Tonight, the world will rejoice with Leicester City

2 May 2016 23:00

It’s one of the oldest stories of them all, deeply embedded in our nature and our culture. In some ways…

The BBC should commission a Christian version of Woman’s Hour

2 May 2016 16:48

In his new book God is No Thing: Coherent Christianity, Rupert Shortt notes that religion is in some ways taken…

Why does Nicholas “fatty” Soames want to muzzle the press over gastric band surgery?

2 May 2016 15:39

A few weeks ago, the Sunday Times had an amusing story by the estimable Tim Shipman about Nicholas Soames MP…

Republished: the business article that someone wants you not to read

2 May 2016 15:30

Note from the editor. The Spectator has been informed that, due to an EU Court ruling, the below article will now…

Is it ‘Islamophobic’ to draw attention to Sadiq Khan’s links with extremists?

2 May 2016 9:28

Zac Goldsmith came in for a fair amount of criticism yesterday after writing a piece in the Mail on Sunday…

The death of investment banking as we know it? Bring it on

2 May 2016 9:06

Oh woe. Investment bank profits are evaporating after a disastrous contraction of trading revenues reflecting zero-to-negative interest rates, weak commodity…

Diane Abbott says it is smear to say Labour has a problem with anti-Semitism

1 May 2016 12:35

Labour might have hoped that the announcement of an independent inquiry into the issue of anti-Semitism in the party would…

How to avoid becoming a great bore of today

1 May 2016 7:20

I was interested to read recently that Her Majesty The Queen’s party planner, Lady Elizabeth Anson, makes a point of…

Charles de Gaulle knew it: Britain does not belong in the EU

1 May 2016 7:19

‘England in effect is insular, she is maritime, she is linked through her interactions, her markets and her supply lines…

Has no one told Zac Goldsmith how to hold a pint glass?

30 April 2016 21:27

Yes, Labour is in the worst kind of turmoil – but don’t expect Zac Goldsmith to be able to turn it…

It will take more than Labour’s ‘inquiry’ to deal with the left’s anti-Semitism problem

30 April 2016 10:47

Anyone concerned about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party should welcome the appointment of Shami Chakrabarti, the former head of Liberty,…

Listen: Ken carries on digging after Labour’s anti-Semitism row

30 April 2016 10:32

Ken Livingstone’s doggedness has kept him in politics for 40 years. Yet the same tenacity was also on display this…

The battle for Labour’s soul

30 April 2016 10:18

Normally, when we talk about a party being in ‘crisis’ we are really referring to a policy dispute or a…

Spectator competition winners: how to get rid of an unwanted guest

30 April 2016 9:45

The invitation to suggest remarks guaranteed to get rid of a guest who is outstaying his or her welcome drew…

Gordon Brown is to blame for making bankruptcy respectable

30 April 2016 9:00

Frumpy, out of date and not much fun – Gordon Brown and BHS go together in more ways than one.  …

The Spectator podcast: When the right goes wrong

30 April 2016 8:30

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

Rhodes Must Fall activists have become the very thing they hate

30 April 2016 8:18

A cruel stunt by a group of Rhodes Must Fall activists has exposed just how detached from reality the regressive…

Louis Theroux has brought honest humanism to our screens

30 April 2016 8:10

Louis Theroux’s latest documentary on alcoholism confirms the fact that he has become an interesting broadcaster. He has grown up.…

The Spanish argument for abolishing government

29 April 2016 13:22

On 26 October last year, the Spanish government shut up shop in preparation for a general election. This duly took…

‘Labour at war’: Papers make miserable reading for Corbyn as Ken row rumbles on

29 April 2016 8:10

The Labour party knew that the row over Ken Livingstone’s suspension was not going to disappear overnight. And this morning’s…

Labour’s anti-Semitism problem stems from its grassroots

28 April 2016 20:03

If I were the Conservative party I’d be getting worried: Labour’s implosion is happening too fast. At this rate they…

Today in audio: Ken’s day to forget

28 April 2016 17:29

Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour party after plonking himself firmly at the centre of the anti-Semitism row…

Watch: The Spectator’s Brexit debate

28 April 2016 15:54

In the largest event in The Spectator’s 188-year history, 2,200 people packed into the Palladium this week to watch our…

Ken Livingstone suspended by Labour

28 April 2016 13:50

Ken Livingstone has been suspended by Labour after wading in to defend Naz Shah in the anti-Semitism row. Labour officials…

Mr Steerpike’s Sidebar of Shame