What the papers say: Britain’s Brexit trump cards

22 August 2017 8:17

The EU holds all the ‘trump cards’ in Brexit talks. Or at least that’s what some ‘Remainers’ would have you…

Al Gore says Brexit was caused by… climate change

21 August 2017 16:55

There are plenty of theories about what led to the Brexit vote. Now, Al Gore, has a new one to add…

Taylor Swift’s sexual assault case reveals feminism’s guilty secret

21 August 2017 16:01

Despite Taylor Swift’s aspiration that her sexual assault trial last week should stand as an example for all women, what’s…

Seven cards the government can play in Brexit trade talks

21 August 2017 15:23

Theresa May says ‘a positive and constructive partnership’ with the EU after Brexit is the target. Beneath the jargon, the…

Britain – not Brussels – is doing all the innovative thinking on Brexit

21 August 2017 14:48

We will be hopelessly out-witted by wily Brussels negotiators. We are unprepared for the scale of the task. We are…

Big Ben, remembered

21 August 2017 13:48

There’s eleven days left of August and for many the end of silly season can’t come soon enough. With the…

What the papers say: A Brexit trade deal is in everyone’s interests

21 August 2017 8:40

‘It is vital for our future prosperity’, says the Sun, ‘that we cut a trade deal with Brussels’. David Davis…

Combating 21st century terror: What Europe can learn from Israel

20 August 2017 20:49

Spain, Finland, Russia: in the space of a few days, Europe is reminded, yet again, that terrorism – like the…

Labour MP’s Big Ben jibe backfires

20 August 2017 19:52

This summer, MPs have had to grapple with one of the big issues of our time. No, not Brexit – the…

How the Conservatives can win back young voters

20 August 2017 10:00

Election day polling by Michael Ashcroft showed a Britain divided not so much by class or region as age. The…

Spectator competition winners: in praise of Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Trump and Jacob Rees-Mogg

20 August 2017 9:45

The invitation to submit a disgustingly flattering poem in heroic couplets in praise of a contemporary person of power saw…

Question Al Gore on climate change and he’ll call you a ‘denier’

20 August 2017 9:30

The subtitle of Al Gore’s new film is ‘Truth to Power’, which is supposed to give the impression of brave…

The Trump revolution is devouring its own children

20 August 2017 9:22

Steve Bannon is out. H.R McMaster is in. It’s now starting to dawn upon some of Donald Trump’s most ardent…

A fake Tory leadership war has begun

20 August 2017 8:30

When a new MP is offered a job as a parliamentary private secretary for a cabinet member, it’s often a…

What has the Premier League ever done for us?

19 August 2017 13:00

Football’s back, I’m afraid, and, in the imperishable words of David Mitchell, every kick in every game matters to someone,…

Ukraine’s slow war of attrition still rumbles on

19 August 2017 10:30

Towns on Ukraine’s ceasefire line are marking three years since some were retaken by government forces from pro-Russian separatists. But there is little…

Forget London’s lost Garden Bridge: bring on Nine Elms-to-Pimlico instead

19 August 2017 9:30

I can’t work up much indignation at the collapse of London’s Garden Bridge project, which has been strangled by the…

The Brexit referendum joins Iraq and Suez on my list of political disasters

19 August 2017 9:00

To the Business School at the University of Edinburgh to be interviewed on the theme of ‘Great Political Disasters’. Main…

The right is now more colourblind than the left

19 August 2017 9:00

As a tot growing up in a provincial proletarian Communist household in the 1960s, I’d been led to believe that…

Donald Trump and America’s identity crisis

19 August 2017 8:30

Long before student activists started talking about pulling down statues of Cecil Rhodes, a cultural war was being waged in…

Is Donald Trump now at war with Trumpism?

18 August 2017 21:15

Ding dong Steve Bannon is gone – and all the liberal world order is cock-a-hoop. As Democrat congressman Tim Ryan…

Yet again, Trump’s presidency has conformed to a Saturday Night Live sketch

18 August 2017 19:10

The statement from the White House makes little attempt to disguise what happened. ‘White House Chief of Staff John Kelly…

The historical backdrop to Spain’s terror troubles

18 August 2017 18:44

Why was Spain targeted by terrorists? asked the Guardian on Friday, a question that is also being posed by other…

How to deal with Pauline Hanson’s political stunts

18 August 2017 16:20

Before Trump or Farage, before Wilders or Marine Le Pen, there was Pauline. Pauline Hanson was the original rabble-rouser who…