The Spectator


Full speech: John McDonnell at Labour conference

26 September 2016 13:00

Now the leadership election is over, I tell you, we have to become a government in waiting. An election could…


Britain has shown Germany how to handle a migrant crisis

21 September 2016 10:54

Only now does Angela Merkel concede that she made mistakes when admitting a million refugees last year. It was obvious to…


An independent Scotland would now be bankrupt

24 August 2016 14:15

This time two years ago, the United Kingdom stood on the brink of dissolution. The referendum on Scottish independence hung…


It’s time to defend Brexit

19 August 2016 14:35

One of the many incorrect predictions about this year’s referendum was that those who voted for Brexit would soon regret…

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Business confidence is returning to Brexit Britain

29 July 2016 14:08

For all Gordon Brown’s economic mistakes, he at least tried to build confidence in the British economy. In the build-up…

May cabinet reshuffle FINAL

Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle in full

14 July 2016 13:35

Theresa May has now finished the task of appointing her Cabinet. Here’s the list in full of who is in,…


David Cameron’s legacy: a stronger, fairer Britain

13 July 2016 14:45

Midway through his final cabinet meeting, David Cameron realised — with some horror — that it had turned into a…


The Spectator podcast: It is time for a new workers’ party

7 July 2016 10:59

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

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Why the Tories should send May and Gove to the country

7 July 2016 10:00

As a radical paper, The Spectator has always been an admirer of Michael Gove, particularly his education reforms. He was,…


The Chilcot report has exposed Blair’s real crime: failure to prepare

6 July 2016 12:00

‘If it falls apart, everything falls apart in the region’ Note from Tony Blair to George W Bush, 2 June…

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Sir John Chilcot’s full statement introducing the Iraq War inquiry report

6 July 2016 11:32

We were appointed to consider the UK’s policy on Iraq from 2001 to 2009, and to identify lessons for the…

Somme Battlefields Are Prepared For The 100th Anniversary

‘There were no stragglers’: The Spectator reports from the Somme, July 1916

1 July 2016 9:34

This piece first appeared in the Spectator in July 1916: Our men have advanced with an elan and a spirit…


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.…