Labour’s only MP in Scotland gets off to a bad start campaigning

28 April 2017 15:21

Oh dear. As the only Labour MP left in Scotland, Ian Murray has a fight on his hands come June to…

Terrorism teaches a lesson that some still refuse to learn

28 April 2017 14:10

Another knife-attack was thwarted yesterday in Westminster. Overnight there were anti-terror raids in Kent and London. These were unconnected, but police…

Britain needs Blairite optimism – but it won’t come from Tony Blair

28 April 2017 13:12

We all have different ways of realising we’re not as young as we were. I still remember the first time…

Watch: Ukip deputy leader Peter Whittle chased by protesters at chaotic campaign launch

28 April 2017 11:28

Poor old Paul Nuttall. Today was supposed to be a fresh start for Ukip as the party launched its election…

Watch: Giles Fraser’s awkward Corbyn interview

28 April 2017 8:45

Oh dear. With few MPs in the Labour party keen to take to the airwaves and wax lyrical about the…

Snatching state pensions back from the rich would end in disaster

28 April 2017 8:27

While Theresa May makes her mind up over the triple lock on state pensions the OECD has come up with…

The baffling world of Labour’s election strategy

27 April 2017 19:09

Why is it so striking that Tony Blair has said that Theresa May will be Prime Minister ‘if the polls are…

Boris Johnson’s sister joins the Lib Dems

27 April 2017 17:33

Well, this is a bit awkward. The Johnson family has a long history of Conservatism. This holds true today, with Boris Johnson…

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall confirms he will stand for Parliament

27 April 2017 17:25

Paul Nuttall has just confirmed he will be standing in the upcoming election. The Ukip leader promised to be ‘leading the…

Food bank charity complains over Momentum campaign methods

27 April 2017 17:00

Oh dear. When Jeremy Corbyn announced this week that a Labour government would focus on the issue of food banks, Mr…

Corbyn’s ex-spinner exposes an irreconcilably divided Labour

27 April 2017 16:10

One of the favourite tenets of Jeremy Corbyn supporters is that their movement is persecuted by the ‘mainstream media’ and…

Man arrested in Whitehall on suspicion of terrorism offences

27 April 2017 15:48

A man in his late twenties has been arrested on Whitehall today and is being detained under the terrorism act.…

Aspirations of a Mugwump, by Evelyn Waugh

27 April 2017 15:10

‘Mugwumps‘ are in the news today, after Boris Johnson used the term to describe Jeremy Corbyn. In the 2 October 1959 issue…

The Spectator Podcast: Europe’s new emperor

27 April 2017 14:43

On this week’s episode of The Spectator Podcast, we discuss whether France is voting for the lesser of two evils…

Books Podcast: How freakin’ zeitgeist are you?

27 April 2017 13:39

In this week’s Books Podcast, I meet the poet Murray Lachlan Young. In the 1990s, Murray became notorious: the first…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn forgets to face the camera

27 April 2017 12:30

Boris Johnson has stolen the show this morning by calling Jeremy Corbyn a ‘mugwump’. But the Labour leader is making…

Labour is full of mugwumps – but Corbyn is not one of them

27 April 2017 11:54

Trust Boris to dominate the headlines by reopening that most famous of books, Johnson’s Dictionary. Writing in the Sun, our…

Emmanuel Macron is wrong to think his election victory is a foregone conclusion

27 April 2017 10:09

France is in a flap and Emmanuel Macron is to blame. On Sunday evening the En Marche! leader looked for…

There’s more to Boris’s ‘mugwump’ insult than meets the eye

27 April 2017 9:34

Boris Johnson has entered the election campaign with a bang. The Foreign Secretary was being squirrelled away, some were saying,…

J. K. Rowling and the curse of the left

27 April 2017 8:37

How people who want a fairer society should vote at this election is causing agonies across the liberal-left. It is…

Corbynites left out in the cold in Hull

27 April 2017 8:05

Oh dear. With Jeremy Corbyn’s future as Labour leader looking, at best, a challenge after the snap election, it ought to come…

Giving Malia Bouattia the boot won’t be enough to save the NUS

26 April 2017 19:56

Farewell then, Malia Bouattia. The only president of the National Union of Students to earn herself a condemnation from the…

Liberal Democrats’ unlikely alliance: vote Tory, Ukip (or Lib Dem) to defeat Labour

26 April 2017 17:45

Earlier this month, Tim Farron appeared to cast doubt on the idea of forming a ‘progressive alliance’ where the Greens, Labour…

How to vote to save the Union

26 April 2017 16:32

When launching the Scottish National Party’s election campaign, Nicola Sturgeon said the word ‘Tory’ 20 times in 20 minutes. For…