Spectator competition winners: an A-to-P of poetry

25 March 2017 15:00

The latest competition — asking for a poem of 16 lines in which the lines begin with the letters of…

It’s mission accomplished for Douglas Carswell as Ukip’s only MP quits

25 March 2017 13:20

Today Ukip went from a political party with one MP, to a political party with no MPs. Douglas Carswell has…

Should conservatives fear new working-class support? Some clearly do

25 March 2017 13:00

In America, an argument has broken out among journalists, writers and intellectuals in the aftermath of the presidential election about…

No, M Juncker, David Cameron did not “destroy” the United Kingdom.

25 March 2017 12:44

Jean-Claude Juncker could have been invented by Nigel Farage’s spin doctors. He is sneering one-man advert for Brexit, Frexit and any…

Jean-Claude Juncker is the worst thing about being a Remainer

25 March 2017 12:00

The best thing about being a Remainer is obviously the dinner parties, where we all sit around being incredibly well-heeled…

3 things we should do to help tackle the Islamist terror threat

25 March 2017 10:35

Those charged with keeping Britain safe from Islamist-inspired terrorism have always been clear that it was a question of when,…

George Osborne’s Evening Standard job is good news for London

25 March 2017 10:00

George Osborne has been a good friend to London. He sees the point of infrastructure and I hope he’ll fight…

How Lenin manipulated the Russian Revolution to his own ends

25 March 2017 9:30

The centenary of the Russian Revolution has arrived right on time, just as the liberal democratic world is getting a…

Liam Fox’s ungentlemanly conduct

25 March 2017 9:00

Ever since the 56 SNP MPs descended on Westminster following the 2015 general election, they have been criticised for failing…

Why didn’t more MPs complain about BBC bias?

25 March 2017 9:00

There’s one thing that bothers me a lot about the letter sent by ‘more than 70’ MPs to the director-general…

Boris Johnson finds himself in a tight spot

24 March 2017 17:56

Despite David Cameron’s best efforts to keep his party together during the course of the EU referendum campaign, his personal…

Labour can only survive by pretending Corbyn has gone

24 March 2017 15:47

In spite of everything against them, the Labour party scored an historic victory last night in the City of London.…

Why do so many right-wingers hate Britain so much?

24 March 2017 15:28

One of the curiosities of the past 72 hours has been the manner in which it has become possible to…

Cynicism is the West’s great weakness

24 March 2017 14:09

Pankaj Mishra’s book Age of Anger is good in parts, but also shows the weakness of leftist thought. It is…

Watch: Andrew Neil’s message for the jihadi johnnies out there

24 March 2017 11:14

After a testing week which saw four fatalities and 40 injured following a terrorist incident in Westminster, ‘PrayForLondon‘ has been…

What the papers say: How can we prevent a repeat of the Westminster attack?

24 March 2017 8:30

Theresa May told MPs yesterday that Britain will not waver in the face of terrorism. She is widely praised for…

God will have the final say on Martin McGuinness

23 March 2017 20:08

Well, Sir Christopher Wren’s epitaph got an airing in St Columba’s church in Derry today for the funeral of Martin…

Pray for London, for Antwerp, for Nice: this is Europe’s new normal

23 March 2017 19:15

The hashtag ‘PrayForLondon’ is trending on social media. But so is ‘Antwerp’. Because no sooner were we invited to pray…

Westminster attack: Terrorist named by police

23 March 2017 15:20

A terrorist who killed four people and injured forty others in yesterday’s ‘depraved’ attack in Westminster has been named by police. Khalid…

Was there a gap in Parliament’s defences?

23 March 2017 14:06

Yesterday’s appalling Islamist attack in Westminster was not just an attack on Parliament. It began on Westminster bridge, where foreign tourists…

The Spectator Podcast: Aid isn’t working

23 March 2017 12:48

On this week’s podcast, we consider how refugees could be better aided, whether David Cameron might be envious of George Osborne’s ‘retirement’,…

Around the world, Westminster is a byword for political moderation

23 March 2017 12:46

As many people have remarked, a terror attack in the centre of London was expected at some point, although it…

Isis claim responsibility for Westminster terror attack

23 March 2017 12:38

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s deadly terror attack in Westminster. Isis described the man involved – a British-born jihadist who…

The scale of Islamist extremism is a problem for MI5

23 March 2017 12:23

In her statement to the House of Commons, Theresa May said that the man responsible for yesterday’s attack was British-born…