David Davis takes back control

24 February 2018 10:39

In the last few months, David Davis has appeared a rather peripheral figure. After the December deal, all the talk…

Universities are becoming laughing stocks of intolerance

24 February 2018 9:30

This week my employer, Harvard University, announced its next president, Lawrence Bacow. The campus newspaper asked what advice I would…

Did Oxfam donors know they were funding a lefty think tank?

24 February 2018 9:00

Some time ago I labelled Oxfam ‘the anti-capitalist lobby group which is also a part-time aid charity’: my column has…

Kosovo’s failed dream

24 February 2018 7:00

In February 2008, Europe’s youngest country declared independence as a ‘multi-ethnic state’. In the aftermath of its conflict with Serbia,…

Why won’t the Syria hawks talk about Libya?

23 February 2018 21:53

On Coffee House today, the Tory MP Johnny Mercer says that Britain lost its ‘strength and leadership’ on 29 August, 2013, …

Iain McNicol steps down as Labour General Secretary

23 February 2018 19:52

Iain McNicol’s departure from the position of Labour General Secretary has been a very long time coming indeed. He wasn’t…

Britain must come to Syria’s aid

23 February 2018 17:53

Last week, while in Munich, I met Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s minister of foreign affairs. When I introduced myself to him…

The terror of Corbynism

23 February 2018 16:15

This week, the Corbynistas bared their teeth. They gave us an insight into the mob-like authoritarianism that lurks behind the…

Labour’s Brexit position could be about to evolve into a big problem for the Tories

23 February 2018 16:10

Theresa May goes into the weekend safe in the knowledge that she has managed to reach an agreement with her…

The Tories should run a mile from the Corbyn spy story

23 February 2018 15:50

It’s fair to say that the Conservatives’ attempts to use the allegations about Jeremy Corbyn’s links with a Czechoslovakian spy…

What Billy Graham could teach the Trump evangelicals

23 February 2018 15:29

Even in death, Billy Graham succeeded in uniting all sides. There were tributes from past presidents, both Republican and Democrat, and…

Does Seumas Milne hold Brexit’s fate in his hands?

23 February 2018 15:04

Corbyn's spin doctor could play a key role in determining Labour’s position on the Customs Union

Citizenship is dead

23 February 2018 14:00

Religious identity is once again trumping civic ties

Conscientious objection is an important medical principle

23 February 2018 12:31

Doctors are expected to have integrity. Does this not entail that they should do what they think is right?

Controversy PR: how brands cash in on the offence economy

23 February 2018 11:04

It shouldn’t surprise us that brands have attempted to make money from outrage.

The secret of Östersund, the tiny Swedish team who beat Arsenal

23 February 2018 10:15

Arsenal, one of the world’s richest football clubs, lost 2-1 to Östersund, which has people on £600 a week. How?

American conservatives look to Europe for inspiration

23 February 2018 8:29

What Marion Marechal-Le Pen's raucous reception at the Conservative Political Action Conference tells us about the Republican movement

Brexit inner Cabinet agree a common position, and it favours divergence

22 February 2018 22:51

‘Divergence has won the day’, a source told me after the inner Cabinet’s Brexit away day at Chequers. I am…

Socialist Party’s jibe over PM’s Tessa Jowell meet

22 February 2018 17:05

Here we go. Ahead of today’s crunch Cabinet away day at Chequers, Theresa May held a meeting with Dame Tessa…

The cost of the Matt Hancock app

22 February 2018 16:44

When Matt Hancock released the ‘Matt Hancock app’ this month, there was much mockery from his critics. While some found…

Vince Cable asks: what’s the point of PMQs?

22 February 2018 16:18

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn's unenlightening exchanges have put off the Lib Dem leader

The Spectator Podcast: Germany’s nightmare

22 February 2018 16:01

On this week’s episode, we look at Germany’s political nightmare, speak to one of the world’s most eminent psychologists, and…

Books Podcast: Steven Pinker

22 February 2018 13:53

This week’s books podcast was recorded live at a special Spectator subscriber event in London, where I was talking to…

How Theresa May could demonstrate her commitment to tackling domestic abuse

22 February 2018 13:43

Could domestic abuse be the latest policy area to fall foul of the government’s inability to get anything done? It…