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No ‘Brexit backlash’, says internal Labour election analysis

9 May 2019 17:16

After a disappointing local election result for Labour last week, politicians were quick to blame the party’s Brexit ambiguity for…

Only a vote for the Brexit Party can save the Tories

9 May 2019 14:40

Of all the red warning signs for the Conservatives, the choice of the Brexit party’s candidate for the forthcoming Peterborough…

Japan’s reluctant princess, Empress Masako

9 May 2019 11:24

It’s been a big couple of weeks for royal events. On this side of the world, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor arrived.…

Listen: Rachel Johnson can’t name a single Lib Dem policy she disagrees with

9 May 2019 8:56

It seems inevitable that the European elections this month will be seen as a litmus test of the British public’s…

Theresa May could be gone by the first week of June

9 May 2019 8:30

The 1922 executive committee thinks it has finally laid a surefire trap for Theresa May – by securing a promise from…

At last, a Tory leadership contender talking about policy

9 May 2019 7:23

The Tory leadership contest hasn’t formally begun but the shadow-boxing has been uninspiring. Brexit positioning dominates, leavened with a bit…

The Books Podcast: Bret Easton Ellis on coming out as Patrick Bateman

8 May 2019 19:06

In this week’s books podcast I’m joined by Bret Easton Ellis. The author of Less Than Zero, American Psycho and…

Will Theresa May bring her Brexit bill back to Parliament next week?

8 May 2019 18:37

At tonight’s meeting of the 1922 Committee, Graham Brady told Tory MPs that Theresa May would see the executive of…

Theresa May tries out a new Brexit delay excuse

8 May 2019 17:07

PMQs began with Janet Daby calling for a mass-cull of the working-class. The Labour MP relayed the experience of an industrious…

Listen: Mike Gapes caught out over Change UK funding

8 May 2019 16:55

With less than a month to go until the European elections, and with Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party surging in…

Downing Street: Theresa May will not set an exit date

8 May 2019 15:59

Is this the week the Prime Minister sets an exit date? Not if Theresa May has anything to do with…

It’s too late for the SNP to rein in the cybernats

8 May 2019 14:50

‘It is better to ride the tiger’s back than let it rip your throat out’ is reputedly how Tony Blair…

How would Andrea Leadsom fare in another Tory leadership contest?

8 May 2019 13:43

Andrea Leadsom has become the latest Cabinet minister to suggest that they would like to succeed Theresa May as Prime…

In the Democratic primaries, the goal is to go viral

8 May 2019 12:49

Everybody knows who Joe Biden is, the former six-term senator from Delaware and Barack Obama sidekick. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders,…

Tory-Labour Brexit talks are on the verge of collapse

8 May 2019 12:13

Labour’s negotiations on a Brexit pact with the Government may well be pronounced dead today – partly because the party…

Is Jeremy Corbyn really anti-Semitic?

8 May 2019 12:08

Is Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite? I began researching the answer to this question well before Danny Finkelstein’s recent revelation in…

Which party will fight the rise of Nigel Farage?

8 May 2019 12:03

Who will fight the British far right? The centre right, the left, the liberals? The European elections are giving Nigel…

Full transcript: Douglas Murray in conversation with Roger Scruton

8 May 2019 12:02

What does it mean to be a conservative? Last night, The Spectator brought together Douglas Murray and Roger Scruton to…

Jean Vanier’s world of love and kindness

8 May 2019 6:49

Jean Vanier has died at the age of 90. In 2017, the founder of L’Arche spoke to The Spectator‘s Mary…

France – and Europe – could become the frontline in Algeria’s latest crisis

8 May 2019 6:00

As the European parliament elections approach, the continent’s navel-gazing is ever more myopic. Even its two most outward focused states,…

Which Tory MPs have apologised to Roger Scruton?

7 May 2019 22:03

What does it mean to be a Conservative? It’s a question that most of the Tory front bench might struggle…

Change UK / TIG’s Twitter name gaffe

7 May 2019 18:08

Whether it’s the Remainer group’s shambolic name change, it’s bizarre choice of logo, or unwise decision to snub an electoral…

What the ‘Stop Brexit’ brigade and Turkey’s Erdogan have in common

7 May 2019 17:12

Guy Verhofstadt, the Brexit coordinator for the European Parliament, has got some front. This morning he slammed the decision to…

Censored in the City: Dave Rubin on the American liberal orthodoxy

7 May 2019 17:10

Censored in the City is a new podcast taking you through a round-up of news, politics, and culture in New…

An SNP politician’s lonely fight in the gender identity debate

7 May 2019 15:07

Joan McAlpine is an unlikely rebel against the Scottish political establishment. The SNP MSP is chair of Holyrood’s culture and…