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High life

13 July 2017 1:00 pm

I was going through my paces in Hyde Park, sweating out the booze, raising the heartbeat with short wind sprints,…

The Parliament Hill Café is awful. I’m sorry they saved it

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The Parliament Hill Café is a drab glass box at the bottom of Hampstead Heath, near the farmers’ market and…

Justin Trudeau has his mother’s looks – and his father’s dodgy economics

12 March 2016 9:00 am

   Quebec City Canada is about to hit a new high. If the supercute 44-year-old prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has…

Jeremy Corbyn is the ‘out’ campaign’s secret weapon

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Europe has opened up an unbridgeable chasm in the Conservative party. Labour remains, near as dammit, united. On the EU…

No golf, no bridge, scared of champagne – it’s tough being a leftie

20 February 2016 9:00 am

At a party recently I started talking to a friendly, charming woman and we established early on that she was…

To survive as a Tory teacher, you have to keep quiet

6 February 2016 9:00 am

According to my former colleagues, history teachers in an urban English state school, anyone who votes for the Conservative party…

Why George Galloway’s luck may finally be running out

2 January 2016 9:00 am

The race to be London Mayor is the biggest personality contest in politics. And one personality looms largest: George Galloway,…

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Jeremy Corbyn isn’t anti-war. He’s just anti-West

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Before the bodies in Paris’s restaurants were cold, Jeremy Corbyn’s Stop the War Coalition knew who the real villains were…

The Corbynites have only ever cared about foreign politics - they have no idea about Britain

29 October 2015 9:00 am

If Labour is ever to clamber out of its cage on the fringe of politics, it will have to convince…

I went to Pedro’s Tex Mex Cantina to claim my racist sombrero

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Pedro’s Tex-Mex Cantina is a fantastical shack near a ring road in Norwich. It was recently asked to stop handing…

I invented ‘virtue signalling’. Now it’s taking over the world

10 October 2015 9:00 am

To my astonishment and delight, the phrase ‘virtue signalling’ has become part of the English language. I coined the phrase…

What I learnt trying to buy lunch for an anti-Tory protestor

10 October 2015 9:00 am

The mood at the Conservative party conference this week was a little subdued, and no wonder. As those who watched…

The home of Unicorn Poop ­ Cereal Killer Café (Photo: PA Images)

Class War are fatuous idiots, but at least they hate some of the right people

3 October 2015 9:00 am

I was unable to join the violent protests held by Class War at the Cereal Killer Café in London last…

Yvette Cooper interview: ‘It’s not going to be my style to vote against the Labour whip 500 times like Jeremy!’

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Yvette Cooper treated herself to a morning off from the campaign trail last weekend. It didn’t sound very relaxing, though:…

How Jeremy Corbyn could destroy the Tories (yes, really)

8 August 2015 9:00 am

‘Why this sudden restlessness, this confusion?’ asked C.P. Cavafy in his poem ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’: Because night has fallen…

Paul Mason's Postcapitalism is proof that the left is out of ideas

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The literary emissions of the left are hardly ever enjoyable, but they can be instructive. Last year Thomas Piketty’s Capital…

How British universities spread misery around the world

25 July 2015 9:00 am

So farewell, Yanis Varoufakis. You used to be Greece’s finance minister. Then you resigned, or were you sacked? You took…

Unions vs workers – this is David Cameron’s chance to strike back

11 July 2015 9:00 am

The People’s Assembly, the self-appointed left-wing pressure group behind the recent anti-austerity demonstrations, portrays itself as the voice of the…

In being suckered into climate alarmism, the Pope risks backing policies that hurt the world's poor

20 June 2015 9:00 am

In his latest encyclical Pope Francis will apparently describe global warming as a ‘major threat to life on the planet’.…

The best way to end the ‘poshness test’

20 June 2015 9:00 am

There’s a warning buried in the detail of the new report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission on…

Spectator letters: Allan Massie on the FBI; Christopher Booker on graffiti

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The long arm of the FBI Sir: The White House may be less willing than it was to play the…

Eritrean migrants face many dangers. Are we one of them?

6 June 2015 9:00 am

A few weeks ago someone very dear to me passed on a question about The Spectator, asked them by a…

Why is Len McCluskey paying Carter-Ruck to threaten me?

30 May 2015 9:00 am

It is not only Russian oligarchs and multinational corporations who run to the ‘capitalist courts’ — as we used to…

Lefties should cherish trendy London while they still can

16 May 2015 9:00 am

London is a bad thing. Everybody knows this now. Britain has had enough of London. Ed Miliband failed in part…

That irritating use of ‘progressive’ is more than a century old

16 May 2015 9:00 am

I was interested by the widespread annoyance at the use of progressive by the lefty parties before the election. Irritation…