Features

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…

American Night

16 January 2014 3:00 pm

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

American Night

16 January 2014 3:00 pm

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

Sorry — but Pope Francis is no liberal

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Trendy commentators have fallen in love with a pope of their own invention

Time to Go

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Feeling my age, too soon too tired, Whatever gifts I had no more required, I am a hireling called in…

William Astor: My father, his swimming pool and the Profumo scandal

11 January 2014 9:00 am

I was ten when the Profumo affair began at my home, Cliveden. Andrew Lloyd Webber has captured some of the story – but not all

Global warming's glorious ship of fools

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Eco-warriors stranded in the Antarctic! It’s too good to be true

Don't tax sugar - it doesn't make you fat. Gluttony does

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Obesity isn’t a matter of addiction. It’s a question of self-control

'I laughed until I cried, then retched': Boris Johnson on the wit of Simon Hoggart

11 January 2014 9:00 am

I really can’t remember exactly how I came to appoint Simon Hoggart the wine correspondent of this magazine, but I…

A girl, a train and a miniature pistol: how I met the Everly Brothers

11 January 2014 9:00 am

I had five decades of delight with the Everly Brothers – and it all began on the Flying Scotsman

The Navigators

11 January 2014 9:00 am

The 2014 winner of The Spectator’s award for unconventional travel writing

Gardens for all seasons

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Winter garden visiting is a solitary pastime, lending itself to the misanthrope, and is highly recommended. When it’s so cold…

Time to Go

9 January 2014 3:00 pm

Feeling my age, too soon too tired, Whatever gifts I had no more required, I am a hireling called in…

Time to Go

9 January 2014 3:00 pm

Feeling my age, too soon too tired, Whatever gifts I had no more required, I am a hireling called in…

Watch out Eurocrats, here come the Pirates!

4 January 2014 9:00 am

The Eurocrats are crazy to dismiss all the new, diverse Eurosceptic parties as ‘far right’

Unpacking in Bangkok

4 January 2014 9:00 am

And then a dozen Muddy miraculous hares Sprang out of the suitcase, Bounding round and round The hotel suite, Drumming…

Why doesn't Russia have a Yad Vashem for the gulag?

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Why is there no gulag museum to compare with Yad Vashem?

A dying estate agent helped me see the light

4 January 2014 9:00 am

A dying estate agent helped me to see the light