The Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year 2020: The Winners

22 January 2020 22:51

The Spectator’s annual Parliamentarian of the Year awards took place at the Rosewood Hotel in London this evening. The awards…

Bailing out Flybe is a big mistake

16 January 2020 18:29

During the election, the Tories shifted to the centre ground, competing with Labour on NHS spending, infrastructure investment and politicised…

Putting cameras in courts is little more than a gimmick

16 January 2020 15:50

The world of criminal trials is slowly catching up with the modern era. The Ministry of Justice has announced it…

The sugar tax is only a ‘success’ if you ignore the evidence

13 January 2020 16:28

They say no news is good news, but what to make of old news? Today’s papers (including this front page) feature…

Is British defence ready for the 2020s?

13 January 2020 12:42

What is the role of intelligence in defence? Knowing your enemy has always been vital in traditional warfare, but with…

Roger Scruton: A man who seemed bigger than the age

12 January 2020 19:32

Sir Roger Scruton has died. Diagnosed with cancer last summer, he passed away peacefully on Sunday surrounded by his family.…

Sir Roger Scruton: 1944-2020

12 January 2020 18:55

‘Coming close to death you begin to know what life means, and what it means is gratitude’

Why trouble in the Middle East no longer means an oil price hike

11 January 2020 7:59

Not so long ago, you could judge the stability of the Middle East by looking at the oil price. Now:…

The Spectator is now Europe’s fastest-growing current affairs magazine

17 December 2019 12:24

As we reach the end of an incredible year, we at The Spectator are delighted to announce our latest sales…

Election live blog: Boris Johnson leads Tories to huge victory

13 December 2019 6:12

Election headlines (all 650 seats now declared) The Tories have secured a majority of 80, with a vote share of 44%…

Spectator Christmas Present subscription 2019

11 December 2019 17:49

The Spectator’s 2019 Christmas gift offer is now on, and it’s ridiculously good value. A year’s subscription to the magazine…

This is the most important election in modern history – it’s time to take sides

4 December 2019 16:33

Next week, voters will decide the future of the government, of Brexit, and perhaps of the Union. Jeremy Corbyn has…

Transcript: Boris Johnson on Andrew Marr

1 December 2019 15:03

Boris Johnson appeared on the Andrew Marr Show this morning. Marr grilled the Prime Minister on everything from NHS spending…

What the BBC doesn’t understand about gay voters

20 November 2019 8:22

In my latest book, ‘The Madness of Crowds’ (copies of which can be found in all remaining [not remainder] bookstores,…

A response to my critics

1 November 2019 12:11

I’m not on Twitter so haven’t seen any of the fury and outrage over my piece in this week’s Spectator.…

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Do we need to worry about air quality in Britain?

31 October 2019 18:23

Is polluted air still a problem in Britain? When it comes to smog and pollution, most of us think about…

How I was ambushed by Nick Robinson

31 October 2019 14:26

Ah, the BBC. There’s really nothing like it is there? This morning I had the pleasure of appearing on BBC…

The terrifying reaction to a panel debate on Islamophobia

28 October 2019 14:25

Have you ever wondered why so few moderate Muslim voices are heard in the public debate? I used to, until…

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Does decarbonisation make business sense?

24 October 2019 18:14


The world wants MPs to get Brexit done

19 October 2019 6:30

Today is a historic moment for our country. After 85 days of hard graft, the Prime Minister has brought home…