Why are feminists so reluctant to offer practical advice to other women?

8 February 2016 18:32

I recently attended a talk for aspiring young journalists where the two female speakers were both senior news editors at…

Spectator competition winners: misery memoir blurbs

8 February 2016 18:30

Reader Tom Dulake suggested that I invite competitors to submit a blurb for a misery memoir, which struck me as…

Corbyn to miss Labour Trident briefing tonight

8 February 2016 16:49

Emily Thornberry will tonight address Labour MPs at the weekly meeting of the Parliamentary Labour on her Trident policy review.…

Is it really wise for David Cameron to threaten us with migrants?

8 February 2016 16:42

Is it really wise for David Cameron to threaten us with migrants? That is what he has done today with…

Today in audio: Liam Fox on Cameron’s ‘ridiculous, scaremongering tactics’

8 February 2016 16:33

Liam Fox, speaking on the World at One, denounced No 10’s suggestions that leaving the EU would mean Britain could…

Can the fighting Leave factions work together?

8 February 2016 16:17

Despite all the fighting over which faction is working with who that’s taken place over the past few days, MP…

Could the Conservatives take Labour’s place as Scotland’s second party?

8 February 2016 16:17

Last month I wrote that everyone loves Ruth Davidson but no-one will vote for her. Now a new YouGov poll…

In the case of Bishop Bell, the Church has shown real compassion

8 February 2016 15:25

Christian columnists of left (Giles Fraser) and right (Charles Moore, Peter Hitchens) agree: Bishop Bell has been most sorely wronged.…

Tory whips jittery about local government finance rebellion

8 February 2016 14:42

Communities Secretary Greg Clark is giving a statement this afternoon in the Commons on local government finance. This sounds like…

Are we really supposed to believe David Cameron cares about reforming prisons?

8 February 2016 9:23

David Cameron has outlined his plans for prison reform today. But does he genuinely care about prisons or is he…

Boris for In? Mayor teases readers in column

8 February 2016 8:45

They may not be allowed to speak out yet, but everyone is trying to find out what senior eurosceptic Tories…

I know that Margaret Thatcher would have fought for Brexit with all her strength. Here’s why

7 February 2016 14:55

To be quite so desperate, quite so early, in the pre-referendum campaign as the In campaigners must be to wheel…

Charles Moore: Sorry, but Margaret Thatcher would not have voted to stay in the EU

7 February 2016 9:37

Margaret Thatcher would have voted to stay in the European Union, her former foreign policy adviser Lord Powell writes in…

Oh dear. Marco Rubio had a shocker in Saturday’s debate

7 February 2016 6:03

Poor Marco Rubio. At the vital moment, he seems to fluff his lines. In the final months of 2015, America’s lumpencommentariat kept predicting ‘Marco’s…

Who will be out for Out?

6 February 2016 10:30

The Leave campaigns continue to bicker with each other in increasingly absurd fashion, but it would be wrong to think…

Cameron’s “deal” has backfired – badly. So what will he do now?

6 February 2016 10:25

It should, by now, be clear to David Cameron that he is in some degree of trouble with his referendum.…

Marco Rubio is the only candidate who understands America’s global role

6 February 2016 10:00

Last week, I was in the United States, where the media are even more subject to groupthink than their British…

Oxbridge colleges are drowning in celebrity appointments like Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch

6 February 2016 9:32

An Oxford College has done something really offensive, and it doesn’t involve a statue of a white supremacist. Lady Margaret…

Is it Islamophobic to record ‘Christianophobic’ hate crimes?

5 February 2016 18:03

A freedom-of-information request by Sikhs has turned up some curious statistics from the Metropolitan Police. They show that of the…

Facebook’s ‘Motherhood Challenge’ is designed for sad exhibitionists

5 February 2016 17:06

Further proof that social media is fundamentally evil comes by way of Facebook’s Motherhood Challenge. It has been doing the…

Why is Jeb Bush still running?

5 February 2016 16:46

Washington, DC The Bush family hates to lose. Yet Jeb Bush — child of one president; brother of another —…

Are hipsters the new aristocracy?

5 February 2016 16:36

I love Twitter. Just like the historian Dan Snow, I find the social media site to be an overwhelmingly positive…

Today in audio: Julian Assange vs Philip Hammond

5 February 2016 16:32

Haven’t had a chance to follow the day’s political events and interviews? Then don’t worry: here, The Spectator, brings you…

Split in Labour Leave over whether it has left Vote Leave

5 February 2016 16:09

This might seem impossible, but the row between Vote Leave and Labour leave has become even more complicated. This afternoon,…

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