The Week

As the Tories rail against Corbyn’s past, they’re losing the fight for the future

24 February 2018 9:00 am

The news that Jeremy Corbyn met a Czechoslovakian agent three times during the 1980s, when the Cold War was still…

Portrait of the week: Jeremy Corbyn attacks the press over spy claims

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Home Someone called Jan Sarkocy said that, as a Czech Security Service agent in London under the name Jan Dymic,…

Steven Pinker’s Diary: my advice to the new president of Harvard

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Everyone’s mood is affected by the news, especially bad news. A recent review found that heavy news-watchers show ‘misperception of…

How to get the Winter Olympics experience at home

24 February 2018 9:00 am

The great indoors How to get the Winter Olympics experience without leaving England: — The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead: ‘London’s…

Australian letters

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Love is love Sir: What total hypocrisy: the words attacking Barnaby Joyce from the same people who argued we must…

Portrait of the Week: Oxfam faces losing funding as crisis grows over abuse claims

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Home The Charity Commission said it would hold a statutory inquiry into a scandal in which Oxfam staff paid for…

My trip to Pakistan’s ‘Jihadi Disneyland’

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Not so long ago, Barack Obama called Waziristan ‘the most dangerous place in the world’. It was the losing front…

Trotsky’s audacity

17 February 2018 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, 16 February 1918: Last Sunday M. Trotsky announced at Brest-Litovsk that Russia would fight no…

Article 50 and the Athenians

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Europe, a majority of MPs (party loyalties aside), the Lords, the civil service, the BBC and the CBI are all…

Are these the coldest Winter Olympics ever?

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Museums of curiosity The former culture secretary Ed Vaizey suggested that there are quite enough museums in Britain, and that…

Letters: the militant suffragettes set back their own cause

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Suffragette setbacks Sir: Jane Ridley (‘Women on the warpath’, Books, 10 February) claims that Millicent Fawcett and her suffragists had ‘got nowhere’…

Why we shouldn’t try the jihadi ‘Beatles’ in Britain

17 February 2018 9:00 am

The success of the military campaign against Isis in Syria and Iraq has left behind a diplomatic and legal problem:…

This crash is just a return to normality

10 February 2018 9:00 am

It is easy to mock the most strident critics of capitalism, like Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn. It’s harder to…

Civil partnerships for all and the Queen’s swans dying of bird flu

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Home Stagecoach and Virgin could only manage to run the East Coast rail franchise for a few more weeks, Chris…

Joan Collins: Want to know why all the Oscar films are boring? I’ll tell you

10 February 2018 9:00 am

I’ve been meaning to write a Spectator diary since the summer but as a Gemini with Aries rising I find…

Corbyn is the master of ‘raising issues’ – with no result in sight

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn is the master of ‘raising issues’. He received an obscure prize last year for his ‘work for disarmament…

Dire warnings of a Brexit university brain drain? They’re a myth

10 February 2018 9:00 am

How to sell snake oil Ex-cabinet secretary Lord O’Donnell accused Brexiteers of ‘selling snake oil’. How do you sell snake…

Letters: Leave Theresa May alone – she’s doing her best

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Stop knocking May Sir: I find this knocking of Theresa May increasingly depressing (‘Theresa’s choice’, 3 February). She has a terrible job…

Donald Trump has a genius for damaging his own reputation

3 February 2018 9:00 am

It’s easy to see why Donald Trump gets angry. He is presiding over a robust economy, growing at the fastest…

A Brexit transition period is ‘a new Norman Conquest’ says Jacob Rees-Mogg

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Home The EU published its negotiating position on Britain’s period of transition, from 30 March 2019 until 31 December 2020.…

Why women are still fuming over my Desert Island slips

3 February 2018 9:00 am

It never occurred to me, when I was interviewed for Desert Island Discs back in November, that I’d actually be…

Ikea’s founder was a billionaire skinflint – but others were even worse

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Tight money Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of Ikea, was worth an estimated £40 billion. Yet the eighth richest man in…

Outsourcing has a long history

3 February 2018 9:00 am

The outsourcing business Carillion has gone bust because its bids for government work have been far too low. The problems…

Australian letters

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Onward Christian soldiers? Sir: Hal Colebatch contemplates the revival of the religious military orders to protect Christianity from the attacks…

Open goal: Britain must embrace all Brexit’s freedoms

27 January 2018 9:00 am

A decade ago, bankers were not merely the masters of Davos, but the ‘masters of the universe’. No one calls…