The Spectator’s Notes

Why do MPs send nude pictures of themselves?

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Adam Dyster has gone to work for the shadow Defra secretary Steve Reed. I admit this is not an appointment…

The London Library should leave us in peace

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Reading only slightly between the lines of US foreign policy on Israel/Gaza, I detect that its most urgent aim is…

The joys of the wireless

13 January 2024 9:00 am

My dinner with a glamorous Taiwanese MP

28 October 2023 9:00 am

  Taipei   I arrive here shortly after Taiwan National Day, which is 10 October. The day might seem strangely…

The timeless sophistication of the Beano

14 October 2023 9:00 am

The pattern of Israeli/Palestinian conflicts is always forced by coverage into what people call a ‘narrative arc’. The attacks are…

The Spectator's Notes

7 October 2023 9:00 am

The Spectator's notes

30 September 2023 9:00 am

The Spectator’s Notes

23 September 2023 9:00 am

In 2014, Rolf Harris was convicted of sexual offences against girls. I wrote in this space that this would have…