May’s Brexit speech leaves some key questions unanswered

22 September 2017 15:40

Theresa May’s speech in Florence set out more detail on the government’s position on transition. But it did not answer…

A Brexit transition deal could make things worse

22 September 2017 15:28

As the sort of treacherous, Britain-hating invertebrate who betrayed his Queen and country by voting Remain and still doesn’t believe…

Theresa May’s Florence speech on Brexit, full text

22 September 2017 15:10

It’s good to be here in this great city of Florence today at a critical time in the evolution of…

Without Uber, London will be a far more dangerous city for women

22 September 2017 14:48

Transport for London has decided it knows what will keep me safe better than I do. The transport regulator has…

Sadiq Khan has kowtowed to the protectionists over Uber

22 September 2017 13:53

Let’s face it, the decision today by TfL not to renew Uber’s licence to operate in London has not come…

The Uber ban is a pitiful howl against a changing economy

22 September 2017 13:48

Eight days. That’s how long you have left to enjoy Uber if you live in the capital. Transport for London,…

The new test for true Corbynistas: do you support the Uber ban?

22 September 2017 12:46

Forget power to the people, today it’s power to black cab drivers! Transport for London has announced that Uber will not be issued…

Watch: Paul Mason says Kim Jong-un has ‘done the world a favour’

22 September 2017 10:55

Oh dear. With North Korea threatening to detonate a nuclear bomb in the Pacific Ocean, world leaders are left scratching…

What the papers say: Theresa May needs to show more Brexit optimism

22 September 2017 8:31

Theresa May’s Brexit pitch today will deliver to the EU ‘divorce terms that she hopes it can’t refuse’, says the…

Bernie Sanders is back – and he wants to reshape US foreign policy

21 September 2017 19:56

If there was any doubt that Bernie Sanders is gearing up for another run for the presidency, his speech today…

The Cabinet’s Brexit negotiation

21 September 2017 18:52

Theresa May will give her Brexit speech in Florence today safe in the knowledge that she finally has the full…

The Spectator Podcast: Brexit Wars

21 September 2017 15:24

On this week’s Spectator Podcast we look at the final Brexit war amongst the Conservatives. We also discuss the maverick politician…

Is Sarah Champion regretting nominating Jeremy Corbyn?

21 September 2017 15:04

Sarah Champion could hardly be blamed for bearing a grudge against Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour MP was among those who…

Books Podcast: Stalin’s war on Ukraine

21 September 2017 14:53

In this week’s Books Podcast I talk to the Pulitzer Prize winning historian (and former Spectator deputy editor) Anne Applebaum…

Caption contest: Cabinet unity

21 September 2017 14:05

A week is a long time in politics. After Boris Johnson kicked off his working week with a 4,000 word…

This is what Theresa May should say in her Florence speech

21 September 2017 14:04

Tomorrow in Florence, Theresa May needs to make the speech of her life. Britain has a strong hand to play…

The Catalonian independence battle is one of rising hostility

21 September 2017 12:01

As the Catalonian independence battle continues to escalate ahead of the proposed October 1st referendum, Mariano Rajoy’s government is going…

Forget hard or soft. What we need is a quick Brexit

21 September 2017 10:29

Should the exit bill be €20bn or €40bn? Should the trade deal be the ‘Swiss-plus’ or ‘Canada-lite’? Should our negotiating…

Scotland’s artist-activists are the country’s truly sinister nationalists

21 September 2017 9:16

The SNP’s Fiona Hyslop is not an obvious candidate to lead a cultural revolution. The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for…

Breaking: A mayor speaks at party conference

21 September 2017 9:09

Although this year’s Labour conference is to take on a distinctly anti-mayoral vibe – with both London mayor Sadiq Khan…

What the papers say: May must mean what she says on a Brexit no deal

21 September 2017 8:34

Ahead of tomorrow’s Brexit speech in Florence, the Sun has some advice for the Prime Minister: show that you’re prepared…

Lionel Shriver joins The Spectator as a regular columnist, starting this week

21 September 2017 8:00

We at The Spectator are delighted to announce that Lionel Shriver is joining us as a columnist. As regular readers will…

The political nature of statistics

20 September 2017 17:42

Sir David Norgrove, the chairman of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA), is an honourable man. When he publicly rebuked Boris…

MPs gear up for Tory Glastonbury

20 September 2017 17:20

The Conservatives have had a difficult few days. After Boris Johnson published his 4,000 word Brexit blueprint in the Telegraph,…