Damian Reilly

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…

Fighting chance

30 March 2017 2:00 pm

Middle age is OK by me. National Trust membership, a Waitrose loyalty card, lying on the sofa drinking red wine…