Where does May go from here?

15 December 2018 10:56

How does Theresa May break the Brexit logjam? Well, as I write in the Sun this morning, there are three…

The nine lessons of Brexit

15 December 2018 9:30

The stakes could not be higher now. We face the biggest political crisis for at least a couple of generations.…

The simple solution to Theresa May’s Brexit dilemma

15 December 2018 8:15

For once, I think Jean Claude-Juncker might have a point. “Nebulous” was a pretty good description of Theresa May’s mission…

The Spectator Podcast: the Christmas Edition

14 December 2018 18:02

We were all a little bit more innocent at the beginning of 2018, weren’t we? Barely anyone knew – or…

Will Noah Carl get a fair hearing?

14 December 2018 17:04

A letter appeared in the Times this morning defending Dr Noah Carl, the young Cambridge scholar who was branded a…

Watch: Juncker vs May, Part II

14 December 2018 16:36

Oh dear. Theresa May has had a wretched time at the EU Council summit – not helped by the face…

A nebulous press conference: Theresa May insists progress made on backstop

14 December 2018 15:21

After a nightmare EU Council summit, Theresa May attempted to put on a brave face in her summit press conference.…

The link between the gilet jaunes and the Strasbourg attack

14 December 2018 14:46

There are conspiracy theories doing the rounds in France among some gilets jaunes that Tuesday’s Islamist attack in Strasbourg was…

Theresa May now faces a humiliating choice over Brexit

14 December 2018 12:47

Here is the measure of Theresa May’s failure last night, according to an observer of her request to EU leaders…

The myth of the Brexit cliff edge

14 December 2018 12:06

The ports will be clogged up with lorries. The shelves at Tesco will be empty. Doctors will be rationing antibiotics,…

Caption contest: the Theresa May vs Juncker death stare

14 December 2018 10:18

Theresa May has just had a humiliating night, as EU leaders rebuffed her bid for concessions on the Irish backstop,…

The EU’s bid to police the internet is going badly wrong

14 December 2018 10:02

The copyright in the single digital market directive combines the deadliest ingredients in public policy: it is important, boringly complicated,…

Jamal Khashoggi is the right TIME Person of the Year – for all the wrong reasons

14 December 2018 9:54

Khashoggi represented everything that is repressive and repugnant about journalism in the Arab world. Why is he so honored?

Theresa May’s catastrophic night in Brussels

14 December 2018 9:45

It has been a catastrophic night for the Prime Minister here in Brussels. She was rebuffed by EU leaders in…

Brussels reject Theresa May’s plea for backstop concessions

14 December 2018 8:27

Theresa May’s week has gone from bad to worse. In order to win the confidence vote tabled against her on…

Tory pressure mounts on May to axe Karen Bradley

13 December 2018 18:15

How can Theresa May regain the confidence of the 117 Tory MPs who voted against her leadership? A big part…

Gary Lineker dealt a fast ball by his BBC colleague

13 December 2018 17:23

Gary Lineker’s tweets about Brexit has been getting on more than a fair share of people’s nerves since the second…

Tory whips had already planned to reinstate Charlie Elphicke before confidence vote

13 December 2018 16:31

MPs have been expressing their fury today that the vote of no confidence in Theresa May allowed two suspended Tories…

Relations between the US and EU have gone from bad to worse

13 December 2018 15:37

One of the most important duties of being an ambassador is serving as a counsellor of sorts. When relations between…

‘Stop calling me insane’: Polly Toynbee gets taken to task over Brexit

13 December 2018 15:04

Polly Toynbee has been complaining about Brexit again. This time though it appears that she has met her match. The…

What Sadiq Khan can learn from Prince Charles about knife crime

13 December 2018 13:35

Prince Charles has waded into the knife crime debate by speculating about the reasons for the current crisis: ‘there is…

Theresa May’s Brexit aim is no longer Mission Impossible

13 December 2018 12:27

Politics is all about words, which only sometimes mean what they seem to say. So if you took what the…

The New York Times’ petty UK coverage continues

13 December 2018 11:38

Everyone’s favourite Britain-bashing newspaper, the New York Times, is at it again. As Mr S has noted several times this…

Theresa May has won but at the price of boxing herself in

13 December 2018 7:28

Theresa May’s victory in the 1922 committee confidence vote is one of those boxing matches that leaves both sides preparing…