Blue on blue warfare: Anna Soubry vs Andrea Jenkyns

15 October 2018 12:21

With only weeks to go until a Brexit deal is put to parliament, the Conservative party is showing no signs…

Last night’s election was a disaster for Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies

15 October 2018 8:41

If politics were a science, the Bavarian-based Christian Social Union would be the automatic and overwhelming victor in every regional…

The Chief Whip can’t take your call right now, please leave a message after the tone

14 October 2018 22:17

No one has their finger on the pulse in the House of Commons like the government’s chief whip. To make…

What can break the Brexit impasse?

14 October 2018 22:06

The Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab travelled to Brussels this afternoon, but not to shake on a deal. Rather, he was…

Hell week 2.0: can Theresa May cling on?

14 October 2018 17:51

If last week was ‘hell week’ for Theresa May, the next few days could be classed as the Prime Minister’s…

Sunday shows round-up: Emily Thornberry defends Labour’s Brexit tests

14 October 2018 17:28

Iain Duncan Smith – The PM should put £2-3 billion of extra funding back into Universal Credit Sophy Ridge was…

What Britain can learn from America’s bathroom battles

14 October 2018 9:00

James Kirkup’s article (‘The march of trans rights’) discussed many of the complexities created by the issue, and rightly so.…

Let’s talk about how the Turkish government deals with dissidents abroad

13 October 2018 15:53

The indignation over the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has taken an interesting turn now that Donald Trump…

Are we heading for a Salzburg-style smash?

13 October 2018 10:34

Sunday night was when the deal on the Irish backstop was meant to be done. But, as I say in…

It’s the last chance to save the planet – until next time

13 October 2018 9:00

‘Final call to halt “climate catastrophe”’, said the BBC’s website, covering the ‘special report’ of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

Pope Francis was wrong to shower praise on Cardinal Wuerl

12 October 2018 17:31

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who is under intense pressure to…

Shrinking pizzas and pies isn’t the way to tackle obesity

12 October 2018 15:52

From 30 March next year, of course, we will no longer be subject to all those silly EU laws on…

Why we shouldn’t forget Jeremy Corbyn’s contemptible past

12 October 2018 15:25

There are many clever people – pollsters, commentators, strategists – who say that Jeremy Corbyn’s past does not matter, that…

Will the Tories have the wit to save Universal Credit – and themselves?

12 October 2018 14:32

The row over Universal Credit is a reminder that reforming welfare is the toughest job in politics. The question, right…

The Spectator Podcast: Death of a dissident

12 October 2018 13:49

Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance has shocked the world. The Saudi journalist was caught on camera entering the country’s consulate in Istanbul,…

Has Princess Eugenie actually read the Great Gatsby?

12 October 2018 13:08

Today marks the marriage of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank. Although the BBC didn’t jump at the chance to air…

Books Podcast: Andrew Roberts on Churchill

12 October 2018 13:03

In this week’s books podcast I’m talking — this time in front of a live audience at Daunt Books —…

Princess Eugenie’s wedding was unexpectedly heartwarming

12 October 2018 12:44

In the final volume of his collected letters, Patrick Leigh Fermor recalls watching the wedding of Princess Anne in 1973…

How the Tories’ education shake-up risks alienating Jewish voters

12 October 2018 9:39

Labour desperately needs to win over Jewish voters if Jeremy Corbyn is to make it to Downing Street. At the…

The Left begins to eat itself: Labour disputes row

11 October 2018 18:01

Oh dear. This year’s Labour conference was notable for the fact that the big dispute was not between the moderates…

The cautionary tale of Karen White, the transgender rapist

11 October 2018 17:34

Karen White is a rapist and child abuser who has committed several acts of sexual violence against vulnerable people. One…

Why the DUP could risk toppling Theresa May’s government

11 October 2018 15:55

Maybe I was wrong (words I probably don’t say enough). I thought the DUP would be fairly pragmatic about the…

People’s Vote celebrity ad: I voted Remain… and I still want to Remain

11 October 2018 13:19

With Theresa May’s Brexit proposals looking increasingly difficult to get through Parliament, the so-called ‘People’s Vote’ campaign has stepped up…

The dishonesty of the abortion debate

11 October 2018 12:58

There was an interesting article in the Guardian today about one of the less discussed aspects of miscarriage: the language…