Letters: the admirable strength of Ukrainians

27 April 2024 9:00 am

The bravery of Ukraine Sir: Few articles could resonate as strongly as that of Svitlana Morenets (‘Scrambled logic’, 20 April).…

The Spectator’s letters page is hazardous

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Question time Sir: Your leading article ‘Sense prevails’ (13 April) is a valuable précis of the Cass Review into NHS…

The abortion debate returns

13 April 2024 9:00 am

I don’t like talking about abortion and so rarely do. I have never written about it before. I am uncomfortable…

Babies with Down’s syndrome have a right to be born

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Many of us remember at least one morning in our childhoods when fate threw us some unexpected twist and we…

The stark horror of Barbara Comyns’s fiction was all too autobiographical

16 March 2024 9:00 am

Comyns’s fans have long enjoyed the novels’ macabre details and black humour. Now Avril Horner reveals their disturbing sources

Britney Spears is back with a vengeance

2 December 2023 9:00 am

After years of abuse and being reduced to the status of child-robot, the singer is back on track with soaring album sales and a smash-hit memoir

Violence overshadowed my Yorkshire childhood

29 July 2023 9:00 am

Catherine Taylor describes her anxiety growing up in Sheffield against an ‘uneasy backdrop’ of picketing miners, the Hillsborough disaster and a serial killer on the loose

Kill the Bill!

20 October 2022 4:00 pm

The more you study what is going on with the Just Stop Oil protests and the Public Order Bill, the…

Why do we only care about American abortion rights?

2 July 2022 4:50 pm

In the week since Roe vs Wade was overturned, you’ve hardly been able to switch on the news or open…

Does Joe Biden want to protect women’s rights – or his majority?

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Does Joe Biden want to protect women’s rights – or his majority?

The law of unintended consequences

2 July 2022 9:00 am

When I awoke the other morning and switched on my radio, the airwaves were alive with the sound of furious,…

Does Meghan Markle know what ‘guttural’ means?

30 June 2022 4:00 pm

When the Duke of Sussex heard about the Supreme Court judgment revoking the ruling in Roe vs Wade, ‘His reaction…

America’s abortion debate isn’t coming to Britain

29 June 2022 12:44 am

Politicians are lining up to condemn the US Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Activists are warning us that…

It’s time to trust democracy again after Roe v. Wade

26 June 2022 4:30 pm

Progressive outrage greeted this week’s US Supreme Court majority decision which overturned Roe v. Wade. ‘Extreme ideology,’ thundered Joe Biden. It was ‘a…

The fire and fury of America’s abortion debate

14 May 2022 9:00 am

I wonder at times how some of my fellow hacks in America get out of bed in the morning. The…

Why progressives can't tolerate Christians

10 May 2022 8:26 pm

For decades, Christians have talked about feeling persecuted in advanced secular and liberal democracies. They’ve often sounded a bit hysterical.…

We could learn a thing or two from Swiss democracy

14 February 2022 11:55 pm

There was another referendum in Switzerland over the weekend. This one was about protecting the young from the evils of…

Suchet makes Poirot sound like craft beer: Poirot and More, at Harold Pinter Theatre, reviewed

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Producers are getting jittery again. Large-scale shows look risky when a single infection can postpone an entire show. Hence Poirot…

Poland’s abortion culture war is a battle for the country’s soul

12 December 2021 7:30 pm

This week it emerged that a hospital in the city of Białystok in Poland refused to grant an abortion to…

Abortion rights: the cracks are showing in Roe v. Wade

4 December 2021 8:00 pm

Crowds gathered outside of the Supreme Court this week as the Court prepared to hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson…

The astonishing stories behind today’s culture wars: Radio 4’s Things Fell Apart reviewed

20 November 2021 9:00 am

Martin McNamara, the writer of Mosley Must Fall, a play on Radio 4 this week, must have had a jolt…

Why are politicians reluctant to condemn sex-selective abortion?

4 August 2021 9:55 pm

Women have faced increasing attacks on their rights in recent years. Moves to accommodate gender ideology have resulted in women-only…

Pro-choice activists shouldn't celebrate Roe v Wade

22 May 2021 7:30 pm

A striking curiosity of American life is that the names of legal cases can insinuate themselves into everyday dialogue. None…


Tulsi Gabbard’s last stand

17 December 2020 10:47 am

Tulsi Gabbard will retire from Congress at the end of the year. The Hawaii representative is going out with a…

amy coney barrett

Will Amy Coney Barrett save America — or wreck it?

26 September 2020 2:02 pm

Americans hate the Supreme Court. You wouldn’t think so from a look at the polls, which usually show that the…