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In-depth analysis of the day’s news, plus stories and gossip from Australian politics.

Low life

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Michel is one of those Frenchmen one encounters now and again whose shining saintliness is beyond rational understanding. This great…

Angel

18 June 2016 8:00 am

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Real life

18 June 2016 8:00 am

‘This EU passport is an outrage. I want a British one!’ Not my words, Cydney’s. The spaniel is coming round…

Long life

18 June 2016 8:00 am

It was 41 years ago that The Spectator first urged its readers to vote Brexit in a referendum, but the…

Condemning – – – – –

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Littering our beautiful countryside is both unsightly and potentially prejudicial to the environment. So we run expensive campaigns to condemn…

Wild life

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Kenya As soon as I pulled out of town, I knew I had made a mistake taking on the new…

Conservative notes

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Yet another reason to keep the Crown: as part of her 90th birthday honors list, the Queen knighted Roger Scruton.…

Bridge

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Just take the money! That’s the philosophy of many rubber bridge players when it comes to bidding — or rather…

Green with envy

17 June 2016 12:00 pm

I’ve been dudded. This is what happens when you elect, then re-elect, a Greens MP. When your electorate goes from…

Wowsers in the West

16 June 2016 12:00 pm

“WA: The State of Excitement” the slogan on the number plates used to read. So risqué. But that was a…

Former Australian PM John Howard backs Brexit

15 June 2016 12:00 am

Speaking at a private Liberal Party fundraiser in Sydney on Wednesday night, Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, John Howard,…

Diary

11 June 2016 9:00 am

When an old friend X came to dinner in London, I sampled what it must have been like during the…

Naked lunches and hidden bigotry

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Have you got your names down yet for the Bunyadi? I’d hurry, if I were you. There’s currently a waiting…

Beach

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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Barometer

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Boxing brains Muhammad Ali died aged 74, after more than 30 years with Parkinson’s Disease. How many boxers suffer brain…

Australian letters

11 June 2016 8:00 am

LGBT etc Sir: I was offended and humiliated by Simon Collins (4 June 2016) omission of my sexuality identification tag.…

Rome vs Brussels

11 June 2016 8:00 am

The principle of countries working harmoniously together is wholly admirable. Why, then, has the European Union become such a disaster area?…

War

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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Brexit: the first 100 days

11 June 2016 8:00 am

The Spectator Podcast Christopher Meyer, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the first 100 days of Brexit At 5.15 a.m.…

2264: The A-Team

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Six unclued lights, the sixth spelt in its original way, are members of a team proclaimed dramatically at a venue…

The Spectator’s Notes

11 June 2016 8:00 am

One of the most influential and learned figures in the British European debate is Rodney Leach. In the 1990s, he…

How’s your father

11 June 2016 8:00 am

‘Very funny, I don’t think,’ said my husband when I mentioned Harry Tate, although Tate died in 1940 and even…

Help! I’ve started to care about politics

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Once upon a time, I didn’t really care about politics. Not viscerally. Growing up in a political family, I suppose,…

Guillotine

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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Happy birthday, Barclaycard – even if you turned out to be a ticking time-bomb

11 June 2016 8:00 am

‘In years to come we shall be able to claim that we pioneered in this country the general everyday use…