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…

Vote Leave changes board after infighting: will this calm the Out camp down?

3 February 2016 22:10

The Monty Python-esque scrapping in the ‘Leave’ camps may calm down a little after the Vote Leave campaign this evening…

PMQs sketch: Kamikaze Creasy

3 February 2016 16:12

The referendum is slowly (very slowly) breaking up Cameron’s cabinet. It’s put him in a weird mood. Yesterday he was…

Today in audio: Wednesday 3rd February

3 February 2016 15:44

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

Labour delays Shadow Cabinet row on Trident

3 February 2016 15:37

Labour has delayed its Shadow Cabinet discussion of the party’s Trident review until next week, after yesterday’s meeting ran out…

Sorry establishment Republicans, The Donald isn’t dead yet

3 February 2016 15:19

If Donald Trump had won in Iowa on Monday night, everybody would still be saying what a brilliant candidate he…

EU statement: Eurosceptic Tories strikingly civil to Cameron

3 February 2016 14:54

The great confrontation between David Cameron and Eurosceptic Tory backbenchers did not materialise today. Instead, the tone of the questions…

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