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.


The irony of Corbyn’s three-line whip

19 January 2017 18:02

Jeremy Corbyn is a famous rebel, so famous that when he was elected, many in his party wondered how he…


PMQs: Corbyn’s confusion over the single market

18 January 2017 14:00

Jeremy Corbyn’s attack line on Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions today might have been more effective had the Labour…

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Theresa May’s cheery Brexit threat to EU leaders

17 January 2017 14:17

Theresa May was at pains in her Brexit speech and in the question-and-answer session from journalists afterwards to appear as…

Home Secretary Theresa May Delivers A Speech To International Police And Crime Conference

Will Theresa May finally tell us what Brexit means?

17 January 2017 9:51

How much will Theresa May’s speech today surprise us? The Prime Minister’s promise to offer more detail on Brexit was…

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Campaigns In Florida Day After First Debate

Jeremy Corbyn needs to work on his Trump impression

15 January 2017 9:59

‘I’m really interested about the similarities between me and Donald Trump,’ joked Jeremy Corbyn this morning on Marr. ‘Is it…

May might not give much away in Brexit speech

13 January 2017 13:37

How much detail does Theresa May need to give in her much-anticipated Brexit speech on Tuesday? The Prime Minister will…

Jeremy Corbyn Is Announced As Labour Leader

Will more Labour MPs quit Parliament in despair?

13 January 2017 11:37

How many other Labour MPs will decide to quit Parliament mid-term as Tristram Hunt and Jamie Reed have done? Some…


Will more people start paying to see a GP?

11 January 2017 15:21

One of the many groups getting stick for the current pressure on NHS emergency wards are GPs, criticised for their…

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Jeremy Corbyn attacks the government for ‘disarray’ while tripping over his own policies

10 January 2017 16:44

For a man prepared to stick to his principles over decades, no matter how unpopular they make him, Jeremy Corbyn…

Why isn’t Labour focusing its efforts on the NHS crisis?

10 January 2017 15:33

Jeremy Corbyn will shortly give his speech on Labour’s position on freedom of movement, hopefully clarifying whether that is his…

The ‘shared society’ seems to be a gloomier version of the ‘big society’

9 January 2017 14:13

Is Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ speech just a rather empty rebranding exercise, or something serious that will shift social policy…

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What does Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ really mean?

8 January 2017 12:39

While getting the Tory leadership contest out of the way quickly was good for the country following the EU referendum,…

Theresa May’s extraordinary opportunity

7 January 2017 9:00

It is the fate of all new prime ministers to be compared with their recent predecessors. Theresa May has already…

Theresa May won’t get a better chance to deal with the social care crisis

6 January 2017 8:57

What is the greatest problem facing Theresa May this year? The Prime Minister is preparing for her speech on what…

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Why are we handing gongs to people who are just doing their jobs?

31 December 2016 11:27

Every year closes with ‘fury’ as the press reacts to yet another honour for a ‘mandarin’ who has been doing…

Labour MP Jamie Reed takes the nuclear option and quits parliament

21 December 2016 14:04

Jamie Reed, the Labour MP for Copeland, has announced he is stepping down from Parliament from the end of January…

David Cameron Attends The Valletta Summit On Migration

Theresa May answers her own questions as MPs try to grill her on Brexit

20 December 2016 17:12

‘So… was that a yes or a no?’ A number of MPs on the Liaison Committee asked the Prime Minister…


Number 10 shows an odd lack of control at EU summit

16 December 2016 16:01

Theresa May looking embarrassed and awkward as European leaders appear to make a point of ignoring her at last night’s…

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Could Labour give the Boris Johnson row the attention it deserves?

14 December 2016 11:35

What could Jeremy Corbyn attack Theresa May with this week at Prime Minister’s Questions? The Labour leader has already had…


On Syria, it is easier for MPs to reflect on their past mistakes than confront the present

14 December 2016 11:17

Whose fault is the bloodshed in Aleppo? Yesterday the House of Commons discussed this at some length in an emergency…

What the trouser row really tells us about Theresa May

12 December 2016 16:18

It would be extraordinary if a row about a pair of trousers had continued into a second week – if…

Labour shadow cabinet

Labour remembers what it’s like to be an effective opposition

7 December 2016 14:09

Is Labour actually managing to do its job as a decent opposition? Yesterday, the party forced the government into a…

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Nicky Morgan’s wrong trousers

7 December 2016 11:41

Does Theresa May understand what life is like for the just-managing families she purports to stand for? The Tory party…

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Immigration reaches record high – but what does that really tell us about Brexit Britain?

1 December 2016 11:14

How much do the net migration figures mean these days? The Office for National Statistics released its latest migration estimates…


Labour’s Matt Damon problem

30 November 2016 16:01

One of the crueller caricatures in the 2004 satirical film ‘Team America: World Police’ is a little puppet of Matt…