The Spectator podcast: The age of May

29 September 2016 11:39

The Conservative party conference starts this Sunday in Birmingham. It will be the first time that Theresa May has addressed…

Conference party round-up: Corbyn-mania hits Liverpool

28 September 2016 18:48

As Labour conference draws to a close for another year, over the past four days there has been plenty of drama played…

Coffee House Shots: The verdict on Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech

28 September 2016 18:47

Labour conference is over for 2016 and it concluded with a barnstorming speech from Jeremy Corbyn. After rumours that he…

The Brexit charlatans are getting away with it

28 September 2016 18:00

Opponents of demagogues from Donald Trump to Nigel Farage have suffered from a huge political disadvantage. They were either politicians…

Jeremy Corbyn could have given this speech 20 years ago

28 September 2016 17:35

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour conference was rather good. It was clear, it was reasonably neatly-delivered, and it covered all…

‘Awesome’, ‘amazing’ & ‘divisive’: Jeremy Corbyn’s speech, the conference verdict

28 September 2016 17:07

Jeremy Corbyn has just brought down the curtain on the Labour conference. He earned a standing ovation at the end,…

Corbyn talks past the country

28 September 2016 16:58

Jeremy Corbyn’s second leader’s speech was much better than his first. One has to beware the soft bigotry of low…

Full speech: Jeremy Corbyn at Labour party conference

28 September 2016 15:32

Thank you for that introduction. And how brilliant it is to see the hall here in Liverpool, absolutely packed for…

There will be nothing normal about Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech

28 September 2016 14:21

Jeremy Corbyn will shortly address the Labour conference with what is officially known as the ‘parliamentary report’. An accurate ‘parliamentary…

Can Katy Perry stop Donald Trump?

28 September 2016 13:58

Recall that eight years ago a number of actors brought out a video of unspeakable dreadfulness called I Pledge, calling on…

Why sacking the football manager is a fool’s game

28 September 2016 13:25

At last, an English football manager who actually deserves to be sacked (or ‘left by mutual agreement’ if you prefer…

Andy Burnham finally quits the shadow cabinet

28 September 2016 12:42

Andy Burnham has just announced he’s leaving the shadow cabinet. He said he was doing so to concentrate on his…

G4S makes a comeback at Labour conference

28 September 2016 11:49

There was a time when it looked as though this year’s Labour conference might not go ahead as they struggled…

Solidarity for Venezuela at Labour conference

28 September 2016 10:25

Recent reports on the situation in the socialist haven of Venezuela suggest that not everything is so tickety-boo. With five-hour…

Jeremy Corbyn is ‘relaxed’ about migration. He might not be after the next election

28 September 2016 9:19

What does Jeremy Corbyn have to say to Labour voters worried about migration? Not a lot, seems to be the…

Jeremy Corbyn makes an impression at Labour’s ‘Friends of Israel’ bash

28 September 2016 7:33

Has Jeremy Corbyn turned over a new leaf? This time last year at the Labour Friends of Israel reception, the…

Labour conference, day four: The Spectator guide

28 September 2016 7:26

Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech will be the highlight – or lowlight (depending on your perspective) – of the day as…

Is Seumas Milne about to be shown the back door?

28 September 2016 0:36

Oh dear. It’s not been a great conference for Seumas Milne. Jeremy Corbyn’s director of comms managed to make himself…

Man bites dog as Corbyn tells Labour members: I want to win an election

27 September 2016 22:37

Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech includes the normally unremarkable but currently remarkable assertion that he wants Labour to win the next…

Labour is dying. Time to move on

27 September 2016 19:09

Still enveloped in their bubble of iridescent adolescent phlegm, the Labour Party now stands at 26 per cent in the…

How much does Boris Johnson care about free speech in Turkey?

27 September 2016 18:01

Ankara Shaking hands with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday must have been one of the most toe-curling moments Boris Johnson…

Labour moderates find a glimmer of conference hope

27 September 2016 17:33

Labour’s conference has just waved through a raft of reforms which look set to tip the balance of power on…

Full speech: Tom Watson at Labour party conference

27 September 2016 17:16

Hello, Conference. Thank you for being here in this great city, at this historic gathering of the greatest movement for…

Watch: Tom Watson defends New Labour’s record in barnstorming speech

27 September 2016 17:13

Down-hearted moderates at this year’s Labour conference have received a much-needed boost this afternoon from the party’s Deputy Leader. Tom…