Feminism’s feet of clay bared on British TV

22 January 2018 1:22 pm

British journalist Douglas Murray said he’d never seen a television interview more catastrophic for the interviewer. Others are naming TV…

Time for a freedom fight back in our universities

22 January 2018 7:49 am

‘Who has been too scared to express their opinion in a tutorial?’ I asked a room packed with students last…

Jeremy Corbyn’s takeover is complete – and the Tories are terrified

20 January 2018 9:00 am

For Jeremy Corbyn and his allies, there has been no far-left takeover of the Labour party or its governing National…

Carillion crashes owing £1.5 billion: directors’ conduct is probed

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Home Carillion, the construction and service-provider with 20,000 employees and many contracts for the public sector, went into liquidation with…

Justin Webb: the day I was forced to hide from John Humphrys

20 January 2018 9:00 am

My friend John Humphrys has managed to get on to the front pages again. We first met in the 1980s…

The mischief of Bolshevism

20 January 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The Bolshevik negotiations with Germany’, 19 January 1918: We think that the fact is fairly emerging from the negotiations…

Which UK employer pays men 80 per cent less than women?

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Big losers Construction company Carillion collapsed with debts of £1.5 billion. How does that compare with other UK corporate failures?Overend…

Army recruiters should follow the Roman example

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Advertisements encouraging men and women to join the army emphasise that their religious beliefs, sexual orientation and emotional needs will…

Why I won’t see The Darkest Hour

20 January 2018 9:00 am

The BBC programme The Coronation, on Sunday evening, was extremely interesting, principally, of course, because of the Queen’s appearance on…

You can’t beat Corbyn with Miliband – but the Tories are trying to anyway

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Tuition fees have all but killed the Liberal Democrats. The breach of their manifesto pledge to abolish the charges, compounded…

I recycle – then lie to myself that I’m saving the planet

20 January 2018 9:00 am

‘I just want to say one word to you, just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.’ That iconic punch line…

Women’s pay could bankrupt the BBC

20 January 2018 9:00 am

I hope you are enjoying the BBC drama series Hard Sun. It is described as pre-apocalyptic science fiction, set in…

How the Rat sniffed out £15,000 down the back of my virtual sofa

20 January 2018 9:00 am

It must be about 25 years since the Rat first made an appearance in The Spectator. He started out as…

Outsourcing is a good thing, regardless of the Carillion crash

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Carillion is a disaster on all fronts, but my sympathies go first to the fallen contracting giant’s sub–contractors. Upwards of…

Revealed – the truth about plastic

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Has an albatross ever wielded so much influence? The bewildered chick who regurgitated a plastic bag in front of Sir…

What do proper communists really think of Corbyn?

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Last year, more than 15,000 communists gathered in the Russian seaside town of Sochi for a week-long commemoration of the…

Amazing grace

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Last week, Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, aka ‘The Master’, was finally caught and shot by the Nigerian army. Oyawerikumo and his Egbesu…

Real men bathe together

20 January 2018 9:00 am

With my friend Maurice, I have long frequented the Ironmonger Row baths behind Moorfields Eye Hospital. As married men, we…

The curious star appeal of Jordan Peterson

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Last Sunday night a capacity crowd of mainly young people packed into the Emmanuel Centre in London. Those who couldn’t…

Parole is unfair and unworkable. Let’s abolish it

20 January 2018 9:00 am

The furore over the parole granted to John Worboys, the rapist taxi driver, misses the point entirely — that the…

Why the sleepy old CoE is just a greedy, moneygrubbing property tycoon

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Holy smoke! The sleepy old Church of England is a greedy, money-grubbing property tycoon. This month, it emerged that since…

Padel power! But will this crazy new sport ever be a hit?

20 January 2018 9:00 am

When we arrived, we discovered that our villa had a padel court. Few of us had seen one before and…

Culinary cold war at the White House

20 January 2018 9:00 am

‘Tell me what you eat and I shall tell you what you are.’ The best known adage in food literature,…

Leeches, bats and toxic sap in Borneo’s Eden

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Eton turns out prime ministers of various stripes and patches, but it also forges fine explorers. It seems to prepare…

An 80th birthday party causes no end of trouble in Barney Norris’s latest novel

20 January 2018 9:00 am

‘People live in the space between the realities of their lives and the hopes they have for them,’ muses the…