Youth

Never mind the Tories, another British institution has the lost the young: the BBC

8 July 2017 9:54

A cherished British institution is facing its Waterloo because young people have come to see it as an irrelevance –…

Coffee Shots: Labour go after the youth vote

9 July 2015 14:51

With the under-25s seen to be the losers in George Osborne’s Budget yesterday, it seems Labour have found an audience they might…

Smoking weed won’t make your kids smarter, but it won’t make them brain-dead, either

24 October 2014 16:20

Lacking in pep? Looking for some extra zing as winter sets in? The Spectator recommends our energy conference on 1 December.…

‘Islamophobia’ strikes again – national students’ union refuses to condemn Isis

16 October 2014 10:01

In a world often devoid of good news, there has been a fine development on the farthest-flung shores of insanity.…

A brief history of biker gangs at war – Islamofascist Iraq edition

15 October 2014 8:21

America and Britain are still fumbling for policies to deal with nationals joining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.…

Why are feminists intolerant? It’s age, not sex

7 February 2014 16:06

There has been a lot of comment about a recent Michelle Goldberg piece in the Nation on feminism in social…

The young are losing out. We need to make education work

14 October 2013 16:45

When you started your first job, did you arrive on time on your first day? Did you come dressed in…

Modern life in verse

11 September 2012 11:56

Julia Copus’s new collection The World’s Two Smallest Humans exists in four parts, each in their own way circling the…

A gallimaufry of new words

23 August 2012 17:52

Walk into a coffee shop on any high street today and you’re confronted by an amazing array of caffeine-connected choices:…

A messy end to a Royal era

21 August 2012 15:38

Who said posh youths don’t riot? Head down to South Kensington tonight for some Bullingdon-style antics: the nightclub Boujis is…

Gray’s anatomy

10 July 2012 9:30

Reading a new John Banville novel is like walking into a house you know but finding the dirty old armchair…

The war against the young

24 June 2012 14:30

At the time of the student protests, I laid out in the Observer the demographic facts that push unscrupulous politicians…

The riots, one month on

6 September 2011 12:04

A month has passed since the riots, and it still feels as if nobody has grasped what really happened. The…

IDS and the renewal of society

15 August 2011 17:15

Iain Duncan Smith has made two notable media appearances today and his comments will reveal how the government’s plan to fight gangs…

Cameron and Miliband’s differences

15 August 2011 15:13

David Cameron and Ed Miliband both gave speeches on the riots this morning and the political dividing lines between the…

IDS vows to tackle Britain’s welfare addiction

17 February 2011 18:01

IDS and David Cameron have been evangelising. An insistent newspaper article and pugnacious speeches herald the latest welfare reform drive.…

Curing youth unemployment

16 February 2011 18:31

Youth unemployment in the UK has hit another record. More 16 to 24-year olds are out of work than ever.…