Why Number 10 aren’t backing down over Andrew Sabisky

17 February 2020 19:41

Dominic Cummings said he wanted to hire ‘weirdos’ and ‘misfits’ to improve Whitehall, but new adviser Andrew Sabisky (more on…

What Boris Johnson’s opponents need to know about the PM

17 February 2020 18:13

Margaret Thatcher famously said of Mikhail Gorbachev “We can do business together”. Clearly she wasn’t endorsing the policies and outlook…

The police are in thrall to Extinction Rebellion in Cambridge

17 February 2020 15:21

When I read that police were invoking emergency powers at an Extinction Rebellion protest in Cambridge I thought: about time,…

The UN should be ashamed of its anti-Israel boycott list

17 February 2020 15:02

I knew if we waited long enough, the United Nations would make itself useful. The Office of the High Commissioner…

Macron’s British charm offensive is only just getting started

17 February 2020 13:46

In the excitement/misery of leaving the EU at the end of January many overlooked a touching note written by president…

No wonder Rishi Sunak is thriving under Boris Johnson

17 February 2020 11:16

As you know, I misspent much of the past 20 years trying to understand and report on the excesses of…

Sunday shows round-up: Could the Budget be delayed?

16 February 2020 14:46

Grant Shapps – No 10 and 11 should be working ‘hand in glove’ Sophy Ridge’s first guest was the Transport…

Write off Bloomberg’s meme army at your own peril

16 February 2020 12:55

Michael Bloomberg is everywhere. If you watch a YouTube video, there’s a Bloomberg 2020 ad. If you live in any…

The BBC’s big problem is its obsession with itself

16 February 2020 8:00

One reason people are disillusioned with the BBC is its obsession with itself. Here is the text of a question…

‘Feminism for men’ is bad news for women

16 February 2020 7:00

In my 40 years as a feminist activist campaigning to end male violence, I have never felt so engulfed in…

The coronavirus is China’s biggest test since Tiananmen Square

15 February 2020 17:48

Over 1,500 Chinese have died from the coronavirus, with tens of millions quarantined in their own homes. President Xi is…

Why the new Attorney General matters so much

15 February 2020 16:41

Suella Braverman, Geoffrey Cox’s replacement as Attorney-General, is not a household name. But she is one of the most significant…

The Spectator becomes the world’s longest-lived current affairs magazine

15 February 2020 15:04

This weekend The Spectator reaches a truly historic milestone. For forty years, it has been the oldest current-affairs or literary…

What will Rishi Sunak do as Chancellor?

15 February 2020 10:44

Boris Johnson ends the week with a new Chancellor in tow after Rishi Sunak replaced Sajid Javid in the role.…

What the reshuffle means

15 February 2020 10:36

As the dust settles, it is clear that the big story of the reshuffle is that Boris Johnson has created…

Emily Thornberry knocked out of Labour leadership race

15 February 2020 10:13

The Labour leadership contest has become a three horse race. Emily Thornberry has been eliminated after failing to win enough…

Sinn Fein’s success doesn’t make a united Ireland more likely

15 February 2020 8:00

It is obviously true that Sinn Fein’s success in the Irish Republic will increase nationalist pressure for a united Ireland.…

Don’t expect the EU to learn any lessons from Brexit

15 February 2020 7:30

I have enjoyed my first fortnight back as a civilian after my temporary stint as an MEP. Along with other…

I stand with Kate Scottow

14 February 2020 15:44

Why are the police wasting time arresting Twitter transphobes when they could be tackling knife crime? That was the question…

Mark Carney is finally realising the benefits of Brexit

14 February 2020 14:51

Given what he has previously said about Brexit it would be a bit much to expect departing Bank of England…

The Edition podcast: is Europe’s centre-ground shrinking?

14 February 2020 12:44

As Sinn Fein enters coalition talks with Fianna Fail, economist Fredrik Erixon writes that the encroachment of fringe parties on…

Sajid Javid’s departure doesn’t matter

14 February 2020 12:25

Much of the reaction to Sajid Javid’s departure yesterday, alongside the sacking of several other Cabinet ministers, would have you…

Jake Berry is the real hero of the reshuffle

14 February 2020 10:07

OK there are bigger stories in the reshuffle, but the tale of Jake Berry is an important one. He quit…

Will Boris come to regret his Treasury power grab?

14 February 2020 7:03

Has Boris Johnson made the first major error of his premiership? Choosing his adviser over his Chancellor could be seen…

Mr Steerpike’s Sidebar of Shame

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