Anthony Scaramucci looked doomed from the outset

31 July 2017 21:31

That was fast. Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director before he could even really begin communicating Donald…

Scaramucci sacked, as John Kelly starts to reshape the White House

31 July 2017 20:38

So farewell, the Mooch. One of the most bizarre figures to walk on to the stage of the Trump tragicomedy…

Socialism is destroying Venezuela – but the left will never admit it

31 July 2017 19:03

If ever I have to live in a dictatorship, put me down for one of those right-wing set-ups. To toil…

Game of Thrones? More like a game of Risk

31 July 2017 17:19

Risk, the classic strategy board game, involves the careless deployment of tiny figurines across the continents of the world, with…

Breaking: Prime Minister’s spokesman says nothing new

31 July 2017 16:09

Ahead of the summer recess, there was concern among Tory high command that the long holiday could result in seven weeks…

Labour shadow minister’s confusion over Jeremy

31 July 2017 10:53

Labour’s Brexit position is confusing enough for the best of us, but one shadow cabinet minister found a unique reason for…

Why Theresa May is no longer a fashion victim

31 July 2017 10:49

Over the weekend, there was much excitement after the Prime Minister was spotted wearing the same Next dress on two…

Tom Watson eats humble pie

31 July 2017 8:42

Ever since the election result, Labour moderates have attempted to put on a brave face when it comes to their…

Philip Hammond creates a one-man Cabinet split over Brexit

31 July 2017 8:01

Leaving Philip Hammond in charge of the government was always going to be a risk because of his habit of putting…

How the economics of cow-milking can help explain Brexit

30 July 2017 12:00

Writing about judicial appointments, I incautiously compared a silly interview question asking a judge to cite an example of when…

Spectator competition winners: starting over with Hemingway, Joyce, Hardy – and Dan Brown

30 July 2017 9:45

The latest challenge was to take the last line of a well-known novel and make it the first line of…

Last summer, feminists defended the burkini. Will they now defend the bikini?

30 July 2017 9:39

If there was a buzzword from last summer then it was surely ‘burkini’. The media got its swimsuit in a…

I may disagree with him, but George Osborne’s first duty is to his readers

30 July 2017 9:00

I may disagree with George Osborne on the odd issue. Like Britain’s relationship with the EU, our trading future and…

Rupert Murdoch has helped me understand Jeremy Corbyn’s appeal

29 July 2017 16:00

For our 16th wedding anniversary, Caroline and I went to the Almeida Theatre to see Ink, a new play about Rupert…

Was The Times duped over a gay wedding announcement?

29 July 2017 12:00

Last week the births, marriages and deaths column of the Times announced an unusual marriage. Lord N.J. Blackmore had married Lord M.T.D.…

When will Theresa May be strong enough to shuffle her ministerial pack?

29 July 2017 10:39

Theresa May should go on holiday more often, I say in The Sun today. For her Italian break has coincided…

An Irish Sea border would damage British-Irish relations

29 July 2017 9:52

Dublin and London had been fairly tight since December 1993 and the Downing Street Declaration—until yesterday morning. The Times led with ‘Irish want…

Embarrassing photos are a speciality of mine

29 July 2017 9:00

As pictures go, it could be career death. An amazing young talent caught in a compromising position with two older…

Reince Priebus’s departure shows Trump is tiring of the Republican establishment

28 July 2017 23:23

Poor Reince Priebus. Or maybe not so poor. A munificent book deal surely looms in which he can chronicle his…

Politicians are still not sure what Brexit means or whether they can make a success of it

28 July 2017 18:05

It was only a year ago that ‘Brexit means Brexit, and we’re going to make a success of it’ seemed…