An original and brilliant show: Loudon Wainwright III at Leicester Square Theatre reviewed

24 March 2017 17:03

Loudon Wainwright III: Surviving Twin Leicester Square Theatre Even by the standards of his fellow confessional singer-songwriters who emerged alongside…

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…

It’s not grim up North: Manchester tops UK cities for house price growth

24 March 2017 12:45

‘Northern Powerhouse fires up house prices in Manchester’ shouts one headline. ‘Manchester is at the centre of Britain’s property boom’…

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…

Best Buys: Five-Year and Over Fixed Rate Residential Mortgages

24 March 2017 10:39

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are Five-Year and Over Fixed Rate Residential Mortgages.

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…

Work till you drop: state pension age could be raised to 70

23 March 2017 11:44

There’s an episode of the TV political drama The West Wing which focuses on the raising of the retirement age.…

Westminster terror attack: Theresa May’s statement to the Commons

23 March 2017 11:41

Mr Speaker, yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy. But today we meet as normal – as…

Last-minute tips to cut your tax bill

23 March 2017 10:52

The clock’s ticking to shield your savings and investments from the taxman for the 2016/17 tax year, which ends on…

Books Podcast: Machiavelli’s lifelong quest for freedom

23 March 2017 10:45

In this week’s Books Podcast I talk to Erica Benner about her new Life of Machiavelli, Be Like The Fox.…

Westminster terror attack: Today’s newspaper front pages

23 March 2017 9:01

Five people are now confirmed to have died in yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster and police have arrested seven people…

Theresa May tells the country to go about its business normally tomorrow

22 March 2017 22:15

Speaking in Downing Street this evening, Theresa May has urged people to go about their business normally tomorrow. In a…

Westminster terror attack: Theresa May’s speech

22 March 2017 21:28

I have just chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee, COBRA, following the sick and depraved terrorist attack on…

Channel 4’s Seven O’Clock News humiliation

22 March 2017 21:26

Oh dear. With Scotland Yard treating today’s attack in Westminster this afternoon ‘as a terrorist incident’, hacks have spent the day trying…

Thanks to the people who protect it, Parliament is a fortress

22 March 2017 17:39

Today was a reminder of the professionalism and bravery of those who protect the Houses of Parliament. I heard an…