The Brexit rebellion is an embarrassment for Theresa May, not a disaster

13 December 2017 20:37

The government threw everything at trying to defeat Tory rebels led by the former attorney general Dominic Grieve and their…

The government should have listened to the rebels, not tried to crush them

13 December 2017 19:26

The government has just been defeated in the House of Commons on whether the final Brexit deal will get a…

Jeremy Corbyn reveals his inner Blairite

13 December 2017 18:06

Simple result at PMQs. Mrs May won without trying. Mr Corbyn lost in the same way. Even at his most…

May survives awkward PMQs on homelessness

13 December 2017 13:20

Both Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May turned up in good form to PMQs today. The Labour leader was unusually nimble…

Why the Conservatives are pushing a green agenda

13 December 2017 13:08

One of the things MPs complain about when it comes to Brexit – aside from its handling by the government…

Donald Trump’s presidency now looks in danger of capsizing completely

13 December 2017 12:46

It’s starting to look as though the historic mission of Donald Trump, who was a registered member of the Democratic…

Spectator Christmas Present subscription 2017

13 December 2017 12:05

If you’re a Spectator subscriber, then the perfect Christmas present is not hard to imagine: what better present than the…

How Ruth Davidson plans to become First Minister of Scotland

13 December 2017 11:35

Ruth Davidson is clear in her interview with Fraser Nelson and me that she won’t be making her mind up…

Boris Johnson’s hostile reception

13 December 2017 11:16

Ever since the EU referendum, Boris Johnson has found his local neighbourhood in Islington turn a little bit frosty. Residents…

The Democrat victory in Alabama is a huge blow for Trump

13 December 2017 7:50

These really are wild times in American politics. A Democrat, Doug Jones, just won the Senate Race in Alabama. A…

Could Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’ for the Middle East be back on?

13 December 2017 7:30

The wailing and gnashing of teeth over Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital continues, but the President’s…

Sadiq Khan should tell Trump the truth about multicultural London

12 December 2017 18:31

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, likes to make a stand. Specifically he likes to present himself (and the city…

Why the Tories are wrong to restore the whip to Anne Marie Morris

12 December 2017 17:22

The Tories have decided to restore the whip to Anne Marie Morris. The Newton Abbot MP had it suspended for…

Tory MPs express fears about refuge cuts

12 December 2017 16:23

Tory MPs are now sufficiently worried about the changes to the way that refuges for domestic abuse victims are funded…

Sajid Javid’s strong and stable jibe

12 December 2017 16:10

With two new polls putting the Conservatives ahead of Labour for the first time since the snap election, there’s reason…

Let’s hear the good news about Brexit more often

12 December 2017 14:05

In my lifetime, I cannot remember any thing or idea or person getting as bad a press as Brexit has.…

The last thing the UK needs is higher Scottish taxes

12 December 2017 13:17

A top rate of 50 percent? A wider range of tax bands? Lower allowances? Or some combination of all three?…

What is Gavin Williamson up to?

12 December 2017 12:33

What is Gavin Williamson playing at? That’s the question on the lips of Conservative MPs after two weeks of mayhem…

Gavin Williamson’s Christmas cheer

12 December 2017 11:49

It’s party season in Westminster and last night saw the Women’s Lobby drinks reception, Jeffrey Archer’s festive drinks – or,…

Theresa May’s poll lead still gives the Tories little to cheer about

12 December 2017 11:06

Corbynistas are curiously quiet this morning about the latest YouGov poll, which puts Theresa May narrowly ahead of the Labour…

Ed Sheeran has fallen for the ‘caring’ Corbyn myth

12 December 2017 8:19

Jeremy Corbyn is going to be Prime Minister. There can no longer be any doubt. He has seen off Tony…

Theresa May tries to calm Eurosceptic nerves over Brexit deal

11 December 2017 18:09

After the excitement of last week’s Brexit negotiations – which saw Theresa May’s working lunch that didn’t work, the DUP…

Watch: Labour’s Brexit single market muddle

11 December 2017 16:04

Working out Labour’s position on the single market is no easy task. Jeremy Corbyn has said Brexit will mean Britain…

Labour discovers that there is no easyBrexit

11 December 2017 15:42

Despite the government reaching its long-awaited milestone of ’sufficient progress’ in the Brexit talks last week, certain key figures on…