Damian Reilly

Does tennis have a doping problem?

17 September 2023 4:30 pm

Is it more remarkable that Romanian two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Simona Halep took performance enhancing drugs, or that she was caught?…

Is this the end of the road for Meghan?

21 June 2023 2:01 am

Has there ever been a more brutally effective piece of social satire than the South Park episode that mocked Harry and Meghan?…

The Schofield saga has become an unedifying spectacle

1 June 2023 4:10 am

In the mid-90s when I was a 19-year-old undergraduate I did work experience at the now defunct The Face magazine.…

Who could replace Gary Lineker on Match of the Day?

5 April 2023 6:32 am

Just when you thought you couldn’t handle any more depressing news, Gary Lineker has started dropping hints that his days…

We’re finding out who really runs the BBC

12 March 2023 2:29 am

The high-profile political activist Gary Lineker will not present Match of the Day tonight after he likened the rhetoric of the government to 1930s Germany.…

Is Facebook’s verification scheme a scam?

22 February 2023 10:50 pm

Is Facebook’s scheme, announced over the weekend, to encourage its three billion users to pay $12 (£10) a month to…

UFC boss Dana White can’t survive his wife-slapping scandal

5 January 2023 3:37 am

Mike Tyson is said once to have claimed the best punch he’d ever thrown was one he landed on actress…

Inside The Privileged Man, the support group for men who have it all

15 October 2022 9:00 am

The support group for men who have it all

Are Brits ready for mansplaining Rishi?

26 July 2022 8:25 pm

After manspreading Boris, is the UK ready for mansplaining Rishi? At last night’s BBC leadership debate, during which the Chancellor…

Ditching Boris was a terrible mistake

17 July 2022 2:15 am

Watching the Channel 4 leadership debate last night was thoroughly depressing. If only Boris Johnson’s premiership hadn’t ended in the…

Does Twitter believe in free speech?

23 May 2022 8:30 pm

Would Donald Trump still be president if Twitter and Facebook had not prevented people from sharing the now-infamous New York…

Trump, Piers Morgan and the power of self-publicity

24 April 2022 12:04 am

If ‘real recognise real’ – by far my favourite piece of modern American vernacular – then Donald Trump’s latest tiff…

Against Dominic Cummings

21 January 2022 4:08 am

I’m no Westminster insider, but there comes a point when you have to consider that perhaps Carrie Johnson was right…

In praise of Novak Djokovic

12 January 2022 9:11 pm

Like you, I am hugely enjoying the Novak Djokovic drama Down Under. What’s not to like? It is extremely funny.…

The cynical brilliance of Boris Johnson's green conversion

12 November 2021 12:18 am

Does Boris Johnson really believe, as he told COP26 a few days ago, we’re at ‘one minute to midnight’ on…

Why Boris wins

30 October 2021 9:43 pm

A couple of years ago at The Spectatorsummer party I realised I was standing close to the British prime minister.…

Emma Raducanu can save tennis

8 September 2021 12:40 am

Something perfect at the death of summer: Emma Raducanu in full flight, smoking winners up the lines and progressing without…

How the Super League sabotaged itself

21 April 2021 9:32 pm

‘So you’re telling me they’re wetting the bed because we’re suggesting the same teams should compete in a competition in…

The problem with Facebook's 'Supreme Court'

15 March 2021 5:00 pm

He might now be one of the most powerful men in global media, but I find whenever I see a…

Will Dogecoin give Elon Musk the last laugh?

9 February 2021 11:41 pm

There’s something deeply pleasing for fans of cosmic jokes everywhere about the world’s richest man personally taking the time to…

Harry and Meghan’s podcast of political correctness

31 December 2020 3:26 am

Why is there not a single trans voice featured in Harry and Meghan’s first podcast? It’s a question that needs…

nervous

Our collective nervous breakdown

25 June 2020 1:40 am

It’s being sold by some as a glorious revolution, but what Western culture is really experiencing is a garden variety…

The straight dope

16 September 2017 9:00 am

It’s not easy to get hold of Ángel Hernández, the legendary Mexican chemist who for a decade provided illicit performance-enhancing…

Survival of the sneakiest

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Could there be a better metaphor for the corruption that now pervades all top-level sport than the use of motors…

Stand up for Arsène

13 May 2017 9:00 am

I had 20 good years supporting Manchester United but now I follow Arsenal, and I find the treatment of the…