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i Leading articles

Scott’s army Private Pyne iv Latham’s law

The Dick Denniss Doctrine Mark Latham v Euro notes

Europe’s political cross-dressers Mark Higgie vi Professional sports go woke

Activism destroying sports James Allan vii Democracy dies when the media lies

The descent into post-journalism Ramesh Thakur viii Business/Robbery etc.

Australia v. the EU Michael Baume ix Butcher, brewer and baker

Greenwashing all spin Judith Sloan x Dangerous liaisons

Flirting with disaster in the Wokeplace Rebecca Weisser xi Larrikindred spirit

Prince Philip the Aussie Morgan Begg xii Dear Comrade Jacinda

Cui bono? Amy Brooke

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Reign Rover, p41


3 Leading article 4 Portrait of the Week 5 Diary My preparations for Prince Philip’s funeral Huw Edwards 6 Politics Biden’s party is over

Daniel McCarthy 7 The Spectator’s Notes

India’s remarkable influence on our language Charles Moore 10 Barometer Royal funerals, April snow showers and female riders 11 Rod Liddle How I’ll remember

Shirley Williams 13 Douglas Murray

The good guys have lost 17 Ancient and modern

The dutiful Duke 19 Mary Wakefield Our mental health is going up in smoke 22 Letters Civil liberties, vaccine passports and Kew’s politicking 23 Any other business

Spring at last — but who’d want to own a giant shopping mall? Martin Vander Weyer

Face the music, p18

8 The green games

Boris Johnson’s Olympic ambitions for the climate change summit Katy Balls 9 Christopher James ‘The Watchmaker of Idlib’: a poem 10 Mourning sickness Why are we so scared of other people’s grief? Fiona Mountford 12 Royal appointment The day I danced with Prince Philip

Alicia Healey 14 Russian count Putin’s hidden Covid deaths

Owen Matthews 16 War machines Who can take on China in the tech arms race? Ian Williams 18 Loony tunes The unstoppable rise of

‘background’ music Christopher Howse 20 Home affront What we can learn from

Britain’s rationing mistakes Matt Ridley 21 Money to burn Consumers, not ministers, will lead the recovery Matthew Lynn

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