PMQ’s sketch: two plank-walkers at the helm of the ship

29 June 2016 16:42

Rare to see a plank-walker at the helm of the ship. Today there were two. Cameron has accepted the inevitable…

It’s time for George Osborne to go – and go now

29 June 2016 16:38

This is an extract from Charles Moore’s Notes in the new issue of The Spectator, out tomorrow. George Osborne says…

Three questions Stephen Crabb will have to address in his leadership campaign

29 June 2016 16:18

Stephen Crabb is the first Tory leadership contender to formally declare his candidacy for the job, with a rousing speech…

Alan Duncan aired the Tories’ dirty laundry at today's PMQs

29 June 2016 14:29

PMQs was always going to be an odd event today. David Cameron is going as Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn…

Corbyn hit by further resignations

29 June 2016 11:56

In the past week, David Cameron has had to resign after losing the referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, and…

Why we need a second referendum – on the EEA

29 June 2016 11:43

Roger Scruton once observed, in his astute way, how important national feeling was to democracy: ‘Democracy is a form of…

Why the latest attack in Istanbul feels so much closer to home

29 June 2016 9:48

‘Too close to home,’ is how most of my friends and colleagues in Istanbul described the attack at the city’s…

Union leaders vow to help Corbyn fight Labour coup – ‘the Blairite virus is spreading again’

29 June 2016 9:12

After a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn passed at 172 votes to 40, a Labour leadership election looks…

Tory leadership race: Who is backing who?

29 June 2016 8:07

The race to be the next Tory leader is underway. Boris Johnson and Theresa May are the firm favourites –…

Tory leadership contest: the state of the race

28 June 2016 18:40

Westminster is at its fastest-moving and most unstable for years. Portcullis House and the tea rooms are buzzing with MPs…

Labour MPs pass vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn

28 June 2016 16:30

Labour MPs have passed a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn 172 votes to 40. There were 216 votes…

Disunited Europe: Brexit exposes cracks in EU relations

28 June 2016 16:08

Much of the media attention in recent days has been focused on the vacuum of leadership in Westminster. However, Britain’s…

Coffee House shots: Boris vs May, Labour woes and Britain’s Brexit deal

28 June 2016 15:18

Politics is still moving at breakneck speed – David Cameron is in Brussels and meanwhile, in Brussels, the fight to…

Nigel Farage does his best to alienate the rest of Europe

28 June 2016 13:47

Thankfully, many in Europe – not least the European Parliament – will have stopped listening to Nigel Farage a long…

Amidst the noise at the Corbyn rally was the sound of a political movement throwing itself into the abyss

28 June 2016 11:56

Whenever I write – or think – about Jeremy Corbyn supporters, I sound like Quentin Letts. For this I apologise. It…

Keep an eye on BBC journos injecting their political agendas into the Brexit debate

28 June 2016 11:28

A quick update on the BBC TV News. At ten o clock last night the programme ran a report from…

‘We are going to have to lock some people in a cupboard’: Labour plotters prepare for coup

28 June 2016 10:51

Labour MPs are today voting on the motion of no confidence on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. The rebels expect the vote…

Will Spain’s election finally end the country’s power vacuum?

28 June 2016 9:23

The only surprise result in Spain’s repeat general election on Sunday – rendered necessary by the impasse produced by December’s –…

George Osborne rules himself out of Tory leadership race

28 June 2016 7:49

George Osborne has ruled himself out of the Tory party leadership contest. The Chancellor said that whilst he accepted the…

Labour MPs advised on personal safety after pro-Corbyn demo

27 June 2016 21:51

The demonstration in support of Jeremy Corbyn is starting to dissipate, but Labour MPs have this evening been contacted by their…

Is Brexit the beginning of the End of Britain?

27 June 2016 20:53

So where are we now? Pretty much in the same position as the traveller who asks for directions to Limerick…

Team Corbyn defiant after parliamentary party turns on him

27 June 2016 20:01

Journalists aren’t allowed inside the meetings of the Parliamentary Labour Party. But this evening they got a glimpse of just…

Jo Johnson backs Boris

27 June 2016 18:44

Jo Johnson has declared his support for his brother’s leadership bid. In a statement to The Spectator, the minister for…

Spectator competition winners: looking for a tree in a line of poetry

27 June 2016 18:30

The latest competition called for a sonnet that has the name of a tree hidden in every line. This fiendish…

Mr Steerpike’s Sidebar of Shame