World

Now even Nick Clegg turns on Brussels

13 April 2021 6:44 pm

The last four months have not been a happy time for those in power in Brussels. The unedifying squabbles over…

How the West can respond to Putin’s military build-up

13 April 2021 4:00 pm

In the last few weeks, Russia has been flaunting its military build-up in and around Ukraine, sending 20,000 extra troops,…

The problem with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's war on obesity

13 April 2021 3:43 pm

With his little round spectacles and earnest expression, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is the Penfold to Jamie Oliver’s Dangermouse. Both men have…

Biden backs extending regulation of fentanyl ‘lookalikes’

13 April 2021 7:40 am

As the pandemic accelerated, an epidemic seemed to recede from headlines. But it did not stop. More than 40 states reported an…

vladimir putin

Biden is wrong on Putin

13 April 2021 3:36 am

I am no fan of Trump, but what Joe Biden said in a recent interview with George Stephanopoulos made me…

Why Merkel's party is backing a political lightweight to replace her

13 April 2021 3:04 am

The run-up to the German federal elections in September was supposed to be dull and predictable. Merkel would name a…

Israel's shadow war with Iran explodes into 'nuclear terrorism'

13 April 2021 2:41 am

If time flows at an even pace, then history does not. Joe Biden may still be new in the job,…

Shirley Williams: a woman apart

13 April 2021 1:25 am

Shirley Williams, the Liberal Democrat politician, died peacefully at her home this morning, aged 90. In 2009, our columnist Matthew Parris reviewed her…

The UK’s vaccine roll-out has ended the Brexit debate

12 April 2021 11:21 pm

The country would remain implacably divided for a generation, with Remain and Leave replacing class and geography as the new…

Downing Street is clueless on Scottish independence

12 April 2021 11:07 pm

It has been pointed out before that the SNP and the Scottish Conservatives have something of a symbiotic relationship. Bitterly…

Teaching unions shouldn't be defining 'transphobia'

12 April 2021 10:35 pm

A year of disrupted schooling means there are plenty of issues facing our schools right now. But delegates at last week’s…

The West's shameful Iranian capitulation

12 April 2021 5:42 pm

On a sweltering day in July 2018, German police pulled over a scarlet Ford S-Max hire car that was travelling…

Simon McCoy's warning shot to the Beeb

12 April 2021 3:55 pm

It was just a fortnight ago that the BBC’s grumpiest new presenter Simon McCoy announced he was off to join…

Prince Philip's best public encounters

12 April 2021 3:13 am

Prince Philip’s death on Friday has led to an outpouring of tributes over the weekend, often prompted by personal recollections…

The Lib Dems' campaigning loophole

12 April 2021 12:16 am

Following the sad news on Friday of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey tweeted out his condolences writing…

Britain sees world’s sharpest fall in Covid cases

11 April 2021 9:12 pm

At the Spectator’s data hub, updated daily, we keep track of the situation here and around the world. There have…

Salmond and Galloway are the worst of both worlds

11 April 2021 6:41 pm

The death of the Duke of Edinburgh has paused campaigning in the Scottish Parliament election, which provides an opportunity to…

Can Spain's Europhilism last?

11 April 2021 4:00 pm

‘Suppose a man be carried, whilst fast asleep, into a room where there is a person he longs to see…

Why I’m worried about the teenage cancer generation

11 April 2021 4:00 pm

As I sit here writing this, it’s just over one year ago since the first lockdown was imposed, without which…

Momentum's cunning plan would keep the Tories in power forever

11 April 2021 3:45 pm

Momentum, the Labour campaign group dedicated to keeping Corbynism alive, this week demanded that Keir Starmer commit to introducing a…

The truth about Prince Philip's 'gaffes'

9 April 2021 11:55 pm

However impressive Prince Philip was in photographs, it didn’t compare to his imposing bearing in the flesh. When I met…

The wit and wisdom of Prince Philip

9 April 2021 11:15 pm

After 74 years of marriage to the Queen, Prince Philip has today died at the age of 99. During his…

Is Welsh devo-scepticism beginning to unravel?

9 April 2021 10:36 pm

Calls to abolish the Welsh parliament are nothing new: Wales rejected devolution in 1979 and voted only by the smallest…

The economic cost of the EU’s vaccine catastrophe

9 April 2021 10:33 pm

It didn’t order enough vaccines, spent too little money, dithered over authorisation and then lashed out at the companies making…

Prince Philip epitomised a very British stoicism

9 April 2021 10:31 pm

So, Prince Philip has died, at home in Windsor Castle, thank goodness, and the Queen could be near him at…