China's attempt to control the narrative in Hong Kong

CHINA'S ATTEMPT TO CONTROL THE NARRATIVE IN HONG KONG

It has been a difficult week in Hong Kong. Opposition to the government's proposed amendments to the city's extradition laws...

Spectator competition winners: Gradgrind's fan letter to Michael Gove

SPECTATOR COMPETITION WINNERS: GRADGRIND'S FAN LETTER TO MICHAEL GOVE

The idea for the latest challenge - to compose a fan letter from one well-known person from the field of...

 
 
 
Nish Kumar is Jo Brand's most obnoxious defender

NISH KUMAR IS JO BRAND'S MOST OBNOXIOUS DEFENDER

We are all aware that Jo Brand saying battery acid would be a more appropriate liquid than milkshakes to throw...

It would be weird if Michael Gove hadn't taken drugs

IT WOULD BE WEIRD IF MICHAEL GOVE HADN'T TAKEN DRUGS

Cocaine is an abominable drug, by far the most hateful of all the various uppers and downers and psychoactives because...

 
 
 
Does Britain really owe a ‘debt' to the EU?

DOES BRITAIN REALLY OWE A ‘DEBT' TO THE EU?

If a lawyer advises you to pay money which you do not owe, and you do so, then you can...

The remarkable life of Tom Derek Bowden

THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF TOM DEREK BOWDEN

When good men who did great things pass into the next life, they leave an example for this one. Tom...

 
 
 
Why the next Tory leader should listen to Philip Hammond

WHY THE NEXT TORY LEADER SHOULD LISTEN TO PHILIP HAMMOND

Philip Hammond is up to one last trick before bowing out - and it's a good one. The Chancellor has...

Linguistic analysis can accurately predict psychosis

LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS CAN ACCURATELY PREDICT PSYCHOSIS

A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people's language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis - the frequent...

 
 
 
Scotch eggs recipe

SCOTCH EGGS RECIPE

Many moons ago, long before I learnt how to cook properly, I took it upon myself to make scotch eggs. It seemed like a nice little...

A gin drinker's guide to London

A GIN DRINKER'S GUIDE TO LONDON

Like so many Londoners, gin was born elsewhere but found its identity in London. Since it first arrived from Holland in the 17 th century...

 
 
 
The tragedy of Britain's abortion epidemic

THE TRAGEDY OF BRITAIN'S ABORTION EPIDEMIC

News comes through this morning of a big death toll: 200,000 over the past 12 months. What's more, it has...

Can anyone stop Boris Johnson becoming prime minister?

CAN ANYONE STOP BORIS JOHNSON BECOMING PRIME MINISTER?

Can anyone stop Boris Johnson? It is an inevitability that the former Mayor of London will be in the final...

 
 
 
Pope Francis is wrong to rewrite the Lord's Prayer

POPE FRANCIS IS WRONG TO REWRITE THE LORD'S PRAYER

Is the Pope a Catholic? You have to wonder. In the old days, a pope's remit was modest: infallible, but...

Three things the next Tory leader needs to know about Brexit

THREE THINGS THE NEXT TORY LEADER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT BREXIT

And then there were six. The Conservative leadership contest already feels interminable - and, let's face it, it's been going...

 
 
 
The Brexit questions each candidate needs to answer

THE BREXIT QUESTIONS EACH CANDIDATE NEEDS TO ANSWER

And then there were six. The Conservative leadership contest already feels interminable - and, let's face it, it's been going...

I never wanted it to end: Royal Ballet's Triple Bill and Fonteyn celebration reviewed

I NEVER WANTED IT TO END: ROYAL BALLET'S TRIPLE BILL AND FONTEYN CELEBRATION REVIEWED

Margot Fonteyn: A Celebration Royal Opera House The Firebird / A Month in the Country / Symphony in C Royal...

 
 
 
Matt Hancock bows out of the leadership race - where will his supporters go?

MATT HANCOCK BOWS OUT OF THE LEADERSHIP RACE - WHERE WILL HIS SUPPORTERS GO?

Matt Hancock has become the first leadership candidate to bow out of the race following the first secret ballot. In...

Chuka's Lib Dem comments come back to haunt him

CHUKA'S LIB DEM COMMENTS COME BACK TO HAUNT HIM

For the past week they've been exchanging side-glances, passing on compliments, and making excuses to spend time together. Now they've...

 
 
 
Jo Brand and the death of comedy

JO BRAND AND THE DEATH OF COMEDY

I have celebrated John Bercow, eulogised Martin McGuinness and urged Spectator readers to vote Labour. So I appreciate I'm on thin...

Munroe Bergdorf, the NSPCC and the failure of the media

MUNROE BERGDORF, THE NSPCC AND THE FAILURE OF THE MEDIA

It's exam season, so here's a test, suitable for anyone interested in how the media and public conversation work in...

 
 
 



Tyson Fury makes bold prediction for tonight's Tom Schwarz fight

Tyson Fury makes bold prediction for tonight's Tom Schwarz fight

Fury is the long odds-on favourite to beat Schwarz - and he is confident of an early night in Las Vegas Read more ...

Canada book spot into last-16 with win at WWC

Canada book spot into last-16 with win at WWC

Canada New Zealand 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Canada are on their way to the knockout stage at the Women's World... Read more ...

Donald Trump launches fresh attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan after three...

Donald Trump launches fresh attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan after three murders in 24 hours in capital

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Man United may have to pay Rashford £350K to scare off Madrid and Barcelona

Man United may have to pay Rashford £350K to scare off Madrid and Barcelona

Manchester United may soon find themselves in a position where Marcus Rashford has to be paid an eye-watering £350,000 per week, according to reports. Read more ...

Love Island's Sherif Lanre CONFIRMS he was booted from villa for...

Love Island's Sherif Lanre CONFIRMS he was booted from villa for 'kicking Molly-Mae Hague in groin'

Sherif Lanre was booted from the Love Island villa after kicking Molly-Mae Hague in a sensitive region. Read more ...

Tyson Fury fight LIVE STREAM: How to watch Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz online...

Tyson Fury fight LIVE STREAM: How to watch Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz online and on TV

TYSON FURY fight live stream - how to watch Fury take on Tom Schwarz online and on TV in the UK? Read more ...

Callum Hudson-Odoi set to commit long-term future to Chelsea once Frank...

Callum Hudson-Odoi set to commit long-term future to Chelsea once Frank Lampard returns

Will Hudson-Odoi stay at Chelsea? Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to commit his long-term future to Chelsea if Frank Lampard does indeed return to Stamford Bridge. The England... Read more ...

Royal Navy to deploy troops to protect vessels in Iran amid ‘Tanker Wars'...

Royal Navy to deploy troops to protect vessels in Iran amid ‘Tanker Wars' warning

THE ROYAL Navy will deploy 100 marines to the Persian Gulf to protect British ships following chilling warnings of “tanker wars” after two came under attack with Iran being... Read more ...

Sherif Lanre slams Love Island bosses for 'ruining chances' with Anna Vakilli

Sherif Lanre slams Love Island bosses for 'ruining chances' with Anna Vakilli

The 20-year-old chef hit out at producers after being axed from the ITV series after accidentally kicking Molly-Mae Hague Read more ...

Donald Trump claims the Queen ‘never had so much fun' during his state visit...

Donald Trump claims the Queen ‘never had so much fun' during his state visit to UK

President Trump and his wife Melania visited the UK between June 3 and 5 Read more ...