John McDonnell gets his excuses in early for Labour’s disastrous by-election defeat in Copeland

24 February 2017 9:03

Labour’s defeat in Copeland is nothing short of a disaster – but you won’t hear that from the shadow chancellor.…

I was right! Brexit has killed off Ukip

24 February 2017 8:55

It is hugely important, if you are someone as insecure as myself, to say ‘I told you so’ whenever the…

Matt Hancock fails to do his homework in Stoke

24 February 2017 7:06

Although the Conservatives can celebrate an impressive victory in Copeland last night, over in Stoke things look less rosy for…

Labour has just suffered its worst defeat for decades

24 February 2017 2:54

Isabel Hardman discusses the by-election results with Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth: The Tories have won the Copeland by-election with…

Labour hold Stoke as Ukip and Nuttall fail to breakthrough

24 February 2017 2:21

James Forsyth discusses the by-election results with Fraser Nelson and Isabel Hardman: Labour has avoided total electoral disaster and held…

Polls close in Copeland and Stoke

23 February 2017 23:05

Polls have closed in the Copeland and Stoke by-elections. It is too early to say with any certainty what the…

Storm Doris is here. It’s time to panic

23 February 2017 17:40

Today is Storm Doris’s day.  A woman called Helen Chivers, not Shivers as she should be, from the Met Office…

The post-fact world suits feminism just fine

23 February 2017 14:25

We now know that the video of a cyclist confronting a catcalling driver, which spent much of yesterday being circulated…

Brexit isn’t to blame for the Polish exodus

23 February 2017 13:03

I guess the hate crime epidemic that gripped Britain after Brexit hasn’t put that many people off, with new figures…

The Spectator podcast: May’s third way

23 February 2017 12:19

On this week’s Spectator podcast, we discuss Theresa May’s Third Way, whether we could have an Uber for social care, and…

Trump’s new ambassador is right: the UN is anti-Israel

23 February 2017 11:40

The most important statement from the new administration. Clear, concise, simply and devastatingly expressed. Exactly what many of us have…

Cressida Dick’s anti-terror cock-up should have disqualified her from the Met’s top job

23 February 2017 10:52

Well, on the bright side, it seems that the Home Secretary and the Mayor of London are forgiving people, at…

Why Labour deserves a crushing defeat in Stoke

23 February 2017 8:52

Never in recent years has a party deserved to lose an election, to be demolished by people’s ballots and fury,…

What the papers say: The worrying tale of the British IS bomber

23 February 2017 8:37

Ronald Fiddler doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, which perhaps explains the British Isis fighter’s…

Brexit and the rise of the superliar

23 February 2017 7:04

For an exercise in popular sovereignty, which was meant to take decisions away from the hated ‘elite’, the Brexit referendum…

Jeremy Corbyn challenges Labour to a race to the bottom

22 February 2017 17:25

The so-called leader of the so-called opposition gave another so-called performance today. Jeremy Corbyn seems to have challenged the Labour…

Emmanuel Macron’s idyllic vision of France is a myth

22 February 2017 17:08

As Emmanuel Macron stood on the steps of Downing Street on Tuesday urging Britain’s ‘banks, talents, researchers, academics’ to move…

Corbyn fumbled his NHS attack at today’s PMQs

22 February 2017 13:47

When Ed Miliband was asking the questions at PMQs, we didn’t think we were living through a vintage age of…

Watch: Tom Watson’s ‘dab’ dance at PMQs

22 February 2017 13:33

Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn haven’t always been the best of pals but Mr S is pleased to see that…

The Supreme Court’s ruling on foreign spouses is shameful

22 February 2017 12:13

Just when you were minded to think that Supreme Court judges were a bunch of diehard liberals whose fundamentalist belief…

Owen Jones turns to fake news to endear himself to the Left

22 February 2017 11:34

In today’s world of left wing politics, many Labour supporters find themselves classed as Tories and Zionists. In fact, even Owen…

Camilla Long’s 3* review of Moonlight doesn’t make her a racist

22 February 2017 11:01

I have a bone to pick with Camilla Long – a colleague of mine at the Sunday Times, where she…

A quick trade deal with the US after Brexit is less likely than we think

22 February 2017 10:02

It is many a Brexiteer’s fantasy: In 2019, shortly after the UK formally leaves the EU, Theresa May welcomes Donald…

UK Sport’s brutal funding cuts show that winning is now all that matters

22 February 2017 9:21

Is sport really so great? Or is it only winning that’s great? UK Sport says a loud yes to question…