The sugar tax is only a ‘success’ if you ignore the evidence

14 January 2020 3:28 am

They say no news is good news, but what to make of old news? Today’s papers (including this front page) feature…

Sir Roger Scruton: 1944-2020

13 January 2020 5:55 am

Sir Roger Scruton died today at the age of 75. In an article for the 2019 Christmas issue of The Spectator,…

Why trouble in the Middle East no longer means an oil price hike

11 January 2020 6:59 pm

Not so long ago, you could judge the stability of the Middle East by looking at the oil price. Now:…

This is the most important election in modern history – it’s time to take sides

5 December 2019 3:33 am

Next week, voters will decide the future of the government, of Brexit, and perhaps of the Union. Jeremy Corbyn has…

The case for amnesty: why it’s time to offer citizenship to illegal immigrants

9 November 2019 9:00 am

There is an unspoken truth about British life: we have two classes of citizen. The first are those born or…

By royal disappointment: Meghan and Harry’s behaviour is undermining the monarchy

24 August 2019 9:00 am

August on Royal Deeside. Soft rain falls without cease on the Caledonian pine forests, it soaks into the ancient peatlands…

With interest rates crashing, Boris is in luck – he can borrow his way out of any Brexit crisis

10 August 2019 4:30 pm

Is Boris Johnson the luckiest prime minister ever? This week, the Government can borrow money for ten years at 0.48…

There’s another option beyond no deal or May’s deal – and Boris knows it

27 July 2019 9:00 am

With Boris Johnson finally in No. 10 we now have a prime minister who says he is committed to Britain…

Full transcript: Boris Johnson grilled by Andrew Neil

13 July 2019 5:00 am

AN: Boris Johnson, we’re going to talk a lot about policy, but I first want to talk about you, because…

Boris has to get out of Camberwell

22 June 2019 8:17 pm

Well! Just when it looked like the only political question anyone would be talking about is the start of the…

The Scruton tapes: an anatomy of a modern hit job

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Sometimes a scandal is not just a scandal, but a biopsy of a society. So it is with the assault…

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings in Brexit: The Uncivil War

Benedict Cumberbatch on playing my husband, Dominic Cummings

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Imagine looking at a photo of a stranger and feeling in response, quite naturally, the sort of happy affection you…

What The Spectator’s 48-year-old intern did next

12 May 2018 9:00 am

To anyone who has dreamed of becoming a journalist, the thrill of walking into a national newspaper office never goes…

Christmas quiz – The answers

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Weird world 1. Cannabis 2. Che Guevara 3. Tesco 4. Asda 5. Beauty and the Beast 6. Georgia 7. France…

Spot the Classical Music – The answers

16 December 2017 9:00 am

1. The Planets (Holst) 2. The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky) 3. Fingal’s Cave (Mendelssohn) 4. Enigma Variations (Elgar) 5. Choral Symphony…

The joy of Japanese puzzles – The answers

16 December 2017 9:00 am

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