The Spectator

If the EU refuses an extension, voters want a no-deal Brexit. MPs should listen

6 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the many tragedies of Theresa May’s premiership is that, having come up with a coherent policy on how…

Portrait of the week: Brexit complications, avocado woes and London knife crime

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Brexit exerted ever stranger effects on politics. After an eight-hour cabinet meeting, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said she…

Supreme but not respected

6 April 2019 9:00 am

From ‘The disconsideration of the House of Commons’, 5 April 1919: The House of Commons is legally supreme in the…

How is the country split over Brexit?

6 April 2019 9:00 am

German customs The original customs union, or Zollverein, was established by Prussia along with 17 other states which make up…

Letters: The Brexit chaos isn’t David Cameron’s fault

6 April 2019 9:00 am

About the Bible Sir: I was confirmed by Richard Holloway as a schoolboy at Fettes College, and then taught by…

to 2399: Lines of Work

6 April 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights form the folk rhyme ‘Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar-man, thief’.  A.A. Milne (MILNE…

The absurdity of censoring anti-vaxxers

30 March 2019 9:00 am

It is not hard to make the case that vaccination programmes have been one of the greatest contributions to mankind…

Portrait of the week: Brexit games, Trump’s win, and the EU stops the clock

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Home The House of Commons voted to take Brexit business into its own hands, passing by 329 to 302 an…

The maddest road signs from around the world

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Silly signs The Department for Transport ordered councils to remove ‘obsolete and unnecessary’ road signs. Some examples of the art…

Letters: Theresa May is definitely not the worst ever PM

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Still better than Cameron Sir: I disagree with your editorial (‘Agony prolonged’, 23 March) that Theresa May is the worst…

to 2398: All steamed up

30 March 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are the names of FAMOUS STEAM TRAINS including the pairs at 14/15 and 17/30.  First prize Jenny…

The Conservative Party bears the most blame for the Brexit mess

23 March 2019 9:00 am

For many people, next Friday was supposed to be a celebration. Boris Johnson spoke about an ‘independence day’ marking the…

Portrait of the week: Brexit delay, terror in NZ, and a very expensive pigeon

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, asking for a delay…

The biggest explosions in history

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The march of time If we leave the EU on 29 March, with which historic events will that date be…

to 2397: Obit V

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Albert Finney, a fine ACTOR (13), died on 7 February 2019. His legacy includes SATURDAY NIGHT (10) and SUNDAY MORNING…

The Tories are squandering the opportunity of Brexit

16 March 2019 9:00 am

In all the madness of the Brexit voting, it’s easy to forget that Philip Hammond revealed a mini-Budget this week. Even…

Portrait of the week: government defeat, the spring statement and a fatal airplane crash

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Home The government was defeated by 149 votes — 391 to 242 — on the EU withdrawal agreement presented by…

Will no-deal Brexit fears lead to cheaper flights?

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Cox’s codpiece Attorney general Geoffrey Cox returned from Brussels without even a ‘codpiece’, the name used by some Tories for…

to 2396: Reader …,

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Unclued lights were husbands (40A) of Jane Austen’s heroines.  First prize Alison Hinder, Sholing, SouthamptonRunners-up Janet Dibley, Polegate, East Sussex;…

Why MPs must hold their nose and back May’s Brexit deal

9 March 2019 9:00 am

It is becoming painfully clear that on Tuesday the House of Commons will be asked to vote on an EU…

Portrait of the week: Britain’s knife crime epidemic, a trip to Brussels and Emmanuel Macron’s EU plea

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Two 17-year-olds were stabbed to death in London and Manchester, bringing the number of teenagers killed in knife crime…

Is knife crime rising everywhere?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Trolley dollies Virgin Atlantic dropped its requirement for air hostesses to wear make-up at work. What was required of the…

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Kingsley Amis on Lolita: It’s not pornographic enough

9 March 2019 9:00 am

From ‘She was a child and I was a child’ by Kingsley Amis, 6 November 1959: The only success of…

2395: Concise Crossword

9 March 2019 9:00 am

The seven concise clues lead to: heALth centre (3,31), HEARTbreak (9), midrIFf (26), last of alL (40), out of afRIca…

Who will safeguard our democracy if local news dies?

2 March 2019 9:00 am

The announcement this week that Capital, Heart and Smooth radio are cutting back their local news shows might not in…