Can Ukraine’s election fix its broken politics?

22 February 2019 14:02

Next month Ukraine goes to the polls in its seventh presidential election since it achieved independence in 1991. Five years on…

Ian Austin’s refusal to join the Independent Group shows the party is Continuity Remain

22 February 2019 11:56

Ian Austin has become the ninth MP to quit Labour, blaming the party’s culture of anti-Semitism. He tells the Express and…

Ian Austin quits Labour – but doesn’t join the Independent Group

22 February 2019 9:51

Here we go again. This morning another Labour MP has announced they are quitting Jeremy Corbyn’s party over its handling…

The law and Shamima Begum

21 February 2019 18:18

Shamima Begum, the jihadi bride seeking to return to Britain, represents an awful problem for the UK – but isn’t…

Isis’s collapse has sparked a new rift between Trump and Europe

21 February 2019 16:22

The days of black-clad militants rampaging through cities, parading captives as war trophies and doing wheelies in U.S.-made Humvees are…

Buhari vs Abubakar: who will win the Nigerian presidential election?

21 February 2019 13:29

This weekend’s presidential election in Nigeria is becoming a cliffhanger worthy of a Nollywood movie, even before the decision to…

Tories must temper their Brexit passions – or pay the price

21 February 2019 11:08

There is a great opportunity in front of the Tories. As I say in the magazine this week, there’s 12…

Stephen Kinnock: who is Derek Hatton?

21 February 2019 10:53

Derek Hatton’s journey from Militant councillor to not-quite Labour member has been something of a rollercoaster in recent days. After…

The nine ministers who could quit if May doesn’t rule out no deal

21 February 2019 10:02

On my show last night, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid captured why nine of his ministerial colleagues have told the…

For the Dutch, Brexit is a mistake – and a big opportunity

21 February 2019 9:00

An advert in the Netherlands features a hairy beast warning about the looming departure of Britain from the EU. Move…

Why we shouldn’t let the left forget its support for Venezuela

21 February 2019 7:30

If there were a modern remake of the TV series Fawlty Towers, it would probably contain an episode called ‘The…

The offer Chuka Umunna made to the prime minister

21 February 2019 7:19

I learned two fascinating things about the Labour and Tory refuseniks in The Independent Group from my guests on the…

What Geoffrey Cox wants from Brussels

20 February 2019 21:30

What does Theresa May want to get from Brussels? At Prime Minister’s Questions, Jeremy Corbyn pressed the Prime Minister on…

How the Independent Group can survive – and thrive

20 February 2019 20:59

And then there were eleven. The Independent Group has been enlarged today by the defection of moderate Tories Anna Soubry,…

What today’s defections can teach the Tories

20 February 2019 19:18

Three weeks ago, Anna Soubry and a small number of Tory Remainers gathered in a corner of the Pugin room…

Update: Militant councillor Derek Hatton is suspended from the Labour Party

20 February 2019 18:40

It’s been a week of bad news for the Labour Party, after eight of its MPs announced they were leaving…

Books Podcast: how climate change will transform geopolitics as we know it

20 February 2019 17:54

In this week’s Spectator Books, I’m talking to the American journalist David Wallace-Wells about his new book The Uninhabitable Earth:…

Watch: Labour mayor candidate’s Brexit bafflement

20 February 2019 17:08

Mr Steerpike has a great degree of sympathy with those who have been trying to keep up with Labour’s contorted…

Media exposure was the worst thing that happened to Shamima Begum

20 February 2019 16:24

Why has Sajid Javid announced that he is revoking the citizenship of Shamima Begum? The 19 year old, who travelled…

The Independent Group is doomed to follow in the SDP’s footsteps

20 February 2019 16:15

It’s Day Three of the great insurrection against the tired, stale old politics. Only this morning, a fresh impetus was…

Watch: Anna Soubry’s resignation speech

20 February 2019 14:22

After the dramatic announcement this morning that Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston were quitting the Conservative party to…

The shame of those siding with Shamima Begum

20 February 2019 13:58

At last, having kept pretty shtum about it for the past few years, the virtue-signalling set has mustered up some…

Is the Independent Group already heading for a split?

20 February 2019 13:53

The three Conservative defectors to the Independent Group gave a notably upbeat press conference this lunchtime. It was quite a…

The Independent Group does more damage to Labour than the Tories

20 February 2019 13:43

Today’s PMQs was a rather surreal occasion. Sitting high up on the opposition benches were the new Independent Group of…