Stop playing chicken with Britain’s free-trade future

26 July 2017 15:25

Besides being important in themselves, the trade talks between Britain and the United States which began this week are symbolic…

Tim Farron goes rogue

26 July 2017 14:25

Last week, Sir Vince Cable was appointed – unchallenged – as leader of the Liberal Democrats. While some in the party…

Don’t panic! There’s more than enough sperm to go around

26 July 2017 13:27

Getting agitated, are you, about declining sperm counts? The Guardian called the fall in numbers ‘shocking’; for the Telegraph, never…

It’s a score draw on the economy for Brexiteers and Remainers

26 July 2017 13:10

Yesterday was a golden day for the Despite Brexiteers – those who try to frame every piece of good economic…

Cabinet ministers deserve to be roasted for giving this chicken story legs

26 July 2017 11:32

Don’t Liam Fox and Michael Gove know how to use Skype? Just as the Cabinet finally start to reach agreement…

How Brexit will change Germany

26 July 2017 10:30

In the summer of 1990, the editor of The Spectator, Dominic Lawson, went to interview Nicholas Ridley, Margaret Thatcher’s Secretary…

The victory over Isis has left Mosul at risk of more brutality

25 July 2017 17:40

A grainy video posted to Twitter shows a bearded man, his hands raised, on his knees, pleading for his life.…

Liam Fox’s Brexit optimism is matched by President Trump’s

25 July 2017 14:43

Liam Fox is well known for his optimism when it comes to Brexit. The International Trade Secretary has even been…

I’m a Leaver who would be happy for a second referendum

25 July 2017 12:48

To everyone’s huge surprise, Jeremy Corbyn has come out as being quite a hard-line Eurosceptic, despite his tireless campaigning last…

Conservatives weaponise student debt

25 July 2017 9:22

The Conservatives are back on the front foot. After Jeremy Corbyn appeared to row back on an election promise over…

Is anyone safe in Trump’s administration?

25 July 2017 8:17

I’m not sure how it is with the BBC and Sky, but here in the United States the news channels…

Justine Greening should keep out of the Church of England’s business

24 July 2017 19:29

God, she’s on a bit of a run, Justine Greening, isn’t she? A day after it turns out she wants…

Cabinet agreement on Brexit doesn’t equal Tory harmony

24 July 2017 19:15

What’s the most significant thing that Liam Fox has said today, as he begins talks with the US on a…

Ignore the scare stories from Remainers over chlorinated chicken

24 July 2017 17:41

Isn’t it weird how Remainers, so keen to present themselves as pro-free trade when discussing the single market, turn into…

Will Labour split?

24 July 2017 16:20

With parliament in recess and the Prime Minister on holiday, politics is calmer than it has been in some time.…

Shouldn’t Labour’s ‘gender pay audit’ begin at home?

24 July 2017 16:03

This weekend, Jeremy Corbyn was full of beans during an appearance on the Andrew Marr show. As well as frank…

The BBC sisterhood has made the ultimate sacrifice – and asked for a pay rise

24 July 2017 15:15

The sisterhood is, apparently, ‘in full flow’ at the BBC. Since the publication last week of the salaries of its…

The IMF still hasn’t understood the economics of Brexit

24 July 2017 14:23

Output is under pressure. Prices are starting to rise, living standards are getting squeezed, and every day brings fresh stories…

Will Labour’s tuition fee row end Corbyn-mania?

24 July 2017 11:37

As Theresa May sets off hiking in the Italian alps, CCHQ can take heart that – for a change – it’s not Conservative…

Why is there so much naked flesh on TV?

24 July 2017 10:28

The other day I frowned at Love Island. I dislike adding (in my tiny way) to such shows’ publicity, but…

Diane Abbott’s vanishing act

23 July 2017 23:12

On Thursday, Diane Abbott came unstuck in an interview with ITV News after she failed to explain how Labour would pay…

Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Cobyn tries to explain away his student debt troubles

23 July 2017 16:26

Jeremy Corbyn – I did not make a commitment to write off student debt This morning Jeremy Corbyn became the…

It’s dangerous and wrong to tell all children they’re ‘gender fluid’

23 July 2017 9:54

Once upon a time, ‘binary’ was a mathematical term. Now it is an insult on a par with ‘racist’, ‘sexist’…

Spectator competition winners: The world according to Larry, the Downing Street cat

23 July 2017 9:45

The invitation to submit a poem about Larry, the Downing Street cat, went down well, attracting a hefty postbag. Larry,…