Marco Rubio reveals his secret weapon: Donald Trump’s ‘small hands’

29 February 2016 20:52

After months of playing nice, Marco Rubio has finally turned on his Republican candidate rival Donald Trump. After criticising Trump for…

Labour MPs walk out of party meeting as Corbyn tries to enforce message discipline

29 February 2016 20:48

Jeremy Corbyn’s much-awaited appearance at the weekly meeting of the parliamentary Labour party didn’t go particularly well this evening, which…

How the migrant crisis could get much worse

29 February 2016 18:43

Angela Merkel gave a defiant interview last night in which she defended her handling of the refugee crisis. She declared,…

Watch: Tom Watson jokes about Labour’s misery

29 February 2016 18:09

Although the Tories currently find their party divided over Europe, they can at least take heart that the opposition face greater…

MPs blast ‘sordid’ document ban for pro-Brexit ministers

29 February 2016 17:52

Even if there has been no mistake at all in the guidance to civil servants about what documents they can…

Today in audio: Boris on Brexit and Project Fear’s ‘dragons and serpents’

29 February 2016 16:59

Boris Johnson said he wanted to see ‘total transparency’ ahead of the EU referendum. He referred to this as a…

Jeremy Corbyn hires Yanis Varoufakis to advise Labour

29 February 2016 16:05

Given that one of the major findings of the Beckett report into Labour’s general election loss was that the party were…

Women proposing on leap years? Wrong on so many levels

29 February 2016 15:30

I’m planning to propose to my boyfriend this leap year. I’m proposing that he earns another £10,000 and loses a…

SNP politician struggles with the deficit

29 February 2016 15:27

During the Scottish independence referendum, the SNP claimed that Scotland’s oil revenues for 2016-17 would be somewhere in the region…

This year’s Oscars was the biggest gathering of smug, self-important asses in living memory

29 February 2016 15:26

The American comic Toby Muresianu put it best: last night’s Oscars felt like ‘three hours of being told to eat…

Save me from this hipster bookshop

29 February 2016 12:06

My father used to own a rambling provincial bookshop. He was once asked to direct a customer to some esoterica. Peering over…

Jeremy Corbyn faces stronger opposition from MPs

29 February 2016 9:45

The one thing quieter than the quiet Commons at the moment is the Labour leadership. Even when Jeremy Corbyn speaks…

Dermot Murnaghan vs Anna Soubry: ‘are you sure you’re in government?’

29 February 2016 8:58

With the Sunday papers filled with stories suggesting David Cameron’s party is in turmoil over the EU, Sky’s Dermot Murnaghan decided to…

Snooper’s Charter to make waves in quiet Commons

29 February 2016 8:58

If the parliamentary diary for this week is anything to go by, the next few days are going to be…

Donald Trump’s secret weapon? Boris-style hair

28 February 2016 14:55

It is recognised that the era of television has made it well-nigh impossible in Britain and the United States for…

The best state schools have pulled ahead of private schools. Why is that so hard to accept?

28 February 2016 14:37

For years, now, the Sutton Trust has been releasing research showing how many doctors, judges, journalists etc were privately educated and conclude…

Iain Duncan Smith: Brexit would be a ‘stride into the light’

28 February 2016 12:36

The papers report today that many Conservatives are furious with the way David Cameron is conducting the referendum campaign. MPs…

Rachel Johnson lifts the lid on Boris’s Brexit deliberations: tennis, frozen lasagne and Nigel Farage

28 February 2016 11:31

This week Sarah Vine used her Daily Mail column to reveal the details of the roast lamb supper her husband Michael Gove used…

How are you finding The Spectator’s website, apps and emails?

27 February 2016 20:25

The Spectator is run with Prussian efficiency by a dozen editorial staff at 22 Old Queen St. We don’t have…

Coffee Shots: Boris vs Dave

27 February 2016 10:31

The week the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London have been at loggerheads over the EU. After Boris Johnson declared…