Sunday Shows Roundup: Dominic Raab – Brexit deal should be agreed ‘in October’

22 July 2018 16:54

The House of Commons breaks for recess on Tuesday, and accordingly the Sunday shows will be taking a break. For…

Rewriting Kipling for the modern age

22 July 2018 15:26

It is often said that we should worry about the world we are leaving to the younger generation. I am…

Spectator competition winners: the day the internet died

22 July 2018 12:20

Your latest challenge was to compose a short story entitled ‘The day the internet died’. Phyllis Reinhard’s Don McLean-inspired entry…

Vince Cable’s missed opportunity

22 July 2018 11:40

This week the government narrowly avoided defeat on two government-backed amendments tabled by the European Research Group. In the end, the…

Brexit is an ideological civil war that will never end

22 July 2018 9:00

I disagree with Robert Tombs that Brexit has played a greater role in determining English identity and a sense of…

Theresa May should enjoy her summer break, for the autumn will be her toughest time yet

21 July 2018 10:35

‘She’s safe until September’. That’s the verdict on Theresa May of one of those who knows the Tory parliamentary party…

There is no such thing as a Brexit ‘no deal’

21 July 2018 10:00

The collapse of Mrs May’s Chequers plan, followed by Tuesday’s failure of the Tory Remainers to defeat the government, creates…

Elon Musk: Genius or jerk?

21 July 2018 9:00

Elon Musk, the California-based entrepreneur behind the Tesla electric car, the SpaceX commercial rocket venture and several other wacky start-ups,…

Israel’s nation state law backlash is what Netanyahu wanted

20 July 2018 16:34

One of the joys of a world seized by identity politics is that everyone wants to let you know their…

Michel Barnier’s pointed questions suggest no deal

20 July 2018 14:51

Michel Barnier’s press conference responding to the UK government’s Brexit white paper will have been music to the ears of…

Julian Smith and the political art of not-lying

20 July 2018 14:15

Theresa May’s defence of Julian Smith this afternoon hasn’t gone down amazingly well. The Prime Minister stuck to the line…

Are female prisoners at risk from transgender inmates?

20 July 2018 10:35

Earlier this week, it was reported that an inmate in HM Prison New Hall, a women’s prison, had been charged with sexually…

Julian Smith gets whiplash

19 July 2018 18:19

As Dominic Raab headed to Brussels for his first meeting with Michel Barnier since his appointment as Brexit Secretary, all…

The Spectator Podcast: Trump’s peace plan

19 July 2018 16:30

Earlier this week, Trump met Putin. But beneath the outcry against Trump’s press conference, a peace plan for Syria was…

Books Podcast: Ben Rhodes and what it was like to work for Obama

19 July 2018 15:44

In this week’s Spectator Books, I’m talking to a man who has spent more time on Air Force One than…

Is losing your religion really good for wealth?

19 July 2018 14:47

According to the Times, a new academic study finds that nations become richer when they become more secular. It contests…

Olly Robbins’ Brexit bonus

19 July 2018 13:30

Theresa May’s Brexit plan is going down badly and the EU is telling members states to step up preparations for…

Theresa May’s Brexit fear is selling Britain short

19 July 2018 10:52

The EU is afraid of us, but we’ve got a prime minister who is afraid of the EU. The declaration…

What’s up with Generation Sensible?

19 July 2018 10:35

As Love Island enters its final fortnight and the ink dries on the annual moralising thinkpieces, decrying a younger generation…

Kate Hoey on Jo Swinson vote pairing row: ‘she was okay to go on an anti-Trump demonstration’

19 July 2018 8:58

Although the government managed to win the crunch customs union vote this week, the victory was short-lived thanks to a…

The World Cup is the only football that matters

19 July 2018 8:55

Every four years, when the World Cup ends, I make a promise to follow the players I’ve come to know,…

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris

18 July 2018 18:52

Boris Johnson’s resignation speech wasn’t the Geoffrey Howe moment some had built it up to be. But the former Foreign…

I was wrong about Boris Johnson

18 July 2018 18:21

Boris Johnson – an apology. His speech today was a very fine one and correct in each and every aspect.…

Labour members must pick a side in the fight against anti-Semitism

18 July 2018 18:10

Snap. It was a long time coming but it was always coming. Jeremy Corbyn, who has traded on an image…