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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

For one night only: Rod Liddle at the London Palladium

21 February 2018 13:59

If Rod Liddle is one of your guilty (or not so guilty) pleasures and you’ve been toying with the idea…

Sorry, Brendan O’Neill, but we won’t be no-platformed on Brexit

19 February 2018 13:27

If you read Brendan O’Neill’s Coffee House article on Our Future, Our Choice! OFOC! – the campaign group of which…

The Spectator’s print sales hit a 190-year high – thanks to digital

15 February 2018 12:00

The magazine industry releases annual circulation figures today and the results for The Spectator are historic in two ways. First:…

Oxfam isn’t alone: UN peacekeepers also exploit women in their care

9 February 2018 7:40

A Times investigation has uncovered the terrible fact that women and possibly young girls in Haiti have been exploited by…

Can we have an honest debate about gender?

8 February 2018 13:34

This article is about gender and the law. When I asked several friends, politicians and journalists, about writing it, they…

The ten greatest political resignations

8 February 2018 11:34

The first rule of politics is never resign. Yet hapless MPs have been forced to quit in scandals involving sex,…

The Today programme has become Woman’s Hour

6 February 2018 11:44

Anniversaries are very interesting, of course, but all the same I think a news programme ought to revolve around, well,…

Hear Steven Pinker speak, and take out a trial subscription to The Spectator, for £12

5 February 2018 13:51

If you have been browsing The Spectator’s website as a visitor, we have the perfect opportunity to subscribe. Perfect, that…

The truth about Iran is now of little importance to Jeremy Corbyn

29 January 2018 15:02

If any further evidence was needed about the disingenuousness of Jeremy Corbyn and the dangers a government led by him…

The one where millennials don’t get Friends

29 January 2018 13:05

All progress is war on the past and millennials are particularly merciless combatants. The arrival of Friends on Netflix UK…

Donald Trump’s interview with Piers Morgan: full transcript

29 January 2018 7:22

PM: Mr President, how are you? DT: I’m good thank you, Piers. PM: It’s been a while! DT: It has,…

Jeremy Corbyn’s short-term memory on Iran

28 January 2018 10:44

It’s happened. Jeremy Corbyn has finally broken his silence on Iran. To be fair, he was rather forced into doing…