Britain is not at blame for Shamima Begum’s radicalisation

23 February 2019 12:02

Of all the points made on the case of Shamima Begum, the most relevant has been utterly absent. That is,…

What will the Commons do to Brexit next week?

23 February 2019 10:48

Brexit is back in the Commons next week. As I write in The Sun this morning, two of the big…

It’s time to delay Brexit

23 February 2019 10:39

I’m a Leave voter – and I want to press pause

What would Enoch Powell make of Brexit?

23 February 2019 8:30

On 22 December 1963, the Sunday Times published an article by Enoch Powell in which he had an imaginary conversation…

There’s nothing new about the Labour breakaway group

23 February 2019 8:00

I once came up against Mike Gapes in a fraternal game of five-a-side football played at the Elephant and Castle…

Who’s really to blame for Pakistan’s terror attacks?

23 February 2019 7:30

 Islamabad Six months into Imran Khan’s premiership and the new Pakistan prime minister has been plunged into his first major…

Where will the Independent Groupies end up?

23 February 2019 7:00

Where will these nice Independent Groupies end up? If the SDP example applies, they will wander through the political wilderness,…

The diversity agenda is killing cinema

22 February 2019 19:01

The film world is atoning for its crimes against diversity. On screen, strong women are supplanting Disney princesses. Superheroes, once…

The Spectator Podcast: can the Independent Group ‘short-circuit’ first past the post?

22 February 2019 17:32

This week has been a relief from the usual Brexit conversations. The long talked about rumours of a centrist party…

Andrew Adonis’s case for a second referendum falls flat

22 February 2019 17:07

It’s Andrew Adonis’s birthday and how better for him to mark the occasion than with a tweet about Brexit? Adonis,…

Cabinet ministers look to May for Theresa May’s exit date

22 February 2019 17:00

Theresa May is currently busy trying to work out a way to get her Brexit deal through Parliament. Should the…

Bangladesh doesn’t want Shamima Begum. Here’s why it might have to take her

22 February 2019 16:48

Whatever the arguments over the Government’s decision to revoke Isis bride Shamima Begum’s British citizenship, the teenager’s future now depends…

Can Ukraine’s election fix its broken politics?

22 February 2019 15:07

Next month Ukraine goes to the polls in its seventh presidential election since it achieved independence in 1991. Five years on…

Sajid Javid should think again about Shamima Begum

22 February 2019 15:02

This week the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, decided not to allow Shamima Begum to return to this country, stripping her…

Ian Austin’s refusal to join the Independent Group shows the party is Continuity Remain

22 February 2019 11:56

Ian Austin has become the ninth MP to quit Labour, blaming the party’s culture of anti-Semitism. He tells the Express and…

Ian Austin quits Labour – but doesn’t join the Independent Group

22 February 2019 9:51

Here we go again. This morning another Labour MP has announced they are quitting Jeremy Corbyn’s party over its handling…

The law and Shamima Begum

21 February 2019 18:18

Shamima Begum, the jihadi bride seeking to return to Britain, represents an awful problem for the UK – but isn’t…

Isis’s collapse has sparked a new rift between Trump and Europe

21 February 2019 16:22

The days of black-clad militants rampaging through cities, parading captives as war trophies and doing wheelies in U.S.-made Humvees are…

Buhari vs Abubakar: who will win the Nigerian presidential election?

21 February 2019 13:29

This weekend’s presidential election in Nigeria is becoming a cliffhanger worthy of a Nollywood movie, even before the decision to…

Tories must temper their Brexit passions – or pay the price

21 February 2019 11:08

There is a great opportunity in front of the Tories. As I say in the magazine this week, there’s 12…

Stephen Kinnock: who is Derek Hatton?

21 February 2019 10:53

Derek Hatton’s journey from Militant councillor to not-quite Labour member has been something of a rollercoaster in recent days. After…

The nine ministers who could quit if May doesn’t rule out no deal

21 February 2019 10:02

On my show last night, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid captured why nine of his ministerial colleagues have told the…

For the Dutch, Brexit is a mistake – and a big opportunity

21 February 2019 9:00

An advert in the Netherlands features a hairy beast warning about the looming departure of Britain from the EU. Move…

Why we shouldn’t let the left forget its support for Venezuela

21 February 2019 7:30

If there were a modern remake of the TV series Fawlty Towers, it would probably contain an episode called ‘The…