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Letters: how to get the uni protestors out

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Soft left Sir: I read with a certain wry amusement in Yascha Mounk’s piece that ‘activists’ occupying Columbia were demanding…

Britain should embrace the AI revolution

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Rishi Sunak’s big speech this week was easily lampooned. Having accused Keir Starmer of ‘doomsterism’, the Prime Minister warned that…

Portrait of the Week: Natalie Elphicke defects, wages rise and Switzerland takes Eurovision

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Home The parliamentary Labour party shook itself uneasily after Natalie Elphicke, the MP for Dover, crossed the floor of the…

When was the last genuine royal tour of Nigeria?

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Royal welcomes The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Nigeria last week. When was the last genuine royal tour of…

Portrait of the week: Tory defections, local elections and a China defence hack

11 May 2024 9:00 am

Home The local elections proved dreadful for the Conservatives but not quite perfect for Labour. The Conservatives lost 474 of…

Tories for Starmer

11 May 2024 9:00 am

Nick Boles was once at the heart of a mission to renew Conservatism. He was one of a small number…

Letters: the Tory party has gone mad

11 May 2024 9:00 am

Right is wrong Sir: Katy Balls’s article ‘Survival Plan’ (4 May) starts from a false premise. The problem is not…

Letters: the joy of a male book club

4 May 2024 9:00 am

The state of our defence Sir: Your article on the etiolated state of European, including Britain’s, defence, is spot on (‘The…

Portrait of the Week: Yousaf resigns, Charles resumes duties and Poulter joins Labour

4 May 2024 9:00 am

Home Humza Yousaf resigned as the First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National party, posts he had…

How many people are attacked by sharks?

4 May 2024 9:00 am

Horse trials Five Household Cavalry horses bolted in central London, with two reaching Limehouse before being calmed down. It may…

Letters: the admirable strength of Ukrainians

27 April 2024 9:00 am

The bravery of Ukraine Sir: Few articles could resonate as strongly as that of Svitlana Morenets (‘Scrambled logic’, 20 April).…

Portrait of the Week: Huw Edwards resigns, Mark Menzies resigns and Frank Field dies

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Home Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, said that within 12 weeks asylum-seekers could be flown to Rwanda. This followed the…

The cost of European peace

27 April 2024 9:00 am

After six months of delay, the US Senate has finally passed a $60 billion foreign-aid package which will send urgently…

Portrait of the Week: the war on smoking, Trump’s trial and O.J.’s death

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Home Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, said that British fighter jets had shot down ‘a number of drones’ fired at…

A smoking ban is pointless and illiberal

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Why is Britain poised to ban cigarette smoking, when the habit is already dying out anyway? Smoking is seen by…

The Spectator’s letters page is hazardous

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Question time Sir: Your leading article ‘Sense prevails’ (13 April) is a valuable précis of the Cass Review into NHS…

Letters: the real problem with a Labour super-majority

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Good trade-off Sir: I applaud your excellent editorial (‘Trading in Falsehoods’, 6 April) – a succinct and insightful essay on…