Nick Hilton

Ed Miliband’s sassy Twitter reinvention is bad news for Labour

28 March 2017 16:43

I really liked Ed Miliband. I thought he would make a great Prime Minister. He was wide-eyed and striving, the less…

Labour can only survive by pretending Corbyn has gone

24 March 2017 15:47

In spite of everything against them, the Labour party scored an historic victory last night in the City of London.…

The Spectator Podcast: Aid isn’t working

23 March 2017 12:48

On this week’s podcast, we consider how refugees could be better aided, whether David Cameron might be envious of George Osborne’s ‘retirement’,…

The Spectator podcast: Double trouble

16 March 2017 12:51

On this week’s edition of The Spectator Podcast, we discuss Theresa May’s double bind in Edinburgh and Brussels, Milton’s cultural relevance…

The Corbynistas abandon Corbyn

14 March 2017 15:41

Last night Jeremy Corbyn gathered with thousands of supporters on Parliament Square to protest against the government’s failure to guarantee…

The Spectator podcast: The plot against the Pope

10 March 2017 15:21

On this week’s episode, we take the Pope to task over his leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, ask whether Canada has…

Coffee House Shots: What’s in Philip Hammond’s Budget box?

7 March 2017 11:06

There has been precious little excitement surrounding Wednesday’s budget announcement, which will be Philip Hammond’s first as Chancellor. The man…

Philip Hammond dismisses exorbitant divorce bill as ‘negotiating strategy’

5 March 2017 10:37

Ahead of his budget announcement this week, Philip Hammond has told Andrew Marr that the UK may continue to face EU…

The Spectator podcast: Sturgeon’s second stab

2 March 2017 12:26

On this week’s episode we question whether Nicola Sturgeon might be tempted by a second independence referendum, consider the increasingly frosty relations…

Leicester were right to sack Ranieri

24 February 2017 13:40

‘Inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad’, ‘nobody can delete the history you wrote’, ‘Shocked after last night’s display!’. No, these aren’t…

The Spectator podcast: May’s third way

23 February 2017 12:19

On this week’s Spectator podcast, we discuss Theresa May’s Third Way, whether we could have an Uber for social care, and…

The Spectator podcast: Isis’s last stand

16 February 2017 11:28

On this week’s podcast, we discuss what the end of Isis means for a fragile Middle East, debate whether John Bercow…

The Spectator podcast: The great French collapse

9 February 2017 9:09

On this week’s episode, we consider Marine Le Pen’s path to power in France, whether we allow posh people to bluff their…

The Spectator podcast: How to stay sane in Trumpworld

2 February 2017 11:42

On this week’s episode, we discuss how to stay sane in the age of Trump, whether Hull deserves the mantle…

The Spectator podcast: Holland’s hurricane

26 January 2017 10:55

On this week’s episode, we discuss the hurricane that’s headed for Holland, the state of parliamentary sovereignty here at home, and whether…

The Spectator podcast: You’re fired!

19 January 2017 11:57

On this week’s episode, we discuss the winners and losers as Trump moves into the White House, where Theresa May’s Brexit strategy…

Coffee House Shots: Theresa May outlines her Brexit plans

17 January 2017 14:05

In front of a packed audience at Lancaster House, Theresa May delivered a speech outlining some of the key components of the…

The Spectator podcast: The end of experts

12 January 2017 12:44

On this week’s podcast we reappraise the role of experts, scrutinise the chaotic papacy, and check in with the court…

Fifa’s decision to expand the World Cup is a disaster for football fans

11 January 2017 11:34

Disastrous decisions by Fifa are nothing new. But yesterday’s announcement by football’s governing body that it will expand the World…

Coffee House Shots: Jeremy Corbyn’s first interview of 2017

10 January 2017 10:58

Ahead of a scheduled speech later on Tuesday, Jeremy Corbyn appeared on the Today Programme to outline the ideas he…

Books podcast: The war on the old

9 January 2017 17:22

Is there a war on the old? Yes, says John Sutherland, the respected author and critic who is currently Emeritus Professor…

The Spectator podcast: Trump takes charge

5 January 2017 12:21

On this week’s podcast we discuss President Trump’s arrival on the world stage, the problem of medicating adult ADHD sufferers, and…

The Spectator podcast: Review of the year

9 December 2016 12:09

After all the ups and downs, wins and losses, celebrations and commiserations, 2016 is finally in its twilight hours. We’ve…

The FA’s annus horribilis could be about to get a lot worse

8 December 2016 17:07

Football is no stranger to scandal, but the scale of the sex abuse allegations now circling the beautiful game is…

The Spectator podcast: Brexit on trial

1 December 2016 11:57

On this week’s Spectator podcast, Isabel Hardman talks about the landmark Supreme Court ruling and whether it is putting ‘Brexit…