i Leading article

Wong again iv Vandalism of the decolonisers

Cultural history destroyed Bella d’Abrera v Libs must play to win

Put up a fight, please James Allan vi Senate to investigate excess

mortality Just don’t mention the vaccines, OK? Ramesh Thakur vii Climate frauds, fools, fads and

fashions The key question Ian Plimer viii Time to rein in the NDIS

Federal court’s gift Kevin Andrews ix Made in Australia myth

Stop the crazy talk Judith Sloan x Oil powers on

Just stop protests Mark Lawson xi Don’t Giggle when they Tickle

Gender re-education no laughing matter Rebecca Weisser xii Unreal, man!

Digital wizardry Noel Yaxley

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Space jam, p18


3 Leading article 4 Portrait of the Week 5 Diary Brexit has harmed Britain

Jonathan Sumption 8 Barometer Grindr, Scottish

hate crimes and housing stock 10 Ancient and modern

Young criminals 11 Rod Liddle

Britain, we have a problem 13 Douglas Murray

Israel has no other option 15 Lionel Shriver

Is Biden or Trump a bigger threat to democracy? 17 Matthew Parris

What is there left to say? 19 Letters Picky eaters, heat pumps

and a Labour super-majority 20 Any other business

Are new flexible working rights a couch potato’s charter? Martin Vander Weyer

Spectator Australia letters to the editor and enquiries:

Soul searching, p38

6 The Zelensky offensive

Will Biden support Ukraine’s attacks on Russia? Owen Matthews 7 Ben Wilkinson

‘Dog Years’: a poem 8 Macron’s Games

Will Putin disrupt the French President’s plans? Gavin Mortimer 10 Cosmetic surgery

GP practices now rely on window-dressing Laurie Graham 12 Crisis management

The myth of ‘diverse’ boardrooms Ross Clark 14 Baby steps

Are we heading for another debate on abortion? Lara Prendergast 16 Club together

Women-only spaces are not for me Rachel Johnson 18 Into the unknown

Voyager 1 is setting out across the universe alone David Whitehouse

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