Labour’s conference, day one: The Spectator guide

23 September 2018 9:30

Labour return to Liverpool for the party’s annual conference. But amid tensions over Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and the party’s…

Watch: Siblings turn on congressman in brutal attack ad

22 September 2018 21:44

In recent weeks, Westminster has given Washington a run for its money when it comes to unpredictability in politics. However,…

Dawn Butler’s Militant conference message

22 September 2018 16:13

When the Labour manifesto was leaked ahead of the 2017 general election, critics said that a win for Jeremy Corbyn…

Brexit, what happens now?

22 September 2018 10:37

It is the morning after the statement before. So, what happens now? That’s the question I attempt to answer in…

The method behind Donald Trump’s madness

22 September 2018 9:00

Donald Trump campaigned as an unrepentant protectionist and, on the face of it, he has lived up to his word.…

Emily Thornberry risks reigniting Labour’s anti-Semitism row

21 September 2018 16:18

Is Jeremy Corbyn the victim in Labour’s anti-Semitism scandal? Emily Thornberry seems to think so. The shadow foreign secretary said…

Will Theresa May’s big Brexit gamble pay off?

21 September 2018 14:31

Theresa May has attempted to put the ball back in the EU’s court this afternoon. After the rejection of her…

Full text: Theresa May’s Downing Street statement on Brexit

21 September 2018 14:22

Yesterday, I was in Salzburg for talks with European leaders. I have always said that these negotiations would be tough…

The Spectator Podcast: can we fight back against digital addiction?

21 September 2018 13:57

It seems that everyone, young or old, has a smartphone these days. But why are the brightest in Silicon Valley…

Nigel Farage has himself to blame for Ukip’s drift to the far right

21 September 2018 13:55

This year’s Ukip conference in Birmingham has only just started but already trouble is breaking out. A row that has been…

The Irish border was always going to be a sticking point in Brexit talks

21 September 2018 11:29

I’m afraid Brexit has always been about Ireland. Perhaps Salzburg will finally, brutally, illustrate that point. The Spectator declared its support…

The EU’s migration delusion

21 September 2018 8:47

Just as Theresa May’s Chequers plan for Brexit was being savaged in Salzburg, EU leaders also found time to engage…

Chequers goes pop: Theresa May’s Salzburg catastrophe

20 September 2018 15:58

Chequers, as the journalist Chris Deerin has pointed out, goes pop. Which wry and funny as it is for those…

Donald Tusk tells Theresa May to chuck Chequers

20 September 2018 14:49

The government weren’t expecting a dramatic breakthrough in the Brexit talks at Salzburg. But they were hoping for some more…

How I was hounded off campus for saying ‘women don’t have penises’

20 September 2018 13:56

What harm can it do saying that women don’t have penises? Quite a lot, actually, if my experience is anything…

Books Podcast: icons and god(s) with Neil MacGregor

20 September 2018 12:26

In this week’s books podcast, I talk to the former head honcho of the National Gallery and British Museum, Neil…

Freshers week is torture for an ageing academic like me

20 September 2018 8:00

A fellow academic once said that working at a university is one of only a few places where you grow…

Theresa May’s housing speech shows up her flaws

19 September 2018 18:43

The National Housing Federation isn’t used to Prime Ministers attending its annual conference. In fact, it’s not used to getting…

Education – not social class – is the biggest factor in British pay gap

19 September 2018 17:51

The National Centre for Social Research’s held an ‘The Class Ceiling’ yesterday where attendees included Sky’s Lewis Goodall. He tweeted…

Donald Tusk’s Brexit warning spells trouble for Theresa May

19 September 2018 17:43

What to make of Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council’s latest tweet? Ahead of tonight’s dinner in Salzburg,…

Donald Trump is a free trade hero

19 September 2018 8:44

President Trump has stated on numerous occasions that he wants to increase trade. Under his wise rule, he assures us,…

Will EU leaders chuck Chequers in Salzburg?

19 September 2018 8:19

This week’s EU summit in Salzburg should settle three important Brexit questions of profound important to this country’s future and…

What happens when Steve Bannon is given a platform?

18 September 2018 19:34

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the interesting question of whether or not the former chief strategist to…

The problem with the Brexit migration report

18 September 2018 16:02

Farming out the development of post-Brexit UK migration policy to a professor from the LSE was a political masterstroke by…