There’s a Brexit deal to be done on security

17 February 2018 10:46

Theresa May was pushing at an open door in her Munich speech when she warned against ‘rigid institutional restrictions’ harming…

Why we shouldn’t try the jihadi ‘Beatles’ in Britain

17 February 2018 9:00

The success of the military campaign against Isis in Syria and Iraq has left behind a diplomatic and legal problem:…

Brexit Britain could do with some cricket diplomacy

17 February 2018 8:30

Peter Oborne, The Spectator’s associate editor, is something of a legend in Pakistan — as least among the defence establishment…

Theresa May and Angela Merkel’s curious conference

16 February 2018 18:15

There was a cold front in Berlin today as Theresa May took to the stage for a joint press conference…

Is Donald Trump heading for his Monica Lewinsky moment?

16 February 2018 18:04

The stories about Donald Trump’s sex life keep coming. First, it was Stormy Daniels who stated that she had an…

Labour deny that Jeremy Corbyn was a paid informant during the cold war

16 February 2018 18:03

The case of Jeremy Corbyn and the Czechoslovakian diplomat has taken another turn today. The officer who met Corbyn has…

Gavin Williamson’s diplomatic incident

16 February 2018 16:55

Since Gavin Williamson was appointed as Defence Secretary, the Conservative MP has been in a rush to prove his credentials.…

Sod the Second Amendment

16 February 2018 16:36

I just wonder how many more school massacres it will take before four words, which I am sure are already…

Baby, the rock n’ roll spirit should be on your side

16 February 2018 14:00

I am a rock ‘n’ roller by origin and inclination. I started off in rock journalism writing about bands and…

Tory MP’s Glastonbury blunder

16 February 2018 13:33

George Freeman doesn’t have the best record with regards to the Glastonbury music festival. The Conservative MP found himself the…

Macron’s naive plan to revive national service

16 February 2018 12:32

Emmanuel Macron’s vow to press ahead with plans to bring back national service for France’s youth has taken many by…

Technology theft goes both ways – as China is discovering

16 February 2018 11:06

Beijing is starting to worry that the rest of the world will steal its advanced technology. The Chinese military is…

Will Jordan Peterson convert to Catholicism?

16 February 2018 10:39

I have mixed feelings about Jordan Peterson, whose 12 Rules for Life I have just ploughed through. There is much…

What the papers say: Why Corbyn cannot be allowed the key to No10

16 February 2018 8:24

Jeremy Cobyn has been condemned by a former head of MI6 for reportedly meeting a Communist spy in the House…

Sarah Champion does a Leadsom

15 February 2018 23:15

Here we go again. During the last Conservative leadership campaign, Andrea Leadsom came under fire for suggesting that having children made…

Ukip’s woes go from bad to worse

15 February 2018 17:07

Poor old Ukip. The party is already in dire straits, with its collapsing vote share, lack of funds and a…

Life or assisted death: the doctor’s dilemma

15 February 2018 16:54

The so-called assisted dying debate is again generating more heat than light.  Once again, we have the British Medical Journal…

How should the Tories attack Corbyn on foreign policy?

15 February 2018 16:40

How should the Tories attack Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy? Today’s Sun splashes on a story about the Labour leader…

The Spectator Podcast: Bad charity

15 February 2018 16:19

On this week’s episode, we look at the Oxfam aid scandal and whether charities do more harm than good. We…

Books Podcast: Mick Herron

15 February 2018 16:01

My guest in this week’s podcast is the incomparable spy writer Mick Herron – these days, happily, a less and…

Government’s Carillion fail

15 February 2018 15:23

Oh dear. With the government already in the firing line over the decision to hand Carillion contracts despite profit warnings,…

Mitt Romney is back. Will he be a thorn in Trump’s side?

15 February 2018 12:41

One of President Donald Trump’s chief political foils in the Republican Party — a party that increasingly resembles a Trump fan…

The SNP should reinvent itself

15 February 2018 12:33

The SNP, you’ll be distressed to learn, are having a time of it. The party is embroiled in a deputy…

The Spectator’s print sales hit a 190-year high – thanks to digital

15 February 2018 12:00

The magazine industry releases annual circulation figures today and the results for The Spectator are historic in two ways. First:…