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

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…

Conservative notes

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Here’s how you raise a generation of Islamophobes: take a million kids who go to church once a year and…

The six best reasons to vote Remain

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Like almost everyone, I’ve piled angrily into this fight. But as the debate nears resolution I feel ashamed of all…

The six best reasons to vote Leave

11 June 2016 8:00 am

For me, as for so many people, it’s a heart versus head issue. I’m emotionally drawn to Europe. I speak…

No. 412

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Black to play. This is from Arnason-Keene, London 1981. How did Black bring his bishops to life? Answers to me…

An age of broken promises

11 June 2016 8:00 am

An intelligent middle-aged, middle-class woman told me the other day that she plans to vote Leave on 23 June because she…

Confessions of an England fan

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Listen http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/268140526-the-spectator-podcast-brexit-strategy-what-would-the.mp3 If you’re a proper football supporter, getting excited about England on the eve of a major tournament is…

Hillary’s other half

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Listen http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/268140526-the-spectator-podcast-brexit-strategy-what-would-the.mp3 Women of the world unite! Back Hillary Clinton! Otherwise, prepare to be damned to that special place in…

Your problems solved

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Q. When going out to dinner I’ve found some people will send everyone a list of the other guests so…

Paris notebook

11 June 2016 8:00 am

In the few days I’ve spent in Paris, I’d say the terror alert level is fluctuating between a little antsy,…

Cover 11 June 2016 AU

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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The rise of groomzilla

11 June 2016 8:00 am

We had been engaged for maybe three weeks before it became apparent I’d be the one throwing hysterical wedding-related hissy…

Five-star fantasy

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Tom Cruise is an exceptionally beautiful American man with an invincible smile, but he is a member of a cult…

ADD

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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Royal Ascot

11 June 2016 8:00 am

It’s time to scuttle under a rock if you are a Folkestone or Cornish crab: 7,000 of them will be…

Trump

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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The man who changed the world

11 June 2016 8:00 am

On 31 October 1517, as every child once knew, an obscure German monk nailed his 95 theses to the door…

Football

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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El Sid

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Was there life before darts? I am old enough, just about, to remember such a time. One minute, in or…

New

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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Far from ideal

11 June 2016 8:00 am

There were few subjects which escaped Oscar Wilde’s barbed wit: dentists, cynics, Americans, literary critics, democracy, the working classes, the…

The sport of kings

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Queen Victoria disapproved heartily of the racing set and of her son Bertie’s involvement in the sport. But she must…

Del-con notes

11 June 2016 8:00 am

After Turnbull, who? With three weeks to the election, and the government still labouring despite what should have been a…

So much for education, education, education

11 June 2016 8:00 am

‘Your old man’s barking!’ I remember hissing indignantly at my then best friend Toby Young way back in the 1980s…