What's more disturbing: Cummings' behaviour - or the mob pursuing him?

25 May 2020 1:00 am

The Dominic Cummings story is deeply disturbing. No, not the fact that Cummings and his wife, Mary Wakefield, took what…

Why Dominic Cummings' departure may only be a 'matter of time'

24 May 2020 8:45 pm

Dominic Cummings’s role in government no longer looks sustainable, as members of the cabinet and Tory MPs turn against him…

Why should Cummings be sacked for protecting his family?

24 May 2020 5:00 am

There have been an enormous number of positive attributes on display during the lockdown. Family members keeping an eye on…

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Obama should apologize to Trump

24 May 2020 2:13 am

Anyone who has children understands the importance of teaching them to say ‘sorry’ when they’ve done wrong. Apologizing for causing…

Why Dominic Cummings must go

24 May 2020 1:32 am

Most aspects of this present emergency are complex and resist easy solutions. Only a handful are elementary but one of…

Keir Starmer is an excellent Labour leader, which is why he'll never be PM

23 May 2020 5:12 pm

We’ve all been very impressed, haven’t we, by Sir Keir Starmer’s performances at Prime Minister’s Questions? His calm, precise and…

Three reasons why a coronavirus vaccine might not be possible

23 May 2020 3:55 pm

The world is being held hostage by an organism so small that even the most powerful microscope could miss it.…


Let’s blame China

23 May 2020 3:25 am

This article is in The Spectator’s June 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Is Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to…

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Biden’s mental frailty makes him a Teflon candidate

23 May 2020 2:52 am

President Trump gets away with a lot because much of the world thinks he’s a buffoon. Former vice president Joe…

Hong Kong's 'one country, two systems' is over

23 May 2020 2:14 am

The Chinese Communist party made an announcement yesterday which effectively ends ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong, and in…

Britain's post-Brexit trade plan could be a missed opportunity

23 May 2020 1:36 am

The economic argument for free trade is politically more important than ever. A drift towards the use of tariffs and…

Taiwan's balancing act is becoming ever more precarious

22 May 2020 10:44 pm

After a landslide victory in January’s election, Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen was re-inaugurated on Wednesday at a scaled-down ceremony in…

Pakistan's 'Islamophobia' problem

22 May 2020 9:25 pm

Imran Khan has dedicated much energy to the plight of Muslims around the world. Now, his government has finally decided to…

Boris is convinced he'll still get a Brexit deal

22 May 2020 8:52 pm

When coronavirus first struck, the assumption was that it would lead to an extension to the Brexit transition. After all,…

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Six months out — who will win the Electoral College?

22 May 2020 8:30 pm

With just under six months to go, now is a good time to assess where things stand in the 2020…

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Here comes Ukraine again

22 May 2020 8:02 pm

The news about Joe Biden from Ukraine has gone strangely unnoticed in most American media. Cockburn imagines that’s because everyone…

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Why are US shares performing so well when the economy isn’t?

22 May 2020 7:46 am

A staggering 20 million Americans lost their jobs in April and yet the US stock market had its best month…

Why was this lockdown sceptic's video removed from YouTube?

22 May 2020 2:22 am

Professor Karol Sikora is a rare voice of reason in these strange times. So why was a video featuring him discussing…

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Clear and absent danger: why proxy voting violates the American system

22 May 2020 12:00 am

When House Democrats passed their $3 trillion coronavirus ‘relief’ package late last week, they also jammed through a rules change…

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Obama’s political police

21 May 2020 11:56 pm

In the beginning there was a clandestine ‘surveillance’ and ‘unmasking’ program by operatives in the Obama executive branch, targeting figures…

Liberate London from lockdown now

21 May 2020 11:30 pm

I know good news is not allowed in coronavirus Britain. Instead we’re all meant to cower before the death stats,…

Coronavirus's forgotten victims

21 May 2020 11:06 pm

I am hearing stories about people with disabilities that make me feel ill. Visitors to care homes (parents and siblings,…

How Macron gamed the EU Covid fund

21 May 2020 10:49 pm

There are not that many advantages to electing a former investment banker as president. They are often aloof. They don’t…

Why is the United Nations trying to police our language on gender?

21 May 2020 9:42 pm

George Orwell popularised the word ‘thoughtcrime’, but he also wrote extensively about the destruction of language. This week, the United Nations…

Are young people more likely to catch Covid?

21 May 2020 8:26 pm

It has been clear from the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic that there is a very steep age profile to…