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Why the opinion polls still matter

1 June 2016 18:03

This EU referendum is a particularly difficult contest to poll and after the general election we all should be wary…

The Government must do more to ensure the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ becomes a lasting legacy

1 June 2016 9:00

The recent Queen’s speech, along with the growing divisions in the Conservative Party over the EU referendum, have focused attention…

Hilton: Brexit would be the crowning achievement of Tory modernisation

25 May 2016 0:01

In a speech to Policy Exchange today, Steve Hilton—David Cameron’s former senior adviser—will make the case that ‘any intellectual rigorous…

Why today is crucial for determining Theresa May’s chances in the next Tory leadership race

17 May 2016 8:27

Theresa May knows all about the pitfalls of speaking at the Police Federation but she is also well aware of…

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Why the Queen won’t be the centre of political attention next week

14 May 2016 10:31

In normal times, the government clears the decks ahead of the Queen’s Speech. It wants to ensure maximum publicity for…


What will Labour moderates do now?

6 May 2016 12:32

The election results that we’ve had through so far are a pretty potent combination for the Labour party. Diane Abbott…

Coffee House shots: What’s next for the Brexit campaign?

25 April 2016 12:33

The EU referendum rumbles ever closer but after a bad week for the leave campaign following Barack Obama’s controversial intervention…


Will Ruth Davidson’s ski-doo stunts pay off at the ballot box?

12 April 2016 16:43

Just a few days into the official campaign for the Holyrood elections and Ruth Davidson has had to change her…

The Spectator podcast: Eugenics, Tory wars and poetry

31 March 2016 8:25

We’re delighted to have Berry Bros sponsor our flagship podcast. For some years now their ‘Good Ordinary Claret‘ has been The Spectator’s house red, served to all our guests…

Ministers Attend The Government's Weekly Cabinet Meeting

Iain Duncan Smith warns government in danger of ‘dividing society’

20 March 2016 10:28

In one of the most extraordinary political interviews of recent times, Iain Duncan Smith has warned that the government ‘is…

International Paralympic Day in Trafalgar Square

Can Cameron and Boris keep a lid on it?

27 February 2016 10:30

David Cameron’s slap down of Boris Johnson on Monday was one of the most brutal, and personal, that I’ve seen…

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove at last year's Spectator awards. Picture: PA

This referendum is now a battle between two visions of the future

21 February 2016 19:04

George Osborne’s plan for this referendum was to turn it into a question of the future versus the past, for…

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Blow to Cameron as Boris backs Brexit

21 February 2016 16:01

David Cameron used to always remind people who asked him about what Boris would do in the referendum that the…

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Will more than half a dozen Cabinet Ministers back Brexit?

20 February 2016 8:00

The Cabinet convenes this morning at 10am with, at least, six of those present set to back Out. The most…

Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn’t and who is still on the fence?

16 February 2016 15:44

David Cameron has claimed his deal with the EU gives Britain ‘special status’. The PM has also said Brexit would…

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Which way will Gove go?

13 February 2016 10:32

If all goes according to David Cameron’s plan, he’ll have his EU deal by this time next week. But Downing…

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Tories playing ‘petty, grubby’ politics with Trident, Lord West warns

12 February 2016 12:25

The Tories risk playing ‘petty, grubby’ politics by planning to delay the Commons vote on Trident renewal, former head of…

Cabinet ministers pose with Charlie Mullins (Credit: Charlie Mullins)

Inside the Conservatives’ secret ‘black-and-white’ ball

8 February 2016 21:19

The Conservatives have their black-tie billionaire-laden black-and-white ball tonight – an event shrouded in secrecy. So your spy, Mr Steerpike,…


Merging the various Out campaigns is not the biggest challenge, winning is

29 January 2016 9:43

What could be worse, from a Eurosceptic perspective, than multiple Out campaigns? One Out campaign that can’t win. Those Eurosceptics…

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How many Tory MPs will back staying in the EU?

23 January 2016 10:30

With the government still convinced that there’s a better than 50:50 chance of a deal at the February EU Council…


PMQs sketch: Labour’s yellow submarine

20 January 2016 16:03

A new face at PMQs becomes samey after a few months. Corbo reached that point some time ago and Cameron…

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Robert Halfon earns himself a new nickname

23 November 2015 12:57

Last week Robert Halfon made headlines after he confessed to an affair with a Tory activist, claiming that Mark Clarke…

David Cameron Meets Spanish President Mariano Rajoy

Cameron to make his case for war to the Commons next week

21 November 2015 13:33

David Cameron will set out his case for air strikes against IS in Syria to the Commons late next week.…


Heidi Allen mistaken for a Labour MP by national radio station

28 October 2015 17:18

After Heidi Allen gave a barnstorming maiden speech last week criticising her own party over tax credit cuts, the Tory…


Revealed: Zac Goldsmith’s new campaign genius

22 October 2015 13:04

Given that Ivan Massow failed to be picked as one of the four final candidates in the race to be the…