The Supreme Court’s ruling on foreign spouses is shameful

22 February 2017 12:13

Just when you were minded to think that Supreme Court judges were a bunch of diehard liberals whose fundamentalist belief…

Owen Jones turns to fake news to endear himself to the Left

22 February 2017 11:34

In today’s world of left wing politics, many Labour supporters find themselves classed as Tories and Zionists. In fact, even Owen…

Camilla Long’s 3* review of Moonlight doesn’t make her a racist

22 February 2017 11:01

I have a bone to pick with Camilla Long – a colleague of mine at the Sunday Times, where she…

A quick trade deal with the US after Brexit is less likely than we think

22 February 2017 10:02

It is many a Brexiteer’s fantasy: In 2019, shortly after the UK formally leaves the EU, Theresa May welcomes Donald…

UK Sport’s brutal funding cuts show that winning is now all that matters

22 February 2017 9:21

Is sport really so great? Or is it only winning that’s great? UK Sport says a loud yes to question…

Labour’s Stoke candidate has a change of heart over Ed Miliband

22 February 2017 8:56

As part of Labour’s last-ditch effort to hold onto Stoke-on-Trent Central in Thursday’s by-election, Ed Miliband headed north on Monday…

What the papers say: Why Sajid Javid needs to listen up to shopkeepers

22 February 2017 8:41

If Britain really is still a nation of shopkeepers, the Government seems to be picking its enemies rather unwisely with its…

The Stop Trump protesters have got their priorities all wrong

21 February 2017 20:03

There’s almost as much talk about ‘virtue-signalling’ these days as there is about ‘fake news’. But one thing that doesn’t…

George Osborne is to blame for the business rates fiasco

21 February 2017 17:05

It is almost always unwise to postpone the introduction of a big, scheduled tax change, but often tempting at the…

Tory MP’s Bercow plot fails to land a blow

21 February 2017 16:04

After John Bercow announced in the House of Commons that he would block any calls for President Trump to speak in Westminster…

Mark Carney finally gets it: the real risk is a Brexit boom

21 February 2017 16:00

It is possible that Mark Carney is not quite the last person to notice that the post-Brexit economy is positively…

British food and drink exporters defy the doom-mongers

21 February 2017 15:12

Many farmers, asserted the Earl of Sandwich in a Lords debate last July, were now experiencing ‘regrexit’ – having voted…

This fake story made me feel sympathy for Donald Trump

21 February 2017 14:40

There was a great commotion in central London last night. A police helicopter hovered over The Spectator‘s office making a din,…

In defence of Wayne Shaw’s pie-munching stunt

21 February 2017 13:45

Uh oh, football’s puritans are riled up today. They think the sport might have been brought into disrepute during last…

No, legalising drugs won’t stop knife crime

21 February 2017 13:19

On Sunday, Coffee House ran an article by Koos Couvee, a former Enfield Advertiser journalist and contemporary of mine. It…

Cabinet wastes time with discussion on something it already agrees on

21 February 2017 13:09

If ever you wanted to understand what Theresa May’s relationship with her top ministers is like, today’s Cabinet meeting provides…

Revealed: Jeremy Corbyn and Seumas Milne’s nicknames

21 February 2017 12:13

Although Owen Jones, Derek Hatton and Glenda Jackson are just a few of the Labour left to turn on Jeremy…

The Church of England should be agnostic towards homosexuality

21 February 2017 11:23

Let me state the obvious for a moment: the Church of England does not know what line to take on…

What the papers say: The Lords’ Brexit debate is an unwelcome sideshow

21 February 2017 8:43

Peers can continue their Brexit debate in relative peace today without the watchful glare of the Prime Minister gazing over…

Theresa May makes the most of her political capital

20 February 2017 19:59

With an ICM poll out today showing the Conservatives have an 18-point lead over Labour (one of the four worst…

The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

20 February 2017 16:56

This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering…

Baroness Chakrabarti, the champagne socialist

20 February 2017 16:30

As the House of Lords begins to debate the government’s Article 50 bill, Baroness Chakrabarti appears to have used the…

The working-class vote is fed up with democracy

20 February 2017 16:12

We’re told that the story of Stoke and other similar working-class constituencies is the advance of Ukip; yet more important is…

Labour’s shadow cabinet fail

20 February 2017 15:31

Given the frequency of shadow cabinet reshuffles under Jeremy Corbyn, even the most eagle-eyed Westminster residents now have difficulty identifying…