Theresa May tries to calm Tory nerves over Brexit – ‘we are 95 per cent there’

22 October 2018 18:26

Theresa May tried her best to persuade grumpy MPs that a Brexit deal was still in sight when she addressed…

The real reason snobs are calling for a Ryanair boycott

22 October 2018 16:59

If you had to draw up a list of people and things it is de rigueur to loathe, it would…

What I learned at the People’s Vote march

22 October 2018 16:22

Two beliefs obsess the Remain cause. First, that voters were lied to during the referendum campaign. (Questionable). Second, that the…

The minister that parliament forgot

22 October 2018 16:06

After a hectic political summer, with multiple cabinet resignations and minor rebellions, even the most seasoned of Westminster watchers were…

Will the Tory moderates turn on Theresa May?

22 October 2018 15:26

There is an operation in progress by Tory Brexiters to persuade fellow backbenchers to write to Graham Brady, chair of…

Life ‘n’ Arts Podcast: History and Ism’s with David Pryce-Jones

22 October 2018 11:04

In this week’s Spectator USA Life ’n’ Arts podcast, I’m casting the pod with David Pryce-Jones. Novelist, correspondent, historian, editor…

Hell month – week III: Theresa May attempts to reset the dial

22 October 2018 10:47

Theresa May is entering her third week of Brexit hell. With no resolution in sight on the issue of the…

Sunday shows round-up: Dominic Raab – ‘We need to hold our nerve’

21 October 2018 16:56

Dominic Raab – ‘We need to hold our nerve’ Andrew Marr was joined by the Brexit Secretary as the deadline…

What has changed with Tory leadership plotting

21 October 2018 13:47

Ever since Chequers there has been almost constant speculation about an attempt to remove Theresa May but with nothing actually…

Isn’t every crime a hate-crime?

21 October 2018 9:00

Can you think of a serious crime which does not involve hate or, at the very least, contempt? You must…

People’s Vote march placards: the good, the bad and the ugly

20 October 2018 17:45

It’s the day of the People’s Vote march and over half a million protesters are estimated to have descended on…

Hugh Grant marches for the people… from France

20 October 2018 13:09

The EU flags, glitter berets and bad taste posters are out in full force today as the People’s Vote march…

People’s Vote campaigner’s sick suicide jibe

20 October 2018 12:37

Oh dear. Today hundreds of thousands of ‘People’s Vote’ campaigners are set to take to the streets as they campaign…

Why Theresa May needs an escape clause

20 October 2018 10:37

Theresa May has one route to a Brexit deal that can avoid irrevocably splitting her party and bringing down her…

Is William Hague to blame for the Tories’ troubles?

20 October 2018 10:00

If Britain crashes out of the EU with no deal and the Conservatives plunge to a defeat against Labour in…

What Donald Trump gets wrong about climate change

20 October 2018 9:00

Donald Trump now says of climate change: ‘I don’t think it’s a hoax, I think there’s probably a difference. But…

Nick Clegg is perfect for Facebook

19 October 2018 19:41

In his brilliant insider-account of his time at Facebook, Chaos Monkey, Antonio Garcia Martinez describes the process of ‘onboarding’. It’s…

Is Julian Assange the world’s worst tenant?

19 October 2018 18:50

Before taking up residence at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Assange lived at Ellingham Hall in Norfolk. This was at…

Are Labour any better than Nick Clegg when it comes to Facebook?

19 October 2018 17:19

When the FT revealed today that former Lib Dem leader and deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was joining Facebook as…

Johnny Mercer is just saying what a lot of Tory MPs are thinking

19 October 2018 14:41

Theresa May’s Hell Week 2.0 has aptly ended with a Conservative backbencher branding the current operation a ‘sh-t-show’. In an…

There’s only one way forward for Theresa May: keep Britain in the customs union

19 October 2018 13:30

Hello from Brussels and the EU Council that promised a Brexit breakthrough and delivered nothing. So on the basis of…

Chinese vaccine giant gets a taste of its own medicine

19 October 2018 13:14

A few months ago I wrote about the damning revelations surrounding one of China’s most trusted vaccines providers. Changsheng Biotech had…

Momentum target Chuka’s new pay cheque

19 October 2018 13:09

It used to be a truism on the left, that the one surefire way to motivate your base (and boost…

How politicians failed to learn from the charity sex abuse scandal

19 October 2018 10:38

When Tamsyn Barton was summoned before MPs last month to be quizzed on her suitability to run the official aid…