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Boris Johnson: I will not be the next Tory leader

30 June 2016 11:50

Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the Tory leadership race. Here is his full speech: Last week the people…


‘I’m Theresa May and I’m the best person to be Prime Minister’

30 June 2016 10:24

‘My pitch is very simple, I’m Theresa May and I think I’m the best person to be Prime Minister’, she…

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David Cameron’s Commons statement on the EU referendum – full text

27 June 2016 16:04

With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on the result of the EU referendum. Last week…

Political Leaders Respond To The UK's EU Referendum Result

Live: David Cameron announces resignation after Brexit vote

24 June 2016 7:00

David Cameron has announced he will resign as Prime Minister following the vote for Brexit. Cameron has said he will remain in…


Britain votes for Brexit

24 June 2016 5:20

The final results are in: Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Scroll down for our full coverage from…


Highlights: EU referendum Wembley debate

21 June 2016 18:24

Boris Johnson, for Leave, and his successor as London Mayor Sadiq Khan, for Remain, were among six panellists who took part in…


Out, and into the world — The Spectator backs Brexit

15 June 2016 15:00

  The Spectator has a long record of being isolated, but right. We supported the north against the slave-owning south…

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Leave wins The Spectator’s second Brexit debate

14 June 2016 18:29

There’s just over a week to go until the polls open for the EU referendum and Britain decides what it…


Join us for a Spectator debate: Should Britain leave the EU?

13 June 2016 17:21

There’s just over a week to go until the polls open for the EU referendum and Britain decides what it…


Introducing a new podcast: Jeremy Clarke’s Low Life

10 June 2016 16:02

The Spectator recently ran a readers’ survey to ask your opinion of the magazine, which writers you like and what…


EU referendum TV debate – Leave and Remain face off in ITV showdown

9 June 2016 19:57

Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman review the ITV debate: Welcome to Coffee House’s coverage of ITV’s EU referendum…


Transcript: George Osborne vs Andrew Neil on Brexit

8 June 2016 21:18

  Coffee House Shots James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss George Osborne’s performance Abridged transcript of George Osborne’s interview with…


EU referendum TV debate – David Cameron vs Nigel Farage

7 June 2016 21:01

Welcome to Coffee House’s coverage of ITV’s EU referendum debate. David Cameron and Nigel Farage faced public questions on the EU referendum.…

The Spectator poll: Are You In or Out? Bob Geldof, Tim Rice & Joey Essex have their say

27 May 2016 15:30

The Spectator’s EU Poll asked a fairly random group of well-known people how they’d vote in the EU referendum, and…

Election results: what you need to know

6 May 2016 13:00

Summary: Sadiq Khan becomes Mayor of London. SNP fail to win a majority. Scottish Tories become second largest party in Scottish…

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It’s Trump vs Hillary: a race that should terrify all conservatives

4 May 2016 18:44

This morning, Ted Cruz bowed out of the race. Now, John Kasich has given up. As a result Donald J. Trump, the most…


The other leagues that Leicester tops

3 May 2016 14:23

A sneak preview from the ‘Barometer’ column of facts and figures in the next Spectator, out on Thursday… Other remarkable…


How to listen to The Spectator podcast

28 April 2016 8:34

Every week, The Spectator podcast brings together a variety of people to discuss politics, culture and current affairs. Presented by Isabel Hardman,…


Leave wins the Spectator Brexit debate at the London Palladium

26 April 2016 18:47

It was the largest debate in The Spectator’s history: we sold out the 2,200-seat London Palladium for our debate on whether Britain should…


The Spectator reader survey

25 April 2016 16:13

The Spectator exists to inform, entertain and infuriate. If you have a few minutes, we’d love to know more about…


The future belongs to entrepreneurs

22 April 2016 18:25

‘Who thinks the UK is the best place in Europe to start a business?’ asked Spectator editor Fraser Nelson. Almost…


The Whittingdale ‘scandal’ shows why Britain’s free press is more responsible than its critics

13 April 2016 14:08

For weeks, Westminster has been full of rumours about the private life of a certain cabinet member. It was said…

The Spectator podcast: Eugenics, Tory wars and poetry

31 March 2016 8:25

We’re delighted to have Berry Bros sponsor our flagship podcast. For some years now their ‘Good Ordinary Claret‘ has been The Spectator’s house red, served to all our guests…

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How is Britain going green? By shutting down industry

30 March 2016 13:54

A fortnight ago, the energy minister, Andrea Leadsom, declared grandly that Britain, alone in the world, would commit to a…


The Spectator Podcast: Brussels, Tory wars and Brexit feminists

24 March 2016 8:17

This podcast is sponsored by Berry Bros, The Spectator’s house red. In this week’s episode of the Spectator Podcast, Isabel…