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February 25, 2020

Is it time to offer amnesty to Britain's illegal immigrants?

There are now a million undocumented - or ‘illegal’ - immigrants in Britain, many of them settled here with families. When Boris Johnson edited The Spectator, he argued that an amnesty should be offered to those who have been here for a long time. He retained the policy as London Mayor. Is it now time for him to implement it? Would such an amnesty be a bold expression of liberal conservatism - or a dangerous weakening of Britain’s borders and security?

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March 11, 2020

Coffee House Shots Live: Budget Special

Budget 2020: What will Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget tell us about the future of this government – and the direction of conservatism?

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March 17, 2020

Happy and Glorious? The Monarchy in the 21st Century

Prince Harry himself has said the monarchy needs to change; but has the royal family’s tumultuous six months resulted in the change that’s needed, or a turn for the worse?

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March 24, 2020

An evening with Prue Leith

Join renowned chef and Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith as she chats about her career in food with her niece, pastry chef Peta Leith, and her nephew Sam Leith, The Spectator’s literary editor.

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March 26, 2020

Embracing the irrational: An evening with Rory Sutherland

The big problems we face today could very well be solved by letting go of logic. Join Rory Sutherland, advertising guru and The Spectator’s Wiki Man, along with Fraser Nelson to discuss why the best ideas aren’t always the ones that make sense.

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April 2, 2020

An evening with Sadiq Khan

Join The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson as he sits down with London Mayor Sadiq Khan to discuss politics, his plans for London after Brexit and the future of the Labour party.

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October 27, 2020

Does Donald Trump deserve a second term?

Like him or loathe him, the 45th President of the United States has transformed American politics. Has Donald Trump earned himself a second term in the Oval office?

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January 29, 2020

Coffee House Shots Live: The Boris majority

What can we expect from a government now able to call the shots in parliament?

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December 11, 2019

The Spectator Christmas Special: Year in Review

The Spectator invites you to a very special evening with Rod Liddle, Rory Sutherland, Dear Mary, Katy Balls and Fraser Nelson as we look back over an extraordinary year.

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December 5, 2019

The Spectator Christmas Carol Service 2019

Enjoy the festive spirit with beautiful music from the choir of St Bride’s and readings from Spectator writers in the stunning Sir Christopher Wren designed church of St Bride’s, known worldwide as the Journalists’ Church.

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December 4, 2019

Scotland's uncertain future

With the general election looking and sounding like a new independence campaign, what will the result mean for Scotland?

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November 12, 2019

Coffee House Live: Election Special

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November 4, 2019

Boris, Brexit and beyond: prospects for the UK economy 2020

With Boris at the helm, what’s in store for Britain’s economy in 2020? What will Brexit – or a longer delay – mean for the next budget?

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October 28, 2019

An evening with Douglas Murray and Lionel Shriver on Identity Politics

Join Douglas Murray and Lionel Shriver for an enlightening evening discussion on identity politics.

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October 23, 2019

Robert Harris in conversation with Sam Leith

Join the bestselling author of Fatherland, Enigma and Pompeii for a live edition of the Spectator Books podcast with Sam Leith.

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October 22, 2019

In conversation: Charles Moore and John Humphrys

In her eleven-year premiership, Margaret Thatcher reshaped Britain – winning three elections in the process. From Europe to the economy, her leadership continues to shape our politics – and divide opinion.

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September 17, 2019

Can Boris do it?

It's Boris against parliament – but will Brexit prevail? Are we heading for a clean break, a general election, or a constitutional crisis?

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September 3, 2019

How to be a dictator

How does a cult of personality begin – and how does it sustain itself? How do tyrants create the illusion of popular support – and what do they fear most?

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June 19, 2019

Cricket world cup special: an evening with Henry Blofeld

As World Cup fever hits, join us for an unmissable evening with legendary cricket commentator Henry 'Blowers' Blofeld. 

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June 5, 2019

Michael Gove in conversation with Fraser Nelson

The starting gun has been fired on the Tory leadership contest. Join The Spectator for an exclusive event with one of the front runners: Michael Gove.

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June 4, 2019

The Spectator Energy Summit

The UK has promised to reduce emissions. But how will this be achieved? Chaired by Andrew Neil, The Spectator's Energy Summit will bring together experts and industry leaders to discuss the reality of decarbonisation: what must we do if we are to make it happen and by when?

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May 22, 2019

Britain's cannabis revolution: understanding the impact

All over the world, legal cannabis is big business - and Britain is no exception. Investors, patients and politicians are all caught up in the so called 'green rush' - but what is the truth behind the hype? Join The Spectator to find out.

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May 7, 2019

Douglas Murray and Roger Scruton in conversation on ‘the future of conservatism’

What does it mean to be a conservative? Join The Spectator as we bring together two of the sharpest - and controversial - minds in Britain.

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March 18, 2019

The Spectator Health Summit 2019

The annual Spectator Health Summit, chaired by Alastair Stewart, is a unique opportunity for health and care leaders to examine the priorities of the NHS, the role of AI and technology in taking the strain off the NHS, and how best to allocate the budget that will determine the health service's direction for the next decade.

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March 14, 2019

The Chancellor's Spring Statement and the economic outlook for 2019

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March 11, 2019

Who's afraid of no deal?

Ahead of a ‘meaningful’ vote on the Brexit deal, join The Spectator and leading politicians to discuss: what does no deal really mean? Is no deal a disaster that will set the country back generations – or the boost Britain needs to forge a new path for itself?

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February 26, 2019

An evening with Jacob Rees-Mogg in conversation with Fraser Nelson

Join us for a hugely entertaining evening with Jacob Rees-Mogg in conversation with Fraser Nelson.

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December 6, 2018

The Spectator Christmas Carol Service 2018

Enjoy the festive spirit with beautiful music from the choir of St Bride’s and readings from The Spectator writers in the stunning Sir Christopher Wren designed church of St Bride’s, known worldwide as the Journalists’ Church. After the service, join us for mince pies and mulled wine.

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December 5, 2018

Brexit: the final deal?

After two years of negotiations, the government has unveiled its final Brexit deal – but can it survive the House of Commons? Does it live up to the Prime Minister’s promises – or will it leave the UK shackled by Brussels for years to come?

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October 31, 2018

The Spectator Budget Briefing 2018

Philip Hammond’s Budget was a splurge without a windfall: a recipe for more tax, more spend, more debt. So does this mark the end of fiscal conservatism? Or a shrewd political budget that draws a new dividing line with Jeremy Corbyn? 

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October 29, 2018

Brexit: Deal or no deal?

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union in March 2019, are we heading for a no-deal Brexit? And could this be the biggest gamble of all?

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October 26, 2018

Who's afraid of Bitcoin?

Will Bitcoin save the world or ruin it? How close are we to using it like cash? And just how safe is cryptocurrency anyway? Join The Spectator’s Andrew Neil along with some of the industry's biggest pioneers and critics for a series of discussions to explore the question: who’s afraid of Bitcoin?