Washington’s lobbyists are starting to panic

20 January 2017 11:46

Things are changing in Washington… and not just at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Political newbies watched the fireworks at the Lincoln Memorial on…

Wanted: a new production editor for The Spectator

20 January 2017 11:07

One of the most important jobs in The Spectator is opening up, and we’re looking for a pretty exceptional person…

Farewell Obama, a president who promised unity but left a legacy of rancour and division

20 January 2017 10:53

The irony of Barack Obama’s presidency is that while it began at a time when it seemed America’s fortunes could…

At least Martin McGuinness made old age. Many others didn’t

20 January 2017 10:43

So Martin McGuinness is retiring from politics due to a ‘very serious medical condition.’ Already this is giving vent to…

Watch: Emily Thornberry’s opposition blues on Question Time

20 January 2017 9:34

On Thursday, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet found themselves in disarray after the Labour leader suggested he would issue a three-line whip for…

Could Trump be the progressive leader Obama never managed to be?

20 January 2017 9:11

Washington, D.C. is a police state even in good times. Unique in the land of the free, only there do…

The irony of Corbyn’s three-line whip

19 January 2017 18:02

Jeremy Corbyn is a famous rebel, so famous that when he was elected, many in his party wondered how he…

Seumas Milne exits the Guardian for good

19 January 2017 17:34

When Seumas Milne first announced that he was joining Labour as Jeremy Corbyn’s director of communications in 2015, it was…

Is Maria Balshaw such a good choice for Tate? I tremble for the art I love

19 January 2017 16:30

The last couple of years have seen changes at the top of all of London’s major art musuems. In 2015…

The ‘clean eating’ gurus are now repenting – but the damage has been done

19 January 2017 16:19

Ella Mills, née Woodward – aka ‘Deliciously Ella’ – was on Radio 4 this morning discussing ‘clean eating’. Many will…

Voting ‘leave’ meant leaving the single market – and most voters knew it

19 January 2017 14:32

The angrier, snootier sections of the Remain camp have done many bad things since 23 June. Some have suggested Brexit…

Nicholas Soames gives Boris a telling off

19 January 2017 12:22

On Wednesday, No 10 was forced to clarify that the Foreign Secretary had not compared the French President to a Nazi after Boris Johnson…

The Spectator podcast: You’re fired!

19 January 2017 11:57

On this week’s episode, we discuss the winners and losers as Trump moves into the White House, where Theresa May’s Brexit strategy…

Are you due a refund from EE? Here’s how to find out

19 January 2017 11:34

Britain’s biggest mobile operator EE has been fined £2.7 million for overcharging more than 30,000 customers. Between July 2014 and…

Surprisingly, Donald Trump’s inauguration will be relatively low-key

19 January 2017 10:50

Who would have thought it? The man who declared his presidential ambitions after arriving down a gilded escalator and whose…

Housing, banking, cash machines and car insurance

19 January 2017 10:42

Hardly a day goes by without commentary and new research on Britain’s housing market. Now the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors…

Theresa May’s Davos speech – full text

19 January 2017 10:25

This is an organisation that is, as it says in the very first line of your Mission Statement, committed to…

Ireland will have the hardest Brexit of all

19 January 2017 8:20

Irish eyes aren’t smiling – when it comes to Brexit. As one who hails from the Emerald Isle, I’ve taken…

Sajid Javid’s warning over ‘Nazi smears’ catches up with Boris

18 January 2017 18:04

Although Theresa May used her Brexit speech on Tuesday to emphasise to European leaders that she hoped for a close and…

Corbyn’s team are trying – and failing – to turn him into a famous wit

18 January 2017 16:28

Poor grey sad Mr Corbyn. So angry. So useless. And so weird as a visual spectacle. His sharp-featured head looks,…

Theresa May’s Twelve Steps for EU recovery

18 January 2017 14:01

The earliest members of Alcoholics Anonymous offered their famous Twelve Steps, which the drunkard must take in order to recover,…

PMQs: Corbyn’s confusion over the single market

18 January 2017 14:00

Jeremy Corbyn’s attack line on Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions today might have been more effective had the Labour…

SNP MP’s fake news

18 January 2017 13:22

Although Theresa May’s speech revealing her plan for a global Britain was well-received by her party and much of the…

If you want some advice…hire a financial adviser

18 January 2017 12:20

Asked earlier this month for his 2017 financial resolution, the newly knighted former pensions minister Sir Steve Webb replied it…