There’s a global morality gap — and it’s getting wider

10 February 2016 17:39

Michael Hanlon, the science writer, has died at the age of 51. He was the science editor at the Daily…

Would Jeremy Corbyn prefer George Galloway to be Mayor of London?

10 February 2016 17:21

If a dirty mind is a perpetual feast, then a filthy mind is an open sewer. You see where the…

PMQs sketch: Cameron’s new tactic to steal Corbyn’s mascot

10 February 2016 16:59

Housing is Jeremy Corbyn’s second favourite subject (after drainage lids). Back in the 1970s the grateful proletariat hailed his long…

Is Cameron considering holding the Trident vote in the Autumn?

10 February 2016 16:38

One of the more intriguing exchanges at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions was between Julian Lewis and David Cameron on Trident.…

Marina Wheeler: why David Cameron’s EU deal isn’t enough

10 February 2016 13:28

This is an extract from the new issue of The Spectator, out tomorrow: Last week Donald Tusk, President of the…

PMQs: Has Labour given up on opposition?

10 February 2016 12:54

A walk in the park for David Cameron at PMQs this week. Jeremy Corbyn asked six questions on housing, but…

The banks have serious problems, but a European-wide crisis? Let’s be serious

10 February 2016 12:37

A new European banking crisis. Seriously? Starting at Deutsche Bank? That’s the way markets were pointing on Tuesday as Deutsche’s…

How Jeremy Corbyn is preparing for PMQs

10 February 2016 11:58

What will Jeremy Corbyn lead on today at Prime Minister’s Questions? The Labour leader could ask David Cameron about the…

The irony of Bernie Sanders: why American kids love the 74-year-old socialist

10 February 2016 11:37

Manchester, New Hampshire ‘Anybody here got any student debt?’ asks Bernie Sanders halfway through his speech at a rally in…

Today’s doctors strike proves how the NHS needs radical reform

10 February 2016 7:49

This is a bleak day for the NHS. The doctors strike has gone ahead and some 3,000 operations have been…

Populism rules: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump triumph in New Hampshire

10 February 2016 3:41

Manchester, New Hampshire Populism won tonight in New Hampshire. Rage against the elite won tonight in New Hampshire. Class warfare…

US election 2016: New Hampshire primary – as it happened

9 February 2016 23:55

New Hampshire The Spectator’s deputy editor Freddy Gray is currently in New Hampshire. Here’s his report from the evening as the…

Will Catholic bishops try to scare their flocks into voting against Brexit?

9 February 2016 22:05

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales – and the separate hierarchy for Scotland, for that matter – have long…

Move over Royal Family. London’s oligarchs are the new tourist attraction

9 February 2016 19:13

‘And if you look to your left you will see a house once linked to Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakhstan’s former intelligence chief,…

Today in audio: Mogg piles pressure on Boris over Brexit

9 February 2016 17:28

Jacob Rees Mogg might be one of the best known Eurosceptic faces in Parliament but he won’t be leading the…

Row in Ukip over EU referendum campaign ‘stitch up’

9 February 2016 17:15

Ukip’s announcement this afternoon that it will be backing Grassroots Out in its bid for designation as the official ‘Leave’…

Labour in ‘terrible place’ after avoiding Shadow Cabinet Trident showdown

9 February 2016 16:14

Shadow Cabinet members are a little disorientated after the heated discussion on Trident that they were expecting at today’s meeting…

I might offer Oriel College a six-figure sum, but there’s one condition

9 February 2016 15:07

I had the rather subversive idea of offering a six-figure sum to Oriel College, Oxford. On one condition: that the…

Will the New Hampshire primary see the return of ‘the crazy’?

9 February 2016 14:59

As the first results of the Iowa caucus began to come through, a remarkable prospect dawned on US election analysts.…

We can’t let Labour’s leadership use Trident to destroy the party

9 February 2016 14:26

These are wild times in the Labour party, as an appetite for self-destruction grips the party leadership. Central to the ‘new…

Scottish Tories aim for serious Holyrood campaign

9 February 2016 13:06

How can Ruth Davidson become the Leader of the Opposition in Holyrood? The leader of the Scottish Conservatives made her pitch…

Cameron’s EU campaign is negative, stupid, and likely to win

9 February 2016 12:26

Here we go again. According to today’s Daily Express, leaving the European Union is the only way to ‘save the NHS’. According…

How can Labour resolve its Trident row?

9 February 2016 10:26

The Shadow Cabinet has its session with Emily Thornberry on Trident today. At least there are fewer people so she…

David Cameron’s mum isn’t the only Cameron to criticise Tory cuts

9 February 2016 9:37

David Cameron’s mum has joined the battle against Conservative cuts, it has emerged this morning. Mary Cameron’s intervention after signing…

Mr Steerpike’s Sidebar of Shame