Horst Seehofer’s resignation signals the end of the German political elites

12 November 2018 21:43

The German politicians who were once larger-than-life figures, dominating their political parties as easily as they dominated Germany’s political discourse,…

If Britain won’t offer Asia Bibi asylum, Trump should

12 November 2018 17:45

Asia Bibi was accused of blasphemy after refusing the demands of her co-workers to reject her Catholic faith and embrace…

What’s the expiry-date of a Westminster scandal?

12 November 2018 14:36

The House of Lords privileges and conduct committee recommended today that the former Lib Dem peer, Lord Lester, be suspended…

The censorship of Norman Geras

12 November 2018 11:47

To anyone who knew the late and much-missed Norman Geras, the idea that the state could consider his work an…

Labour U-turn: ‘Brexit can be stopped’

12 November 2018 10:03

With Theresa May’s government seemingly on the brink of collapse over the backstop agreement, the Prime Minister can take heart…

Sunday Shows Round-up: Emily Thornberry on a second referendum – ‘All options are on the table’

11 November 2018 16:51

Damian Hinds – May’s opponents should consider ‘what the alternatives are’ As the nation prepared to mark the centenary of…

If Jo Johnson is so worried about financial services, he should back Brexit

10 November 2018 18:22

Jo Johnson has noticed that Theresa May has managed to unite the country, in that both Leavers and Remainers worry…

Another day, another Johnson calls for a second referendum

10 November 2018 17:46

After Jo Johnson resigned on Friday over the government’s Brexit position, his brother Boris was quick to take to social…

We are heading towards a constitutional crisis on Brexit

10 November 2018 17:18

Pity Olly Robbins and Sabine Weyand who are as we speak negotiating a Brexit deal for their respective bosses, Theresa…

Should France honour Nazi collaborator Petain?

10 November 2018 11:06

This weekend, of all weekends, is a moment for reflection. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh…

The only case Mrs May can make for her Brexit deal

10 November 2018 10:36

Jo Johnson’s resignation, the DUP kicking off and the European Commission’s Article 50 task-force talking about a lack of progress…

Emmanuel Macron’s break with Remembrance Sunday tradition

10 November 2018 10:19

How on earth should one do it? How should the centenary of the end of a war be marked? Not…

Jo Johnson: why I have resigned – and why we need a second referendum

9 November 2018 16:35

Brexit has divided the country. It has divided political parties. And it has divided families too. Although I voted Remain,…

The Spectator Podcast: why May’s Brexit deal is hard to stomach, but the alternative is worse

9 November 2018 16:05

As Theresa May prepares to unveil her Brexit deal, we ask: just how bad is it, and what happened to…

Could the UK out-grow the EU after Brexit?

9 November 2018 12:55

Collapsing retailers. A looming far-left government threatening nationalisation. And perhaps most significantly of all, our potentially chaotic rupture with our…

The conundrum of Britain’s continued growth

9 November 2018 12:46

The conundrum of economic growth continues. The withdrawal process from the EU is, even by the admission of the most…

Why everyone wants a taste of Brexit

9 November 2018 9:03

When Boris Johnson declared this week that Theresa May’s new deal would be a ‘Christmas present of the finest old…

The cultural appropriation of the first world war

9 November 2018 8:45

Last week I was in the Somme, visiting the first world war battlefields before the great and the good descend…

The ignorant hounding of Roger Scruton

8 November 2018 21:50

There are times when you wonder whether our culture is too stupid to survive. The thought has kept occurring over…

The BBC blames school attack on… Brexit

8 November 2018 16:00

Today, the BBC news channel ran a short piece on the increase of hate crime incidents against disabled children –…

It’s the same intolerance that drives the mobs against Asia Bibi and Roger Scruton

8 November 2018 14:53

Asia Bibi and Sir Roger Scruton don’t have much in common. She is a lowly farm labourer from a rural part…

Why shouldn’t I be able to identify as a younger man?

8 November 2018 13:12

Just when you thought identity politics couldn’t get any more confusing, along comes along Emile Ratelband. Mr Ratelband, who is…

Weinstein’s former assistant comes to the defence of Peter Hain

8 November 2018 10:02

When Peter Hain used his parliamentary privilege to name Philip Green as the businessman accused of harassing and bullying several…

After losing the House, Trump will have more to worry about than CNN reporters

8 November 2018 8:20

If Trump cannot handle the press corps without blowing his top, it’s an open question whether he can cope with the House Democrats getting up in his grill on a daily basis