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David Cameron announces his resignation after the EU referendum

Did the ‘rise of populism’ really cost David Cameron his job?

10 December 2016 9:30

When The Spectator was founded 188 years ago, it became part of what would now be described as a populist…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day two

6 December 2016 10:34

The second day of the Supreme Court hearing has seen the Government continue to put forward its case for why it…


Philip Hammond is just about managing

23 November 2016 14:58

From the moment she arrived in 10 Downing Street, Theresa May has been commendably clear about her economic priorities for…

Full text: The Autumn Statement

23 November 2016 14:06

Mr Speaker, It is a privilege to report today on an economy which the IMF predicts will be the fastest…


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21 November 2016 13:06

You already know that Coffee House serves up the best analysis, comment and insight into the day’s political events. Why…

Hillary Clinton concedes to Donald Trump – ‘he must be given a chance to lead’

9 November 2016 17:30

Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. Hillary Clinton conceded defeat, telling supporters that Trump must be given…

Theresa May’s passage to India

7 November 2016 14:45

When a Prime Minister flies off abroad with a few business-leaders it is seldom worthy of comment. Such trade missions…


Brexit means defending UK laws and courts. Brexiteers ought to accept that

5 November 2016 9:46

The 17.4 million who voted for Britain to leave the European Union were giving advice, rather than an instruction, to Parliament.…

Full text: Theresa May’s ‘Politician of the year’ acceptance speech

3 November 2016 9:22

Oh come on, we’re all builders now. Thank you very much indeed and it’s a great pleasure to receive this…

Theresa May’s Ukip opportunity

23 October 2016 11:13

Since Nigel Farage’s latest resignation as Ukip leader, it has become clear that he is the only person who can…

Jeremy Corbyn Is Announced As Labour Leader

Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet reshuffle in full

6 October 2016 22:00

Jeremy Corbyn has begun a shadow cabinet reshuffle. Follow the details here. IN: Nick Brown has been appointed as Winterton’s…


Full text: Theresa May’s conference speech

5 October 2016 14:19

When we came to Birmingham this week, some big questions were hanging in the air. Do we have a plan…


Full text: Ruth Davidson’s Conservative party conference speech

5 October 2016 11:36

Friends, five years ago I came to this conference, seeking to win the leadership of our party in Scotland. We’d…


Full text: Education secretary Justine Greening’s conference speech

4 October 2016 16:25

As a Conservative, when I look at where we’ve had the biggest impact in government, there’s one area that really…


Full text: Jeremy Hunt’s Tory party conference speech

4 October 2016 15:51

Conference, I believe totally and utterly in our NHS. I want it to offer the safest, highest quality care of…


Full text: Amber Rudd’s conference speech

4 October 2016 12:35

I succeed one of the most successful Home Secretaries of modern times. You may define success as holding the post…


Full text: Michael Fallon’s Tory party conference speech

4 October 2016 11:57

This week our party is putting forward a vision of a country that works for everyone. Where you can go…

Full text: Liam Fox’s conference speech

3 October 2016 16:44

There was a time when the terms ‘Britain’ and ‘trade’ would have been almost synonymous. For over two centuries we…


Full text: Philip Hammond’s conference speech

3 October 2016 12:16

It’s great to be back in Birmingham – and a privilege to address this conference as Chancellor of the Exchequer.…


Full text: Boris Johnson’s conference speech

2 October 2016 16:52

I was at the UN general assembly in NY the other day and talking to the foreign minister of another…

Full text: David Davis’s conference speech

2 October 2016 15:59

Ladies and gentlemen, on the 23rd of June the British people voted for change. And this is going to be…


Full speech: Theresa May on ‘Britain after Brexit’

2 October 2016 15:39

81 days ago, I stood in front of Ten Downing Street for the first time as Prime Minister, and I…


Full speech: Jeremy Corbyn at Labour party conference

28 September 2016 15:32

Thank you for that introduction. And how brilliant it is to see the hall here in Liverpool, absolutely packed for…


Full speech: Tom Watson at Labour party conference

27 September 2016 17:16

Hello, Conference. Thank you for being here in this great city, at this historic gathering of the greatest movement for…


Full speech: Sadiq Khan at Labour conference

27 September 2016 13:30

Labour in power. Not just talking the talk, but walking the walk too. Never sacrificing or selling out on our…