Nicholas Soames tries to woo Brexiteers with champagne

2 December 2016 15:50

Throughout the EU referendum campaign, Nicholas Soames stood firmly on the side of Remain — warning that a vote to Leave…

Listen: Lib Dems cut disastrous Sarah Olney interview short

2 December 2016 14:26

Sarah Olney’s honeymoon period as the newly elected MP for Richmond Park has come to an abrupt end. Hours after…

Is support for Brexit growing in Richmond Park?

2 December 2016 14:05

‘The people of Richmond Park and North Kingston have sent a shockwave through this Conservative Brexit government,’ said Sarah Olney,…

Watch: BBC presenter blasts ‘imperialist lies’ over Fidel Castro

2 December 2016 12:23

This week, it’s not gone unnoticed that the BBC have given Fidel Castro’s death a lot of air time and a…

Lawlessness and disorder: Francois Hollande’s presidency has been a disaster

2 December 2016 11:22

Forgive me if I sound a touch complacent at the news that Francois Hollande has fallen on his sword. In…

Why do church leaders suck up to Marxist regimes?

2 December 2016 10:46

When Fidel Castro died, Pope Francis ‘grieved’. That’s right: he grieved for the man who – in addition to murdering…

How was a gay Islamist porn star able to penetrate Germany’s intelligence agency?

2 December 2016 10:37

Anybody who has observed Germany in recent years may have noticed that the country’s politicians have gone a bit nuts. …

We need a Zac’s law: MPs who trigger a by-election should not be allowed to stand again

2 December 2016 6:54

Even I can’t say I’m upset that Zac Goldsmith has lost his seat. For the last few days, now, my…

Zac Goldsmith’s brother has a tantrum

2 December 2016 6:18

Last night the Liberal Democrats managed to overturn Zac Goldsmith’s 23,000 majority in Richmond Park. While Goldsmith was visibly downcast…

Liberal Democrats oust Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park by-election

2 December 2016 5:44

It’s happened. Early this morning the Liberal Democrats managed to do the unexpected and overturn Zac Goldsmith’s 23,000 majority in the Richmond…

Where are the government going on immigration?

1 December 2016 17:35

Today’s net migration figures are still at their record level of just over a third of a million a year.…

Italy’s own populist revolution may be about to begin

1 December 2016 16:44

Golden boy, Luigi Di Maio, is the 30-year-old, slickly dressed leader of the Parliamentary Italian Five Star Movement (M5S), Italy’s…

David Davis sets the cat among the pigeons at Brexit questions

1 December 2016 15:56

David Davis put the cat among the pigeons in the chamber today. The Brexit secretary — who takes a more relaxed approach…

Revolutionary Cuba’s racism problem

1 December 2016 14:48

You can tell a lot about a country from its sexual politics. Out one night at La Fabrica, a state-funded arts…

Bob Geldof: I led the booing of Mike Pence at Hamilton

1 December 2016 12:10

Last month, the president-elect declared war on Hamilton — the broadway musical — after his vice-president elect Mike Pence was booed and…

The Booker prize has triggered a bout of literary protectionism

1 December 2016 11:59

Whatever happened to all those great liberal internationalists who damned the vote for Brexit as a case of isolationist Britain…

The Spectator podcast: Brexit on trial

1 December 2016 11:57

On this week’s Spectator podcast, Isabel Hardman talks about the landmark Supreme Court ruling and whether it is putting ‘Brexit…

Immigration reaches record high – but what does that really tell us about Brexit Britain?

1 December 2016 11:14

How much do the net migration figures mean these days? The Office for National Statistics released its latest migration estimates…

Brexiteers won’t now admit it, but removing EU citizens was a key part of Vote Leave’s campaign

1 December 2016 10:40

Who could have predicted that the fate of millions of people from EU member states presently residing in the United…

OBR chief ignores critics to heap more Brexit gloom upon MPs

30 November 2016 17:21

Last week the Office for Budget Responsibility revised down its forecasts, suggesting the economy would only expand by 1.4pc in the…

PMQs Sketch: Striking attitudes in the Chamber

30 November 2016 16:16

Sometimes PMQs is about policy. Sometimes it’s about posturing. Today everyone was striking attitudes like mad. Jeremy Corbyn over-stated the…

The animal rights revolution is coming

30 November 2016 16:14

Some will scoff when I say that we are in the first wave of an animal rights movement which will…

Labour’s Matt Damon problem

30 November 2016 16:01

One of the crueller caricatures in the 2004 satirical film ‘Team America: World Police’ is a little puppet of Matt…

This St Andrew’s Day, Scottish Tories should count their blessings

30 November 2016 15:47

As is traditional, St Andrew’s Day will be marked in the proper style by expatriate Scots gathering to bless what…