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…

First, immigrants. Now, terrorism. Will Cameron’s EU scaremongering ever stop?

9 February 2016 9:17

A few weeks ago, James Forsyth revealed David Cameron’s strategy for fighting the EU referendum: to campaign on the theme…

Emily Thornberry confronted by Labour MPs over Trident

8 February 2016 22:16

Emily Thornberry, the new Shadow Defence Secretary, held a meeting with her fellow Labour MPs this evening. It either went ‘swimmingly’ or…

Why are feminists so reluctant to offer practical advice to other women?

8 February 2016 18:32

I recently attended a talk for aspiring young journalists where the two female speakers were both senior news editors at…

Spectator competition winners: misery memoir blurbs

8 February 2016 18:30

Reader Tom Dulake suggested that I invite competitors to submit a blurb for a misery memoir, which struck me as…

Corbyn to miss Labour Trident briefing tonight

8 February 2016 16:49

Emily Thornberry will tonight address Labour MPs at the weekly meeting of the Parliamentary Labour on her Trident policy review.…

Is it really wise for David Cameron to threaten us with migrants?

8 February 2016 16:42

Is it really wise for David Cameron to threaten us with migrants? That is what he has done today with…

Today in audio: Liam Fox on Cameron’s ‘ridiculous, scaremongering tactics’

8 February 2016 16:33

Liam Fox, speaking on the World at One, denounced No 10’s suggestions that leaving the EU would mean Britain could…

Can the fighting Leave factions work together?

8 February 2016 16:17

Despite all the fighting over which faction is working with who that’s taken place over the past few days, MP…

Could the Conservatives take Labour’s place as Scotland’s second party?

8 February 2016 16:17

Last month I wrote that everyone loves Ruth Davidson but no-one will vote for her. Now a new YouGov poll…

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