In defence of Sam Allardyce

27 September 2016 16:21

A gastropub in Manchester is a fitting venue for the latest corruption sting on England manager Sam Allardyce. While his poncey…

Liz Jones wants me culled. Is that a hate crime?

27 September 2016 15:50

Should I report Liz Jones to the police for calling for me to be murdered? It’s a tricky one. On…

Watch: Andrew Neil grills Shami Chakrabarti over her peerage

27 September 2016 15:21

Although David Cameron faced flak over his resignation honours list, it was Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to give the chair of…

Sadiq Khan’s power ballad to Jeremy Corbyn

27 September 2016 14:13

Sadiq Khan’s speech to Labour conference just now could be summed up in a single word: power. He repeated it…

Full speech: Sadiq Khan at Labour conference

27 September 2016 13:30

Labour in power. Not just talking the talk, but walking the walk too. Never sacrificing or selling out on our…

Last night’s debate was Donald Trump vs Himself. And Trump lost

27 September 2016 12:47

As a general rule, presidential debates don’t change much. The winning and the losing matters much less than you think.…

Parliamentarians vs Corbynistas – two tribes at war in the Labour Party conference

27 September 2016 12:35

Quite extraordinary scenes here at the Labour Party conference. I’m typing this in the main conference hall and have just…

Labour conference, day three: The Spectator guide

27 September 2016 7:25

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, and Sadiq Khan, the Labour politician with the largest mandate to his name, both take…

Smug Hillary Clinton wins the first presidential debate. Donald Trump looks like a plonker

27 September 2016 6:10

So, Donald Trump was being honest when he let it be known that he hadn’t swotted up for the first presidential debate. He…

Watch: John McDonnell’s disastrous Newsnight interview

26 September 2016 23:25

It’s been a long day for John McDonnell. On top of making his conference speech, the Shadow Chancellor has spoken…

Labour moderates split over whether to serve on Corbyn’s frontbench

26 September 2016 21:30

Whether or not to serve on Labour’s frontbench is a question of the same order of asking whether the deck…

Falkland Islands’ pitch to Jeremy Corbyn falls on deaf ears

26 September 2016 19:32

In a crowded field, one of Jeremy Corbyn’s more controversial suggestions during his time as Labour leader has been putting…

When Boris finally meets Erdogan, I hope they discuss his rude poem

26 September 2016 19:14

In March of this year the Turkish government complained about an item on German television which was critical of Recep…

If archaeology students can’t cope with ‘scary bones’, they really are doomed

26 September 2016 17:16

Just when you thought the trigger-warning trend on campus couldn’t get any more bonkers it’s reported that archaeology students are…

Lessons for the Prime Minister’s speech-writer

26 September 2016 16:16

To a new Prime Minister’s speech-writer the party conference approaches like a bullet train. If my friend, Sir Ronald Millar,…

Corbyn’s team clash over Trident

26 September 2016 15:23

Today Clive Lewis, the shadow Defence Secretary, used his conference speech to say that Labour has a clear policy in…

John McDonnell sends taxpayers running for the hills

26 September 2016 15:23

John McDonnell’s speech was a chance to win over voters. But while his pitch went down well in the hall…

Labour members’ stand-off with MPs shows things can only get more bitter

26 September 2016 15:14

Jeremy Corbyn might have wanted to wipe the slate clean and start over with his MPs after the summer’s leadership…

Six things to expect from tonight’s Trump vs Clinton TV debate

26 September 2016 13:37

Tonight’s first televised debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, on Long Island, New York, is expected to generate a…

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…

Labour must hold the Tories to account on Brexit

26 September 2016 12:40

John McDonnell is now speaking at the Labour conference, and will pledge to match the regional funding that communities will…

Coffee House Shots: Labour conference’s uneasy peace

26 September 2016 12:14

Labour’s conference is well underway but the mood so far is far from lively. Rather than rallying around their newly…

John McDonnell’s fight against capitalism steps up a gear

26 September 2016 10:37

With Labour’s bloody leadership contest behind them, John McDonnell wants to get back to business. This is a man who…

Labour’s anti-Semitism problem compared to ‘an over-whipped soufflé’

26 September 2016 10:04

Although reports and actions in the past year have suggested that Corbyn’s Labour might just have a problem when it…