Jeremy Hunt’s ‘entreprenur’ blunder

16 July 2019 15:02

Did you know that Jeremy Hunt is an entrepreneur? If you’ve heard any of the Tory leadership contender’s speeches or been…

Is ‘because of Brexit’ the new ‘despite Brexit’?

16 July 2019 14:55

Unemployment is at record lows. Wages are rising at the fastest rate in a decade. The gender gap is evaporating,…

Watch: Dominic Grieve says Tory party has been ‘Talibanised’

16 July 2019 14:39

There is no love lost between Dominic Grieve and his local Tory party association, but Mr S. thinks that the…

A weak pound is nothing to fear

16 July 2019 13:19

Ed Conway, Sky News’s economics editor, tweets this morning that sterling has notched up a dubious record – it stands…

The complaints are piling up at the BBC after my Newsnight appearance

16 July 2019 12:27

For those of you who were not watching, if you have the time, take a look at the interview I…

Watch: Rod Liddle vs People’s Vote campaign boss

16 July 2019 11:18

Brexit has turned into a ‘mis-selling scandal’, according to Tom Baldwin from the People’s Vote campaign, who popped up on…

Will China stand in the way of peace in Venezuela?

16 July 2019 10:39

There is fresh hope for Venezuelans this week as Norway seeks to broker a new round of talks between the…

Are the Conservatives now officially the no-deal Brexit party?

16 July 2019 8:28

With just a week to go before the result is announced of the election to choose the new Tory leader,…

Neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Hunt is up to the job of being PM

15 July 2019 22:20

The Final Showdown, as the Sun/Talkradio’s debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt was billed, clarified some important points for…

Johnson and Hunt try to unite the Tory party in final leadership debate

15 July 2019 21:30

Tonight’s Sun debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt was far more relaxed than last week’s head-to-head clash. But it…

Ministers to rush out domestic abuse bill – but will Boris back it?

15 July 2019 17:43

The Home Office has confirmed that it will publish the Domestic Abuse Bill tomorrow as Theresa May tries to secure…

Where are the workers in the Extinction Rebellion protests?

15 July 2019 17:42

How utterly predictable that Extinction Rebellion should have re-emerged this week to block streets with its boats. You just have…

Donald Trump’s stupid smart attack on the Democratic ‘Squad’

15 July 2019 15:55

Just when you think @realDonaldTrump has lost his ability to shock, he outdoes himself. He tweets what he’d call ‘a…

On the standard of political debate

15 July 2019 15:02

Just received this update from the Brexit Party: ‘Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage threw down a challenge to Tory leader-elect Boris Johnson:…

Tory members are deluded about Boris Johnson

15 July 2019 12:04

For more than forty years, I have assumed that most Tory party members were the salt of the earth. They…

Is universalism the true cause of left-wing anti-Semitism?

15 July 2019 10:05

Why does the left have a problem with Jews? I don’t think the current analysis goes deep enough. We need…

There could never be a German Boris Johnson

14 July 2019 20:37

Germany’s Die Welt asked me to tell its readers how on earth someone like Boris Johnson could become prime minister.…

Sunday shows round-up: Boris’s Brexit plans critiqued

14 July 2019 16:52

Gina Miller – Suspending Parliament ‘abuse of the PM’s powers’ Gina Miller, the lawyer who famously took the government to…

I’d rather be politically homeless than stay in the Labour party

14 July 2019 8:00

Among the first things I did when moving to the UK from Australia was sign up to three British institutions:…

Would no-deal Brexit be a disaster? Probably not – and here’s why

14 July 2019 7:00

The government is better prepared than it has let on

Boris Johnson’s planning for government

13 July 2019 10:38

Boris Johnson had been refusing to engage with the question of Cabinet appointments and the like until he was through…

What does the Muslim Council of Britain have against Muslims like me?

13 July 2019 8:00

Have you ever wondered why there are so few moderate Muslim voices in the press? It’s not because they don’t…

Full letter: James Brokenshire apologises to Roger Scruton

13 July 2019 7:00

James Brokenshire has apologised to Roger Scruton for sacking him as a government housing adviser. Here is the full text of…

The European fighters who battled Isis – and were abandoned by their governments

13 July 2019 7:00

For all their bravery, they are not welcomed home