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Best of the Blob: who would be picked for its 1st XV?

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Who would be picked for its 1st XV?

National Trust members fight back

6 November 2021 9:00 am

At the National Trust’s annual general meeting last week, the voting was much more unusual than the public will have…

In defence of Angela Rayner

2 October 2021 9:00 am

On the one occasion when I spent any time with Angela Rayner, she was funny, direct and friendly. We were…

I loved prison

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Memories for me are like beautifully edited copy: all cleaned up and retaining only the good parts. The wife tells…

The National Trust has lost the language of architecture

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Press officers, breathe easy. This is not another column attacking the National Trust. Actually, I tell a lie. It is.…

Should trains have mask and non-mask carriages?

10 July 2021 9:00 am

In deciding whether or not to wear a mask after 19 July, I am sure Boris Johnson is right that…

‘Fear and bullying’ at the National Trust

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Is Winston Marshall — guitarist, banjo player, composer of Mumford & Sons, and father of the west London ‘Nu-Folk’ music…

The National Trust delinquents strike again

3 July 2021 9:00 am

The woman sat alone and stony-faced in the passenger seat of the car as it blocked the road. She was…

Why the BBC believed Martin Bashir

19 June 2021 9:00 am

If it is true, as Lords Hall and Birt told a Commons committee this week, that Martin Bashir succeeded in…

Letters: The case for an NHS card

19 June 2021 9:00 am

A new prescription Sir: It is maddening to see the British people being refused face-to-face GP appointments and subjected to…

Letters: In defence of the National Trust

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Trust us Sir: I refute Charles Moore’s assertions (‘Broken Trust’, 5 June) that the National Trust frowns on local expertise,…

Broken Trust: the crisis at the heart of the National Trust

5 June 2021 9:00 am

The National Trust now has the chance to return to its roots

The first step towards restoring the National Trust

29 May 2021 9:00 am

It is poetically fitting that the resignation of the chairman of the National Trust, Tim Parker, was announced on the…

‘Religious literacy’ rules risk gagging the press

8 May 2021 9:00 am

There should be more ‘religious literacy’. So says the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Religion in the Media, chaired by Yasmin…

The difference between private and public conversation

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Like almost everyone else writing on the subject, I have no idea whether Boris Johnson told colleagues in October that…

The distortion of British history

20 February 2021 7:00 pm

The British Museum has announced the appointment of a curator to study the history of its own collections. On the…

Where would politics be without fighting talk?

13 February 2021 9:00 am

‘Tencent Wykeham’ has a ring to it. It captures how easily British universities can be bought. It is the new…

Lockdowns can destroy the lives they’re intended to protect

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Some Leavers are perturbed that Lord Frost was suddenly stood down as the next National Security Adviser. This anxiety may…

Letters: Don’t overlook the Trumpisms

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Canterbury tales Sir: Having opened my copy of The Spectator upon arrival in the post, I read your article ‘Welby’s…

Who volunteers to be lectured by children?

16 January 2021 9:00 am

The screenwriter Russell T. Davies has said that only gay actors should be cast in gay parts, believing this leads…

Why is the National Trust so determined to lecture its members?

16 December 2020 10:42 pm

Can the National Trust dumb down any further? Its latest crazed venture, the Colonial Countryside project, is ‘a child-led history…

Letters: How Nicola Sturgeon outdoes Boris

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Ask the English Sir: Toby Young rightly criticises the juvenile posturing of the devolved governments of the Union over Covid-19…