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Philip Hammond: a second referendum “deserves to be considered”

24 March 2019 14:27

Philip Hammond – Removing May ‘will not help’ Brexit process The Chancellor has taken to the TV studios once ahead…

It’s time to send for Michael Gove

24 March 2019 11:16

On Friday in the Spectator’s Coffee House podcast I suggested Michael Gove should be installed as a caretaker leader until June.…

Our next Prime Minister? David Lidington interview

24 March 2019 11:05

David Lidington is the most powerful minister you’ve never heard of. He is Theresa May’s de facto deputy, tasked with…

Cabinet coup or not, the government is on the brink of collapse over Brexit

24 March 2019 9:12

The correct reports in Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday this morning that some ministers (not all) want Theresa May…

Penny Mordaunt is wrong on trans rights

24 March 2019 9:00

On Monday, the government announced that Penny Mordaunt, the Minister for Women and Equalities as well as the Secretary of…

The EU is a religion for Germans – no wonder Brexit is going so badly

24 March 2019 9:00

What makes me chuckle about the Brexiteers is how little they understand the German mindset. Here in Germany, the European…

MPs have reneged on Brexit, so what’s the point of voting?

24 March 2019 8:00

Katy Balls asks ‘Will there be an election?’ (16 March). That prompts the question: ‘To what purpose?’ Jeremy Corbyn may…

It’s time for the NHS to take care of British junior doctors

24 March 2019 7:00

For years, Britain has been failing to train enough doctors and has been importing them instead. This has been a…

Cabinet coup? Tory MPs look to Gove and Lidington to replace May

23 March 2019 22:07

Will Theresa May make it to the end of the week? It’s a question that’s been asked before of the…

MPs have one shot this week to prevent a no-deal Brexit

23 March 2019 19:50

As you know, I have been banging on about the probability that the UK will leave the EU without a…

KCL’s chilling clampdown on freedom of speech

23 March 2019 18:07

‘No Platforming’ and intolerance within the left are too often cited as the only reasons behind the purported demise of…

Revealed: No. 10 leak shows how May could delay Brexit without Parliament’s approval

23 March 2019 14:28

Ever since MPs first voted to trigger Article 50 everyone has been told that Britain, by law, will be leaving the…

What’s behind Britain’s obsession with video games?

23 March 2019 10:13

It is bad form to be a killjoy when it comes to gaming, so I will start by saying that…

With Trump’s endorsement, Netanyahu may survive

23 March 2019 9:34

Benjamin Netanyahu’s face at the online campaign event his Likud party hosted on Wednesday afternoon was pale and drawn. A…

The Tories have squandered Brexit – they must not waste the extension too

23 March 2019 9:00

For many people, next Friday was supposed to be a celebration. Boris Johnson spoke about an ‘independence day’ marking the…

Reality check: New Zealand is awash with guns

23 March 2019 8:00

In a blink, everything has changed and yet nothing has changed. Life goes on. The long, hot days of a…

The one way to give MV3 a chance of passing

23 March 2019 7:00

At the moment, the Brexit deal isn’t going to pass. As I say in The Sun this morning, getting it…

The problem with Westminster is that politicians don’t do their jobs

23 March 2019 7:00

The trouble with Mr Speaker, even when he makes the right decision, is his motives. Fame is the spur and…

Theresa May’s third meaningful vote might now be cancelled

22 March 2019 19:58

All the talk among Cabinet ministers – who as usual in Theresa May’s government know next-to-nothing about what the PM…

The Spectator Podcast: is Brexit a national humiliation?

22 March 2019 18:19

This week opened with the cautious optimism of a third meaningful vote passing, and ends, as our cover depicts, with…

Good riddance to Amsterdam’s disgraceful red-light district tours

22 March 2019 18:04

The city of Amsterdam is to finally ban guided tours around its most notorious window brothel area, the sex tourist…

Why I am joining the People’s Vote march on Saturday

22 March 2019 17:40

On Saturday I will join hundreds of thousands of British people demanding a People’s Vote on Brexit. The Put it…

The Renew party fails to build bridges in Newport, Wales

22 March 2019 17:29

In these divided times the politics of centrist parties is all about building connections and crossing divides, so what better…

Full list: the opposition MPs who back May’s deal

22 March 2019 14:46

Speaker Bercow may have thrown a grenade in the works with his surprise decision to block a vote on May’s…

The EU has no appetite for another Brexit delay

22 March 2019 13:11

Now that I’ve had the opportunity to review the extraordinary and historic events that took place here in Brussels and…