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Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018 – the regional finalists

11 July 2018 10:32 am

We are delighted to announce the finalists, region by region, for The Spectator Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards sponsored…

The Spectator’s mission

2 July 2018 6:16 pm

THE SPECTATOR CELEBRATES 190 YEARS   5 July 1828   The principal object of a Newspaper is to convey intelligence.…

No mere spectator

2 July 2018 5:24 pm

David Butterfield on an honourable history

Revealed – the truth about plastic

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Packaging from petrochemicals is bad but what if the alternatives are worse?

What do proper communists really think of Corbyn?

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Communism, Corbyn and the far left’s generation gap

Amazing grace

20 January 2018 9:00 am

In the darkest corners of the world, Christian missionaries are still saving lives

Real men bathe together

20 January 2018 9:00 am

There’s nothing to beat a session at an all-male Turkish bath

The curious star appeal of Jordan Peterson

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Young Brits are flocking to hear a Canadian psychology professor speak about morality. Why?

Parole is unfair and unworkable. Let’s abolish it

20 January 2018 9:00 am

The system is unfair and unworkable

Why the sleepy old CoE is just a greedy, moneygrubbing property tycoon

20 January 2018 9:00 am

The Church of England has always been hard-nosed about property

No strings: padel is played with a solid racquet

Padel power! But will this crazy new sport ever be a hit?

20 January 2018 9:00 am

When we arrived, we discovered that our villa had a padel court. Few of us had seen one before and…

Welcome to the age of the digital inquisition

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Even the most tech-savvy person will be starting to discover that it's impossible to leave no trace online

Building artificial beauty spots to protect nests is a bird-brained idea

13 January 2018 9:00 am

There are billions being wasted to keep people and nests apart

Girl power! Educating girls can fix the world’s problems

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Educating girls may fix the world’s remaining problems

For Putin, the World Cup is not about football but global respect

13 January 2018 9:00 am

For Putin, the 2018 World Cup means global respect

Patients like being told they need an operation. It doesn’t mean they do

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Is expensive private surgery always necessary?

Canals and calm: Enjoying life in the slow lane

Britain’s real-life canals are as mystical and marvellous as Philip Pullman’s books

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Philip Pullman’s latest missal, La Belle Sauvage, once again features the boat-dwelling Gyptians. Rough and honourable, they emerge from the…

The Iranian rebellion the world wants to ignore

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Six hundred people have already been arrested and dozens killed. The civilians don’t stand a chance

Wilfred Owen’s troubling obsession with young boys

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Wilfred Owen’s troubling obsession

What Europeans really think about Brexit

6 January 2018 9:00 am

What do Europeans really think about Brexit?

Compulsory subtitles? I read ‘em and weep

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Compulsory subtitles are driving me mad

‘I’ll eat you alive’ - Angela Rayner interview

6 January 2018 9:00 am

The shadow education minister on how teenage motherhood shaped her politics

The slow death of the public-sector pension

6 January 2018 9:00 am

The slow death of the public-sector pension

The night market in Raohe Street

72 hours in Taipei: a beginner's guide to the culinary scene

6 January 2018 9:00 am

The Taiwanese seem besotted with food. The National Palace Museum in Taipei has almost 700,000 objects in its collection, but…

A volcano in the Parque Nacional Cerro Verde

El Salvador and Honduras: Fabulous scenery, colourful murals and smiling hospitality

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Roberto the guide had promised us the most spectacular church in Central America — so why had he brought us…