What Jeremy Corbyn wants to talk about at Labour conference

23 September 2018 18:43

A lot of Labour’s energy at the moment seems to be spent on internal battles over which faction wins power…

Labour conference 2018, in pictures

23 September 2018 18:26

It’s that time of year again: Labour conference. With Jeremy Corbyn’s grip on the party tightening in the past year,…

Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Corbyn taken to task over anti-Semitism

23 September 2018 17:06

Jeremy Corbyn – Anti-Semitism ‘is a scourge in any society’ With the Labour party conference now in full swing in…

Hacks left in the cold at Labour conference

23 September 2018 14:14

Jeremy Corbyn’s relationship with the MSM has long been a strained one. When the Labour leader isn’t bad-mouthing hacks, he’s…

Labour’s deputy leader move highlights the party’s most interesting split

23 September 2018 12:24

Generally, talk of a ‘split’ in the Labour Party focuses on the chasm between Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters and those ‘moderate’…

Jeremy Corbyn discovers the art of spin on a second referendum

23 September 2018 11:25

It’s the first day of Labour conference and Jeremy Corbyn has kicked proceedings off with an appearance on the Andrew…

Jeremy Corbyn is getting more serious about Brexit and Theresa May ought to worry

23 September 2018 11:18

The most important statement by Jeremy Corbyn in today’s Sunday Mirror interview is not that Labour’s leader will embrace a…

Labour’s conference, day one: The Spectator guide

23 September 2018 9:30

Labour return to Liverpool for the party’s annual conference. But amid tensions over Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and the party’s…

Watch: Siblings turn on congressman in brutal attack ad

22 September 2018 21:44

In recent weeks, Westminster has given Washington a run for its money when it comes to unpredictability in politics. However,…

Dawn Butler’s Militant conference message

22 September 2018 16:13

When the Labour manifesto was leaked ahead of the 2017 general election, critics said that a win for Jeremy Corbyn…

Brexit, what happens now?

22 September 2018 10:37

It is the morning after the statement before. So, what happens now? That’s the question I attempt to answer in…

The method behind Donald Trump’s madness

22 September 2018 9:00

Donald Trump campaigned as an unrepentant protectionist and, on the face of it, he has lived up to his word.…

Emily Thornberry risks reigniting Labour’s anti-Semitism row

21 September 2018 16:18

Is Jeremy Corbyn the victim in Labour’s anti-Semitism scandal? Emily Thornberry seems to think so. The shadow foreign secretary said…

Will Theresa May’s big Brexit gamble pay off?

21 September 2018 14:31

Theresa May has attempted to put the ball back in the EU’s court this afternoon. After the rejection of her…

Full text: Theresa May’s Downing Street statement on Brexit

21 September 2018 14:22

Yesterday, I was in Salzburg for talks with European leaders. I have always said that these negotiations would be tough…

The Spectator Podcast: can we fight back against digital addiction?

21 September 2018 13:57

It seems that everyone, young or old, has a smartphone these days. But why are the brightest in Silicon Valley…

Nigel Farage has himself to blame for Ukip’s drift to the far right

21 September 2018 13:55

This year’s Ukip conference in Birmingham has only just started but already trouble is breaking out. A row that has been…

The Irish border was always going to be a sticking point in Brexit talks

21 September 2018 11:29

I’m afraid Brexit has always been about Ireland. Perhaps Salzburg will finally, brutally, illustrate that point. The Spectator declared its support…

The EU’s migration delusion

21 September 2018 8:47

Just as Theresa May’s Chequers plan for Brexit was being savaged in Salzburg, EU leaders also found time to engage…

Chequers goes pop: Theresa May’s Salzburg catastrophe

20 September 2018 15:58

Chequers, as the journalist Chris Deerin has pointed out, goes pop. Which wry and funny as it is for those…

Donald Tusk tells Theresa May to chuck Chequers

20 September 2018 14:49

The government weren’t expecting a dramatic breakthrough in the Brexit talks at Salzburg. But they were hoping for some more…

How I was hounded off campus for saying ‘women don’t have penises’

20 September 2018 13:56

What harm can it do saying that women don’t have penises? Quite a lot, actually, if my experience is anything…

Books Podcast: icons and god(s) with Neil MacGregor

20 September 2018 12:26

In this week’s books podcast, I talk to the former head honcho of the National Gallery and British Museum, Neil…

Freshers week is torture for an ageing academic like me

20 September 2018 8:00

A fellow academic once said that working at a university is one of only a few places where you grow…