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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…

Should taxpayers pay for Chuka’s Brexit jaunt to Paris?

5 November 2018 16:38

Chuka Umunna loves to talk Brexit, telling anyone who will listen what a disaster Britain’s departure from the EU will…

The Arron Banks delusion

5 November 2018 15:22

What do people mean when they say Arron Banks ‘bought Brexit’? That phrase is everywhere. It’s a New Statesman headline:…

Theresa May will pay any price for a Brexit ‘Deal’

5 November 2018 14:36

Halloween may be over but fear still stalks the land. As we enter the Brexit endgame, it is apparent that…