In defence of EU migrants: a plea to Theresa May

28 July 2016 11:26

During the Brexit debate, there was a wide mainstream consensus that EU nationals living in Britain should not be affected.…

Barack Obama: the great unity president who divided a nation

28 July 2016 9:45

Hillary Clinton can count herself lucky to have Barack Obama cheerleading her bid for the presidency. The outgoing President is…

To beat Islamist terror, France must close the gulf between church and state

28 July 2016 9:40

At the beginning of his war memoirs, Charles de Gaulle famously wrote, ‘All my life I have had a certain…

Is Putin eyeing up the Baltic states?

28 July 2016 9:30

For the frontline in a Cold War which has been rapidly heating up in recent years, Narva certainly does not…

The government can’t ‘phase out’ Latin from the English language

28 July 2016 9:00

In his essay, Politics and the English Language, George Orwell famously exhorted writers to be cautious of allowing ready words…

The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

28 July 2016 7:50

In a week in which both Germany and France have suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic…

Why EU migrants must not be kicked out

28 July 2016 6:34

Sir: There are many reasons why a majority of people in the UK voted to leave the European Union. Among…

Europe’s terror summer: will politicians now accept the reality of Islamic terrorism?

27 July 2016 15:43

How is your Merkelsommer going? For now, Britain seems to be missing the worst. True, a couple of men of…

Pre-Brexit jitters? No, Britain boomed during the Referendum campaign

27 July 2016 12:43

It is still a little too early to say for sure that George Osborne’s gloom-laden economic forecasts for post-Brexit Britain…

Who does Bernie Sanders think he is?

27 July 2016 12:24

You have to admire Bernie Sanders’s chutzpah. For almost the entirety of his over 40-year career in politics, Sanders pointedly abstained…

Why Hillary Clinton’s mix of celebrities and politics could backfire

27 July 2016 12:24

Politicians, it seems, aren’t so dissimilar from the rest of us in their obsession with celebrities. Indeed, not even Hillary…

Bill Clinton tries to solve Hillary’s inauthenticity problem. Did it work?

27 July 2016 7:56

So there we have it: Bill has backed his ‘best friend’ and wife Hillary Clinton for President. That he would…

French politicians have a major problem on their hands

26 July 2016 19:35

Today’s attack was the 7th Islamist terrorist atrocity in France since January 2015. Two hundred and thirty six people have…

If Trump wins, Europeans will have to grow up

26 July 2016 18:02

As many people have pointed out, if someone had awoken from a coma after 30 years and learned that one…

How tolerant are the French expected to be towards Islamic extremism?

26 July 2016 15:36

In Saturday’s Guardian, Natalie Nougayrède, the former managing editor of Le Monde, wrote that in the days following the slaughter…

Will Europe finally face up to the threat of Islamism?

26 July 2016 13:56

On the bright side, the elderly priest who was murdered during mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen, had pretty well a…

Being a priest has become a dangerous job

26 July 2016 13:01

Fr Jacques Hamel, murdered today by Islamists in Normandy, was 84, and in his life would have seen his country transformed,…

Suzanne Evans ends leadership ambitions as she calls on Ukip to shed its ‘rugby club’ image

26 July 2016 11:31

With nominations for the Ukip leadership contest set to close at the end of the month, today Suzanne Evans called a…

Terror in France: priest murdered in Normandy church ‘in name of’ Isis

26 July 2016 10:46

Following a hostage situation at a church in northern France, two armed men and one hostage have been killed. The slain…

Bernie Sanders backs Hillary but not all Democrats are happy about it

26 July 2016 9:10

So after the glorious disunity of the Republican convention, now is the chance for the Democrats to pull together and…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit test is designed to fail

26 July 2016 8:37

Nicola Sturgeon still believes in Scottish independence. I know, who knew? That’s the point of the SNP, a party Ms…

Jean-Claude Juncker comes out fighting over Brexit

26 July 2016 8:00

Although Theresa May has repeatedly assured us that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, we’re still no closer to finding out what that actually…

Sarah Champion unresigns and returns to Labour frontbench

25 July 2016 16:50

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, was one of the Labour frontbenchers who resigned in an attempt to force…

Brexit is the most punk thing to have happened in years

25 July 2016 15:29

It turns out rock didn’t die when Elvis joined the Army in 1958, or when the Beatles accepted their OBEs…