Europe

Let’s vote ‘in’ to renew the EU, says Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

7 May 2016 9:00 am

From the time of the French revolution, the Catholic Church has always encouraged relationships between nations that draw them together…

How is Britain going green? By shutting down industry

2 April 2016 9:00 am

A fortnight ago, the energy minister, Andrea Leadsom, declared grandly that Britain, alone in the world, would commit to a…

Why Britain (and Europe) depends on migrants

26 March 2016 9:00 am

This is perhaps not the best moment in history to extol migrants from the developing world or Eastern Europe, but…

The EU is on a suicide mission. Do we want to be a part of it?

12 March 2016 9:00 am

There are two great deportation games. One is the carousel which Rod Liddle describes — but even this, for all…

Trade comes before trade agreements (but the ‘in’ campaign don’t think so)

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The government, or at least David Cameron’s bit of it, seems to think that trade is something that takes place…

All the signs point to a new recession – a worse one

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Just after last year’s general election, George Osborne delivered a budget that he hailed as proof that his policies were…

Why are children in Guernsey extolling Islam to their parents?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

I have never been to the island of Guernsey. This is a large world and we have a finite amount…

Whether or not Britain leaves, the EU must change or fall apart

20 February 2016 9:00 am

David Cameron’s attempt to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership has served as a powerful reminder of the case for leaving. The…

The next immigration crisis

13 February 2016 9:00 am

In Istanbul, signs of the Syrian influx are everywhere. Syrian mothers sit on pavements clutching babies wrapped in blankets; children…

The new sceptics’ case for staying in the EU: it’ll sink soon anyway

30 January 2016 9:00 am

As Tory ministers wrestle with their consciences before the EU referendum, an intriguing new argument for voting to stay has…

A tale of two families

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Gstaad War and Peace has been in the news lately, so what was it that Leo wrote about all happy…

Britain is absent from the V&A’s new Europe galleries. Are they trying to tell us something?

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Before cheap flights, trains were the economical way to discover Europe and its foibles. Personally, I enjoyed the old fuss…

'This will take longer than I’d thought' - an interview with David Cameron

12 December 2015 9:00 am

The last time David Cameron sat down with The Spectator for an interview, he was on a train and looking…

An age of climate realism is upon us

5 December 2015 9:00 am

When world leaders met in Paris to launch the latest UN climate conference, much of the talk behind closed doors…

France’s civil war — and the struggle facing Europe

21 November 2015 9:00 am

In the wake of the massacre in Paris, President François Hollande said that France was ‘at war’ — and that…

Charles Moore’s Notes: Why the V&A needs Thatcher’s clothes

7 November 2015 9:00 am

It is good to learn that the current management of the V&A want to reverse their predecessors’ lack of interest…

Tony Abbott is right about immigration - and turning back boats

29 October 2015 9:00 am

For many years, Australia has been turning away boats filled with migrants. From a remove, this looks cold–hearted — a…

The unspiritual life is in sad decline (except on Michael Chandris's yacht)

29 August 2015 9:00 am

According to Somerset Maugham, in material terms one must live on the razor edge between poverty and minimal subsistence in…

The Tories can only benefit from the rise and rise of Jeremy Corbyn

18 July 2015 9:00 am

It wasn’t meant to work out this way. A month ago, Westminster watched to see if Jeremy Corbyn could get…

If Putin comes, the Poles are waiting - a report from Nato's new frontline

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Late last month, on a windswept plain near the Polish town of Zagan, the defence ministers of Poland, Germany, Norway…

Welcome to Italy: this is what a real immigration crisis looks like

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Let us suppose that along the coast of Normandy up to one million non-EU migrants are waiting to be packed…

Like every referendum ever, this EU vote will solve nothing

30 May 2015 9:00 am

I suppose, if you could look deep into the mind of somebody who was passionately keen that Britain should leave…

Guild houses in the Grote Markt, Antwerp

Antwerp: the compact, charming capital of a country that doesn’t quite exist yet

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Napoleon didn’t think much of Antwerp. ‘Scarcely a European city at all,’ he scoffed. If only he could see it…

Gunboats are the humanitarian answer to Libya's refugee crisis

25 April 2015 9:00 am

More than a thousand migrants have died attempting to get into Europe over the past week, including 900 who perished…

The students tearing down Cecil Rhodes’s statue are still upholding his legacy

25 April 2015 9:00 am

‘Rhodes must fall!’ shouted angry black students at the University of Cape Town. The problem is — and it is…