Citroen will launch a revolutionary new suspension system in 2017, with CEO Linda Jackson saying it will prioritise ride comfort without compromising body control. The new suspension system will replace the hydropneumatic set-up that is utilised on the Citroen C5 at present, and will eventually be rolled out across the entire Citroen range. “Comfort is a core value […]
Yusuf, when I last saw him, was still smiling, a middle-aged man with the greying pony-tail of a rock roadie.… The post How can we defend our liberal heritage by abandoning its values? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Either Len McCluskey is, in the Corbynista narrative, a Tory, or things are going badly wrong for the man his… The post Len McCluskey turns on Jeremy Corbyn appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Oliver Sacks’s autobiography On the Move (Picador, £20) is full of surprising details —for example, the eminent neurologist was a… The post Spectator books of the year: Molly Guinness on the inspiring Oliver Sacks appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Update: it’s a small church and we only have a few dozen tickers left – reserved for subscribers. One of the MANY… The post An invitation to The Spectator’s carol concert at St Bride’s church appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Today’s Trident debate in the Commons made for a lively affair, as the SNP made their case for the government… The post Listen: John Woodcock calls SNP MPs ‘robots’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Oil prices have shown signs of escalating as tensions rise in the Middle East after a Russian warplane was downed near the Syrian-Turkish border. Turkey claimed responsibility for the shooting down, saying that the plane had violated its airspace. “News of a military jet crashing in Syria is a reminder that there is still substantial […]
Ken Okuyama is the man behind cars such as the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Quattroporte, back in his days as design director at Pininfarina. His love for cars is exceeded only by a love for wristwatches, especially TAG Heuers. Here, however, is a first: a sports car inspired by one of those watches, a Grand […]
To understand the point of the new Porsche 911 Speedster requires rewiring your brain to accept that cool, detached logic has really very little to do with it. For if you allow common sense even a glimpse of the Speedster, it will start to ask questions. Awkward ones like, “Couldn’t I buy a GT3 and […]
US economic growth revised up to 2.1% in the third quarter 24 November 2015 From the section Business Image copyright Reuters US economic growth for the third quarter has been revised up due to stronger investment and house building. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product rose at an annual pace of 2.1%, not the […]
First there were 56. Then there were 55. Pretty soon it seems entirely possible there will be only 54. SNP… The post The SNP’s ‘new politics’ seems to be rather like the old politics it despises appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
With the news that Left Unity — the far left political party — have suspended plans to stand in elections… The post Alan Johnson vs Left Unity spokesman: ‘all you’ve done is print leaflets’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Just when you thought uptight, fun-dodging, thought-policing millennials couldn’t get any worse, they go and brand yoga as racist. Apparently,… The post This obsession with ‘cultural appropriation’ is leading us down a very dark path appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
How do modern political parties cope with change? The current turbulence in Labour is part of a wider picture seen across the West. Simmering dissatisfaction with established parties and politicians is generating support for iconoclastic individuals and movements in nearly every country to an extent not seen for a long time. From Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump to […]
FTSE 100 falls as travel shares affected by terror attacks 24 November 2015 From the section Business (Noon): Travel shares pulled the FTSE lower as investors remained wary in the wake of the recent terror attacks. Research from ForwardKeys suggested that flight bookings to Paris were down by more than a quarter last week following […]
In theory at least, we’re at best grudgingly accepting the current trend of swapping large capacity normally aspirated engines for smaller units using turbos to make up the difference. True fuel consumption and emissions can be improved this way, but at what cost? The first victims are usually the throttle response and noise. But not […]
An increasing number of councils are turning to CCTV cameras to catch motorists committing traffic offences, new research has found. The results of a Freedom of Information request by the Confused.com price comparison site show that since 2012 the number of councils using CCTV to monitor motoring offences has risen by 76%, from 25 to […]
The RAC is calling upon the Chancellor to take action on freezing fuel duty, protecting the Road Investment Strategy and extend the current Plug-in Car Grant in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement. Commenting in more detail, the organisation said that the Treasury’s own modelling has confirmed the link between the cost of fuel and economic growth. The […]
This is the recently facelifted Renault Grand Espace. The French firm has seen fit to leave its popular and class-defining Espace MPV largely well alone in recent years, and so it is that this latest version appears largely unchanged from its immediate predecessors. What we get are minor exterior styling changes, EU-compliant LED daytime running […]
The blokes from one of our sister titles, Classic & Sports Car, stood next to the Allard J2X Mk2 in our car park, sucked their teeth and tilted their heads. “Well,” they said, “it’s not as bad as it could be, is it?” So that’s the verdict of people who know the original Allard J2X, […]