The left’s great illusion in praising Labour’s ‘moral clarity’ under Corbyn

31 May 2016 12:55

Danny Dorling is one of the warmest and most intelligent left wing intellectuals of our day; an egalitarian, who proposes…

Boris ignores some basic points when he argues Brexit would cut fuel prices

31 May 2016 8:43

Would Brexit mean cheaper fuel bills for Brits? That’s the claim made by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove today, who…

Post-Brexit Britain could cut net migration by 100,000 a year. Here’s how

30 May 2016 13:41

The absence of an outline of a post-exit immigration regime is a serious gap in the Referendum debate. That need…

What China’s pragmatism teaches us about the Brexit debate

30 May 2016 13:14

Dr Johnson said that if anyone truly wanted to understand themselves, they should listen to what their enemies say about…

Sorry, but so-called “racist” jokes are funny

30 May 2016 11:40

There is a massive stench of hypocrisy in public life. We do and say things in private that we would…

Adults nowadays are the generation of kids who refused to grow up

30 May 2016 9:30

It was when I was going up in the lift that it struck me. The elevator stopped, the doors opened…

Church attendance isn’t everything. It’s authenticity that counts

30 May 2016 8:43

When there’s a story about Christianity in decline, or in crisis, you always get a few loudmouth lifestyle columnists gloating…

Nadine Dorries leads calls for Cameron’s resignation

29 May 2016 17:03

The knives have been out for David Cameron today. The Sunday Telegraph splashed on Priti Patel saying that he is too rich…

Lariam and my six months of madness

29 May 2016 14:48

I once went mad in Africa and it was no fun at all. I was snorkelling off the coast of…

The week in EU deceptions

29 May 2016 14:36

This has been another fine week for EU deceits, lies and misrepresentations. The chutzpah of the week award must go…

The horrific truth is that Donald Trump could actually win the US presidency

28 May 2016 15:49

Think Donald Trump is too vulgar, too crazy to actually make it to the White House? Then you probably thought…

Why Juan Villoro is the best football writer you’ve never heard of

28 May 2016 15:00

Football, unlike cricket, has for the most part been ill served by its writers. For every Brian Glanville and Ian…

No, thank you, Officer, I will not think before I speak

28 May 2016 13:44

As my daughter was preparing for her AS level exam on 1984 this week, George Orwell’s dystopian classic loomed back…

How Vote Leave plan to persuade the electorate that there are real risks to staying in the EU

28 May 2016 10:31

The IN campaign’s plan for victory in this EU referendum is relatively simple.  ‘Do you want the status quo or…

Spectator competition winners: can I have been drinking with Jeffrey Bernard?

28 May 2016 9:55

The latest challenge, to submit a poem about sharing a drink with a famous writer, was inspired by the poetry…

The Spectator podcast: Brexit, and the return of political lying

28 May 2016 9:29

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The Spectator poll: Are You In or Out? Bob Geldof, Tim Rice & Joey Essex have their say

27 May 2016 15:30

The Spectator’s EU Poll asked a fairly random group of well-known people how they’d vote in the EU referendum, and…

What’s the point of The Templeton Prize? After going to last night’s ceremony, I’m not sure

27 May 2016 14:17

The Templeton Prize is known to lots of people from Richard Dawkins’ intemperate denunciation of it in The God Delusion…

Women are becoming more and more infantile. It’s time to grow up, girls

27 May 2016 13:10

I consider myself such an extreme feminist that I make Germaine Greer look like Greer Garson. (Ask your gran.) But…

Vote Leave’s £50 million question

27 May 2016 10:01

If you ask most people if they wanted to win £50 million, the answer would be: where do I sign…

Purdah could give the Brexit campaign the boost it so badly needs

27 May 2016 8:15

If you’ve become fed-up with half-baked Treasury statistics, the start of the purdah period is welcome news. The ban on…

Immigration dominates first BBC EU debate

26 May 2016 21:51

The Lincoln-Douglas debate it was not, but we have just had the first prime time TV debate of this EU…

Donald Trump: The impossible has happened

26 May 2016 16:45

Do you remember when they said it wasn’t possible? When the pointy-headed wonks in Washington DC and the New York…

Why the BMA are no better than Arthur Scargill’s rabble

26 May 2016 15:09

That’s the trouble with conducting a strike via social media — press the wrong button and what was supposed to…

Mr Steerpike’s Sidebar of Shame