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Gillette and the rise of woke capitalism

15 January 2019 16:31

The politicisation of consumer products is one of the weirder developments of recent years. First, Oreos came out in support…

Why I’m not surprised that Prince Harry meditates

15 January 2019 15:58

Surprise! Prince Harry has let it be known that he meditates daily after being presented with a copy of Eight…

The question that Leavers and Remainers still can’t answer

15 January 2019 14:23

Why did Britain vote for Brexit? As Parliament gazes into the abyss, the question seems worth asking, even if I…

Bercow vs Government, Part VIII: Speaker rejects Murrison amendment

15 January 2019 13:23

Relations between the Speaker and the government have taken yet another turn for the worse this afternoon. Ahead of tonight’s…

John Bercow only has eyes for Labour

15 January 2019 12:32

While much remains uncertain when it comes to how Brexit will play out in the coming days and weeks, it…

Brexiteers owe Dominic Grieve and Gina Miller a debt of gratitude

15 January 2019 12:12

If, as seems inevitable, the Commons votes to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal later today – thereby sparing Britain from…

Why a no confidence motion may help Theresa May

15 January 2019 11:25

We have got used to a lot of odd things in British politics recently. Many of the usual rules have…

Theresa May will lose tonight but she will still cling to her Brexit deal

15 January 2019 9:33

Theresa May will lose the vote tonight on her Brexit plan, widely seen as the most important vote in Parliament…

Listen: Michael Gove and Nick Robinson’s Today programme scrap

15 January 2019 9:00

Tensions are running high today in Westminster, as Theresa May’s Brexit deal finally comes before the the House of Commons.…

The Spectator’s sales are booming. Find out why

14 January 2019 20:28

It’s been a busy weekend for subscriptions at The Spectator and already it’s our best January since our records began…

Theresa May survives no confidence vote in the Commons

14 January 2019 19:17

Theresa May has survived a vote of confidence in the Commons by 325 votes to 306. Tory MPs – as…

Is John Bercow preparing to pull off another procedural trick?

14 January 2019 19:07

There has just been another series of pointed exchanges between government backbenchers and the Speaker over procedure. Following the Sunday…

May’s new Brexit pitch: my bad deal is better than no deal

14 January 2019 17:54

If you’re a not particularly impressive leader of a political party preparing a response to any statement given by Theresa…

John Bercow steps up his battle with ministers

14 January 2019 17:26

John Bercow clearly isn’t backing down in his stand-off with ministers. Today he opened a new front in the House…

Chris Williamson on the joys of Venezuela

14 January 2019 16:18

Venezuela is a country in crisis: inflation hit one million per cent last year and GDP has plummeted by half…

Where every Tory MP stands on Brexit: the full list

14 January 2019 15:59

As things stand, it looks inevitable that Theresa May’s Brexit deal will be defeated in the House of Commons on…

Can the Murrison amendment prevent humiliation for May?

14 January 2019 15:56

In Parliament a glimmer of hope has emerged ahead of the vote on Theresa May’s seemingly doomed Brexit deal. It’s…

Mel Stride’s picture perfect ‘no deal preparations’

14 January 2019 15:36

With only one day to go until the vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the government has been doing its…

MP’s best friendship lies lost in the Commons

14 January 2019 14:45

As the Brexit vote looms closer, the whips are on a hunt for MPs. Not so much to discover how…

China’s obsession with Taiwan is nothing to do with money

14 January 2019 14:10

Does President Xi’s first address of the new year spell trouble for Taiwan? In a 30 minute speech on Taiwan, Xi…

The EU’s latest effort won’t help May pass her Brexit deal

14 January 2019 13:07

The letter from Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk ahead of tomorrow’s vote is not the cavalry arriving. It is more…

The yellow vests are at the vanguard of a politically incorrect uprising

14 January 2019 10:15

The ninth weekend of the gilet jaune protest movement was a mixed result for Emmanuel Macron. The nationwide demonstrations were…

Theresa May’s Welsh assembly memory loss

14 January 2019 9:47

Theresa May is making a last ditch attempt this morning to convince MPs to back her Brexit deal when it’s…

Theresa May says it would be ‘catastrophic’ to cancel Brexit. Is she right?

13 January 2019 22:59

The prime minister will tomorrow make a powerful speech – in the heart of Brexit UK, Stoke on Trent –…

How heavily will Theresa May’s Brexit deal be defeated?

13 January 2019 22:26

Theresa May’s Brexit deal will finally be voted on this week. However, the signs so far are not good. Despite the…