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The death of Shamima Begum’s baby is a tragedy – but not Sajid Javid’s fault

9 March 2019 21:09

It would take a heart of stone – and occasionally I possess just such an organ – not to feel…

Is there any way that May’s deal could pass on Tuesday?

9 March 2019 11:18

The government’s efforts to get changes to the backstop have run into a brick wall in Brussels. The EU thinks,…

Why I’ll be avoiding London on the day after Brexit

9 March 2019 7:30

A kind billionaire called Jeremy Hosking, whom I do not know personally, has invited us to join the Britannia Express,…

Brexiteers may miss their best chance to take Britain out of the EU

9 March 2019 7:00

Theresa May was only ever going to win approval for her Brexit deal by persuading MPs that it was the…

It would be a mistake for Tory rebels to back May’s Brexit deal

9 March 2019 7:00

How unsophisticated can Theresa May get in her efforts to persuade MPs to back her crumbling Brexit deal? Earlier this…

The false equivalence between ‘Islamophobia’ and anti-Semitism

8 March 2019 21:00

I have been travelling in the Middle East for the last few weeks and slightly regret returning to the maelstrom…

The shame of the Parkfield school protesters

8 March 2019 17:26

An estimated 600 children were withdrawn for the day from a primary school in Birmingham last week. A rather disturbing video…

Barnier offers May a non-concession on the backstop

8 March 2019 17:00

After weeks of speculation, Michel Barnier has finally revealed the concession Brussels is willing to grant Theresa May on the…

What International Women’s Day gets wrong

8 March 2019 16:34

Happy International Women’s Day! Newspapers are laden with pictures of women, Twitter is alive with anecdotes about the fairer sex and…

The Spectator Podcast: woke corporations and an apology from Rod Liddle

8 March 2019 15:11

When did corporate giants like KPMG, Proctor and Gamble, and Accenture become extensions of the campus safe space culture? Rainbow…

Theresa May’s latest Brexit speech only highlights the government’s problems

8 March 2019 14:51

Theresa May is in Grimsby today putting in a last ditch effort to convince MPs to back her deal when…

Theresa May’s International Women’s Day row

8 March 2019 14:24

At her speech in Grimsby this afternoon Theresa May made an attempt to get her colleagues in parliament to coalesce…

Watch: Will Self and Mark Francois bust-up on Politics Live

8 March 2019 13:36

It’s something of an understatement to say that Brexit has incited passions in the past two years, even on live…

The Tories have a problem with anti-Muslim prejudice

8 March 2019 11:59

The Tories have a problem with anti-Muslim prejudice. There is a pathology there. It’s not hard to see. And it runs from…

How Philip Hammond snookered Theresa May on Brexit

8 March 2019 11:50

Philip Hammond’s whole career as Chancellor has been leading up to this moment. Next week, in his Spring Statement, he’ll…

Theresa May’s Brexit blame game is bound to backfire in Brussels

8 March 2019 10:46

The Foreign Secretary on Today has reinforced the Prime Minister’s Grimsby warning that if she loses the meaningful vote on…

Theresa May’s flagship speech is derailed

8 March 2019 10:33

Theresa May headed to the seaside town of Grimsby this morning to try and inject new life into her flagging…

Why ‘nice’ workplaces can be the nastiest of all

8 March 2019 9:40

For those of us who have experienced life in a ‘woke workplace’, Toby Young’s Spectator cover story this week makes…

Why can’t Prince Harry be more like the Queen?

7 March 2019 18:14

Are you feeling better? Anyone who’s seen Prince Harry address the WE Day – Me into We! – gathering in…

Let’s calm down about Amber Rudd’s ‘coloured’ gaffe

7 March 2019 17:26

If you want to see the detrimental impact political correctness has had on our society, you could do worse than…

The odds are still stacked against Theresa May’s Brexit deal

7 March 2019 17:10

Government loyalists are grim-faced today. There is no sign of a breakthrough in Brussels and Theresa May’s deal appears to…

The equality watchdog’s probe leaves Labour with a painful choice

7 March 2019 17:03

Today’s confirmation that the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is to consider a formal investigation of the Labour party…

David Davis tries to widen his appeal

7 March 2019 15:41

With Theresa May’s departure expected later this year, a host of ambitious males are keen to parade their wares. Frontrunner…

Don’t blame school exclusions for knife crime

7 March 2019 15:35

For too many people, schools are the solution to every one of society’s problems. Last year my campaign group Parents…

Listen: Amber Rudd’s ‘coloured woman’ remarks

7 March 2019 15:14

Amber Rudd has caused a storm of outrage this afternoon after she referred to Labour’s Diane Abbott as a ‘coloured…