Life

harry

The Queen tells Harry: out means out

January 18, 2020 4:14 pm

As things stand, there’s no reason why this Megxit deal should not work

changed mind

What have you changed your mind on?

January 18, 2020 12:53 pm

A Spectator survey

reaction

Bad feeling: why we need to defend freedom of reaction

January 17, 2020 2:21 pm

People react differently to different things, and hooray for that

consumption

Show off and tell: the sad death of inconspicuous consumption

January 17, 2020 2:07 pm

While I was in Manhattan I was dropped by my New Yorker girlfriend for not being rich enough

cars

The cars of the future

January 17, 2020 11:51 am

For those of us who enjoy a more leisurely driving experience, the future shines bright

new year

A Godfrey New Year

January 17, 2020 11:28 am

All I had to do was give myself a colonic with a turkey baster and a sachet of organic miso soup, and I was ready to embark on my metaphysical quest

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Bill Barr and the ersatz Papal Octopus

January 17, 2020 9:44 am

Anti-Catholicism is back in the American mainstream

bernie bros

My evening with the Bernie Bros

January 16, 2020 3:10 pm

‘What motivates you?’ I asked one man. ‘Bitterness,’ he said, without a pause

prison

The problem with switching gender in prison

January 16, 2020 2:50 pm

Delusions should not be codified into law and become a reason to put women in danger

patriotism

In Britain, we want one thing from our royals: patriotism

January 16, 2020 1:10 pm

The working-class north resents their hard-earned money being spent on the royals only when the royals don’t keep up their side of the bargain

homeless

I spent Christmas Day helping the homeless – and I was bored out of my mind

January 16, 2020 12:21 pm

I made the mistake of assuming that I would be greeted with beaming faces of gratitude

2010s

The people’s decade: how will history come to define the 2010s?

January 16, 2020 12:11 pm

The past 10 years may be depicted as a tale of two Etonians: David Cameron and Boris Johnson

charles

Warring Windsors: the real royal conflict is between Charles and his sons

January 16, 2020 12:01 pm

What looked like a peace summit at Sandringham was, in fact, an escalation of the feud

tiktok

TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing — and goofiest — digital platform, but should we fear it?

January 16, 2020 11:52 am

The Chinese video app, which has more users than Snapchat and Twitter combined, is underpinned by some of the most sophisticated AI in the world

monarchy

Is slimming down the monarchy the only way to save it?

January 16, 2020 9:55 am

A tight-knit team would be easier to keep in check — but downsizing has its downsides

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‘A perfect knight’: Remembering Roger Scruton

January 16, 2020 8:59 am

Tributes from William Shawcross, Daniel Hannan, Jonathan Aitken, David Matthews and more

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Cressida Bonas: Everyone seems to have very strong opinions about my wedding

January 16, 2020 8:41 am

I always imagined I’d have a small wedding, until I realized our two families alone come to 120 people

Anyone for a Sussex Royal potato?

January 16, 2020 8:32 am

Our Duke and Duchess have so far spent fewer than six hours in our county

tiktok

Why do we keep ignoring TikTok’s security problems?

January 15, 2020 2:54 pm

The media ought to know better by now

stephen king

Stephen King and the warped morality of identity politics

January 14, 2020 5:11 pm

Liberals as a whole still tend to believe that people (and the art they make) deserve to be judged individually and on their own merits

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Facebook now jails me for sharing my own Spectator columns

January 14, 2020 4:12 pm

Some faceless millennial nerd is policing how my people address each other online, which is exactly how we speak in real life

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Vince Vaughn owes me a colon cleanse

January 14, 2020 1:15 pm

Your foul and reckless actions have caused my intestines to spasm

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The Wars of the Poses

January 14, 2020 12:24 am

The queen wields the ax on Meghan and Harry

hamburger

Who invented the hamburger?

January 13, 2020 9:17 am

The immigrant origins of the all-American meal

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After the Americans

January 13, 2020 8:20 am

The SDF look like city hipsters in an Arab village, blasting Kurdish revolutionary music from civilian cars