Why I’d never wear red corduroys

1 October 2016 11:59

The Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief (Little, Brown) is just out, launched at a party at the paper’s…

May will have to say more on what Brexit means — and soon

1 October 2016 10:31

Theresa May will receive a rapturous reception from Tory activists tomorrow. She is not just their new leader, but—as I…

What’s Twitter really worth?

1 October 2016 9:51

Can Twitter be worth more than Deutsche? On Tuesday, as rumours swirled of possible bidders for the microblogging site, the…

The Spectator at the Conservative party conference

30 September 2016 16:51

Theresa May might have realised her goal of stepping into Number 10, but the path ahead will not be easy. Her…

Arise, Sir Snob Geldof

30 September 2016 13:06

Brexit, they say, has emboldened the hateful. It has given people permission to spout their prejudices, to pollute public life…

What is Theresa May’s greatest weakness?

30 September 2016 12:51

What is Theresa May’s greatest weakness as she goes into conference season? The Prime Minister had such a good start…

Foreign investors aren’t to blame for London’s housing crisis

30 September 2016 12:45

I hate gentrification; my area was so much cooler when there were people openly selling drugs on the high street,…

Theresa May’s Brexit silence isn’t going down well

30 September 2016 10:29

Theresa May has said she won’t be providing a ‘running commentary’ on Brexit. That refusal, the Prime Minister insisted, was…

Want a bank rescued? Don’t ask a German

30 September 2016 10:10

Make a car? Sure. Win a Word Cup? Yup. Write a symphony? Without doubt. There are lots of things that…

The Labour party’s struggle with the F-word

29 September 2016 22:05

This year, Labour’s Women Conference saw Harriet Harman take to the stand to describe Theresa May as ‘no sister‘. Hoping…

The Spectator launches new books podcast

29 September 2016 18:12

Today we’re proud to launch the Spectator’s Books Podcast, a literary younger sibling of our popular weekly podcast on politics…

How Brexit Britain can save Greece

29 September 2016 14:45

The cheerful, nattily dressed Englishman checking out at my hotel in Mykonos as I was checking in with my daughter…

The Spectator podcast: The age of May

29 September 2016 11:39

The Conservative party conference starts this Sunday in Birmingham. It will be the first time that Theresa May has addressed…

Conference party round-up: Corbyn-mania hits Liverpool

28 September 2016 18:48

As Labour conference draws to a close for another year, over the past four days there has been plenty of drama played…

Coffee House Shots: The verdict on Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech

28 September 2016 18:47

Labour conference is over for 2016 and it concluded with a barnstorming speech from Jeremy Corbyn. After rumours that he…

The Brexit charlatans are getting away with it

28 September 2016 18:00

Opponents of demagogues from Donald Trump to Nigel Farage have suffered from a huge political disadvantage. They were either politicians…

Jeremy Corbyn could have given this speech 20 years ago

28 September 2016 17:35

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour conference was rather good. It was clear, it was reasonably neatly-delivered, and it covered all…

‘Awesome’, ‘amazing’ & ‘divisive’: Jeremy Corbyn’s speech, the conference verdict

28 September 2016 17:07

Jeremy Corbyn has just brought down the curtain on the Labour conference. He earned a standing ovation at the end,…

Corbyn talks past the country

28 September 2016 16:58

Jeremy Corbyn’s second leader’s speech was much better than his first. One has to beware the soft bigotry of low…

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…

There will be nothing normal about Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech

28 September 2016 14:21

Jeremy Corbyn will shortly address the Labour conference with what is officially known as the ‘parliamentary report’. An accurate ‘parliamentary…

Can Katy Perry stop Donald Trump?

28 September 2016 13:58

Recall that eight years ago a number of actors brought out a video of unspeakable dreadfulness called I Pledge, calling on…

Why sacking the football manager is a fool’s game

28 September 2016 13:25

At last, an English football manager who actually deserves to be sacked (or ‘left by mutual agreement’ if you prefer…

Andy Burnham finally quits the shadow cabinet

28 September 2016 12:42

Andy Burnham has just announced he’s leaving the shadow cabinet. He said he was doing so to concentrate on his…