Grieve’s Brexit amendment could destabilise British government for years to come

20 January 2019 10:30

How can backbenchers take back control of Brexit? The latest plan is by Dominic Grieve who would (according to leaks)…

How the education establishment got it wrong on cuts

20 January 2019 9:07

One of the most successful political campaigns of recent years has been on school-funding, with various teaching unions driving home…

Why a customs union is looking less likely

19 January 2019 10:40

Immediately after the government’s crushing defeat on Tuesday night, a slew of Cabinet Ministers thought that it was inevitable that…

Raw and noisy debate is exactly how laws should be made

19 January 2019 9:00

An unexpected outcome of the tortuous process of Brexit negotiations has been the enhancement of Britain’s reputation as a parliamentary…

A new definition of Islamophobia could be a recipe for trouble

19 January 2019 8:30

There is a looming risk the Government will soon subscribe to a definition of Islamophobia that will function as a…

Why Conservative MPs are talking about an early election

19 January 2019 7:30

Theresa May managed to make history this week by breaking the record for largest government defeat. With no clear Plan…

Sajid Javid made the right call on the Isis ‘Beatles’

19 January 2019 7:00

The High Court yesterday rejected a challenge over the Government’s decision to share evidence with the US about two alleged…

Brexiteers may have blown their big chance, but Remainers have done far worse

18 January 2019 18:54

Have Leavers just blown their best chance of Brexit in a subconscious sort of way, because deep down, they never…

The Spectator Podcast: does parliament have a plan for Brexit?

18 January 2019 16:48

Over the next couple of weeks, parliament gears up for another meaningful vote. But can Theresa May win around enough…

What’s the real reason Greg Clark doesn’t like Brexit?

18 January 2019 15:15

To those who’ve known Greg Clark for any length of time, the transformation of the mild-mannered business secretary into the…

Does Lancet want to hand control of our diets to the state?

18 January 2019 15:02

Interested in a case study of all rational and proportional thought going out the window? No, I’m not talking about…

The cheer on Question Time that will terrify Corbyn’s Labour

18 January 2019 12:35

How brilliant was that cheer on Question Time last night? Isabel Oakeshott said Theresa May should just walk away from the…

Is this finally Boris Johnson’s moment?

18 January 2019 12:23

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. That was the message of Boris Johnson’s speech this morning at a…

Corbyn gives his verdict on a second Brexit referendum

18 January 2019 11:03

Jeremy Corbyn is under mounting pressure to back a second referendum. Labour MPs have grouped together to try and persuade…

Will the DUP pave the way for a softer Brexit?

18 January 2019 9:29

On Monday, Theresa May must return to the House of Commons and lay out her Brexit Plan B following the…

Emmanuel Macron’s fear of Frexit is bad news for Britain

18 January 2019 8:25

Emmanuel Macron launched his Big Debate on Tuesday and for the next two months the French people will have the…

The Norway v People’s Vote fight

18 January 2019 0:24

One of the bitterest divides in British politics right now is between advocates of a second referendum and those who…

Brexiteers are destroying their own dream

17 January 2019 19:14

Are some Brexiteers addicted to disappointment and frustration? Do they so crave the righteous indignation that flows from being thwarted…

How Italy’s populists stepped up their war with Macron

17 January 2019 15:38

The war of words between the governments of Italy and France escalated last week, after Italy’s deputy Prime Ministers, Luigi…

How long can Corbyn hold out against a second referendum?

17 January 2019 13:21

Jeremy Corbyn is no enthusiast for a second referendum. He wants to, as his speech today suggested, hold further motions…

The vote on May’s deal was less important than you might think

17 January 2019 12:50

Now that the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement has been decisively rejected by Parliament, the challenge, as Theresa May said last…

Watch: Labour supporters heckle the media

17 January 2019 12:25

You would think that after being Labour leader for three years, some of the shine would have worn off Jeremy…

Which party will split first: Labour or the Conservatives?

17 January 2019 11:45

Which of the Conservative and Labour parties is most likely to split over Brexit? Or perhaps it is more apposite…

Books Podcast: why did Sweden cover up incidences of mass sexual assault?

17 January 2019 11:16

What do you think of when you think of Sweden? If, like me, the very name conjures fuzzy ideas of…