I’m not posh but I enjoy pretending to be

4 December 2016 16:10

I do hope it’s a terrible winter this year: a total bastard where everyone’s snowed into their drives and those…

Yes, Zac lost. So isn’t it time to stop bashing him?

4 December 2016 15:15

It’s easy to see the allure of ongoing Zac bashing. Can there be a pleasure more satisfying for all of…

Nick Clegg loses his enthusiasm for a Lib Dem rebrand

4 December 2016 14:36

In 2011, when the Liberal Democrats’ poll ratings had fallen to 10 per cent, Nick Clegg ordered a rebranding exercise, even looking at…

Have I managed to get another BBC editor sacked?

4 December 2016 14:00

On the few occasions when something I have written has directly affected a person, I have usually regretted it. During…

How Britain’s legal system went global

4 December 2016 10:00

It was Henry Fairlie in his famous article in The Spectator in 1955 that made the critical point about the way ‘Establishment’ power (political,…

Spectator competition winners: Henry VIII on Donald Trump

4 December 2016 9:25

The latest competition, to submit an extract from a speech in which a well-known figure from history comments on a…

Why workers on boards is a stale red herring

4 December 2016 9:00

‘We’re going to have not just consumers represented on company boards, but workers as well,’ Theresa May declared in July.…

Supreme Court judges want it both ways

4 December 2016 8:30

The Article 50 case has at last woken people up to the power of the Supreme Court. On Monday, at…

The reality of Cuba’s health service

3 December 2016 11:00

In all the arguments surging about Fidel Castro, I have noticed the lack of simple, even tourist-level observation, of what…

Austria and Italian voters could plunge the EU into crisis

3 December 2016 10:31

Voters in Austria and Italy head to the polls tomorrow and could plunge the EU into a political and economic…

The High Court’s Brexit ruling is a product of our ‘post-truth’ age

3 December 2016 10:00

In November the High Court decided that the Government had no power to give notice to leave the EU under…

Is democracy in danger?

3 December 2016 9:30

Is democracy in danger? This is the belief of a Harvard lecturer called Yascha Mounk whose thesis was profiled in…

The great intellectual bromance of the last century — between Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky

3 December 2016 9:00

It’s the intellectual bromance of the last century. Two psychologists — Danny, a Holocaust kid and adviser to the Israel…

François Fillon’s Thatcherism is both respectable and brave

3 December 2016 8:30

It seems perplexing that François Fillon, now the Republican candidate for the French presidency, should be a declared admirer of…

Nicholas Soames tries to woo Brexiteers with champagne

2 December 2016 15:50

Throughout the EU referendum campaign, Nicholas Soames stood firmly on the side of Remain — warning that a vote to Leave…

Listen: Lib Dems cut disastrous Sarah Olney interview short

2 December 2016 14:26

Sarah Olney’s honeymoon period as the newly elected MP for Richmond Park has come to an abrupt end. Hours after…

Is support for Brexit growing in Richmond Park?

2 December 2016 14:05

‘The people of Richmond Park and North Kingston have sent a shockwave through this Conservative Brexit government,’ said Sarah Olney,…

Watch: BBC presenter blasts ‘imperialist lies’ over Fidel Castro

2 December 2016 12:23

This week, it’s not gone unnoticed that the BBC have given Fidel Castro’s death a lot of air time and a…

Lawlessness and disorder: Francois Hollande’s presidency has been a disaster

2 December 2016 11:22

Forgive me if I sound a touch complacent at the news that Francois Hollande has fallen on his sword. In…

Why do church leaders suck up to Marxist regimes?

2 December 2016 10:46

When Fidel Castro died, Pope Francis ‘grieved’. That’s right: he grieved for the man who – in addition to murdering…

How was a gay Islamist porn star able to penetrate Germany’s intelligence agency?

2 December 2016 10:37

Anybody who has observed Germany in recent years may have noticed that the country’s politicians have gone a bit nuts. …

We need a Zac’s law: MPs who trigger a by-election should not be allowed to stand again

2 December 2016 6:54

Even I can’t say I’m upset that Zac Goldsmith has lost his seat. For the last few days, now, my…

Zac Goldsmith’s brother has a tantrum

2 December 2016 6:18

Last night the Liberal Democrats managed to overturn Zac Goldsmith’s 23,000 majority in Richmond Park. While Goldsmith was visibly downcast…

Liberal Democrats oust Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park by-election

2 December 2016 5:44

It’s happened. Early this morning the Liberal Democrats managed to cause an upset and overturn Zac Goldsmith’s 23,000 majority in the Richmond…