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The Spectator Podcast: Bluffers and Royals

16 August 2018 12:27

We often complain that our politicians are all bluffers who know very little about a lot. But is the very…

Theresa May’s social housing plans are another step away from Cameronism

16 August 2018 9:06

These days Theresa May has less time to spend distancing herself from her predecessor. With blue-on-blue warfare rife and her…

US Catholic bishops could be forced out of office by a horrific dossier on sex abuse

15 August 2018 17:29

A Pennsylvania grand jury report released last night has revealed that the Catholic Church in six dioceses systematically and sneakily…

Gordon Brown’s selective praise

15 August 2018 17:26

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is at the Edinburgh International Book Festival today to give a talk called ‘First Among…

How damaging will the latest anti-Semitism row be for Jeremy Corbyn?

15 August 2018 15:59

Will the latest anti-Semitism row damage Jeremy Corbyn? The row over the Munich memorial rumbles on for another day following…

The shattering honesty of VS Naipaul

15 August 2018 15:30

VS Naipaul, who died on Saturday at the age of 85, was sustained most of all by self-belief. The society…

Jeremy Corbyn’s not an anti-Semite, he’s just very unlucky

15 August 2018 13:41

Can you be sure, dear reader, you haven’t inadvertently indulged lately in a spot of Holocaust denial? A little light…

Is the BBC scared of the transgender debate?

15 August 2018 13:30

I like the BBC. I like the idea of a national broadcaster and I like a lot of BBC output.…

The Mesut Özil affair is an own goal for Erdogan’s critics

15 August 2018 12:36

The morning after Mesut Özil’s shock resignation from the German national football team, his family’s ancestral home set to work.…

Momentum’s Boris stunt backfires

15 August 2018 10:51

Oh dear. As many politicians have discovered, trial by Twitter rarely ends well. And neither does poll by Twitter. Where…

Watch: Chris Williamson blames BBC for wreath-gate

15 August 2018 7:24

Poor old Chris Williamson. Jeremy Corbyn’s changing story over whether he did or didn’t lay a wreath on the graves…

How Corbyn’s opponents made it easier for him to dodge scrutiny

14 August 2018 15:28

Benjamin Netanyahu’s intervention in the row about Jeremy Corbyn and the memorial wreath has been incredibly handy for the Labour…

Listen: Chris Williamson on ‘alleged’ Munich terrorist

14 August 2018 15:09

Jeremy Corbyn is facing mounting criticism over whether he did or didn’t lay a wreath at the grave of one…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn turns nasty over wreath-gate

14 August 2018 14:54

Did he or didn’t he? The question, of course, is whether Jeremy Corbyn laid a wreath or not for one…

Falling unemployment marks another black day for Project Fear

14 August 2018 14:16

It is another black day for Project Fear. The latest employment figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show…

Owen Jones’s masterclass in ‘whataboutery’

14 August 2018 13:10

Corbyn cheerleader-in-chief Owen Jones frequently rallies against what he calls ‘whataboutery.’ For those not familiar with the word, it is a…

Wanted: Director of Digital for The Spectator

14 August 2018 10:30

The Spectator’s sales are at a record high and rising, with growth driven by the website. Our model is pretty…

Police treating Westminster car crash as terrorist incident

14 August 2018 8:55

A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences after a car crashed into security barriers…

The myth of Jeremy Corbyn, a kind and gentle man

14 August 2018 7:21

I am relaxed about Jeremy Corbyn being thicker than mince but draw the line at the assumption, all too evidently…

Wreath-gate: Corbyn’s version of events – a timeline

13 August 2018 22:41

Today, Jeremy Corbyn confirmed that he had been at a ceremony which commemorated the deaths of several terrorists linked to…

Wasn’t my wreath, guv

13 August 2018 18:42

Does Jeremy Corbyn harbour sinister views – or is he the unluckiest man in the world? That’s the question being…

The Roundup case exposes the hypocrisy of the green lobby

13 August 2018 16:02

I am a bit confused: are scientists supposed to be the folk heroes of environmental activists or not? When the…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn’s terror tribute confusion

13 August 2018 15:04

Poor Jeremy Corbyn, always ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time. After revelations in the Daily Mail that…

Boris Johnson is a victim of the modern inquisition

13 August 2018 13:58

The Muslim Council of Britain wants Theresa May to subject Boris to a ‘full disciplinary inquiry’ over his comments on…

Watch: Boris does the tea run

13 August 2018 13:03

Boris Johnson has been in hot water for the past week over his Telegraph column which compared women in burqas…