Labour women attack Theresa May as ‘no sister’. How very un-feminist.

24 September 2016 17:38

The Labour Party is in a sour mood at present, that much we already know. Usually, most of the sourness…

Now Corbyn has triumphed, Labour’s real civil war begins

24 September 2016 14:57

Jeremy Corbyn has never been in a stronger position as Labour leader than he is today. A leadership contest that…

Goodbye Labour. For the life of me, I cannot see how you can recover

24 September 2016 13:48

Those of us on the left can all too easily imagine how our political rivals felt when watching Jeremy Corbyn’s latest…

Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership again, with a stronger majority

24 September 2016 11:52

As expected, Jeremy Corbyn has just beaten Owen Smith in the Labour leadership race with 62pc of the vote, higher last…

Who is to blame for Brexit?

24 September 2016 11:00

With Italy facing a referendum that could unseat its president, the EU’s member states in furious conflict over immigration, and…

It’s time for Theresa May to answer the airport question

24 September 2016 10:00

Hinkley Point — for all its flaws and the whiffs of suspicion around its Chinese investors — has finally received…

Spectator competition winners: politically correct nursery rhymes

24 September 2016 9:45

For the latest competition you were invited to filter popular nursery rhymes through the prism of political correctness. Some years…

This Labour leadership contest has represented an intellectual surrender to Corbynism

24 September 2016 9:05

The Labour leadership result isn’t announced until 11.45am today. But whatever the result—and no one seems in much doubt what…

Hong Kong offers an exciting vision of a post-Brexit future

24 September 2016 9:00

Since he moved to Hong Kong three years ago, the Rat’s Cantonese has been coming on apace. This has rather…

Christian criticism of Israel is myopic

24 September 2016 9:00

A Methodist church in Hinde Street, London, is exhibiting ‘You cannot pass today: Life through a dividing wall’, a reconstruction…

The V&A’s director is an accidental Bremoaner hero

24 September 2016 8:30

When I read that Martin Roth, the director of the V&A, was resigning from his job because of Brexit, I…

Another glorious year of County Championship cricket; another glorious failure for Somerset

23 September 2016 19:39

Nearly fifty years ago, CR Poole published a short work entitled ‘The Customs, Superstitions, and Legends of the County of Somerset’.…

Women – and transwomen – should fight on the frontline

23 September 2016 15:58

My favourite quote of all time comes from John Stuart Mill: ‘War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest…

Jim O’Neill’s decision to quit gives Theresa May something of a headache

23 September 2016 12:59

Jim O’Neill, who was somehow overlooked in Theresa May’s purge of the Osbornites, has become the first person to resign from…

What will Labour MPs do once Jeremy Corbyn is re-elected?

23 September 2016 12:45

Tomorrow just before noon, Jeremy Corbyn is set to be crowned leader of the Labour party for a second time,…

Spectator Life: My flight with Donald Trump

23 September 2016 10:53

When we were putting together the latest issue of Spectator Life, we had a debate about whether to put Donald…

Is Boris worrying that Brexit will never happen?

23 September 2016 10:13

Theresa May has made one thing clear: Brexit mean Brexit. But when will the Prime Minister actually pull the trigger…

Corbyn’s NHS plans reveal why Labour is doomed

22 September 2016 16:17

The NHS was the defining issue of the Labour leadership campaign because both candidates knew it had the power to…

The Islamophobic attacks you don’t hear about

22 September 2016 15:54

Incidents of ‘Islamophobia’ are really getting out of hand in Britain. In fact there has been such a wave of…

The immigration debate shouldn’t be sugar-coated

22 September 2016 12:03

Do you like Skittles? Do you like them so much you’d eat one from a packet even if you knew…

Michael Gove wants to add me to his professional network

22 September 2016 11:20

The publication of private emails by Colin Powell has spread panic in Washington. Now nobody feels safe. Some prominent people…

Divorce is a far greater invention than either the wheel or the Pill

22 September 2016 10:16

The late Mrs Merton, bless her, would never have seen fit to ask Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: ‘So, what…

The Spectator podcast: The indestructibles

22 September 2016 9:51

This weekend, the Labour party will convene in Liverpool for its annual conference. By that point it will have a…

Donald Trump’s chances of winning have never been higher

22 September 2016 8:56

There are 46 days to go until the US presidential election and the race is still tighter than anyone imagined…