Michael Gove and Ruth Davidson, the new ‘Ike and Tina Turner’

21 May 2018 22:06

To the launch of Onward, the new liberal Conservative think tank. A who’s who of the Tory party, including Liz…

The conclusion to the Ken Livingstone debacle will please no one

21 May 2018 18:51

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Ken Livingstone’s resignation statement is that he finally managed to avoid saying the word…

Bercow admits calling Andrea Leadsom ‘stupid’

21 May 2018 17:13

John Bercow has finally spoken out over reports alleging that he called Andrea Leadsom a ‘stupid woman’ in the Chamber…

Meghan Markle and the myth of ‘racist’ Britain

21 May 2018 16:42

In recent years the British public have been bombarded with allegations about our alleged bigotry. When we failed to follow…

Fact check: Corbynista support for Maduro

21 May 2018 13:58

Once upon a time, Labour politicians were lining up to praise the socialist achievements of the government in Venezuela. These…

Andy Burnham’s BBC jibe backfires

21 May 2018 13:32

Andy Burnham is now making a career out of being an aggrieved northerner, fed up with London dominating the agenda.…

The royal wedding exposed the BBC’s tokenism

21 May 2018 12:11

I was lucky (or unlucky, depending on your sensibilities) to be in a prime spot for Saturday’s royal wedding. Wearing…

Young Labour official’s tribute to Maduro

21 May 2018 10:51

This weekend, John McDonnell set the cat among the pigeons with an interview on  the Sunday Politics. With Venezuela’s President…

A new Unionism could be the answer to Tory prayers

21 May 2018 10:27

With four years until the next general election, British politics is in a bloody stalemate. The main parties are stuck…

Is an early election really on the cards?

20 May 2018 23:26

Thanks to a weekend of nationwide jubilation over Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle, politics has – for once –…

Watch: Emma Barnett skewers Barry Gardiner over Brexit comments

20 May 2018 19:57

Oh dear. Although Theresa May’s divided government is currently in a state of deadlock over Brexit, the Prime Minister can…

Sunday shows round-up: John McDonnell – Overthrowing capitalism is my job

20 May 2018 16:49

Yesterday, while the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was in full swing, Sarah Smith met with the…

Israel is going crazy for Trump

20 May 2018 9:00

‘Trump Make Israel Great’ reads the banner on the deserted hotel next to the new American embassy in Jerusalem. Unlike…

Some tips for recovering from Brexit ‘madness’

20 May 2018 8:30

The following letter appears in this week’s Spectator I was touched by the sad article by Matthew Parris, in which…

Morgan, Clegg and Miliband just don’t get the message

20 May 2018 7:00

Watching Nick Clegg, Nicky Morgan and David Miliband sort of launching what might one day become a sort of new…

Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding is monarchy for the Netflix generation

19 May 2018 20:35

Well, a star is born. I refer to the Rt Rev Michael Curry, bishop of that vanishingly rare breed, the…

What do Gammons really think of gammon-gate?

19 May 2018 14:00

Controversy raged this week over whether calling an angry, white, right-wing man a ‘gammon’ is racist. The insult is first…

Why the Tory Brexiteers are swallowing May’s compromises

19 May 2018 10:52

This week, Theresa May got her Brexit inner Cabinet to agree that, in the event of no trade deal being…

The Guardian’s tabloid switch is failing

19 May 2018 8:00

As previously mentioned in my Spectator Notes, the Guardian has not adapted well to tabloid form. I feel particularly sad about its…

Liz Truss to Tory voters: build on the green belt or get Prime Minister Corbyn

18 May 2018 20:16

If some Conservative voters are reluctant to support the expansion of towns and villages, Liz Truss has a warning for…

How long can John Bercow hang on?

18 May 2018 17:18

How long can John Bercow hang on for as Speaker of the House of Commons? In recent months, he has…

Watch: Rod Liddle’s dog reacts to party leaders

18 May 2018 15:38

This week Rod Liddle took over the London Palladium for one night only. Mr S’s colleague and comrade spoke to a…

MP for Kensington: How I’m ignoring the royal wedding

18 May 2018 13:57

It’s fair to say that Labour’s Emma Dent Coad is no fan of the Royals. The MP has backed the…

The Catalan secessionists are back

18 May 2018 13:18

After almost five months without a government, Catalonia finally has a new leader. Quim Torra won a second-round investiture vote…