The Spectator

Peter Hitchens: I invented the ‘left-wing face’

20 July 2024 9:00 am

Sitting ducks Sir: James Heale is right to highlight the important question about Rishi Sunak’s replacement (‘Who will lead the…

Portrait of the week: King’s Speech, Trump shot and Rouen cathedral in flames

20 July 2024 9:00 am

Home The government funnelled three dozen bills into the King’s Speech, highlighting one to make a specific offence of spiking…

How would we handle an avian flu pandemic?

20 July 2024 9:00 am

Concerns have been raised in recent months after an outbreak of avian flu caused by the virus H5N1 was detected…

Are we in for 40 days of rain?

20 July 2024 9:00 am

Rain or shine Has a wet St Swithin’s Day (15 July) ever been followed by 40 wet days or a…

Portrait of the Week: Starmer’s first steps, Biden’s wobble and Australia’s egg shortage

13 July 2024 9:00 am

Home Sir Keir Starmer, the Prime Minister, appointed several ministers who are not MPs, but will be created life peers.…

Why don’t international laws apply to Russia?

13 July 2024 9:00 am

The Kremlin has denied it targeted the Kyiv children’s hospital that was struck by a missile on Monday. It was…

Letters: what Biden and Ronaldo have in common

13 July 2024 9:00 am

True conservatism Sir: Douglas Murray claims that the Conservative party ‘will need to have some people who are actually right-wing’…

A manifesto for Labour

6 July 2024 9:00 am

Never has an opposition leader with ratings as dismal as Keir Starmer’s gone on to win an election. In any…

Letters: why I’m voting Reform

6 July 2024 9:00 am

Back to 1976? Sir: Your leading article perfectly reflects the public’s attitude to the manifestos of the major parties (‘Challenging…

Portrait of the week: gambling politicians, gender rows and a free Julian Assange

29 June 2024 9:00 am

Home The Conservative party withdrew its support from two parliamentary candidates, Craig Williams (who was parliamentary private secretary to the…

The ideas-free election

29 June 2024 9:00 am

On the face of it, 2024 is a great year for democracy. Britain is one of 50 countries to hold…

Letters: the courts are not trying to subvert parliament

29 June 2024 9:00 am

Judge not Sir: The claim by Ross Clark (‘Keir’s law’, 22 June) that the left can achieve what it wants…

Who was our most popular PM?

29 June 2024 9:00 am

Close encounters The last time a parliamentary election in Britain was tied was in 1886 in Ashton-under-Lyne, when Liberal and…

Trump versus the moderators

27 June 2024 7:30 am

It’s almost here… the first presidential debate between President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump will take place tomorrow night…

Letters: the Tories’ fatal flaw

22 June 2024 9:00 am

Major error Sir: Even as a former Tory voter, I acknowledge that the predicted scale of the Conservative electoral defeat…

Portrait of the Week: Supermajorities, falling inflation and rammed cows

22 June 2024 9:00 am

Home The electorate mulled over the words of Grant Shapps, the Defence Secretary: ‘You don’t want to have somebody receive…

Starmer and Le Pen’s similarities

22 June 2024 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron’s decision to call a snap election in France is turning out to be a blunder of Sunakian proportions.…