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…

Silencing debate on grooming gangs is a foul snub to victims

18 August 2017 15:38

It’s official: people who talk about the problem of Pakistani men abusing white working-class girls have no place in polite…

Will Nicholas Soames step aside to make way for Prime Minister Rudd?

18 August 2017 14:33

Although Theresa May has returned from her summer holidays to find her job safe, it’s only a temporary fix to…

How many more times will the Eiffel Tower have to go dark?

18 August 2017 12:27

I sometimes wonder whether news like this from last week… and news like this from this week… … will ever…

Animal rights groups fail to rally outside of social media

18 August 2017 11:25

Another attempt to bring animal rights activism off social media and into the real world has faltered. Nothing changes, does…

Spain faces up to Europe’s new terror threat

18 August 2017 8:44

In the early hours of this morning, as police in Barcelona continued to piece together the terrible events on Las Ramblas…

Spain terror attacks: what we know so far

18 August 2017 6:10

14 people have been killed and more than 100 injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas in…

The ‘community leaders’ doing nothing to solve the grooming scandal

17 August 2017 17:59

There are some foreign words so expressive that you long to absorb them into your own language, to add breadth,…