I’m calling it: Boris is going to win this election

12 December 2019 20:04

I am going to stick my neck out and say it’s going to be Boris by 58 seats. How do…

Boris vs Corbyn: the key seats to watch on election night

12 December 2019 19:52

Will Boris Johnson return to Downing Street on Friday? Or will it be prime minister Jeremy Corbyn? There are now only…

‘Progressive’ Britain is no more if Jeremy Corbyn comes to power

12 December 2019 17:49

At the outbreak of World War I, the Jewish Chronicle, which had been wary of conflict with Germany, threw its…

Magic Grandpa to Free Stuff: The A to Z of the 2019 general election

12 December 2019 15:00

A is for Alliance. All across the country voting pacts and tactical deals are being fixed. These arrangements are helpful…

Jewish activists abused outside Corbyn’s eve of poll rally

12 December 2019 14:21

Jeremy Corbyn held a small rally last night in east London, telling supporters to go and spread the message of…

Today is an exciting and nerve-wracking day for Brexiteers

12 December 2019 6:30

It’s tense for us Brexiteers, isn’t it? We know that if the Tories don’t secure a Commons majority today then…

15 viral videos that could win (or lose) this election

11 December 2019 19:07

Election campaigning has changed in recent years. While the Saturday morning door knock is here to stay, the battle for…

Ten bellwether seats to watch on election night

11 December 2019 18:49

It’s easy to imagine prime ministers on election night, either nervously grinning or groaning in despair when the results for…

Spectator Christmas Present subscription 2019

11 December 2019 17:49

The Spectator’s 2019 Christmas gift offer is now on, and it’s ridiculously good value. A year’s subscription to the magazine…

Two big blunders that will be remembered from this election

11 December 2019 17:38

The two stand-out moments of the campaign? 1) Jeremy Corbyn refusing to say sorry to the Jewish community, in Andrew…

The Brexit Party might still deny Boris his majority

11 December 2019 16:30

The last YouGov constituency-level poll showed a significant closing of the gap between Labour and the Conservatives, with the projected…

Given the stakes, it’s no surprise this election has gone down to the wire

11 December 2019 16:27

Polling stations open in 15 hours time and this is an election where no one is certain what the result…

Like, actually: Labour’s social media lead should terrify the Tories

As Brits head to the polls for the fourth general election this decade—a frequency of voting matched only in the…

The Book Club podcast: the magic of children’s books

11 December 2019 15:36

In this week’s Book Club podcast, my guest is the children’s writer Piers Torday, author of the Last Wild trilogy…

Watch: Steve Coogan labels Labour the ‘nasty party’

11 December 2019 15:01

The actor Steve Coogan has started his traditional round of election broadcasts, supposedly in an attempt to whip up support for…

Why I’m voting for None Of The Above

11 December 2019 13:31

To choose is to endorse. But this is an election in which, for myriad reasons, all the options are deplorable.…

Labour’s anti-Semitism shame must never be forgiven

11 December 2019 12:29

Sometime around the start of this decade, before anti-Semitism was as cool as it has become, I was standing on…

Why the Brexit Party won’t stand down in Hull West and Hessle

11 December 2019 12:28

‘If I had £1 for every lie someone told about me/us, I could have retired 10 mins into this campaign.’…

Five places to flee to if Jeremy Corbyn becomes PM

11 December 2019 11:59

It is still too close to call. And the odds are still on a Tory victory. Even so, with the…

Why Germans are warming to Boris Johnson

11 December 2019 11:35

There is a strange dual narrative on Brexit here in Berlin. On the surface, nothing has changed. Donald Tusk’s comments…

Is there life for the Lib Dems after their ‘Stop Brexit’ campaign?

11 December 2019 11:17

Everyone knows the Lib Dems want to stop Brexit, but that’s not always been true of its voters. Some 750,000…

Trump’s impeachment can only go one way – in his favour

11 December 2019 10:55

After 17 witnesses, weeks of closed-door depositions and public hearings and a lot of heated back-and-forth between the parties, it…

Four key questions that will decide who wins this election

11 December 2019 8:38

In the end it probably comes down to four things, most of them momentous, about the power of the people,…

Tory lead more than halved in final YouGov MRP poll

10 December 2019 22:22

When the first YouGov MRP poll of the election campaign was published last month, it was a cause of anxiety…