I swiped on a sexbot

22 October 2018 7:18 pm

Well, not really. If I did, it would have made for a fascinating piece, and I, no doubt, would have…

Blow-in Barry blows hard on the ecopocalypse

22 October 2018 4:00 pm

It seems that Paul Barry—climate alarmism’s very own ‘chicken little’—has himself just been schooled. Just like fellow global warming activist…

How Queensland’s abortion laws deny conscientious objection

22 October 2018 12:44 pm

In new legislation are contained provisions that cut to the core of liberal democracy, Doctors in Queensland are now compelled…

The price a journo pays for shunning the sisterhood

22 October 2018 7:53 am

I read a great quote by Bono recently: “The less you know, the more you believe.” I don’t think any…

Tony, Malcolm and Wentworth: the terrible truth

21 October 2018 2:21 pm

Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull have both got what they wanted. Abbott wanted to damage the party he was angry…

The Wentworth defeat has many fathers, not just Malcolm Turnbull

21 October 2018 10:37 am

So it has come to pass. Wentworth has been lost by the Liberals with the biggest by-election swing against a…

Modern family: how Meghan and Harry helped firm up the monarchy

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Whether it was intended so or not, the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to choose Australia as…

Portrait of the week: Crisis talks and pizza in Andrea Leadsom’s office

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Home Brexit was in crisis as the European Council (of heads of state or government) met. Theresa May, the Prime…

Ignore the global warming hysteria: hurricanes are not getting worse

20 October 2018 9:00 am

When I land on the east coast of America, people tell me they’ve never met a Trump voter. When I…

Mazes; royal babies; carbon data; FTSE falls

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Twists and turns Jeremy Hunt, taking a group of EU foreign ministers around the maze at Chevening House in Kent,…

The Romans liked a stylish death

20 October 2018 9:00 am

World Mental Health day raised again the issue of suicide, still regarded as happening only among those ‘whose balance of…

Letters: the Irish and Brexit; the Archbishop’s witness; meat not wheat

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Ireland’s day of reckoning Sir: John Waters is more right than he knows when he talks about the Irish attitude…

The civil service’s anti-Brexit bias

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Can you think of a serious crime which does not involve hate or, at the very least, contempt? You must…

Melania Trump elegantly rises above the media muck

20 October 2018 9:00 am

I am not sure that Melania Trump had the introduction of Henry IV Part 2 in mind when she sat…

Hell hath no fury like an irate teenage girl

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Something troubling is happening to our girls. I noticed it again most recently at this year’s Battle of Ideas —…

Good news – now everyone can be a victim

20 October 2018 9:00 am

We are terribly remiss in our coverage of women’s sport in The Spectator, so I thought I would try to…

Why I’m boycotting ‘Davos in the Desert’

20 October 2018 9:00 am

The current stock-market correction has been steaming down the track since August and I claim no wisdom for having predicted…

Divide and rule: how the EU used Ireland to take control of Brexit

20 October 2018 9:00 am

The story of Britain and Ireland’s relationship has, all too often, been one of mutual incomprehension: 1066 and All That…

Why French kids don’t get fat – and British ones do

20 October 2018 9:00 am

A decade ago a book called French Women Don’t Get Fat took the Anglophone world by storm. It was a…

How Bellingcat outfoxes the world’s spy agencies

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Bellingcat is an independent group of exceptionally gifted Leicester-based internet researchers who use information gleaned from open sources to dig…

Getting the sack was a shock but not a surprise

20 October 2018 9:00 am

It was a shock but not really a surprise. I came back from holiday at the beginning of August to…

Are you a politically correct pervert?

20 October 2018 9:00 am

It hasn’t always been easy being a progressive-minded man who prides himself on his sensitivity to issues of race, gender,…

Happy Birthday, Blue Peter

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Every Monday and Thursday afternoon when I was growing up, a drum roll would sound throughout suburban Britain. ‘Damian? Blue…

Durban Notebook: a nation in paralysis

20 October 2018 9:00 am

No one likes uncertainty and in Britain we’ve got more than our fair share. But spare a thought for South…

Notes on Davenports Magic Shop, an emporium for serious conjurors

20 October 2018 9:00 am

It’s a very fitting place for a magic shop. Hidden away in the maze of pedestrian tunnels that lead from…