Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
TheSpectator was established in 1828, and is the best-written and most influential magazine in Britain. In 2018, we launched our monthly global edition of the magazine, bringing to the rest of the world the same insight, original thought the British have enjoyed for 190 years. The overall media landscape was missing something — a publication filled with ideas and wit that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Clearly readers agree.
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion. Our opinions range from left to right, their circumstances vary. We do not strive for impartiality — our motto is ‘firm, but unfair’ — but for originality and style.
Our magazine’s reputation is founded on our unique approach to the art of journalism and the many brilliant writers we’ve published down the years: G.K. Chesterton, John Buchan, Graham Greene, John Betjeman, Evelyn and Auberon Waugh, Ian Fleming, Henry Fairlie, Alexander Chancellor, Iris Murdoch, Christopher and Peter Hitchens, Peregrine Worsthorne, Michael Lewis, Christopher Buckley, Rod Liddle, P.J. O’Rourke, Lionel Shriver…we could go on.
The Spectator is more cocktail party than political party. It is the place to come if you enjoy stimulating, original and funny writing. You might disagree with half of it, but you’ll enjoy reading all of it.