Facebook is right. Twitter is wrong

29 May 2020 7:46 am

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey opened up a Pandora’s box two days ago by dropping a fact-check on a tweet by…

The good and bad news about coronavirus

29 May 2020 4:15 am

Finally we are getting a clue to the most vital statistic of the Covid-19 epidemic: how many people in Britain…

The UK is preparing for a major Huawei U-turn

28 May 2020 8:50 pm

The UK has made a strategic choice to get ‘off the trajectory of ever-increasing dependence’ on China, I revealin the…

Will Boris Johnson stand with Hong Kong?

28 May 2020 7:34 pm

Hong Kong, ‘Asia’s World City’, is becoming a place where legislators fear that they could face years in prison for…

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Pompeo: Hong Kong autonomy statement made with ‘great sadness’

28 May 2020 9:01 am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a press call Wednesday afternoon that his decision to declare Hong Kong no…

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In praise of Kayleigh McEnany

28 May 2020 3:11 am

Is Kayleigh McEnany the best Press Secretary in history? I think she may be. True, it’s early days. She was…

Is this the week the magic died for Boris Johnson?

28 May 2020 2:17 am

What is really going on here? The via dolorosa Boris Johnson is trudging along is about more than Dominic Cummings’s…

Norway health chief: lockdown was not needed to tame Covid

28 May 2020 12:08 am

Norway is assembling a picture of what happened before lockdown and its latest discovery is pretty significant. It is using…

Japan's Covid success is a mystery

28 May 2020 12:03 am

Japan’s Covid ‘State of Emergency’ is now officially over. Tokyo, the last of Japan’s 47 prefectures to be officially released…

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We need a Pompeo Plan to tame the dragon

27 May 2020 11:13 pm

This article is in The Spectator’s June 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. It is traditional that the serious statesperson…

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The Real White House Housewives

27 May 2020 4:27 am

Donald Trump views The View as if it were a spouse over the age of 60: with disdain. ‘Explain how…


Joe Biden’s campaign has set feminism back decades

27 May 2020 1:11 am

As we inch closer to the Democratic National Convention in August, the question looms ever larger: who will Joe Biden…

Britain should demand a level playing field from the EU

26 May 2020 10:04 pm

It will receive €9 billion (£8 billion) in free money from the government. It will be protected from any threat…

Dominic Cummings has become a symbol of a very British inequality

26 May 2020 7:10 pm

Dominic Cummings knows all about how perception damages public confidence in political parties. Here he is in June 2017: ‘People…

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The big debate: is lockdown wrong?

26 May 2020 6:52 pm

Is lockdown a gargantuan mistake? That’s the view of a growing number of thinkers and critics, including The Spectator’s very…

Dominic Cummings's lockdown critics will never be happy

26 May 2020 4:44 am

Happy now? Thought not. Dominic Cummings has delivered his statement and answered questions but still the critics aren’t appeased. Not…

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Joe Biden’s ‘you ain’t black’ hole just gets deeper

26 May 2020 3:05 am

Democratic strategist Joel Payne was left ‘embarrassed’ after insinuating on TV that black Trump supporters were merely stock models paid…

Boris Johnson will regret standing by Dominic Cummings

25 May 2020 9:39 pm

Boris Johnson is a populist who no longer understands the populace. Dominic Cummings pretends to be an anti-elitist but cannot…


A short guide to justifying re-lockdown

25 May 2020 9:37 pm

Fear is gripping the American public health and media establishments: they are losing control. States are belatedly (and far too…

It's time for Lib Dems to accept that the party's over

25 May 2020 4:38 pm

Who are you backing in the latest Liberal Democrat leadership contest then – Layla ‘you got me on my knees’…

Coronavirus and the enduring myth of Britain's 'Dunkirk spirit'

25 May 2020 3:32 pm

World War Two remains, for a certain kind of Brit, a living and vital presence. The increasingly-distant memory of our Finest…

Dominic Cummings has a human shield: Boris Johnson

25 May 2020 4:11 am

The rule of modern politics, let’s call it Trump’s first law, is that if you are being attacked for apparently…

Civil servants strike back: 'arrogant and offensive'

25 May 2020 3:04 am

Oh dear. For some time there have been reports of tension between Downing Street and the Civil Service. Now it…


Locked up in lockdown

25 May 2020 2:38 am

COIVD-19 has turned us all into prisoners: draconian lockdown orders, solitary confinement, monotonous food, limited fresh air and exercise, irregular…

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Trump’s America needs the conservative tradition

25 May 2020 1:37 am

The modern American conservative tradition – roughly dating from the dawn of the 20th century — emerged in reaction to…