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Martin Selmayr takes a pop at English football fans

12 July 2018 7:33

There is no love lost between the so-called ‘monster of Brussels’ Martin Selmayr and the British government, but it is…

Watch: Theresa May dodges Donald Trump’s handshake

11 July 2018 13:58

When Theresa May first met Donald Trump, she was pictured strolling arm-in-arm with the president through the grounds of the…

Gary Lineker tops the BBC pay league

11 July 2018 12:31

Whether or not England win their World Cup semi-final tonight, one thing is guaranteed: Gary Lineker has plenty to be…

Breaking: John Cleese will leave England

11 July 2018 12:00

Back in May, John Cleese promised to leave England if MPs voting not to go ahead with Leveson 2. At the…

Return of the flying monkey

11 July 2018 8:23

The television cameras may have packed up from College Green but Theresa May’s troubles over her Brexit position are far…

Tory MPs scrap over World Cup semi-final

10 July 2018 22:34

Just this weekend, the Tories were joining others in rounding on Labour for trying to politicise the World Cup –…

Coming soon: Jared O’Mara’s maiden speech

10 July 2018 17:54

Last week, Labour managed to surprise for a change with the news that Jared O’Mara was to have the whip…

Watch: Evan Davis taken to task over Brexit bias

10 July 2018 11:54

Brexit supporters are used to getting a hard time when they appear on TV, but enough was enough for Iain…

Westminster tube staff troll feuding Tories

10 July 2018 10:23

After a day of high drama in Westminster, tensions are running high in Parliament. And also, it seems, in the…

Watch: Steve Baker savages Theresa May’s Brexit plan

9 July 2018 11:54

Theresa May’s nightmare Monday morning is going from bad to worse. Steve Baker, who followed David Davis out of the exit…

The next Brexit Secretary: runners and riders

9 July 2018 9:17

David Davis had left DexEU – and taken most of his colleagues with him. Steve Baker – junior minister– at…

David Davis’s special adviser lashes out

9 July 2018 6:39

Oh dear. At one point this weekend, it seemed as though Theresa May had pulled off a blinder – getting…

Moggmentum reaches the Commons

8 July 2018 22:20

Although Moggmentum has been building for some time among the Tory grassroots, conventional wisdom dictates that Jacob Rees-Mogg is still…

Nigel Farage offers May a Brexit incentive

6 July 2018 9:25

Theresa May has come under some pressure these last few weeks over her plan for Britain’s post Brexit trade relationship.…

Naz Shah gets another NHS payday

5 July 2018 17:19

‘Happy 70th Birthday to our wonderful NHS,’ the Labour MP Naz Shah tweeted earlier today. Shah isn’t the only one…

The Spectator’s 190th birthday party, in pictures

4 July 2018 23:19

With just two days to go until Theresa May’s big Chequers away day, the Cabinet headed to 22 Old Queen…

Watch: Theresa May’s Brexit gaffe

4 July 2018 12:50

Theresa May has promised repeatedly that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ but it seems she is still confused about what exactly Britain’s…

Jared O’Mara, Labour MP

4 July 2018 10:45

Good news for people who love bad news. Jared O’Mara, a former member of the Labour Women and Equalities select…

Paul Mason’s England World Cup identity crisis

4 July 2018 10:25

Paul Mason wasn’t the only England fan celebrating last night’s World Cup win over Colombia but he is perhaps one…

The Guardian fails to get into the World Cup spirit

3 July 2018 16:37

England’s crunch World Cup game against Colombia is only a few hours away now and the whole country is getting…

Brexit football chant competition: the winners

3 July 2018 16:09

Tonight England faces Colombia in a crunch World Cup match that could see Harry Kane’s team put on the path…

Watch: Siri interrupts Gavin Williamson in the Chamber

3 July 2018 14:29

It’s safe to say that Gavin Williamson has had a difficult few weeks. After the Mail on Sunday splashed on…

Tory Brexit wars: Ed Vaizey vs Owen Paterson

3 July 2018 12:52

The big Brexit crunch meeting at Chequers isn’t until Friday but already Tory civil war is breaking out into the open. The…

DexEU chief: staff should try 10 minutes of ‘chairobics’ a day

3 July 2018 10:31

As the Cabinet’s Brexit crunch meeting draws closer, there’s heightened speculation that it’s Olly Robbins – the Prime Minister’s Europe…

Watch: Kit Malthouse wrong-foots his boss

2 July 2018 17:50

Oh dear. Esther McVey has rather a lot on her plate right now with the faltering universal credit roll out.…