I’m not surprised Zac Goldsmith lost – his campaign was a catastrophe

6 May 2016 19:06

Zac Goldsmith has spent much of the past few weeks telling us that the London mayoral vote ‘will be very close’. But…

Zac Goldsmith has nothing to be ashamed of

6 May 2016 18:50

It’s disappointing to see how many Tories are buying into Labour’s spin about Zac Goldsmith having fought a ‘dog whistle’…

Sadiq Khan wins the London mayoral race

6 May 2016 18:13

Sadiq Khan is the new Mayor of London. While the official result hasn’t yet been announced, it is now mathematically…

The Spectator podcast: Erdogan’s Europe

6 May 2016 16:54

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

Government drops plans to force all schools to become academies

6 May 2016 15:23

It’s a good day for the Conservatives to bury bad news, when all attention is on Labour and the SNP’s…

Election results: what you need to know

6 May 2016 13:00

Summary: Sadiq Khan becomes Mayor of London. SNP fail to win a majority. Scottish Tories become second largest party in Scottish…

What will Labour moderates do now?

6 May 2016 12:32

The election results that we’ve had through so far are a pretty potent combination for the Labour party. Diane Abbott…

The SNP’s decline has finally begun

6 May 2016 12:04

We are past peak SNP. The party has won a third successive Scottish Parliamentary election, an achievement that is not…

A force awakens in Scotland: the Union strikes back

6 May 2016 9:12

Nicola Sturgeon has her mandate but it is a smaller, feebler, mandate than almost everyone thought likely as recently as…

At long last, the Scottish Conservatives are back

6 May 2016 8:38

The Tory achievement in Scotland was delightfully encapsulated in one sharp moment during the BBC’s overnight coverage. Jackson Carlaw, the Scottish Tory…

Corbyn’s enemies’ greatest fear is coming true: he’s avoiding disaster

6 May 2016 7:17

This morning the Labour party is waking up to both disaster and relief. Disaster because the party is falling into…

Donald Trump backs Brexit

6 May 2016 0:00

Donald Trump has waded into the EU referendum debate tonight, saying he thinks that Britain is better off walking away…

What does Davutoglu’s resignation mean for Turkey and the EU?

5 May 2016 17:32

Ahmet Davutoglu’s resignation comes at a sensitive moment for the EU’s migration deal with Turkey. Why did the prime minister…

Americans are unable to resist the siren call of Clinton and Trump

5 May 2016 17:17

Imagine, if you will, two epileptics trying to share a bowl of noodles and you will get a sense of…

Can America survive Donald Trump?

5 May 2016 16:37

There have been many hyperbolic headlines about Donald Trump these last few days and weeks, so I’d like to add…

President Erdogan won’t let anyone stand in his way – including Turkey’s Prime Minister

5 May 2016 15:03

Is Turkey part of Europe? For most of our civilisation’s history, to have even asked such a question would have…

Sir Philip Green should not be stripped of his knighthood

5 May 2016 14:53

Possibly Sir Philip Green has behaved disgracefully in the matter of BHS. It does not follow that he should be…

Forget Zac — the Women’s Equality Party are the real fearmongers

5 May 2016 10:36

Imagine using the politics of fear to try to get elected in a city as buzzing and optimistic as London.…

Exclusive: Trinity Mirror’s New Day to close on Friday

4 May 2016 20:09

When the New Day was first launched in February, Trinity Mirror’s chief executive Simon Fox made clear that the company…

David Cameron faces hostile MPs at Liaison Committee on EU – ‘expect a writ!’

4 May 2016 18:54

After Prime Minister’s Questions turned into ‘Questions for the Leader of the Opposition’, David Cameron did at least face some scrutiny…

It’s Trump vs Hillary: a race that should terrify all conservatives

4 May 2016 18:44

This morning, Ted Cruz bowed out of the race. Now, John Kasich has given up. As a result Donald J. Trump, the most…

May 2016 elections: The Spectator guide

4 May 2016 18:38

Britain goes to the polls this week, as electoral contests take place in London, Scotland, Wales and across England. They’re…

PMQs Sketch: Next stop, extremist Labour

4 May 2016 16:56

Cameron hi-jacked today’s PMQs with a show of calculated brutality masked as high dudgeon. Feeble, whey-haired Corbyn obeyed the commands…

The moronic middle-class Sats warriors are entrenching class divisions

4 May 2016 16:03

Tuesday’s protest against Key Stage 1 Sats was moronic on so many levels that it’s hard to know where to…

Mr Steerpike’s Sidebar of Shame