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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…

The Home Office’s shameful treatment of a Christian asylum-seeker 

22 March 2019 10:18

Suspend your disbelief for a moment, and try to imagine you’re an Iranian, in Iran. You were born into an…

Why Greeks abhor and applaud Brexit

22 March 2019 9:29

Pavlos Eleftheriadis is as Anglophilic a Greek as they come. His wife and children are British, and he is a…

Not even God knows what happens to Brexit now

22 March 2019 9:06

After yesterday’s historic negotiations between EU leaders here in Brussels – while Theresa May was out of the room –…

It’s getting harder for Theresa May to pass her deal next week

22 March 2019 8:22

After eight hours of talks between EU leaders, Theresa May has been granted an Article 50 extension. If the Prime…

The EU has just given parliament more time to take control of Brexit

22 March 2019 7:18

Last night, the EU27 unanimously rejected Theresa May’s request for a June Brexit extension and told her 22 May at…

Boris Johnson’s fox-hunting enthusiast donor

21 March 2019 14:25

With Theresa May’s premiership on the ropes, there’s an expectation of a Tory leadership contest later this year. It follows…

Full list: the Tory MPs who have switched to backing May’s deal

21 March 2019 13:30

Despite suffering two historic losses in the House of Commons, it seems inevitable that Theresa May will bring her Brexit deal…

Watch: fireworks in the Chamber between Bercow and Leadsom

21 March 2019 12:25

Oh dear, it seems as if the pressure placed on John Bercow after he blocked a third meaningful vote on…

What Kwasi Kwarteng’s leaked notes tell us about No. 10’s Brexit strategy

21 March 2019 11:51

I’ve been passed copies of media briefing notes prepared for the junior Brexit minister Kwasi Kwarteng, who this morning did…

MPs must not use May as an excuse to walk into Brexit disaster

21 March 2019 11:30

Theresa May has united Westminster. Right across the political spectrum, politicians and journalists agree that her televised statement from No.…

Theresa May’s No. 10 intervention backfires

21 March 2019 8:51

Theresa May heads to Brussels today to plead for an Article 50 extension. The expectation is that EU leaders will…

Cambridge’s shameful decision to rescind Jordan Peterson’s visiting fellowship

21 March 2019 7:33

According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s ‘Freedom of Expression’ guide for higher education providers and students’ unions in…

Jeremy Corbyn makes pointless Brexit meeting all about him

20 March 2019 21:35

This evening, Jeremy Corbyn walked out of a meeting between opposition party leaders and the Prime Minister about Brexit. The…

May says little new in statement as she again attacks MPs for failing to make a decision

20 March 2019 21:17

Theresa May’s statement tonight wasn’t particularly dramatic. She had no new policies to announce or arguments to make. Rather, she…

Full text: May’s statement calling on MPs to back her deal

20 March 2019 21:10

Nearly three years have passed since the public voted to leave the European Union. It was the biggest democratic exercise…

Do MPs really have to choose between May’s deal and no-deal Brexit?

20 March 2019 20:26

Will MPs next week really face a simple choice, between May’s deal and a no-deal Brexit, or is that a…

A changing Britain needs to ask: what kind of country do we want to be?

20 March 2019 19:36

After Christchurch, I found myself thinking about East London. Not because I was wondering if it could happen here because,…

Books Podcast: how does the world look through a different language?

20 March 2019 18:01

My guest on this week’s books podcast is the Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri. Someone whose own fiction has negotiated the…