Blogs

Trump’s Yin and Yang game with China

24 August 2019 17:25

Ignore the Twitter rants, the real Donald Trump thinks trade peace is about to break out

Cricket’s guilty men: my list of who deserves to be sacked for the Ashes debacle

24 August 2019 11:42

Like many, if not most England fans, I am at a stage beyond rage after their performance

Can France keep Germany in check after Brexit?

24 August 2019 10:46

In the wake of Brexit, the Franco-German axis appears shaky

Cardinal Pell and the lies of Carl Beech

8 August 2019 16:58

This week’s Holy Smoke podcast asks whether Cardinal George Pell, jailed in Australia for paedophile crimes, could have been the…

The Church of England needs mission

21 July 2019 8:00

The time has come to disestablish the Church of England. As a deeply partisan Prayer Book Anglican – a churchmanship…

The real problem with Michael Gove’s drug admission

8 June 2019 11:59

The problem for Michael Gove is not that thousands of Conservative party members will open their copy of the Daily…

Brexit would have been Flashman’s finest hour

28 January 2019 11:29

With the 50th anniversary of the publication of George MacDonald Fraser’s first Flashman novel, how would Thomas Hughes’ school bully have…

Trump makes clear: Theresa May’s deal means no FTA with America

26 November 2018 20:43

Donald Trump might change his view on many things but he has been completely consistent on Brexit. He saw the…

Full text: Theresa May’s Conservative conference speech

3 October 2018 13:07

Thank you very much for that warm welcome. You’ll have to excuse me if I cough during this speech; I’ve been…

Full text: Boris Johnson’s Tory fringe speech

2 October 2018 13:39

Good afternoon my friends and fellow ConHomers. It is great to be here in Birmingham where so many thoroughfares in…

Full text: Sajid Javid’s Conservative conference speech

2 October 2018 12:19

It’s a huge privilege to be standing here as Home Secretary. Now I know the question on your mind. So…

Full text: Ruth Davidson’s Conservative conference speech

1 October 2018 15:24

Friends, it’s great to be back here in Birmingham. Seven years ago, I came to conference looking to lead the party…

Full text: Michael Gove’s Conservative conference speech

1 October 2018 14:57

Our island nation has been defined by its relationship with the sea. It has been our doorway to global trade, a…

Full text: Dominic Raab’s Conservative conference speech

1 October 2018 10:50

I want to start with an appeal for tolerance. We all know that Brexit is a controversial subject. It excites…

Pope Francis ‘covered up for sex abuser McCarrick’ and must resign, says senior archbishop

26 August 2018 11:59

Pope Francis stands accused this morning of covering up the crimes of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, one of the…

The Brexit White Paper is a bad deal for Britain

12 July 2018 14:20

This (Brexit White Paper) is the greatest vassalage since King John paid homage to Philip II at Le Goulet in…

Podcast: Pope Francis, homosexuality and the spectre of schism

31 May 2018 10:54

Only one pope in the history of the Catholic Church could have uttered the following words: ‘Juan Carlos, that you…

Podcast: Why do we insist on worshipping the NHS?

15 May 2018 10:35

Nigel Lawson once wrote that ‘the National Health Service is the closest thing the English have to a religion’. It’s…

Could Dublin’s preachy liberals save Ireland’s abortion ban?

23 April 2018 13:47

Could there be a Trump-style upset when the Irish vote next month on whether to repeal the country’s ban on…

Lord O’Shaughnessy giving the keynote speech at The Spectator Health Summit (image: Anne Schwarz)

Can technology make the NHS more efficient?

11 April 2018 9:00

As the Spectator held its inaugural health summit last week, the fraught issue of NHS funding was once again on…