James Bartholomew

Hero or double agent? An encounter with Lech Walesa

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Lech Walesa is probably the most famous of all the thousands — actually millions — who struggled against the oppression…

Indian weddings are more beautiful – and honest – than British ones

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Within an hour of our arrival, someone had tightly tied a turban around my head and I was told to…

Carney must go

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Oh dear. Mark Carney is irritated. His proud independence has been challenged. The Prime Minister had the temerity to admit…

Why the Spanish may be better off without a government

30 April 2016 9:00 am

The Spanish seem to be doing better without one

Britain needs a museum of communist terror

5 March 2016 9:00 am

We need a museum to help us remember that

No golf, no bridge, scared of champagne – it’s tough being a leftie

20 February 2016 9:00 am

No golf, no bridge, a tortured relationship with champagne… lefties deserve your sympathy, not your scorn

The one thing most people think they know about economics is wrong

16 January 2016 9:00 am

The one thing most people think they know about economics is wrong

Where’s all the joy gone?

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Britain seems to be suffering from a dearth of lightheartedness

I invented ‘virtue signalling’. Now it’s taking over the world

10 October 2015 9:00 am

I invented the term ‘virtue signalling’ in The Spectator. Now it seems to be taking over the world

How British universities spread misery around the world

25 July 2015 9:00 am

From Greece to Kenya, the worst economic ideas come from alumni of British universities

The awful rise of 'virtue signalling'

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Why do the right thing when you can simply say the right thing?

James Bartholomew's diary: Give up the Today programme - you'll feel better

4 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s amusing to see serious journalists and authors struggling to use Twitter under instruction from their newspapers and publishers. They…