Isabel Hardman

Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and edits the Coffee House blog. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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Is Cameron considering holding the Trident vote in the Autumn?

10 February 2016 16:38

One of the more intriguing exchanges at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions was between Julian Lewis and David Cameron on Trident.…

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How Jeremy Corbyn is preparing for PMQs

10 February 2016 11:58

What will Jeremy Corbyn lead on today at Prime Minister’s Questions? The Labour leader could ask David Cameron about the…

UKIP Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 2

Row in Ukip over EU referendum campaign ‘stitch up’

9 February 2016 17:15

Ukip’s announcement this afternoon that it will be backing Grassroots Out in its bid for designation as the official ‘Leave’…

Shadow cabinet reshuffle

Labour in ‘terrible place’ after avoiding Shadow Cabinet Trident showdown

9 February 2016 16:14

Shadow Cabinet members are a little disorientated after the heated discussion on Trident that they were expecting at today’s meeting…

Scottish Conservative Leader Drives A Tank

Scottish Tories aim for serious Holyrood campaign

9 February 2016 13:06

How can Ruth Davidson become the Leader of the Opposition in Holyrood? The leader of the Scottish Conservatives made her pitch…

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How can Labour resolve its Trident row?

9 February 2016 10:26

The Shadow Cabinet has its session with Emily Thornberry on Trident today. At least there are fewer people so she…

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Emily Thornberry confronted by Labour MPs over Trident

8 February 2016 22:16

Emily Thornberry, the new Shadow Defence Secretary, held a meeting with her fellow Labour MPs this evening. It either went ‘swimmingly’ or…


Corbyn to miss Labour Trident briefing tonight

8 February 2016 16:49

Emily Thornberry will tonight address Labour MPs at the weekly meeting of the Parliamentary Labour on her Trident policy review.…


Can the fighting Leave factions work together?

8 February 2016 16:17

Despite all the fighting over which faction is working with who that’s taken place over the past few days, MP…

Greg Clark understands the effect that creeping urbanisation will have on public services. Picture: Getty

Tory whips jittery about local government finance rebellion

8 February 2016 14:42

Communities Secretary Greg Clark is giving a statement this afternoon in the Commons on local government finance. This sounds like…

Boris for In? Mayor teases readers in column

8 February 2016 8:45

They may not be allowed to speak out yet, but everyone is trying to find out what senior eurosceptic Tories…

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Split in Labour Leave over whether it has left Vote Leave

5 February 2016 16:09

This might seem impossible, but the row between Vote Leave and Labour leave has become even more complicated. This afternoon,…


The worst public art imaginable

5 February 2016 14:50

Have you ever walked or driven past a piece of ‘public art’ and wondered how on earth it got commissioned,…

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Labour Leave to split from Vote Leave

5 February 2016 9:47

Following reports of a furious row between Labour Leave and Vote Leave in the Guardian and the Times, I understand…

Voila! Cameron's deal, depicted by Morten Morland in the cover of this week's Spectator

Why Cameron needn’t worry about Leave’s nine-point lead – yet

5 February 2016 8:51

Funnily enough, David Cameron’s EU deal hasn’t gone down all that well with voters. The Times this morning gives the…

Unemployment Figures Set To Rise Further In UK

Tory MPs press ministers on sickness benefit cuts

4 February 2016 17:00

The Welfare Reform and Work Bill has its third reading in the House of Lords on Monday before returning to…

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How not to defend the charity sector from criticism

4 February 2016 12:24

If you wanted an interview that summed up what is wrong with the charity sector at the moment, you’d struggle…


Vote Leave changes board after infighting: will this calm the Out camp down?

3 February 2016 22:10

The Monty Python-esque scrapping in the ‘Leave’ camps may calm down a little after the Vote Leave campaign this evening…

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Labour delays Shadow Cabinet row on Trident

3 February 2016 15:37

Labour has delayed its Shadow Cabinet discussion of the party’s Trident review until next week, after yesterday’s meeting ran out…


PMQs: Corbyn offers Cameron some respite from the EU deal

3 February 2016 12:48

David Cameron’s focus today is on his statement to the Commons about his EU deal, and so was much of…

Singapore President state visit to Britain - Day One

Theresa May helps David Cameron with strong hint she’ll support ‘Remain’ campaign

2 February 2016 20:24

Theresa May’s decision to say that the draft settlement for Britain’s relationship with the EU forms ‘a basis for a…

Conservative Party Launch Their Election Manifesto

David Cameron’s two problems: benefits and Poland

2 February 2016 14:12

From his speech and question session on today’s draft EU deal, it’s clear that David Cameron plans to spend the…

Prime Minister David Cameron Makes Speech On The UK's Position In Europe

Draft EU deal: five things you need to know

2 February 2016 12:51

David Cameron is insisting that there is more work that needs to be done on the draft deal for Britain’s…


Draft EU deal waters down Cameron’s migrant plan

2 February 2016 12:00

Donald Tusk’s draft proposals for Britain’s EU renegotiation are out – and the focus is on whether David Cameron has…


Britain’s new EU relationship to be revealed: but is it that different?

2 February 2016 8:55

Today at 11am we will find out what Britain’s new relationship with the EU will look like. Downing Street insists…