Ministers have lost the political argument on child refugees

4 May 2016 11:26

Why is the government preparing for a U-turn on accepting more unaccompanied child refugees? George Osborne was speaking this morning…

Are there any Jews who still support Labour?

4 May 2016 11:10

Many years ago, sometime in the last century (how worldly I feel writing that!) I was at the launch party…

Farewell then, Ted Cruz

4 May 2016 8:23

Farewell then Ted Cruz, who has now accepted the inevitable and suspended his candidacy for the Republican Party Nomination. Cruz…

Donald Trump wins Republican race – will the next stop be the White House?

4 May 2016 7:47

Donald Trump’s victory in Indiana means he’s now all but certain to be the Republican nominee. It’s a moment that…

I know who I’m supporting in the Corbyn-Hodge leadership contest

3 May 2016 19:27

Christ help us – Corbyn or Hodge! I think, given the choice, I’m pretty firmly with Jezza. One deranged bien-pensant…

A tale of two Ranieris

3 May 2016 16:20

The world now has two famous managers called Ranieri. One is Lew Ranieri, the corpulent monster of Salomon Brothers’ 1980s…

Britain’s Christian culture has risen above the recent religious brawl

3 May 2016 16:05

Our political culture contains some tension between Jews and Muslims. And some secular anti-Semitism, particularly on the left, and some…

The other leagues that Leicester tops

3 May 2016 14:23

A sneak preview from the ‘Barometer’ column of facts and figures in the next Spectator, out on Thursday… Other remarkable…

Very funny Barack, but can our politicians start taking themselves a bit more seriously?

3 May 2016 14:12

Tell me something. When you watch the above video of Justin Trudeau, does it warm your heart? Do you think…

Corbyn makes his life more difficult by saying Labour won’t lose local council seats

3 May 2016 13:30

Jeremy Corbyn’s critics may well be setting the Labour leader impossible challenges by demanding that the party wins 400 seats…

Zero tolerance for anti-Zionists? The right is now as PC as the left

3 May 2016 12:47

So now we know: the right and the respectable left are just as good at PC purges as potty, radical…

Leicester City’s title win is the worst thing to have happened to football

3 May 2016 11:24

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, in his recent book Football, observes that the sport is ‘measured and appreciated’ in the imagination. Toussaint, an intellectually fanatical supporter…

Why won’t Labour go for Zac Goldsmith’s non-dom jugular?

3 May 2016 9:51

Trailing in the polls with three days to go until the London mayoral elections, Zac Goldsmith continues to attack his…

Is Indiana the end of the road for Ted Cruz?

3 May 2016 8:59

Today’s Indiana primary is Ted Cruz’s last chance of disrupting Donald Trump in his bid to wrap up the Republican…

The world will rejoice with Leicester City

2 May 2016 23:00

It’s one of the oldest stories of them all, deeply embedded in our nature and our culture. In some ways…

The BBC should commission a Christian version of Woman’s Hour

2 May 2016 16:48

In his new book God is No Thing: Coherent Christianity, Rupert Shortt notes that religion is in some ways taken…

Why does Nicholas ‘fatty’ Soames want to muzzle the press over gastric band surgery?

2 May 2016 15:39

A few weeks ago, the Sunday Times had an amusing story by the estimable Tim Shipman about Nicholas Soames MP…

Republished: the business article that someone wants you not to read

2 May 2016 15:30

Note from the editor. The Spectator has been informed that, due to an EU Court ruling, the below article will now…

Is it ‘Islamophobic’ to draw attention to Sadiq Khan’s links with extremists?

2 May 2016 9:28

Zac Goldsmith came in for a fair amount of criticism yesterday after writing a piece in the Mail on Sunday…

The death of investment banking as we know it? Bring it on

2 May 2016 9:06

Oh woe. Investment bank profits are evaporating after a disastrous contraction of trading revenues reflecting zero-to-negative interest rates, weak commodity…

Diane Abbott says it is smear to say Labour has a problem with anti-Semitism

1 May 2016 12:35

Labour might have hoped that the announcement of an independent inquiry into the issue of anti-Semitism in the party would…

How to avoid becoming a great bore of today

1 May 2016 7:20

I was interested to read recently that Her Majesty The Queen’s party planner, Lady Elizabeth Anson, makes a point of…

Charles de Gaulle knew it: Britain does not belong in the EU

1 May 2016 7:19

‘England in effect is insular, she is maritime, she is linked through her interactions, her markets and her supply lines…

Has no one told Zac Goldsmith how to hold a pint glass?

30 April 2016 21:27

Yes, Labour is in the worst kind of turmoil – but don’t expect Zac Goldsmith to be able to turn it…