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The myth of Britain’s air pollution pandemic

14 October 2019 14:22

It is a good thing that there is an air pollution bill in the Queen’s Speech today. We should not…

What Michael Gove really said at the German embassy

4 October 2019 17:51

In the magazine cover piece this week I describe how institutions as well as individuals are having a hard time…

Full text: Boris Johnson’s Tory conference speech

2 October 2019 12:36

It’s great to be here in Manchester at the best attended conference for years and I know that some of you…

Ben Stokes, hero of the new miracle of Headingley

25 August 2019 18:40

The Oval, 1902. Headingley 1981. Melbourne 1982. Edgbaston 2005. And now Headingley 2019. Move over Sir Ian Botham, you’ve got…

Can advanced technologies solve the Irish border problem?

15 August 2019 16:03

As Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy begins to take from, the new prime minister has doubled down on promises that he…

Perfect blend of print, digital and podcasts take The Spectator’s sales to a new record

15 August 2019 12:00

Sales figures for the UK magazine industry are out today, and we’re delighted to announce that The Spectator’s sales rose 9pc…

The Spectator, the oldest magazine in the world, to launch US edition

14 August 2019 19:58

The Spectator, which has published weekly out of London since 1828, will launch a US edition this fall. Spectator USA has had a successful…

With interest rates crashing, Boris is in luck – he can borrow his way out of any Brexit crisis

10 August 2019 7:30

Is Boris Johnson the luckiest prime minister ever? This week, the Government can borrow money for ten years at 0.48…

What does the Muslim Council of Britain have against Muslims like me?

13 July 2019 8:00

Have you ever wondered why there are so few moderate Muslim voices in the press? It’s not because they don’t…

Full transcript: Boris Johnson grilled by Andrew Neil

12 July 2019 20:00

AN: Boris Johnson, we’re going to talk a lot about policy, but I first want to talk about you, because…

Full transcript: Jeremy Hunt’s Andrew Neil interview

12 July 2019 19:31

AN: Jeremy Hunt – like Theresa May you voted to Remain. Like Theresa May you’re a Tory technocrat. Like Theresa…

How can the UK decarbonise by 2050?

12 July 2019 11:36

Beyond Brexit, there has been little discussion of domestic policy over the past few years – except when it comes…

The great irony of Stormzy’s Glastonbury set

1 July 2019 13:48

Look, I like Stormzy. I’ve been listening to his new single on a loop for the past week. He’s a…

Boris’s secret weapon in the fight against Corbyn

25 June 2019 15:37

After nine years cleaning up Labour’s mess, things are looking up. Government debt as a share of the economy is…

Boris has to get out of Camberwell

22 June 2019 11:17

Well! Just when it looked like the only political question anyone would be talking about is the start of the…

Job vacancy: a researcher for The Spectator

21 June 2019 19:46

The Spectator is growing – and hiring. We’re looking for a researcher for fact-checking, data reporting and editing news for…

What is the future of British airpower?

11 June 2019 11:00

The UK has committed to its biggest defence project in a generation: the development of a sixth-generation fighter jet. The…

The RCGP’s ridiculous decision to ‘no-platform’ me

31 May 2019 18:48

I suppose it was always going to happen eventually given my trenchant opinions on pretty much everything, but this week…

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…