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…

Zac Goldsmith’s London campaign has been a toe-curling embarrassment

4 May 2016 15:29

Zac Goldsmith spent almost every day out on the stump during his London mayoral campaign dressed in the formal dark…

PMQs: David Cameron says Gary Lineker should keep his pants promise

4 May 2016 13:22

It was gloves off time at PMQs today. With elections taking place across the UK tomorrow, David Cameron went for…

Ministers have lost the political argument on child refugees

4 May 2016 11:26

Why is the government preparing for a U-turn on accepting more unaccompanied child refugees? George Osborne was speaking this morning…

Are there any Jews who still support Labour?

4 May 2016 11:10

Many years ago, sometime in the last century (how worldly I feel writing that!) I was at the launch party…

Farewell then, Ted Cruz

4 May 2016 8:23

Farewell then Ted Cruz, who has now accepted the inevitable and suspended his candidacy for the Republican Party Nomination. Cruz…

Donald Trump wins Republican race – will the next stop be the White House?

4 May 2016 7:47

Donald Trump’s victory in Indiana means he’s now all but certain to be the Republican nominee. It’s a moment that…

I know who I’m supporting in the Corbyn-Hodge leadership contest

3 May 2016 19:27

Christ help us – Corbyn or Hodge! I think, given the choice, I’m pretty firmly with Jezza. One deranged bien-pensant…

A tale of two Ranieris

3 May 2016 16:20

The world now has two famous managers called Ranieri. One is Lew Ranieri, the corpulent monster of Salomon Brothers’ 1980s…

Britain’s Christian culture has risen above the recent religious brawl

3 May 2016 16:05

Our political culture contains some tension between Jews and Muslims. And some secular anti-Semitism, particularly on the left, and some…

The other leagues that Leicester tops

3 May 2016 14:23

A sneak preview from the ‘Barometer’ column of facts and figures in the next Spectator, out on Thursday… Other remarkable…

Very funny Barack, but can our politicians start taking themselves a bit more seriously?

3 May 2016 14:12

Tell me something. When you watch the above video of Justin Trudeau, does it warm your heart? Do you think…

Corbyn makes his life more difficult by saying Labour won’t lose local council seats

3 May 2016 13:30

Jeremy Corbyn’s critics may well be setting the Labour leader impossible challenges by demanding that the party wins 400 seats…

Mr Steerpike’s Sidebar of Shame