The Stop Trump protesters have got their priorities all wrong

21 February 2017 20:03

There’s almost as much talk about ‘virtue-signalling’ these days as there is about ‘fake news’. But one thing that doesn’t…

George Osborne is to blame for the business rates fiasco

21 February 2017 17:05

It is almost always unwise to postpone the introduction of a big, scheduled tax change, but often tempting at the…

Tory MP’s Bercow plot fails to land a blow

21 February 2017 16:04

After John Bercow announced in the House of Commons that he would block any calls for President Trump to speak in Westminster…

Mark Carney finally gets it: the real risk is a Brexit boom

21 February 2017 16:00

It is possible that Mark Carney is not quite the last person to notice that the post-Brexit economy is positively…

British food and drink exporters defy the doom-mongers

21 February 2017 15:12

Many farmers, asserted the Earl of Sandwich in a Lords debate last July, were now experiencing ‘regrexit’ – having voted…

This fake story made me feel sympathy for Donald Trump

21 February 2017 14:40

There was a great commotion in central London last night. A police helicopter hovered over The Spectator‘s office making a din,…

In defence of Wayne Shaw’s pie-munching stunt

21 February 2017 13:45

Uh oh, football’s puritans are riled up today. They think the sport might have been brought into disrepute during last…

No, legalising drugs won’t stop knife crime

21 February 2017 13:19

On Sunday, Coffee House ran an article by Koos Couvee, a former Enfield Advertiser journalist and contemporary of mine. It…

Cabinet wastes time with discussion on something it already agrees on

21 February 2017 13:09

If ever you wanted to understand what Theresa May’s relationship with her top ministers is like, today’s Cabinet meeting provides…

Revealed: Jeremy Corbyn and Seumas Milne’s nicknames

21 February 2017 12:13

Although Owen Jones, Derek Hatton and Glenda Jackson are just a few of the Labour left to turn on Jeremy…

The Church of England should be agnostic towards homosexuality

21 February 2017 11:23

Let me state the obvious for a moment: the Church of England does not know what line to take on…

What the papers say: The Lords’ Brexit debate is an unwelcome sideshow

21 February 2017 8:43

Peers can continue their Brexit debate in relative peace today without the watchful glare of the Prime Minister gazing over…

Theresa May makes the most of her political capital

20 February 2017 19:59

With an ICM poll out today showing the Conservatives have an 18-point lead over Labour (one of the four worst…

The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

20 February 2017 16:56

This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering…

Baroness Chakrabarti, the champagne socialist

20 February 2017 16:30

As the House of Lords begins to debate the government’s Article 50 bill, Baroness Chakrabarti appears to have used the…

The working-class vote is fed up with democracy

20 February 2017 16:12

We’re told that the story of Stoke and other similar working-class constituencies is the advance of Ukip; yet more important is…

Labour’s shadow cabinet fail

20 February 2017 15:31

Given the frequency of shadow cabinet reshuffles under Jeremy Corbyn, even the most eagle-eyed Westminster residents now have difficulty identifying…

The one consolation for Labour? Ukip aren’t a slick fighting force

20 February 2017 15:20

Theresa May has been visiting Stoke-on-Trent today ahead of the ‘really important’ by-election in the city on Thursday. That the…

Norma McCorvey: the woman who made the choice to be pro-life

20 February 2017 14:20

Norma McCorvey, who died on Saturday, was unknown; as the Jane Roe in Roe v Wade, she became one of…

What by-election? Tristram Hunt starts his new job

20 February 2017 13:11

When Tristram Hunt resigned as the MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central last month to take up a job as director of…

Mandy’s BBC interview riles the Corbynites

20 February 2017 8:55

Oh dear. Yesterday Peter Mandelson appeared on the Andrew Marr Show to warn of the dangers of Brexit. The New…

Could Brexit mean cheaper food? Don’t open the prosecco yet

20 February 2017 8:38

‘Brexit to chop food bills’, said the headline in the Sun on Sunday this weekend. The paper ran some research from the…

What the papers say: Why we’ve ‘had enough’ of Lord Mandelson

20 February 2017 8:27

After Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell returned to urge a revolt against Brexit, only one thing was missing: Peter Mandelson,…

Trump is right: Sweden’s refugee policy has led to problems it never imagined

19 February 2017 16:11

(Fraser Nelson writes from Stockholm) During a rally in Florida yesterday, Donald Trump spoke about immigration. “You look at what’s happening in…