Freedom is our best weapon against Isis

25 August 2016 14:36

Of all the guff churned out about Isis, the refrain that we are engaged in a ‘clash of civilisations’ and…

The Spectator’s accidental all-women cover

25 August 2016 13:58

Just before The Spectator went to press yesterday, my colleague Emily Hill pointed out that I’d just taken away the…

The reason why women aren’t often funny

25 August 2016 11:53

The Edinburgh Fringe festival is drawing to a close. Female comics including Bridget Christie, Jayde Adams, Zoe Coombs-Marr, Kate Lucas…

Today’s net migration figures show the huge task facing Theresa May

25 August 2016 10:30

The good news for the Government is that net migration is down. The bad news? It’s down by so little…

The gender pay gap isn’t just about sexism

25 August 2016 10:18

‘More work needs to be done,’ is what people say whenever some unachievable social goal is shown to be another…

Brexit U-turns: who is rowing back on their Project Fear warnings?

25 August 2016 9:35

In the run-up to the referendum, we were warned Brexit would unleash misery. George Osborne suggested a vote for Brexit…

The Spectator Podcast: Marriage for one

25 August 2016 8:14

An increasing number of women are entering into the institution of marriage with their dream partner: themselves. In her cover…

Nigel Farage tells Trump rally to take heart from Brexit

25 August 2016 7:08

As everyone in Britain knows, Brexit became a real possibility only once Nigel Farage was elbowed out of the leadership by…

Why you shouldn’t vote for Jeremy Corbyn

24 August 2016 14:18

What follows is an appeal to Jeremy Corbyn supporters to think again. It’s from Chris, a Labour party member, who…

An independent Scotland would now be bankrupt

24 August 2016 14:15

This time two years ago, the United Kingdom stood on the brink of dissolution. The referendum on Scottish independence hung…

Where has all the money gone, Nicola Sturgeon?

24 August 2016 13:37

Just three years ago, the Scottish government enjoyed claiming that an independent Scotland would be one of the wealthiest countries…

The burkini ban is a political ruse

24 August 2016 13:34

Private Eye used to run a column called the ‘Neo-philes’, listing some of the endless cases of hacks saying ‘X…

Why Corbyn could still come out on top from ‘traingate’

24 August 2016 11:20

This morning Jeremy Corbyn has woken up to find his face plastered across the front pages of the Daily Mail and the Times…

Women must be free to wear the bikini – and the burkini

24 August 2016 10:42

‘Let’s play a game. Yohji or Burkini?’ a friend and fellow fashion writer in Paris lazily suggested. We were sitting by…

Owen Smith makes a foolish pledge to block Brexit

24 August 2016 8:16

Jeremy Corbyn’s embarrassing train row is a gilt-edged opportunity for his rival to try and make up ground in the…

How Donald Trump shacked up with the alt-right

23 August 2016 20:17

The Republican nominee is giving a platform to a movement he might not truly understand.

 

The SNP has played Scotland’s Catholic Church for a fool

23 August 2016 17:42

In England and other places there can still be surprise when discussion of football in Scotland segues too smoothly into…

Nicola Sturgeon resurrects Project Fear by claiming Brexit will cost Scotland billions

23 August 2016 14:46

If you thought the Brexit vote marked the end of ‘Project Fear’, you’ll be saddened to know it’s back. This…

‘Honour thy son and thy daughter’ is the new secular commandment

23 August 2016 10:45

Unseemly as the public blood-letting between stand-up comic Joshua Howie and his apparently less-than-absolutely-fabulous mother Lynne Franks undoubtedly is, it…

Brexit won’t finish the EU, insist Merkel, Hollande and Renzi

23 August 2016 8:15

It’s no surprise that Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi chose to host a press conference with Angela Merkel and Francois…

‘Sarko 2’ confirms his comeback

22 August 2016 16:18

His comeback is being called ‘Sarko 2’. Now, four years after the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost out to Francois…

Unconditional love is a dangerous delusion

22 August 2016 16:10

When I think about love, that old line by William Goldman about Hollywood comes back to me: Nobody knows anything.…

The Sunday roast is dying – and the Tories are to blame

22 August 2016 13:45

It is fair to say that I am never one to take the Polly Toynbee approach to things – or…

Liz Truss confirms there will be a British bill of rights. But we still don’t know when

22 August 2016 13:18

It’s been over a month since Theresa May stood on the steps of Downing Street. And yet the process of…