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Preset Image Valentine

16 April 2014 1:00 pm

Intimacy these days discomforts. More our style is the park or the pub, or three-minded chess with young Kasparov. A…

Shakespeare invented Britain. Now he can save it

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Shakespeare defined our united national culture – and now he can help save it

Single Mum

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Scarborough 1939 Mum’s slipping on her see-through dress. Outside our council house a chauffered Rolls is waiting. It’s a beautiful…

Scots and English are the same people, with different accents. Why pretend otherwise?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

The Scots and the English have far more in common than the SNP likes to admit

How fascist is Ukraine's Svoboda?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Encounters with the rightward edge of Ukraine’s new government

Why can’t country views be protected from wind turbines?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

City skylines are protected from careless building. Why should country views be different?

The summer of love

12 April 2014 9:00 am

I spent it skipping about in tights, imagining women wanted me

Governments have failed — mayors are the future

12 April 2014 9:00 am

The power to effect real change may lie with dynamic city halls rather than ossified national governments

Reading: it’s not as solitary as you might think

Book clubs

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Everyone knows somebody who belongs to a book club. From informal gatherings of bookish friends in living rooms and cafés…

Single Mum

10 April 2014 1:00 pm

Scarborough 1939 Mum’s slipping on her see-through dress. Outside our council house a chauffered Rolls is waiting. It’s a beautiful…

Single Mum

10 April 2014 1:00 pm

Scarborough 1939 Mum’s slipping on her see-through dress. Outside our council house a chauffered Rolls is waiting. It’s a beautiful…

We have a new climate change consensus — and it's good news everyone

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Adapting to climate change is far more effective than trying to stop it

A Mixed Ability Room

5 April 2014 9:00 am

the english foxhound likes to bay his enemy is the wind instead of grief he feels relief at every innovative…

How green policies hurt the poor

5 April 2014 9:00 am

How green policies hit the poorest hardest

We've got gay rights, now let's have gay responsibility

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Why should our marriages demand less than straight ones?

Before you talk about 'Lessons from Rwanda', read this

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Twenty years ago, I was a witness to the Rwandan genocide. Those who speak of lessons from it are deluded

Michael Lewis vs Wall Street's new predators

5 April 2014 9:00 am

How the US stock market became ‘a war of robots’

Illustrated by Carolyn Gowdy

The Visit

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Clarissa Tan, who wrote articles and TV reviews for The Spectator, has died of cancer aged 42. She came to…

Secrets of Sicily

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Western Sicily has been a crucible of aspiration and grandeur: the human condition at its most exalted: unsurpassable art and…

A Mixed Ability Room

3 April 2014 2:00 pm

the english foxhound likes to bay his enemy is the wind instead of grief he feels relief at every innovative…

A Mixed Ability Room

3 April 2014 2:00 pm

the english foxhound likes to bay his enemy is the wind instead of grief he feels relief at every innovative…

It's time to reclaim Islam from the fanatics. Here's how

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Can Islam be reconciled with free expression? The answer is yes

Please stop trying to raise my awareness

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Once, campaigners and charities tried to fight social evils. Now they just tell us about them

Why Simon Stevens - more radical than most Tories - may save the NHS

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Simon Stevens, the new head of the health service, is more radical than the Tories have realised

Why I won’t let my children learn French

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Why I won’t let my children be taught French