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 last night’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,…

Spectator most-read: Trump’s defeat, life in the Royal Navy and ‘racist’ Oxford

5 February 2016 15:54

The Spectator’s fifth most-read article of the week was Nigel Farndale on what life was like on board a warship…

The worst public art imaginable

5 February 2016 14:50

Have you ever walked or driven past a piece of ‘public art’ and wondered how on earth it got commissioned,…

Feminists want to ‘protect’ Hillary Clinton. Do they realise they are doing her dirty work?

5 February 2016 13:01

‘Do you really not like Hillary Clinton, or are you just sexist?’ Cosmopolitan actually asked that question last week. Claiming that…

Labour Leave to split from Vote Leave

5 February 2016 9:47

Following reports of a furious row between Labour Leave and Vote Leave in the Guardian and the Times, I understand…

Why Cameron needn’t worry about Leave’s nine-point lead – yet

5 February 2016 8:51

Funnily enough, David Cameron’s EU deal hasn’t gone down all that well with voters. The Times this morning gives the…

BBC1’s Kids Company ‘expose’ was nothing of the sort

4 February 2016 18:12

To her supporters, Camila Batmanghelidjh is a deeply caring woman whose charity Kids Company was cruelly extinguished last summer thanks…

Tory MPs press ministers on sickness benefit cuts

4 February 2016 17:00

The Welfare Reform and Work Bill has its third reading in the House of Lords on Monday before returning to…

Today in audio: Margaret Beckett’s praying for another Corbyn miracle

4 February 2016 16:52

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

How not to defend the charity sector from criticism

4 February 2016 12:24

If you wanted an interview that summed up what is wrong with the charity sector at the moment, you’d struggle…

Does the UN not realise that Julian Assange has detained himself?

4 February 2016 12:18

Even by the high standards of the UN, its report on Julian Assange is ridiculous bordering on comic. The BBC…

Labour must make home ownership its priority

4 February 2016 12:03

Housing is now the biggest domestic public policy failure since the Second World War. A broken market that doesn’t meet…

The Spectator Podcast: Eurosceptic chaos, Trump’s campaign and the inaugural What’s That Thing? Award

4 February 2016 9:03

In this week’s issue, political editor James Forsyth asks whether David Cameron has somehow managed to dish the Eurosceptics for…

Mr Steerpike’s Sidebar of Shame