The baffling world of Labour’s election strategy

27 April 2017 19:09

Why is it so striking that Tony Blair has said that Theresa May will be Prime Minister ‘if the polls are…

Boris Johnson’s sister joins the Lib Dems

27 April 2017 17:33

Well, this is a bit awkward. The Johnson family has a long history of Conservatism. This holds true today, with Boris Johnson…

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall confirms he will stand for Parliament

27 April 2017 17:25

Paul Nuttall has just confirmed he will be standing in the upcoming election. The Ukip leader promised to be ‘leading the…

Food bank charity complains over Momentum campaign methods

27 April 2017 17:00

Oh dear. When Jeremy Corbyn announced this week that a Labour government would focus on the issue of food banks, Mr…

Corbyn’s ex-spinner exposes an irreconcilably divided Labour

27 April 2017 16:10

One of the favourite tenets of Jeremy Corbyn supporters is that their movement is persecuted by the ‘mainstream media’ and…

Man arrested in Whitehall on suspicion of terrorism offences

27 April 2017 15:48

A man in his late twenties has been arrested on Whitehall today and is being detained under the terrorism act.…

Aspirations of a Mugwump, by Evelyn Waugh

27 April 2017 15:10

‘Mugwumps‘ are in the news today, after Boris Johnson used the term to describe Jeremy Corbyn. In the 2 October 1959 issue…

The Spectator Podcast: Europe’s new emperor

27 April 2017 14:43

On this week’s episode of The Spectator Podcast, we discuss whether France is voting for the lesser of two evils…

Books Podcast: How freakin’ zeitgeist are you?

27 April 2017 13:39

In this week’s Books Podcast, I meet the poet Murray Lachlan Young. In the 1990s, Murray became notorious: the first…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn forgets to face the camera

27 April 2017 12:30

Boris Johnson has stolen the show this morning by calling Jeremy Corbyn a ‘mugwump’. But the Labour leader is making…

Labour is full of mugwumps – but Corbyn is not one of them

27 April 2017 11:54

Trust Boris to dominate the headlines by reopening that most famous of books, Johnson’s Dictionary. Writing in the Sun, our…

Emmanuel Macron is wrong to think his election victory is a foregone conclusion

27 April 2017 10:09

France is in a flap and Emmanuel Macron is to blame. On Sunday evening the En Marche! leader looked for…

There’s more to Boris’s ‘mugwump’ insult than meets the eye

27 April 2017 9:34

Boris Johnson has entered the election campaign with a bang. The Foreign Secretary was being squirrelled away, some were saying,…

J. K. Rowling and the curse of the left

27 April 2017 8:37

How people who want a fairer society should vote at this election is causing agonies across the liberal-left. It is…

Corbynites left out in the cold in Hull

27 April 2017 8:05

Oh dear. With Jeremy Corbyn’s future as Labour leader looking, at best, a challenge after the snap election, it ought to come…

Giving Malia Bouattia the boot won’t be enough to save the NUS

26 April 2017 19:56

Farewell then, Malia Bouattia. The only president of the National Union of Students to earn herself a condemnation from the…

Liberal Democrats’ unlikely alliance: vote Tory, Ukip (or Lib Dem) to defeat Labour

26 April 2017 17:45

Earlier this month, Tim Farron appeared to cast doubt on the idea of forming a ‘progressive alliance’ where the Greens, Labour…

How to vote to save the Union

26 April 2017 16:32

When launching the Scottish National Party’s election campaign, Nicola Sturgeon said the word ‘Tory’ 20 times in 20 minutes. For…

Tim Farron sacks David Ward – but the damage is already done

26 April 2017 16:03

When the snap election was called last week, it looked like plain-sailing for the Liberal Democrats. Tim Farron’s party appeared…

Parliament’s departing greybeards enjoy one final waffle at PMQs

26 April 2017 15:42

There was astonishment at the start of PMQs as Michael Fabricant’s wig flew up into the air. Fortunately its owner…

Taking Ivanka Trump seriously is a masterstroke by Angela Merkel

26 April 2017 15:03

Is Ivanka Trump’s visit to Berlin a triumph for Angela Merkel, or a diplomatic disaster? As always, that depends on…

Tim Farron is the victim of a witch hunt

26 April 2017 14:36

Journalists have hunted down Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, about Christian views of homosexuality. Originally, they asked him the…

Jewish students are turning their backs on British universities. Who can blame them?

26 April 2017 14:30

Universities up and down the land are clambering to recruit students in time for the start of the new academic…

Civil life in London is now balanced on a knife edge

26 April 2017 14:15

I’m a member of a small and weird minority, the conservative urbanophiles. Obviously cities are nests of degeneracy and, even…