Conservative MP resigns from board that doesn’t exist

20 November 2017 17:11

Oh dear. As resignations go, there has been some tough competition for the most newsworthy in recent years – from…

Atkins’ confident start as a minister bodes well for tricky bill

20 November 2017 16:58

Vicky Atkins was the first MP from the 2015 intake to become a minister, and had been preparing assiduously for…

Michel Barnier’s Brexit trade deal warning

20 November 2017 15:55

The furore over the Brexit divorce bill has been such that it is easy to forget that it isn’t the…

Can you distinguish between a bot and a human?

20 November 2017 15:42

We’ve all gone a bit bot-mad in the past few weeks. Automated accounts have invaded our civic life – especially…

Scottish Labour leader: If it’s England vs Scotland, I support England

20 November 2017 14:14

This weekend, Richard Leonard proved that an Englishman can succeed in Scottish politics. The Corbyn ally – who hails from…

Germany’s political crisis puts Merkel’s future in doubt

20 November 2017 13:07

When I had lunch with a senior CDU politician in Düsseldorf on Saturday, there was no sign that Germany’s coalition…

The riddle of Theresa May’s Russia policy

20 November 2017 13:05

It is just a week since Theresa May used her Mansion House speech to launch a broadside on Russia. During…

Philip Hammond’s driverless car U-turn

20 November 2017 10:29

On Sunday, Philip Hammond took both No 10 and No 11 by surprise with his interview on the Andrew Marr…

Robert Mugabe’s desperate denial continues

20 November 2017 8:33

Robert Mugabe nearly gave the entire country a heart attack last night. In the late afternoon, a ZTV broadcasting unit…

The collapse of coalition talks in Germany makes a ‘no deal’ Brexit a little more likely

20 November 2017 8:19

The Cabinet is expected to resume talks about Brexit today, reportedly nudging towards a £40 billion offer ahead of a…

Martin Freeman’s Labour loyalty issues

19 November 2017 18:49

Although Jeremy Corbyn has seen a number of celebrity supporters come and go, Martin Freeman has at least proved loyal.…

Sunday shows round-up: John McDonnell says Labour’s nationalisation programme is no ‘magic card trick’

19 November 2017 16:56

Philip Hammond – ‘We are delivering homes at record numbers’ Philip Hammond is set to deliver his second budget on…

Philip Hammond bungles his Marr interview

19 November 2017 10:43

Oh dear. As Budget day looms, there is growing concern among the Conservatives that Philip Hammond may be about to…

Can Boris Johnson’s dad avoid saying anything inflammatory on I’m A Celebrity?

19 November 2017 10:00

Crikey Moses! Stanley Johnson has been cast as the token pensioner in the new series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me…

Spectator competition winners: the inspired awfulness of Dan Brown

19 November 2017 9:45

The latest comp was a nod to the curiously enjoyable awfulness of the wildly rich, bestselling author Dan Brown’s much-mocked…

What we need is a Freedom of Uninformation Act

19 November 2017 9:19

One dietary fad that never made sense to me was the campaign against the consumption of eggs. Now call me…

Is Prince Charles so fond of Islam because he distrusts Jews?

19 November 2017 9:00

It has long been my belief that whereas the quality of gentiles drawn to Judaism is very high (Marilyn Monroe,…

Jeremy Corbyn’s takeover of Labour is all but complete

18 November 2017 12:56

Oh Jeremy Corbyn, your takeover of Labour is all but complete. Left-winger Richard Leonard has triumphed in the Scottish Labour…

Scottish Labour’s new leader is unlikely to trouble Davidson or Sturgeon

18 November 2017 12:48

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Richard Leonard now takes ownership of the black spot handed to every leader…

The month that will determine Theresa May’s future

18 November 2017 10:35

Three events in the next four weeks will determine Theresa May’s future as Prime Minister, I say in The Sun…

Is tax avoidance always wrong?

18 November 2017 10:00

In the argument about tax avoidance, people feel very strongly, yet it is hard to define wrong behaviour. We all…

Why I feel sorry for Damian Green

18 November 2017 9:00

I have to admit, I feel a bit sorry for Damian Green about the porn found on his work computer.…

The hidden danger of electric cars

18 November 2017 8:30

Wasn’t the whole point of electric vehicles supposed to be to civilise our cities, making them safer and less-polluted places…

Northern Ireland’s political deadlock is starting to bite

18 November 2017 7:21

Brexit is proving such a distraction that few seem to have noticed the creeping start to direct rule in Northern Ireland.…