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A quick trade deal with the US after Brexit is less likely than we think

22 February 2017 10:02

It is many a Brexiteer’s fantasy: In 2019, shortly after the UK formally leaves the EU, Theresa May welcomes Donald…

The Stop Trump protesters have got their priorities all wrong

21 February 2017 20:03

There’s almost as much talk about ‘virtue-signalling’ these days as there is about ‘fake news’. But one thing that doesn’t…

This fake story made me feel sympathy for Donald Trump

21 February 2017 14:40

There was a great commotion in central London last night. A police helicopter hovered over The Spectator‘s office making a din,…

The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

20 February 2017 16:56

This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering…

Trump is right: Sweden’s refugee policy has led to problems it never imagined

19 February 2017 16:11

(Fraser Nelson writes from Stockholm) During a rally in Florida yesterday, Donald Trump spoke about immigration. “You look at what’s happening in…

For the sake of Britain’s constitution, will everyone please shut up?

18 February 2017 10:00

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

What the papers say: The ‘enemies of the people’ row rumbles on

17 February 2017 8:37

The Article 50 court cases sparked an angry backlash in the newspapers, with the judges involved famously labelled ‘enemies of…

Five points from Donald Trump’s bizarre press conference

16 February 2017 21:38

For sheer entertainment value, you couldn’t beat it. Donald Trump’s sprawling – and first solo – press conference was a…

Syria is a world war without a solution

16 February 2017 14:17

The Afghans on the road in Serbia were wet from the rain. They were trying to hitch a ride into…

What the papers say: Britain’s defence spending isn’t enough

15 February 2017 8:44

A key part of Theresa May’s strategy for wooing Donald Trump was making it clear that Britain was pulling its…

Are Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin fast becoming enemies?

14 February 2017 10:58

It’s been said a lot that, for all the supposed closeness between Russia and the new US administration, the Trump-Putin…

John Bercow must be saved from the paroxysms of Parliament’s angry men

13 February 2017 19:36

John Bercow is a curious little poppet. He’s come a long way since his spotty days of undergraduate hangem’n’floggery in the…

The Trump-fearing, Brexit-loathing set make even Piers Morgan look reasonable

13 February 2017 14:57

I can forgive many of the sins of the Trump-is-Hitler, Brexit-is-Beelzebub lobby. I mean, we all lose the plot occasionally.…

The shameful hypocrisy of Sweden’s ‘first feminist government’

13 February 2017 14:14

A couple of weeks ago I named the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq as my pious political hypocrite of the week,…

Ken Loach’s Bafta’s diatribe shows he is stuck in the past

13 February 2017 10:49

Ken Loach, who seems to defy the rule that you get more right-wing as you get older, used his Bafta acceptance…

Spectator competition winners: protest songs for the Donald’s detractors

12 February 2017 10:30

You were invited to follow in the footsteps of Green Day and Moby and provide Donald Trump’s detractors with a…

Watch: David Aaronovitch makes an utter fool of himself on Newsnight

11 February 2017 20:39

I thought you’d like to see this, in case you haven’t already. This is David Aaronovitch being made to look…

Does Donald Trump read?

11 February 2017 11:00

When President Obama left office, he confided that he had got through the eight years of stress by reading. He…

John Bercow’s Trump intervention was out of order

11 February 2017 10:00

As we have been reminded this week, the most famous words (apart from ‘Order, order’) ever uttered by a Speaker…

Trump’s travel ban is more popular than Trump

10 February 2017 16:29

Well there you have it. After almost two weeks of braying and spluttering about Donald Trump’s immigration plan, it turns out…

Watch: BBC gives John Bercow a lesson in virtue signalling

10 February 2017 11:07

Yesterday James Duddridge, the Tory backbencher, tabled a motion of no confidence in the Speaker. It comes after John Bercow took the…

Trump may lose this legal battle – but he can still win the political war

10 February 2017 10:44

Donald Trump now looks the weakest US president of recent times. His approval rating is historically low for a new…

Trump’s foreign policy seems designed to terrify everyone – including his own government

9 February 2017 17:13

‘Plan, prepare, and train for the outbreak of chaos,’ says al Qaeda’s handbook, The Management of Savagery, a blueprint for…

Shock horror! Many Europeans agree with Trump on Muslim immigration

8 February 2017 21:19

Well, now… would you just look at this. I’d read it here if I were you because I suspect it…

What the papers say: John Bercow the ‘pipsqueak’ and Sajid Javid’s missed opportunity

8 February 2017 8:42

John Bercow has defended his comments about Donald Trump by saying his remarks were made ‘honestly and honourably’. Today’s editorials,…