Commons votes in favour of invoking Article 50 by the end of March

7 December 2016 19:27

461 MPs have just voted for Theresa May to invoke Article 50 by the end of March. The Tory amendment…

Emily Thornberry’s PMQs performance should worry Jeremy Corbyn

7 December 2016 18:44

The PM is abroad. Her vacant throne was occupied by David Lidington, the agreeably lightweight Leader of the House. He’s…

Bill Cash teaches Ken Clarke a lesson at Brexit debate

7 December 2016 18:26

In today’s Article 50 debate, MPs from across the House offered their two cents worth on what Brexit means. However,…

Marxist-Leninists are now the Labour party’s moderates

7 December 2016 15:43

There are three misconceptions about the far left. Not one of them is true. And all of them hide the crisis in…

Calls on Grayling to resign over troublesome trains

7 December 2016 14:14

Chris Grayling has found himself in the naughty corner today over a leaked letter — to the Evening Standard — from…

‘British values’ are a load of old codswallop

7 December 2016 14:10

Sometimes a combination of news stories crop up that so perfectly sum up the spirit of the age, its absurdities…

Labour remembers what it’s like to be an effective opposition

7 December 2016 14:09

Is Labour actually managing to do its job as a decent opposition? Yesterday, the party forced the government into a…

PMQs: Emily Thornberry’s battle over the customs union

7 December 2016 13:29

With Theresa May away, it was David Lidington v Emily Thornberry at PMQs today. The shadow foreign secretary asked Lidington…

Watch: Steve Baker wages war on BBC at PMQs

7 December 2016 13:11

Although the BBC has traditionally been accused of showing anti-Conservative bias, since Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader the party…

In defence of Niall Ferguson

7 December 2016 12:45

Niall Ferguson’s belated decision to back Brexit has aroused a lot of mockery today. Unkind souls are presenting him as…

Nicky Morgan’s wrong trousers

7 December 2016 11:41

Does Theresa May understand what life is like for the just-managing families she purports to stand for? The Tory party…

The fashion world had no moral compass – until Melania Trump came along

7 December 2016 11:38

Will someone please dress Melania Trump? She looks like something out of The Only Way is Essex in those tight-fitting,…

Nigel Evans’ Trump card for Christmas

7 December 2016 11:36

Christmas doesn’t start until Nigel Evans sends out his annual card.  This year’s is no exception, with the Conservative MP’S…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day three

7 December 2016 11:00

It’s day three of the Supreme Court’s landmark case on the triggering of Article 50. Here’s how the day unfolded: …

Theresa May agrees to publish Brexit strategy before invoking Article 50

7 December 2016 8:30

With the Supreme Court ruling on the government’s Article 50 appeal not expected until the new year, Theresa May is facing a…

What the papers say: Brexit, political pygmies and repentant Remainers

7 December 2016 8:26

MPs will vote for the first time today on the Government’s Article 50 timeline. While Labour have said the decision…

Perhaps Michael Gove should get the Turner Prize

6 December 2016 18:15

It is a week where you’d imagine most British politicians would be occupied by the Supreme Court ruling over Brexit.…

Sorry Remoaners. The British peso is on its way back

6 December 2016 14:46

We were about to see parity with the dollar. It was fetching less than an euro at the airport. Spiralling…

Michel Barnier plays hardball on Brexit

6 December 2016 11:56

Michel Barnier, the Commission’s Brexit negotiator, has been giving a running commentary on Brexit this morning. Barnier, striking a predictably…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day two

6 December 2016 10:34

The second day of the Supreme Court hearing has seen the Government continue to put forward its case for why it…

What the papers say: Is time up for the EU?

6 December 2016 8:28

Something is happening across Europe, says the Sun – but EU leaders are still intent on burying their heads in…

A Eurosceptic union is forming across Europe

6 December 2016 8:00

Of all the barbs fired at us Brexiteers, the one that’s irritated me most is ‘Little Englander’. The suggestion is…

Italy will soon be haunted by its inability to reform

5 December 2016 18:09

Matteo Renzi has resigned from being Prime Minister of Italy but he has not resigned from the Democratic Party.  He…

John Key’s real legacy is his lack of blunders

5 December 2016 16:48

Imagine a Tory Prime Minister stepping down after nearly ten years at the top on his own terms. The budget was back in…