The Spectator

There’s no going back on Brexit. But liberal policies are the way forward

16 June 2018 9:00 am

This week Brexit reached its Somme. The government has been bogged down in votes on amendments inserted into its Brexit…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May dodges a Commons Brexit defeat and Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Home Negotiations over Brexit acquired an even stronger admixture of chaos and old night. Phillip Lee resigned as a little-known…

From the archive: the future of Scandinavia

16 June 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The Baltic question’, 15 June 1918: The future of Scandinavia and the Baltic must depend on the outcome of…

to 2360: Diplomatic

16 June 2018 9:00 am

THE AMBASSADORS (1D) by HANS HOLBEIN (15 16) includes, as a MEMENTO MORI (17 27), an ANAMORPHIC (11) depiction of…

Doctors and deaths: how many mortalities were avoidable?

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Mortal combat Health secretary Jeremy Hunt promised more protection for medical staff accused of criminal malpractice after a doctor was…

Enough of the political fury: now for the full facts about Grenfell

9 June 2018 9:00 am

The opening of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry is good news. It will now become harder for politicians and campaigners to…

Third Heathrow runway finally approved; Trump says he can pardon himself

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Home A third runway at Heathrow Airport was approved by the cabinet; £2.6 billion was earmarked for compensation and soundproofing. Northern…

Which town is most proud to be English?

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Ready for take-off? That Heathrow timeline in full: 1949 Labour government proposes an additional two runways for newly opened Heathrow…

Why the government won’t dare to attempt reform of the abortion law

9 June 2018 9:00 am

A debate that won’t happen Sir: ‘Westminster is overdue an abortion debate’ (Leading article, June 2). Yes, but there is…

to 2359: Down

9 June 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights can be preceded by BLUE which was hidden at the start of the third row and had…

The result of the Irish referendum is a triumph of light over darkness. For others it is the other way round

It’s not for Westminster to decide Northern Ireland’s abortion law

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Predictably enough, there have been no calls this week for the Irish referendum on abortion to be re-run, no complaint…

Portrait of the week: Ireland votes to legalise abortion; Pret A Manger sold; Italy plunged into crisis

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Home Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland, said that the referendum in Ireland on…

Bolshevism: the enemy of democracy

2 June 2018 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, 1 June 1918: Bolshevism is the negation of democratic government. There is no pretence on…

Letters: An extra 3 per cent won’t fix the NHS

2 June 2018 9:00 am

What the NHS needs Sir: James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson are right (‘The great Tory health splurge,’ 26 May): an…

to 2358: Poem IV

2 June 2018 9:00 am

The poem was ‘Composed upon WESTMINSTER (1A) Bridge’ by William WORDSWORTH (1D). The words are ASLEEP (20), DOMES (36), EARTH…

It’s time for Mark Carney to stop fighting the Brexit referendum

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Soon after he became his party’s leader, David Cameron spoke dismissively of Conservatives who ‘bang on about Europe’. He had…

Portrait of the week: Marks & Spencer to close 100 stores, Meghan and Harry marry, Trump says North Korea summit might not happen

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Home Marks & Spencer announced plans to close 100 of its 1,035 shops by 2022, hoping to move a third…

From the archive: Brothers-in-arms

26 May 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The new crusade’, 25 May 1918: It is curious to think how great must soon have been the spiritual…

Letters: Rod Liddle is wrong. I saw children shot dead in Gaza

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Desperation in Gaza Sir: I must respond to Rod Liddle’s opinion on Gaza (‘Why this deluded affection for the Palestinians?’,…

to 2357: Half a Drum

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights were five fictional TOMs and their authors: JONES (14A) and FIELDING (8D), SAWYER (16A) and TWAIN (35A), BROWN (41A)…

The choice for MPs is clear: support a free press or side with despots like Orban

19 May 2018 9:00 am

That the House of Lords has survived as an unelected chamber is largely down to the Salisbury Convention, which holds…

Portrait of the week: Around 60 killed as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Home Wages rose quicker than inflation in the first quarter of 2018, at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent,…

What do Gammons really think of gammon-gate?

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Gammon vs gammon Controversy raged over whether calling an angry, white, right-wing man a ‘gammon’ is racist. The insult is…

Letters: My Iranian friends hate the mullahs and want them to be got rid of

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Iran’s hated regime Sir: I disagree with the analysis of Christopher de Bellaigue (‘Trump’s folly’, 12 May). The Iranians I know,…

to 2356: Beetle

19 May 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are compositions by Vaughan Williams; 17, 19/8, 21/23, 27/11, 36/4, 43/28 with the title of the puzzle…