonishing. The very people who have spent the best part of…

The six tricks Mark Carney used to cook up his ‘Brexit costs you £900’ figure

25 May 2018 20:21

Mr S has always been a great admirer of creative accounting: the tricks our politicians use to dress up 50p…

The Spectator Podcast: The Italian Job

17 May 2018 15:03

In this week’s episode, we talk about Italy’s new coalition – what will the Five Star and Lega partnership mean…

Podcast: Why do we insist on worshipping the NHS?

15 May 2018 10:35

Nigel Lawson once wrote that ‘the National Health Service is the closest thing the English have to a religion’. It’s…

Rod Liddle at the London Palladium. Final tickets on sale now…

9 May 2018 13:02

On Tuesday next week, The Spectator is laying on what is perhaps our biggest-ever event: Rod Liddle in the London…

What does Russia want?

14 April 2018 8:30

With Russian poisoners stalking the streets of Salisbury and the real possibility of a hot war with the Kremlin’s troops…

Internships at The Spectator for summer 2018; no CVs, please

11 April 2018 17:52

Since we abolished CVs for The Spectator’s internship scheme, it has acquired quite a reputation. There are fewer than two dozen journalists…

Lord O’Shaughnessy giving the keynote speech at The Spectator Health Summit (image: Anne Schwarz)

Can technology make the NHS more efficient?

11 April 2018 9:00

As the Spectator held its inaugural health summit last week, the fraught issue of NHS funding was once again on…

Not my president: meet the Chinese students standing up to Xi Jinping

16 March 2018 12:40

At last, some students in the West are campaigning for freedom and democracy. Following years of supposedly rad students banning…

Does Seumas Milne hold Brexit’s fate in his hands?

23 February 2018 15:04

Corbyn's spin doctor could play a key role in determining Labour’s position on the Customs Union