The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

30 July 2016 10:00

After a week where both Germany and France suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic terrorism and Europe’s…

There’s nothing ‘anti-establishment’ about this US election

30 July 2016 9:57

This year’s US presidential election campaign has broken the mould, apparently. Never before have two ‘anti-establishment’ candidates in the shape…

Spectator competition winners: Donald Trump on making heaven great again

30 July 2016 9:30

The invitation to submit a conversation between St Peter and a well-known figure who is demanding admission to heaven. Although…

Why Scotland doesn’t deserve another referendum

30 July 2016 8:45

If the SNP ever succeeds, it will be because of the failure of the English to understand its game. English…

Will the US cave into Erdogan’s extradition demand?

30 July 2016 8:30

The three-month school summer recess began in Turkey just over four weeks ago. But for some teachers they may never…

If Trump wins the White House, the US could be finished as a world power

29 July 2016 16:46

Spy novels and James Bond movies; post-war Vienna and East Berlin; Manchurian candidates and Third Men. The pop culture of…

Business confidence is returning to Brexit Britain

29 July 2016 14:08

For all Gordon Brown’s economic mistakes, he at least tried to build confidence in the British economy. In the build-up…

In praise of the European Central Bank

29 July 2016 13:01

During the EU referendum campaign, there was much unfavourable comment (usually justified) about foreign entities or leaders who intervened to…

Summer of bloodshed continues after latest police killing in the US

29 July 2016 13:00

Once again, an American police officer has been killed in the line of duty. This time, a policeman in San…

Osborne’s Hinkley vanity project deserves to be buried alongside his political career

29 July 2016 9:50

Yesterday was supposed to be the day the nuclear button was finally pressed – a vote by the board of…

The anti-Clinton protest dwarfed the anti-Trump one. What does that tell us?

29 July 2016 9:08

There are certain things about political conventions you only notice when you are watching on TV – like Bill Clinton…

Hillary Clinton says ‘Love trumps hate’. But will that message win her the White House?

29 July 2016 8:19

One of Hillary Clinton’s biggest problems when she took to the stage last night was who had come before her:…

Hinkley Point is the imperfect answer to a pressing problem

28 July 2016 16:08

Brits had been told that we’d be cooking our turkeys on power generated at Hinkley Point by next Christmas. It’s…

Does Theresa May really welcome global talent? If so, why destabilise EU nationals?

28 July 2016 14:40

After the Brexit vote, we at Index Ventures had been operating under the assumption that the new government would be…

Big boost for Jeremy Corbyn after court victory

28 July 2016 14:22

The Labour donor Michael Foster has lost his High Court case attempt to force Jeremy Corbyn to get 51 nominations…

Theresa May’s EU migrant stance is a chilling reminder of how nasty the Tories are

28 July 2016 13:45

There may be confusion about the role of EU immigrants in Westminster, but there’s none in Scotland. Our message is…

Kicking out EU nationals would be an act of unthinkable self-harm. Why is the PM even considering it?

28 July 2016 11:54

I am still angry at the exaggerations made by the Leave campaign, but even they did not stoop so low…

In defence of EU migrants: a plea to Theresa May

28 July 2016 11:26

During the Brexit debate, there was a wide mainstream consensus that EU nationals living in Britain should not be affected.…

Barack Obama: the great unity president who divided a nation

28 July 2016 9:45

Hillary Clinton can count herself lucky to have Barack Obama cheerleading her bid for the presidency. The outgoing President is…

To beat Islamist terror, France must close the gulf between church and state

28 July 2016 9:40

At the beginning of his war memoirs, Charles de Gaulle famously wrote, ‘All my life I have had a certain…

Is Putin eyeing up the Baltic states?

28 July 2016 9:30

For the frontline in a Cold War which has been rapidly heating up in recent years, Narva certainly does not…

The government can’t ‘phase out’ Latin from the English language

28 July 2016 9:00

In his essay, Politics and the English Language, George Orwell famously exhorted writers to be cautious of allowing ready words…

The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

28 July 2016 7:50

In a week in which both Germany and France have suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic…

Why won’t Theresa May respect the status of our 3m EU immigrants?

28 July 2016 6:34

There are many reasons why a majority of people in the UK voted to leave the European Union. Among them…