Corbyn makes his life more difficult by saying Labour won’t lose local council seats

3 May 2016 13:30

Jeremy Corbyn’s critics may well be setting the Labour leader impossible challenges by demanding that the party wins 400 seats…

Zero tolerance for anti-Zionists? The right is now as PC as the left

3 May 2016 12:47

So now we know: the right and the respectable left are just as good at PC purges as potty, radical…

Leicester City’s title win is the worst thing to have happened to football

3 May 2016 11:24

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, in his recent book Football, observes that the sport is ‘measured and appreciated’ in the imagination. Toussaint, an intellectually fanatical supporter…

Why won’t Labour go for Zac Goldsmith’s non-dom jugular?

3 May 2016 9:51

Trailing in the polls with three days to go until the London mayoral elections, Zac Goldsmith continues to attack his…

Is Indiana the end of the road for Ted Cruz?

3 May 2016 8:59

Today’s Indiana primary is Ted Cruz’s last chance of disrupting Donald Trump in his bid to wrap up the Republican…

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…

Mr Steerpike’s Sidebar of Shame