Portrait of the week: Local lockdowns, busy beaches and an explosion in Beirut

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Home Some 2.7 million people in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire, where many Muslims live, were…

New fault lines are appearing in the EU

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Anyone who imagined that the departure of Britain would make for more harmonious EU summits in future will have been…


Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

23 July 2020 1:52 pm

There’s only one person who’ll be genuinely pleased with the UK Intelligence and Security Committee’s Russia report, finally revealed on…

Coronavirus has exposed the EU’s greatest flaw

12 July 2020 4:00 pm

Politics begins and ends with sovereignty: the duty and right to make the legitimate final decision. We have seen this…

This ‘revolution’ isn’t what it looks like

4 July 2020 9:00 am

This is no leftist revolution


Nigel Farage: Trump is taking us back to more traditional alliances

26 June 2020 7:07 am

Our Washington editor Amber Athey interviewed Nigel Farage, founder of the UK Brexit party, for a Steamboat Institute livestream. We’ve…

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Why Biden might be better for Brexit Britain

25 June 2020 1:59 pm

At the best of times, US presidential elections require the British government to walk a tightrope. In 1992, a Tory…

Is a Brexit deal within reach?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Trade talks between the UK and the EU are in a better place than they have been at any point…

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Could British farmers block a UK-US trade deal – and what does it mean for Oz?

19 June 2020 1:00 am

Will the UK agree a trade deal with the US? Such an agreement has long been cited by Leave campaigners…

Some 80 per cent of Poles say they want to stay in the European Union

The European Union may never have its ‘Hamilton moment’

13 June 2020 4:45 pm

The European Union has always been quintessentially risk averse. What a surprise therefore to see it jeopardising its very existence…

'Global Britain' should learn from New Zealand's mistakes

11 June 2020 11:00 pm

One of the greatest prizes from Brexit is the opportunity to make the Global Britain aspiration a reality. Included is…

An 11-year-old’s birthday party was hijacked by Brexit

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Saturday night we ate outside next to the floodlit rock face. Four adult guests came puffing up the path and…

Inside the final act of the Brexit drama

3 June 2020 7:51 pm

The fourth round of official Brexit negotiations resumed on Tuesday, screen-to-screen. They will determine whether the stalemate can be broken…

The lethal combination of Brexit and Covid

2 June 2020 12:04 am

The combination of Covid-19 and Brexit is a double whammy. The first was a haymaker that hit Britain from nowhere.…

The German Courts have just made Brexit talks easier

31 May 2020 12:52 am

The old division of leaver and remainer will not serve the best interests of the country as we go forward.…

Britain’s strange aversion to seafood

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Britain’s strange aversion to seafood

The chasm between the UK and EU’s Brexit positions

15 May 2020 10:41 pm

David Frost briefed the Cabinet yesterday on the state of the Brexit negotiations and he has now issued a very…

The radical history of The Spectator

26 April 2020 5:53 pm

A newspaper – it would be more than 100 years before it became a magazine – calling itself a spectator…

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Biden is the American Boris

26 April 2020 2:05 am

We all know which American politician Boris Johnson is supposed to most closely resemble. Comparisons between the prime minister and…

Could the Covid crisis be an economic opportunity for Brexit Britain?

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

Could the Covid crisis be an economic opportunity for Brexit Britain?

Our Easter lamb reveals the miracle of free trade

13 April 2020 8:45 pm

Easter is heavily associated with lamb. The paschal lamb’s sacrifice is a gift to all but that is not the…

A Brexit delay could last longer than you think

3 April 2020 6:15 pm

Here’s something Brexiteers might want to keep an eye on. While the country’s attention is welded to the Tesco delivery…

Coronavirus will be a test of trust

21 March 2020 9:00 am

We are in a make-or-break moment for trust, not just in this government but in the British state itself. The…

Revealed: Michel Barnier and France's Brexit stitch-up

14 March 2020 8:01 pm

The glaring difference between the EU and British negotiating goals has been brought into plain sight. In readiness for the…

How British science can flourish after Brexit

14 March 2020 9:00 am

How British science can flourish after Brexit