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Frumpy, out of date and not much fun – Gordon Brown and BHS go together in more ways than one.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

Labour’s halfwits have revealed their anti-Semitic side

28 April 2016 11:51

My guess is that the people who voted for Naz Shah at the last election think she did not go…

Jeremy Corbyn must now confront Labour’s anti-Semitism problem

28 April 2016 11:20

What is being said by senior figures in the Labour party about anti-Semitism at the moment is as depressing as…

The Spectator podcast: When the right goes wrong

28 April 2016 8:10

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

The FT has become the Daily Mail of the Europhile elite

27 April 2016 21:52

An enjoyable aspect of the EU referendum campaign is the nervous condition of the Financial Times. Unable to maintain its…

OECD says Brexit would cut immigration by 84,000 a year

27 April 2016 17:04

We should assume that today’s OECD report on Brexit was intended to frighten Britain into voting to remain in the EU.…

Jeremy Corbyn’s reluctance to suspend Naz Shah was revealing

27 April 2016 16:39

Naz Shah has now been suspended by the Labour party over the anti-Semitic comments she made before she became an…

PMQs Sketch: The high horse comes out cantering

27 April 2016 16:18

PMQs kicked off with a big fuss about improvements to our world-beating education system. To academise or not to academise?…

The Tories’ Return: New poll puts Conservatives ahead of Labour in Scotland

27 April 2016 15:22

At the 1997 general election the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party won 17.5 percent of the vote and lost its…

Is Brexit to blame for the GDP slowdown?

27 April 2016 15:08

Britain’s economic growth slowed in the first quarter of this year to 0.4 per cent, down from 0.6 per cent…

Mr Steerpike’s Sidebar of Shame