Conscientious objection is an important medical principle

23 February 2018 12:31

Something interesting is happening in the House of Lords. Baroness O’Loan’s Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill, now at the committee…

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…

Downing Street vs Stormzy

22 February 2018 12:11

Theresa May has a lot on her plate this week. As well as today’s crunch Brexit Cabinet away day, she…

Diane Abbott makes another numbers blunder

22 February 2018 11:07

Diane Abbott is no stranger to getting her numbers in a muddle, and it seems the shadow home secretary has…

What the papers say: A Brexit transition deadline is essential

22 February 2018 8:27

Theresa May and her Cabinet are meeting at Chequers today to try and finally thrash out an agreement on what…

Danielle Wall becomes editor of Spectator Life

22 February 2018 8:00

We have a new editor here at The Spectator: Danielle Wall has taken the reins of Spectator Life, our quarterly…

Tories learn to Confide in one another

21 February 2018 16:31

Oh dear. It’s safe to say that the Conservative party’s foray into WhatsApp hasn’t always been plain sailing. After MPs…

Billy Graham’s legacy of Christian unity

21 February 2018 15:50

The rapprochement between Catholics and Evangelicals would not have been possible without Billy Graham.

Does John Bercow think politics is illegal?

21 February 2018 15:39

The Speaker decided that he should be the star-turn at PMQs, descending from his high chair and delivered one his longest ever speeches

Billy Graham by John Betjeman

21 February 2018 15:03

It is obviously within his power to make people weep and scream 'Alleluyah'. But he restrains himself

For one night only: Rod Liddle at the London Palladium

21 February 2018 13:59

If Rod Liddle is one of your guilty (or not so guilty) pleasures and you’ve been toying with the idea…

Steve Baker’s disastrous Daily Politics interview

21 February 2018 13:40

Brexit minister Steve Baker has his colleagues to thank for his disastrous turn on the Daily Politics. Tory ministers have…

Watch: Theresa May’s Czech spy gag

21 February 2018 12:28

The Jeremy Corbyn Czech spy story is something of an open goal for the Tories. It was no surprise then…

Humans love to hunt – and now we do it online

21 February 2018 12:27

The aim is the same: to tear the fox – or the person – apart.

How to cure our addiction to plastic

21 February 2018 11:54

In The truth about plastic, Ross Clark gives chapter and verse on the curse of plastic packaging. He paints a depressing picture…