Letters: Why do we bully PMs’ wives?

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Strong leaders Sir: Freddy Gray states that ‘voters seemed most enthusiastic about the leaders who removed their liberties’ (‘Leaderless’, 18…

Why Ryanair is the best airline

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Why Ryanair is Europe’s best airline

Ruthless Ryanair could show us the future of aviation

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Aviation, nuclear power and public transport — along with good restaurants, golden retrievers and hand-knitted bed socks — are, as…

Now is not the time to throw money at airlines

9 May 2020 9:00 am

British Airways warns of 12,000 redundancies. Ryanair announces 3,000 job losses as ‘a minimum to survive the next 12 months’;…

The great train robbery: why Britain’s rail prices need a rethink

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Outside mathematics, the word ‘commute’ can mean two things. Mostly it refers to the act of making a daily journey…

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What would Keynes make of a looming no-deal Brexit?

16 February 2019 9:00 am

‘It is seldom wise to sacrifice a present evil for a doubtful advantage in the future,’ wrote John Maynard Keynes…

Thanks, Ryanair, for wrecking our holiday

11 August 2018 9:00 am

The Young family’s annual summer holiday could not have got off to a poorer start, thanks to Ryanair. As veteran…

A rate rise in November? After years of dithering, don’t bet on it

23 September 2017 9:00 am

It is more than three years since Bank of England governor Mark Carney was accused by Labour MP and Treasury…

Sorry, Chancellor, but the economic argument for the EU has not been won. Here’s why

21 May 2016 9:00 am

A Ryanair plane in a Stansted hangar was not the best backdrop for George Osborne’s claim that the economic argument…

Portrait of the week

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Home A Bill to enable a referendum on whether voters wanted Britain to ‘remain’ in the European Union figured in…

How Helge Lund’s humungous salary helped Shell to a bargain

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Helge Lund was widely expected to go into domestic politics when he ended his successful tenure as head of Statoil,…

What British start-ups are still missing

8 November 2014 9:00 am

This issue includes the new Spectator Money supplement, in which I hope you’ll find a bouquet of stimulating ideas. The…

Any other business: The £1 bet that built a 1,000-strong company

8 February 2014 9:00 am

At a charity lunch in Manchester, I meet a cheerful ‘engagement manager’ from AO.com, formerly Appliances Online, a fast-growing internet…

Welcome to Ryanair Britain

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Local councils, banks, railway companies and the taxman have all learned the art of ‘pirate pricing’

Alexander Chancellor Why can’t we have more public toilets and fewer wheelie-bins?

24 August 2013 9:00 am

After a carefree month at my wife’s house in Tuscany — the longest summer holiday I have spent there for…