Who was the dad who confronted Boris Johnson?

18 September 2019 20:47

The BBC PM programme today led on Boris Johnson’s discomfort when confronted by members of the public while out on…

Laura Kuenssberg did her job. Leave her alone

18 September 2019 19:46

This is an article about Twitter, so you might decide to ignore it. Social media is not real life, after…

Why the UK should support free movement with Australia

18 September 2019 17:48

If Britain and Australia agree a post-Brexit trade deal, Liz Truss the international trade secretary has said that free movement…

Only the judiciary can save the Tories from themselves

18 September 2019 17:46

Boris Johnson is using the conventions of British public life to destroy the British constitution. He is relying on the…

How to tame Scottish nationalism

18 September 2019 17:15

Happy Union Day, the fifth anniversary of Scotland’s vote to remain in the United Kingdom. It’s gotten so commercial, though…

Spectator Books: Elif Shafak on life after death

18 September 2019 16:59

My guest in this week’s podcast is the Turkish novelist Elif Shafak, whose latest novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in…

Why a Brexit deal would make it through Parliament

18 September 2019 15:53

It might not feel like it after Monday’s press conference theatrics and the briefings coming out of Brussels, but there…

Why the hard left has abolished Labour Students

18 September 2019 15:43

To understand the move last night by Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to abolish the party’s student wing, Labour Students,…

Watch: Douglas Murray celebrates his book launch

18 September 2019 14:03

A suitably mad crowd gathered at the Spectator offices last night to celebrate the launch of Douglas Murray’s new book,…

Labour’s latest bid to alienate Jewish members

18 September 2019 13:28

Labour has yet again shown it doesn’t care about its Jewish members. Jeremy Corbyn said earlier this year that “there…

The hypocrisy of those outraged on behalf of Ben Stokes

18 September 2019 13:01

I can understand why Ben Stokes and his mother would rather not be reminded of the murder of the cricketer’s…

Is time finally up for Benjamin Netanyahu?

18 September 2019 11:36

‘King Bibi’ they chanted at Likud’s victory party last night but Benjamin Netanyahu has not clinched victory and the crown…

Emmanuel Macron could be the big loser from the Saudi drone attack

18 September 2019 10:38

Saudis woke up last Saturday to find the crown jewel of their oil industry in smoke. The attack on the…

What Corbyn’s Brexit policy means for a general election

18 September 2019 10:07

Jeremy Corbyn has dashed the hopes of certain members of his shadow cabinet this morning with a Guardian op-ed in…

Revealed: The Brexit deal Boris Johnson wants

17 September 2019 17:45

The shape of the Brexit fix that Boris Johnson wants from the EU’s 27 leaders is now clear. Here it is: In…

Jo Swinson is enjoying herself. But how long will it last?

17 September 2019 17:19

Jo Swinson is quite obviously the only party leader enjoying what’s going on right now. This is, of course, partly…

Cressida Dick’s sympathy for Carl Beech cop

17 September 2019 16:42

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has admitted she felt sympathy for the officer who said Carl Beech’s claims were ‘credible…

Jo Swinson: why we must block Brexit

17 September 2019 15:24

Jo Swinson has just delivered her first conference speech as Liberal Democrat leader. Here is her speech below. 21 years…

Why the Supreme Court’s Brexit case is so crucial

17 September 2019 14:38

The opening session of the epic Supreme Court hearing into whether Boris Johnson misled the Queen and broke the law…

Caption contest: The beached Lib Dems

17 September 2019 13:38

It’s the last day of the Liberal Democrat conference today, which means that leader Jo Swinson will deliver her keynote…

Momentum’s plan to get the student vote out

17 September 2019 12:27

Thinking of digging deep for a good cause? Mr S is a big fan of giving his hard-earned cash to those…

The problem with calling Sam Smith ‘they’

17 September 2019 11:54

Singer Sam Smith has announced that from now on his pronouns are ‘they/them’, sparking an overdue conversation about the social…

The truth about David Cameron’s ‘privileged pain’

16 September 2019 21:39

The Guardian has achieved the not inconsiderable feat of whipping up sympathy for David Cameron. A leader column written for…

What Jean-Claude Juncker learned from Boris Johnson

16 September 2019 19:37

I am told Jean-Claude Juncker learned just one thing from Boris Johnson on Monday in Luxembourg. In the words of one of his…