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Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Scotland, full transcript

27 March 2017 14:01

It is very good to be with you here with you today, and particularly to be able to thank you…

Refugees deserve better than the Dubs scheme and Theresa May was right to end it

26 March 2017 19:51

The argument over the recently-abandoned Dubs scheme for refugees encapsulates what is wrong with the debate about what is, perhaps, the worst humanitarian…

Europe should follow Britain’s lead on refugees

26 March 2017 13:00

When a humanitarian tragedy disappears from our newspapers, there are two possibilities: that the crisis is over and life for…

Westminster terror attack: Theresa May’s statement to the Commons

23 March 2017 11:41

Mr Speaker, yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy. But today we meet as normal – as…

Westminster terror attack: Theresa May’s speech

22 March 2017 21:28

I have just chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee, COBRA, following the sick and depraved terrorist attack on…

If the Tories can mess up a Budget, how will they handle Brexit?

15 March 2017 13:09

After Philip Hammond delivered his Budget last week, he went to speak to a meeting of Conservative backbench MPs. Several…

Nicola Sturgeon announces a second Scottish referendum: full speech

13 March 2017 13:28

Before the end of this month – and very possibly as early as tomorrow – the Prime Minister will trigger…

Philip Hammond’s budget disaster

11 March 2017 9:00

Some Budgets are historic, most are boring and a small number can be remembered as a disaster. After just a few months, Philip…

Philip Hammond’s Budget announcement, full transcript

8 March 2017 14:36

Mr Deputy Speaker, I report today on an economy that has continued to confound the commentators with robust growth. A…

Carry on Major: real democrats don’t shout down Europhiles

4 March 2017 9:00

As Prime Minister, John Major was intolerant of opposition from within the Conservative party over the EU — memorably calling…

Donald Trump’s Congress address, full transcript

1 March 2017 7:02

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America: Tonight,…

The real gender gap is not about women’s pay but boys’ lack of attainment

25 February 2017 9:00

For a body supposedly committed to eliminating inequality between the sexes, the Women and Equalities Select Committee don’t exactly lead…

The Labour party has turned into a political bed-blocker

18 February 2017 9:00

Just as it seems that Labour has reached the bottom of the abyss, Jeremy Corbyn and his party somehow manage…

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, 1971 – 2017: ‘a broad with a broad mind’

8 February 2017 16:36

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, the socialite and reality TV star, has died at the age of 45 from a brain tumour. In…

Donald Trump’s inaugural address: full text

20 January 2017 17:36

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.…

Wanted: a new production editor for The Spectator

20 January 2017 11:07

One of the most important jobs in The Spectator is opening up, and we’re looking for a pretty exceptional person…

Farewell Obama, a president who promised unity but left a legacy of rancour and division

20 January 2017 10:53

The irony of Barack Obama’s presidency is that while it began at a time when it seemed America’s fortunes could…

Full text: Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech

10 January 2017 15:57

Listen to the whole speech here: Whether you voted to Leave or to Remain, you voted for a better future…

Full text: Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ speech

9 January 2017 13:30

Thank you for inviting me to be here this morning to deliver the prestigious Charity Commission Annual Lecture. I am…

The only mystery about Sir Ivan Rogers is why he was still in his job

4 January 2017 14:39

The wonder about Sir Ivan Rogers’s resignation as Britain’s ambassador to the EU is that he was still in the…

2017’s forgotten anniversaries

1 January 2017 9:00

2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. Other anniversaries include: 50 years Radio 1; first North Sea gas…

Portrait of the year

31 December 2016 14:00

January The cost of an annual season ticket from Cheltenham to London rose to £9,800. Oil fell below $30 a…

What were the worst predictions of 2016?

31 December 2016 10:00

Some rubbish predictions made for 2016: Nikki, ‘psychic to the stars’: ‘Huge crash at Formula 1 race, killing many; Scottish riots;…

Out – and into the world: Why The Spectator backed Brexit

26 December 2016 12:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 6: Our leader article from June,…

GCHQ’s code-crackers have some questions for you

25 December 2016 10:00

Solving serious puzzles — to catch criminals and thwart terrorist plots — is what the men and women who work…