Hillary Clinton says ‘Love trumps hate’. But will that message win her the White House?

29 July 2016 8:19

One of Hillary Clinton’s biggest problems when she took to the stage last night was who had come before her:…

Hinkley Point is the imperfect answer to a pressing problem

28 July 2016 16:08

Brits had been told that we’d be cooking our turkeys on power generated at Hinkley Point by next Christmas. It’s…

Does Theresa May really welcome global talent? If so, why destabilise EU nationals?

28 July 2016 14:40

After the Brexit vote, we at Index Ventures had been operating under the assumption that the new government would be…

Big boost for Jeremy Corbyn after court victory

28 July 2016 14:22

The Labour donor Michael Foster has lost his High Court case attempt to force Jeremy Corbyn to get 51 nominations…

Theresa May’s EU migrant stance is a chilling reminder of how nasty the Tories are

28 July 2016 13:45

There may be confusion about the role of EU immigrants in Westminster, but there’s none in Scotland. Our message is…

Kicking out EU nationals would be an act of unthinkable self-harm. Why is the PM even considering it?

28 July 2016 11:54

I am still angry at the exaggerations made by the Leave campaign, but even they did not stoop so low…

In defence of EU migrants: a plea to Theresa May

28 July 2016 11:26

During the Brexit debate, there was a wide mainstream consensus that EU nationals living in Britain should not be affected.…

Barack Obama: the great unity president who divided a nation

28 July 2016 9:45

Hillary Clinton can count herself lucky to have Barack Obama cheerleading her bid for the presidency. The outgoing President is…

To beat Islamist terror, France must close the gulf between church and state

28 July 2016 9:40

At the beginning of his war memoirs, Charles de Gaulle famously wrote, ‘All my life I have had a certain…

Is Putin eyeing up the Baltic states?

28 July 2016 9:30

For the frontline in a Cold War which has been rapidly heating up in recent years, Narva certainly does not…

The government can’t ‘phase out’ Latin from the English language

28 July 2016 9:00

In his essay, Politics and the English Language, George Orwell famously exhorted writers to be cautious of allowing ready words…

The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

28 July 2016 7:50

In a week in which both Germany and France have suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic…

Why won’t Theresa May respect the status of our 3m EU immigrants?

28 July 2016 6:34

There are many reasons why a majority of people in the UK voted to leave the European Union. Among them…

Europe’s terror summer: will politicians now accept the reality of Islamic terrorism?

27 July 2016 15:43

How is your Merkelsommer going? For now, Britain seems to be missing the worst. True, a couple of men of…

Pre-Brexit jitters? No, Britain boomed during the Referendum campaign

27 July 2016 12:43

It is still a little too early to say for sure that George Osborne’s gloom-laden economic forecasts for post-Brexit Britain…

Who does Bernie Sanders think he is?

27 July 2016 12:24

You have to admire Bernie Sanders’s chutzpah. For almost the entirety of his over 40-year career in politics, Sanders pointedly abstained…

Why Hillary Clinton’s mix of celebrities and politics could backfire

27 July 2016 12:24

Politicians, it seems, aren’t so dissimilar from the rest of us in their obsession with celebrities. Indeed, not even Hillary…

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…