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Donald Trump’s inaugural address: full text

20 January 2017 17:36

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.…

Graham Greene, who described The Spectator as the best-written weekly in the English language

Wanted: a new production editor for The Spectator

20 January 2017 11:07

One of the most important jobs in The Spectator is opening up, and we’re looking for a pretty exceptional person…


Farewell Obama, a president who promised unity but left a legacy of rancour and division

20 January 2017 10:53

The irony of Barack Obama’s presidency is that while it began at a time when it seemed America’s fortunes could…

Full text: Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech

10 January 2017 15:57

Listen to the whole speech here: Whether you voted to Leave or to Remain, you voted for a better future…

Theresa May Unveils Plans To Transform Mental Health Support

Full text: Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ speech

9 January 2017 13:30

Thank you for inviting me to be here this morning to deliver the prestigious Charity Commission Annual Lecture. I am…


The only mystery about Sir Ivan Rogers is why he was still in his job

4 January 2017 14:39

The wonder about Sir Ivan Rogers’s resignation as Britain’s ambassador to the EU is that he was still in the…


2017’s forgotten anniversaries

1 January 2017 9:00

2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. Other anniversaries include: 50 years Radio 1; first North Sea gas…


Portrait of the year

31 December 2016 14:00

January The cost of an annual season ticket from Cheltenham to London rose to £9,800. Oil fell below $30 a…

<> on July 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

What were the worst predictions of 2016?

31 December 2016 10:00

Some rubbish predictions made for 2016: Nikki, ‘psychic to the stars’: ‘Huge crash at Formula 1 race, killing many; Scottish riots;…

Out – and into the world: Why The Spectator backed Brexit

26 December 2016 12:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 6: Our leader article from June,…


GCHQ’s code-crackers have some questions for you

25 December 2016 10:00

Solving serious puzzles — to catch criminals and thwart terrorist plots — is what the men and women who work…

St Bride’s Church (Amy Scaife Photography)

The Spectator Christmas Carol Service, in pictures

22 December 2016 18:53

The Spectator hosted its annual carol concert at St Bride’s Church on Fleet Street, earlier this month. Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth,…


The Birmingham prison riot is a small sign of the disorder to come

17 December 2016 14:07

Last month, prison officers went on strike in an attempt to draw attention to the deteriorating conditions of England’s  prisons.…

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…