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Does anyone else have an upper house as undemocratic as the Lords?

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Peers’ peers Forty-five new peers were created. Are we alone in having an upper house of parliament made up of…

Breast-feeding isn't always best

29 August 2015 9:00 am

New mothers who can’t keep to the breast-feeding orthodoxy face needless misery and shame

The young are miserable and the old are happy – shouldn’t it be the other way around?

29 August 2015 9:00 am

We learn from a new report that children in England are among the unhappiest in the world — more unhappy,…

Not just a fad: the dangerous reality of 'clean eating'

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The ‘clean eating’ revolution is more likely to make you ill than healthy

Why MPs have a duty to resist online petitions

15 August 2015 9:00 am

It is the duty of MPs to resist Twitter storms and online petitions

You can do anything (but you shouldn’t): the brave new world of internet morality

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Going online does not make you invisible – as the adulterers who used the hacked site Ashley Madison are discovering

The brave thing now: don’t write about your death

25 July 2015 9:00 am

In the social media age, breaking ‘the last taboo’ is de rigueur

Smartphones are wonderful – until they take over your life

25 July 2015 9:00 am

The smart phone is a wonderful thing. We are never out of touch anymore, neither with friends nor with the…

Adultery websites should be as unacceptable as race-hate websites

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Why don’t more people object to online promotion of adultery?

Peter Oborne’s diary: My Pakistan cricket tour, and what the ‘no’ campaign needs

6 June 2015 9:00 am

For the first time since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team six years ago, a Test match side…

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 I joined the smiley-face cult

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Why my generation has fallen for the smiley-face cult

Why American psychoanalysts are an endangered species

25 April 2015 9:00 am

America’s psychoanalysts are becoming an endangered species

How (and why) we lie to ourselves about opinion polls

28 March 2015 9:00 am

A strange ritual takes place on Twitter most evenings at around 10.30 p.m. Hundreds of political anoraks start tweeting the…

This terrifying book puts me off going online ever again —except maybe to Ocado — says India Knight

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Clarkson has been getting it in the neck from Twitter’s (I was going to say) tricoteuses — but social…

How do bright schoolgirls fall for jihadis? The same way they fall for Justin Bieber

28 February 2015 9:00 am

How could they? How could girls brought up in the wealthy West abandon their families and their own bright futures…

I wouldn't want to be a girl in the age of Tinder

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Romance is being killed off by the brutal marketplace of dating apps such as Tinder

The march of the new political correctness

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Twenty-first century political correctness isn’t benign: it’s creepy and all too keen on witch-hunts

An A-to-Z guide to the new PC

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Anyone who thought political correctness had croaked, joining neon leg warmers, mullets and MC Hammer in the graveyard of bad…

Ha! vs Hahaha: the surprisingly subtle world of Twitter style

7 February 2015 9:00 am

I don’t know if you tweet — No! Don’t turn over, I’m not going to get all techie. I do…

Send in the clowns - how comedy ate British politics

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Why has politics turned into stand-up?

How to stop being scared of full stops

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Modern manners and the fear of the full stop

What techies are actually doing when they fix your computer

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Just before Christmas I achieved something so totally, incredibly amazing that I think it probably ranks among the greatest things…

The technology giants are breathtakingly irresponsible about terrorism

29 November 2014 9:00 am

We know they can be good citizens when they want to be. So why are the technology giants acting in ways that could endanger us all?

You shouldn’t watch Dapper Laughs. But you really shouldn’t let the likes of me stop you

15 November 2014 9:00 am

As you’ll know by now, I’m big on thinking the right things. Should a thought strike me that m’colleague Rod…