Are female prisoners at risk from transgender inmates?

20 July 2018 10:35

Earlier this week, it was reported that an inmate in HM Prison New Hall, a women’s prison, had been charged with sexually…

Julian Smith gets whiplash

19 July 2018 18:19

As Dominic Raab headed to Brussels for his first meeting with Michel Barnier since his appointment as Brexit Secretary, all…

The Spectator Podcast: Trump’s peace plan

19 July 2018 16:30

Earlier this week, Trump met Putin. But beneath the outcry against Trump’s press conference, a peace plan for Syria was…

Books Podcast: Ben Rhodes and what it was like to work for Obama

19 July 2018 15:44

In this week’s Spectator Books, I’m talking to a man who has spent more time on Air Force One than…

Is losing your religion really good for wealth?

19 July 2018 14:47

According to the Times, a new academic study finds that nations become richer when they become more secular. It contests…

Olly Robbins’ Brexit bonus

19 July 2018 13:30

Theresa May’s Brexit plan is going down badly and the EU is telling members states to step up preparations for…

Theresa May’s Brexit fear is selling Britain short

19 July 2018 10:52

The EU is afraid of us, but we’ve got a prime minister who is afraid of the EU. The declaration…

What’s up with Generation Sensible?

19 July 2018 10:35

As Love Island enters its final fortnight and the ink dries on the annual moralising thinkpieces, decrying a younger generation…

Kate Hoey on Jo Swinson vote pairing row: ‘she was okay to go on an anti-Trump demonstration’

19 July 2018 8:58

Although the government managed to win the crunch customs union vote this week, the victory was short-lived thanks to a…

The World Cup is the only football that matters

19 July 2018 8:55

Every four years, when the World Cup ends, I make a promise to follow the players I’ve come to know,…

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris

18 July 2018 18:52

Boris Johnson’s resignation speech wasn’t the Geoffrey Howe moment some had built it up to be. But the former Foreign…

I was wrong about Boris Johnson

18 July 2018 18:21

Boris Johnson – an apology. His speech today was a very fine one and correct in each and every aspect.…

Labour members must pick a side in the fight against anti-Semitism

18 July 2018 18:10

Snap. It was a long time coming but it was always coming. Jeremy Corbyn, who has traded on an image…

Jeremy Corbyn gives Theresa May another easy ride at PMQs

18 July 2018 17:30

There is something horrible and unnatural about seeing Theresa May in trouble. Her aloof and grandmotherly face becomes a canvas…

Boris’s speech makes it harder for May to sell her Chequers plan

18 July 2018 16:00

Boris Johnson did not launch a full-on attack on Theresa May in his resignation speech. But he was brutally critical…

Boris Johnson’s resignation speech, full text

18 July 2018 15:17

Thank you Mr Speaker for granting me the opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women of the Foreign…

In praise of Labour’s Brexit rebels

18 July 2018 13:02

So this is what a principled politician looks like. They can be hard to spot these days, but last night,…

Theresa May’s premiership enters ‘last days of Rome’ mode

18 July 2018 10:11

‘I used to worry that something bad would happen, now I worry that something catastrophic will happen.’ This is how…

How May, Macron and Merkel failed to tame Trump

18 July 2018 8:16

To conclude that relations between the United States and the Europeans are in quite a chaotic and unpredictable state is…

Government’s not so cunning plan for an early summer break is scrapped

17 July 2018 20:07

The government suffered a defeat in the Commons this evening. The good news for Theresa May is that it wasn’t…

Who governs Britain?

17 July 2018 16:54

There are moments that cut through the din of braggadocio, vindictive utopianism and arrant stupidity surrounding Brexit. Anna Soubry has…

Does Teen Vogue understand what it means to be ‘literally a communist’?

17 July 2018 15:30

If anyone wanted an encapsulation of the screwiness of our times just consider the following straight question being asked of…

‘I’m literally a communist’ T-shirt – literally free market economics

17 July 2018 15:26

Last week, the left-wing blogger Ash Sarkar told Piers Morgan she was ‘literally a communist’ after the pair got into…

The real reason Scarlett Johansson abandoned her ‘trans role’

17 July 2018 13:39

There is so much euphemistic reporting about Scarlett Johansson’s decision to drop out of a film in which she would…