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It’s the same intolerance that drives the mobs against Asia Bibi and Roger Scruton

8 November 2018 14:53

Asia Bibi and Sir Roger Scruton don’t have much in common. She is a lowly farm labourer from a rural part…

Why shouldn’t I be able to identify as a younger man?

8 November 2018 13:12

Just when you thought identity politics couldn’t get any more confusing, along comes along Emile Ratelband. Mr Ratelband, who is…

Weinstein’s former assistant comes to the defence of Peter Hain

8 November 2018 10:02

When Peter Hain used his parliamentary privilege to name Philip Green as the businessman accused of harassing and bullying several…

After losing the House, Trump will have more to worry about than CNN reporters

8 November 2018 8:20

If Trump cannot handle the press corps without blowing his top, it’s an open question whether he can cope with the House Democrats getting up in his grill on a daily basis

Even Oxford University can’t save Jenni Murray from the transgender activist mob

7 November 2018 19:58

Here we go again. Perhaps there should be a template for journalists writing about transgender issues and the treatment of…

Books Podcast: Geoff Dyer’s love for Where Eagles Dare

7 November 2018 16:55

In this week’s books podcast I’m talking to Geoff Dyer, one of our most wayward and wittiest writers, about his…

In defence of Roger Scruton

7 November 2018 16:23

Once identified as right-wing you are beyond the pale of argument,’ wrote Sir Roger Scruton. ‘Your views are irrelevant, your…

The lesson of the midterms? Trump’s crudeness works

7 November 2018 14:43

President Donald J. Trump thinks only in terms of winning and losing. On Tuesday, he won and he lost, which…

The leaked Brexit memo exposes May’s botched strategy

7 November 2018 12:18

The leaked plan of how the Government might try to sell the Brexit deal contains a telling passage. The memo instructs…

Anthony Ekundayo Lennon and the left’s dilemma about race

7 November 2018 11:47

I feel some sympathy for the director Anthony Ekundayo Lennon. According to the Sunday Times, which broke the story last weekend,…

The Democrat ‘wave’ was barely a wash. The midterms will embolden Trump

7 November 2018 7:38

“Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!” said Trump before turning in for the night. “Tomorrow will be a new…

What’s the problem with Anthony Ekundayo Lennon identifying as black?

7 November 2018 7:30

Anthony Ekundayo Lennon, the white director who has identified as black, is on the receiving end of a backlash from black…

How will Donald Trump react to his midterm elections setback?

7 November 2018 6:25

Midterm elections are traditionally nightmares for the party of a sitting president. Just ask former president Bill Clinton, who suffered…

Does a Democratic House win pave the way to impeachment?

7 November 2018 2:55

If as now seems certain, the Democrats do get control of the House, they will be in the majority on committees with subpoena power

Momentum’s membership splits with Corbyn over Brexit

6 November 2018 19:22

At Labour conference this summer, the party’s leadership were clearly spooked when its previously loyal members demanded the party support…

The Democrats’ dismal failure to stamp out anti-Semitism

6 November 2018 19:09

It’s been a year since I warned that the Democrats were at risk of replicating the Labour party’s lurch into…

Did the Lib Dems sell data to the Remain campaign?

6 November 2018 17:28

The rearguard Remain lobby, which has far from given up on its ambition to reverse the Brexit vote, has put…

Is Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro really the ‘Trump of the Tropics’?

6 November 2018 15:40

Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil’s presidential election has stoked fears around the world that ‘fascism’ is on the rise. In…

Second Cabinet this week to decide on Brexit backstop

6 November 2018 14:46

It looks like today’s Cabinet will only be the first of two meetings this week. I understand that another one,…

Mumsnet and the British media aren’t ‘transphobic’

6 November 2018 14:00

Is the British media transphobic? Yes, according to a writer in the Outline, a US publication, who accuses the Times and the…

The good news about the developing world you probably haven’t heard

6 November 2018 12:23

The world’s poor are, as we know, suffering under the yoke of capitalism, getting ever poorer as we rich grab…

How Democrat success in the midterms could help Trump

6 November 2018 12:19

Today’s midterm election is bound to put a bit of swagger back into the steps of Democrats. If polls are…

Britain is ripe for agriculture innovation after Brexit

6 November 2018 11:39

Agriculture is being transformed by innovation at a rapid pace. Genetically modified crops are being grown on 190 million hectares…

Life & Arts Podcast: Heather Mac Donald on how race and gender pandering corrupts universities

6 November 2018 10:25

This week on the Spectator USA Life & Arts podcast, I’m casting the pod with Heather Mac Donald. A scholar…

Could the economy rescue Trump in the midterms?

5 November 2018 17:25

The Trump economy has defied all sceptics and naysayers. Unemployment is at half-century record lows, wages are up, and Wall…