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Tulips

1 February 2014 9:00 am

My love arrived with tulips, ‘ten for a fiver’, picked up from the supermarket at the end of the street.…

Why we should let Faroe islanders hunt whales

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Marine charities should stop obsessing about a few Faroe islanders and go after the real villains

The case against London cabbies

1 February 2014 9:00 am

It’s time to end the archaic privileges of London taxi drivers

Israel's other A-bomb

1 February 2014 9:00 am

The other big foreign threat to the Jewish state

Will Test cricket survive the Age of India?

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Will Test cricket survive the Age of India?

Sochi Olympics: Why picking on gays has backfired so horribly for Vladimir Putin

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Russia’s thuggish President has picked on the wrong minority

Bantry Bay

South-west Ireland

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Of course one feels free on a holiday: that’s what holidays are for. But I have rarely felt freer than…

Tulips

30 January 2014 3:00 pm

My love arrived with tulips, ‘ten for a fiver’, picked up from the supermarket at the end of the street.…

Tulips

30 January 2014 3:00 pm

My love arrived with tulips, ‘ten for a fiver’, picked up from the supermarket at the end of the street.…

Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East's 30 year war

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Sunni vs Shia, Saudi Arabia vs Iran. A new great war has begun

MPs grope men too

25 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s not just the women who work at Westminster who can expect to receive unwelcome advances. I should know

Why foreign aid fails - and how to really help Africa

25 January 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron’s favourite authors on what the government gets wrong about tackling poverty

America's war on sleep

25 January 2014 9:00 am

The relentless rise of ‘you snooze, you lose’

Agitprop for toddlers: the oddly strident politics of CBeebies

25 January 2014 9:00 am

The oddly strident politics of CBeebies

Clarissa Tan's Notebook: Why I stopped drinking petrol

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Florence was in fog the day I arrived. Its buildings were bathed in white cloud, its people moved as though…

Golf in the Algarve

25 January 2014 9:00 am

My second tee shot soared high and straight, then hurtled down towards the lake; a repeat of my first. I…

Benefits Street

Benefits Street exposes Britain's dirty secret - how welfare imprisons the poor

18 January 2014 9:00 am

A documentary has finally exposed what life is like at the bottom. So why is the left so angry?

The fight for compassionate Conservatism

18 January 2014 9:00 am

‘Has the Secretary of State, like me, managed to watch programmes such as Benefits Street and On Benefits & Proud?…

François Hollande - all the president's women

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Hollande’s affair demonstrates that the French are becoming more puritanical about monogamy

The Spectator book review that brought down Macmillan's government

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Did Macmillan stitch up his succession – or did Iain Macleod’s famous Spectator piece, 50 years old this week, stitch up Macmillan?

What a lost prison manuscript reveals about the real Nelson Mandela

18 January 2014 9:00 am

His long-lost prison manuscript sheds new light on the president’s politics, smoothed over in ‘Long Walk to Freedom’

American Night

18 January 2014 9:00 am

All in the half-dark, we watch the dead playing the parts of the living, in roles we have seen before:…

Harry Shearer on bringing out Richard Nixon’s feminine side

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Simpsons star Harry Shearer on what it takes to play the president

Ten reasons why conservatives should take Edward Snowden seriously

18 January 2014 9:00 am

So why are British conservatives determined to ignore his revelations?

Amsterdam

18 January 2014 9:00 am

‘What are people in your country saying about Holland these days?’ one Dutch friend recently asked me. I hadn’t the…