Bill Clinton tries to solve Hillary’s inauthenticity problem. Did it work?

27 July 2016 7:56

So there we have it: Bill has backed his ‘best friend’ and wife Hillary Clinton for President. That he would…

French politicians have a major problem on their hands

26 July 2016 19:35

Today’s attack was the 7th Islamist terrorist atrocity in France since January 2015. Two hundred and thirty six people have…

If Trump wins, Europeans will have to grow up

26 July 2016 18:02

As many people have pointed out, if someone had awoken from a coma after 30 years and learned that one…

How tolerant are the French expected to be towards Islamic extremism?

26 July 2016 15:36

In Saturday’s Guardian, Natalie Nougayrède, the former managing editor of Le Monde, wrote that in the days following the slaughter…

Will Europe finally face up to the threat of Islamism?

26 July 2016 13:56

On the bright side, the elderly priest who was murdered during mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen, had pretty well a…

Being a priest has become a dangerous job

26 July 2016 13:01

Fr Jacques Hamel, murdered today by Islamists in Normandy, was 84, and in his life would have seen his country transformed,…

Suzanne Evans ends leadership ambitions as she calls on Ukip to shed its ‘rugby club’ image

26 July 2016 11:31

With nominations for the Ukip leadership contest set to close at the end of the month, today Suzanne Evans called a…

Terror in France: priest murdered in Normandy church ‘in name of’ Isis

26 July 2016 10:46

Following a hostage situation at a church in northern France, two armed men and one hostage have been killed. The slain…

Bernie Sanders backs Hillary but not all Democrats are happy about it

26 July 2016 9:10

So after the glorious disunity of the Republican convention, now is the chance for the Democrats to pull together and…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit test is designed to fail

26 July 2016 8:37

Nicola Sturgeon still believes in Scottish independence. I know, who knew? That’s the point of the SNP, a party Ms…

Jean-Claude Juncker comes out fighting over Brexit

26 July 2016 8:00

Although Theresa May has repeatedly assured us that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, we’re still no closer to finding out what that actually…

Sarah Champion unresigns and returns to Labour frontbench

25 July 2016 16:50

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, was one of the Labour frontbenchers who resigned in an attempt to force…

Brexit is the most punk thing to have happened in years

25 July 2016 15:29

It turns out rock didn’t die when Elvis joined the Army in 1958, or when the Beatles accepted their OBEs…

Terror is the new normal for Germany and France

25 July 2016 13:30

Update: This piece was written yesterday and so is already out of date. This morning two armed men entered a church near Rouen during…

Chris Froome is a British sporting hero to be proud of

25 July 2016 13:12

One real giant who is towering over a previously tainted sport is the extraordinary Chris Froome, whose victory in the…

Brexit provides the perfect opportunity to crack the immigration question

25 July 2016 13:00

The British public are clearly dissatisfied with the way our immigration system currently works. One of the main reasons that…

Germany comes under attack again

25 July 2016 10:44

For the third time in a week, Germany has come under attack. On this occasion, a Syrian asylum seeker blew…

Philip Green is the ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’. What will Theresa May do about it?

25 July 2016 7:57

In her opening pitch as Prime Minister, Theresa May vowed to stick up for the man in the street and…

President Erdogan’s postmodern coup

24 July 2016 8:00

‘Big theatre,’ the man who runs the shop downstairs said to me as I tried to buy a tin of…

Ted Heath: still a surly man of mystery

24 July 2016 7:30

Vain, rude, penny-pinching — and apparently not even musical — the ‘Grocer’ was more peculiar than most, says Richard Ingrams

Why Prime Minister May has been a surprise

23 July 2016 10:33

As we come to the end of Theresa May’s first full week as Prime Minister, she hasn’t quite been the…

Spectator competition winners: ‘On First looking into Article 50 of the Treaty of Rome’

23 July 2016 10:00

The latest competition asked for poems with titles which riff on that of Keats’s sonnet ‘On First Looking into Chapman’s…

The most shocking aspect of Donald Trump fans? Their decency

23 July 2016 9:22

You might find them abhorrent. You might think them stupid for having fallen for such a charlatan. You might be…

French press fury after Hollande caves in to May

23 July 2016 8:30

Theresa May’s warm reception in France has gone down well in Britain after she won key concessions from the beleaguered…