May and Boris in Cabinet clash over immigration amnesty

24 April 2018 18:01

At Cabinet today, ministers discussed the fallout from the Windrush scandal. I understand that Boris Johnson made the point that…

Trump and Macron’s special relationship is no surprise

24 April 2018 16:40

People are expressing bemusement that Presidents Trump and Macron should get on well, since they seem such different people. Surely…

Watch: Donald Trump’s Macron power play

24 April 2018 16:11

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron have a history of trying to upstage each other on the world stage. When the…

EU commissioner: at least it’s not Jacob Rees-Mogg at the negotiating table

24 April 2018 14:34

Oh dear. As anxiety grows about the Theresa May’s customs union stance, Jacob Rees-Mogg has this afternoon told hacks that…

Millicent Fawcett deserves her Parliament Square statue

24 April 2018 13:34

When Westminster Council granted planning permission for a statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square to mark this year’s centenary…

Count Dankula and the death of free speech

24 April 2018 11:03

On freedom of speech, Britain has become the laughing stock of the Western world. People actually laugh at us. I…

Amber Rudd’s shopping misstep

24 April 2018 9:45

Amber Rudd is not having a good few weeks thanks to her department’s shaky handling of the Windrush scandal. Now…

The Duchess of Cambridge is making fecundity fashionable again

23 April 2018 20:47

There was a poignant bit of the Telegraph’s coverage of today’s happy event: “Everything we know so far after Duchess…

Windrush scandal – why hasn’t anyone resigned?

23 April 2018 18:31

The Home Secretary cut a solemn figure in the Commons today as she attempted to clear up the Windrush immigration…

Republicans should rejoice at the Royal Baby’s arrival

23 April 2018 18:25

It’s a prince! Many congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses on the arrival of their third child and, indeed, their fecundity.…

The left is heading for a reckoning with the new genetics

23 April 2018 16:09

Writing about the link between genes and educational attainment can be dangerous, as the psychologist Arthur Jensen discovered. After publishing…

The shaming of Shania Twain

23 April 2018 14:40

Celebrity apologies are all the rage. Such is the power of Twitter, that stars without round-the-clock PR surveillance and teams…

Could Dublin’s preachy liberals save Ireland’s abortion ban?

23 April 2018 13:47

Could there be a Trump-style upset when the Irish vote next month on whether to repeal the country’s ban on…

Who is making the case for leaving the customs union?

23 April 2018 13:43

Whole industries will be devastated. There will be thirty mile queues of lorries stretching back from Dover. The price of…

Ex-grammar school boy’s Julia Hartley-Brewer jibe

23 April 2018 12:58

Owen Jones triggered the MSM over the weekend when he took to social media to complain that too many journalists…

Labour’s tragedy is Britain’s tragedy

23 April 2018 12:51

If you want a monument to the winner-takes-all conservatism developed by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and reduced to absurdity…

Could Theresa May really survive a customs union climbdown?

23 April 2018 11:06

The Sunday Times set the cat among the pigeons over the weekend with a report claiming that Theresa May ‘may surrender…

Macron-Trump bromance blossoms as the sun sets on Special Relationship

23 April 2018 7:57

Twenty-one years ago the sun finally set on the British Empire with the handover of Hong Kong. Now, the sun…

Sunday shows round-up: Emily Thornberry – ‘I really think Amber Rudd should quit’

22 April 2018 17:05

The Shadow Foreign Secretary has called for the Home Secretary to resign over the Windrush debacle that has been dominating…

Spectator competition winners: the facts of life according to Dumbledore

22 April 2018 11:55

The call for lessons in the facts of life courtesy of a well-known character in fiction sent many of you…

Why should France tolerate Islamic intolerance?

22 April 2018 10:43

Why has the refusal of France to grant a passport to an Algerian woman who declined to shake the hand…

Has Kim Jong-un finally grown up?

21 April 2018 12:50

Given the mutual bluster, threats and sabre-rattling we got used to from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, it may be…

Why Brexiteer ministers are so concerned at the moment

21 April 2018 10:39

Senior Cabinet Brexiteers are more concerned about the project than they have been in some time, I write in The…

The sinister power of Enoch Powell’s speech

21 April 2018 10:37

The BBC’s decision to re-broadcast Enoch Powell’s so-called “Rivers of Blood” speech in its entirety this week has excited just…