Christopher Howse

1880s slang: How to fig a nag and pitch a snide

1 September 2018 9:00 am

‘I want my money back,’ said my husband. ‘This is from the 1880s, not the 1980s.’ He looked up from…

Charles Moore’s Notes: what the Labour party needs is a parliamentary representation committee

19 September 2015 8:00 am

When the Labour party began, its purpose was the representation of labour (i.e. workers) in the House of Commons. Indeed,…

Matthew Parris on Owen Jones, Alan Johnson on hawks, David Crane on Noah’s Flood: Spectator books of the year

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Jane Ridley 2014 has been the year of 1914. In the same way that Christmas puddings appear in supermarkets in…