When piracy meets protest

15 June 2024 9:00 am

Sometimes there are advantages to being ill-informed. Knowing embarrassingly little about why 30 Greenpeace activists were jailed in Russia in…

The Spectator's Notes

12 August 2023 9:00 am

What Greenpeace's 'Wasteminster' stunt won't tell you

19 May 2021 5:56 pm

Greenpeace has been responsible for many a fatuous stunt over the years, but its latest video has a point. It…

‘Desolate, despairing and awful’: Britain’s uninhabitable island

29 February 2020 9:00 am

In 1978, an invitation was sent to some 200 members of Oxford’s Dangerous Sports Club, which simply read: ‘Tea, Rockall,…

No luxury has ever disappointed me as much as my wood-burning stove

26 January 2019 9:00 am

When I first heard rumours that Michael Gove was planning to go round the country with his environmental Gestapo, ripping…

Sorry, Anne Glover, but you were just too scientific for the Green Blob

22 November 2014 9:00 am

The Green Blob which did for Owen Paterson has claimed another victim. Her name is Anne Glover and she was,…