Trump! How did this happen?

20 January 2017 15:33

It happened because you banned super-size sodas. And smoking in parks. And offensive ideas on campus. Because you branded people…

Meet the real deplorables – and no, it’s not Farage and his champagne populists

20 January 2017 14:48

Washington, D.C. Nigel Farage’s 2016 celebration of Nigel Farage’s 2016 is a party that might never stop. And it is…

What would Alistair Cooke have made of Trump’s inauguration?

20 January 2017 14:02

Margaret Thatcher’s Lord Chancellor, Quintin Hailsham, himself half-American, once observed that the US system of government was ‘an elective monarchy with…

Will George Galloway come to Corbyn’s rescue in Stoke-on-Trent?

20 January 2017 13:16

After Labour party members in Copeland rejected Jeremy Corbyn’s preferred choice as candidate for the upcoming by-election in favour of former…

Holy Smoke podcast: Are evangelical Christians being sucked into the cult of Trump?

20 January 2017 12:42

Some Christians on the fundamentalist fringe think President Trump is ‘the new David’ who will turn the United States into a godly kingdom.…

No, Donald Trump isn’t a ‘massive, magnificent gift’ for Britain

20 January 2017 12:41

There are certain traditional ceremonies without which the inauguration of a new American president cannot take place. Chief among them,…

Washington’s lobbyists are starting to panic

20 January 2017 11:46

Things are changing in Washington… and not just at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Political newbies watched the fireworks at the Lincoln Memorial on…

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…

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…

At least Martin McGuinness made old age. Many others didn’t

20 January 2017 10:43

So Martin McGuinness is retiring from politics due to a ‘very serious medical condition.’ Already this is giving vent to…

Watch: Emily Thornberry’s opposition blues on Question Time

20 January 2017 9:34

On Thursday, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet found themselves in disarray after the Labour leader suggested he would issue a three-line whip for…

Could Trump be the progressive leader Obama never managed to be?

20 January 2017 9:11

Washington, D.C. is a police state even in good times. Unique in the land of the free, only there do…

The irony of Corbyn’s three-line whip

19 January 2017 18:02

Jeremy Corbyn is a famous rebel, so famous that when he was elected, many in his party wondered how he…

Seumas Milne exits the Guardian for good

19 January 2017 17:34

When Seumas Milne first announced that he was joining Labour as Jeremy Corbyn’s director of communications in 2015, it was…

Is Maria Balshaw such a good choice for Tate? I tremble for the art I love

19 January 2017 16:30

The last couple of years have seen changes at the top of all of London’s major art musuems. In 2015…

The ‘clean eating’ gurus are now repenting – but the damage has been done

19 January 2017 16:19

Ella Mills, née Woodward – aka ‘Deliciously Ella’ – was on Radio 4 this morning discussing ‘clean eating’. Many will…

Voting ‘leave’ meant leaving the single market – and most voters knew it

19 January 2017 14:32

The angrier, snootier sections of the Remain camp have done many bad things since 23 June. Some have suggested Brexit…

Nicholas Soames gives Boris a telling off

19 January 2017 12:22

On Wednesday, No 10 was forced to clarify that the Foreign Secretary had not compared the French President to a Nazi after Boris Johnson…

The Spectator podcast: You’re fired!

19 January 2017 11:57

On this week’s episode, we discuss the winners and losers as Trump moves into the White House, where Theresa May’s Brexit strategy…

Are you due a refund from EE? Here’s how to find out

19 January 2017 11:34

Britain’s biggest mobile operator EE has been fined £2.7 million for overcharging more than 30,000 customers. Between July 2014 and…

Surprisingly, Donald Trump’s inauguration will be relatively low-key

19 January 2017 10:50

Who would have thought it? The man who declared his presidential ambitions after arriving down a gilded escalator and whose…

Housing, banking, cash machines and car insurance

19 January 2017 10:42

Hardly a day goes by without commentary and new research on Britain’s housing market. Now the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors…

Theresa May’s Davos speech – full text

19 January 2017 10:25

This is an organisation that is, as it says in the very first line of your Mission Statement, committed to…