Theresa May prepares to play tough

17 January 2017 17:32

Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech sought to answer the question: does the Government have a plan for Brexit? Open Europe’s…

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May just made another Scottish referendum ‘more likely’, says Sturgeon

17 January 2017 15:27

Nicola Sturgeon inched Scotland closer to a re-run of its independence referendum today by reacting angrily to Theresa May’s Brexit…

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May’s aim: take back control of the Brexit negotiation

17 January 2017 15:07

Listen to Isabel Hardman, Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth reviewing Theresa May’s speech: Theresa May’s speech today was striking for…


Theresa May’s Brexit speech – ten main points

17 January 2017 12:38

‘A Global Britain’ promised the slogan behind Theresa May as she delivered her big Brexit speech. It was robust and well-judged, very much…

There’s life after Brexit for Cambridge University

8 January 2017 8:00

As a former student of English at Cambridge, I am sent the faculty magazine, 9 West Road. Its latest issue…

Theresa May’s extraordinary opportunity

7 January 2017 9:00

It is the fate of all new prime ministers to be compared with their recent predecessors. Theresa May has already…

Theresa May won’t get a better chance to deal with the social care crisis

6 January 2017 8:57

What is the greatest problem facing Theresa May this year? The Prime Minister is preparing for her speech on what…

Britain's outgoing ambassador to the European Union, Ivan Rogers, pictured with David Cameron

What the papers say: Sir Ivan ‘the terrible’ or a terrible loss?

4 January 2017 8:39

Sir Ivan Rogers is stepping down from his role as the UK’s ambassador to the EU – but is his…

Brexit means that few years will be as memorable as 2016

31 December 2016 8:00

Few years will live as long in the memory as 2016. Historians will ponder the meaning and consequences of the…

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2016 has been one of the greatest years ever for humanity

30 December 2016 9:25

Nothing better sums up the aloofness of the chattering class, their otherworldliness in fact, than their blathering about 2016 being…

Out – and into the world: Why The Spectator backed Brexit

26 December 2016 12:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 6: Our leader article from June,…

Germany remains a prisoner of its past

26 December 2016 10:00

In 1942, a man called Manfred Alexander turned up, unannounced, on my grandfather’s doorstep in Berlin. My grandfather knew him…

The six reasons why I voted ‘Remain’ in the referendum

25 December 2016 10:45

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 7: Matthew Parris’s article, written two…

Anis Amri was shot dead in Italy after being stopped by police

Anis Amri’s unchecked passage across Europe is nothing short of a scandal

24 December 2016 13:13

That the Tunisian terrorist who slaughtered 12 people in Berlin on Monday was even in Europe, let alone able to…

Why Leave voters are my heroes of 2016

23 December 2016 13:55

It’s rare that an opinion poll brings a tear to my eye. But this week one did. It was the…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit plan is flawed

20 December 2016 16:38

There is a smart, hi-tech media room in the Scottish government building which overlooks Holyrood – but it has been…

Scotland has nothing to gain from staying in the single market

20 December 2016 9:30

The Scottish economy will be left in ruins. Tens of thousands of people will be thrown out of their jobs.…

Why it’s not true that Brexit is already starting to bite

13 December 2016 12:03

So, the Remoaners have at last got a piece of economic news they can try to crow about – the…


Labour has even bigger problems than Jeremy Corbyn these days

10 December 2016 10:38

Want proof of how bad things are for Labour? Jeremy Corbyn and his disastrous leadership is not even its biggest…

What the papers say: Is time up for the EU?

6 December 2016 8:28

Something is happening across Europe, says the Sun – but EU leaders are still intent on burying their heads in…


A Eurosceptic union is forming across Europe

6 December 2016 8:00

Of all the barbs fired at us Brexiteers, the one that’s irritated me most is ‘Little Englander’. The suggestion is…

Beppe Grillo, leader of the Five Star Movement, speaks at a rally in Rome

Italy is in desperate need of a saviour

5 December 2016 15:35

Matteo Renzi lost his constitutional reform referendum – and his job – for a simple reason: too many Italians from…

Beppe Grillo says he’s ready to govern after Renzi resigns

5 December 2016 8:06

It started with a blog, and it could end up with a new Prime Minister. Beppe Grillo’s 5-Star movement, which…

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The High Court’s Brexit ruling is a product of our ‘post-truth’ age

3 December 2016 10:00

In November the High Court decided that the Government had no power to give notice to leave the EU under…


Is democracy in danger?

3 December 2016 9:30

Is democracy in danger? This is the belief of a Harvard lecturer called Yascha Mounk whose thesis was profiled in…