Shocker! Cameron Snubs Republicans!

12 March 2012 18:30

Nile Gardiner is always good for a laugh and his latest contribution to the Telegraph is no exception. Apparently David…

Cameron’s Human Rights quandry

12 March 2012 18:03

The combination of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights is, I predict, going…

Eric Joyce apologises to his victims

12 March 2012 17:07

Following his arrest for attacking fellow MPs in the Strangers’ Bar of the House of Commons, Eric Joyce has resigned…

First, Liquidate the Teaching Unions

12 March 2012 17:03

There are few sights more pitiful, more vexing or more predictable than the sight of teaching unions on the whinge.…

Cameron’s sub-prime thinking

12 March 2012 15:06

You’d think the American sub-prime crisis would have taught politicians the world over not to try to rig the housing…

Afghanistan Isn’t Working

12 March 2012 14:03

For years now, Afghanistan policy has been governed by a simple question: Do the unknown costs of leaving Afghanistan trump…

Rising gas prices hurt Obama

12 March 2012 13:36

Barack Obama’s re-election has been looking more and more likely in recent weeks. His approval rating has risen fairly steadily,…

Property Roulette: The Government’s Pursues a Losing Strategy

12 March 2012 13:19

If you ever needed reminding that government is a series of swings and roundabouts ensuring that what you gain on…

Discovering poetry: Edmund Spenser’s ideal marriage

12 March 2012 12:43

From ‘Prothalamion’ There in a meadow by the river’s side A flock of nymphs I chancéd to espy, All lovely…

Say goodbye to the Lib Dems

12 March 2012 11:46

It’s lasted a lot longer than I had thought, this coalition. I gave it a year, assuming that either the…

Just in case you missed them…

12 March 2012 10:47

…here are some posts made on Spectator.co.uk over the weekend:Fraser Nelson says it’s no surprise that Clegg brilliantly outmanoeuvred Cameron…

Across the literary pages

12 March 2012 10:02

It is literary festival season, and there seem to be more than ever. In the next three months, there will be…

How Mervyn King’s role has changed

12 March 2012 9:02

A week devoted to Mervyn King and his eight-year reign at the Bank of England sounds like pretty turgid stuff.…

Why Jeffrey Archer’s books should be banned

11 March 2012 18:24

Jeffrey Archer is a menace. His books should be pulped and an Act of Parliament passed to ban their sale.…

How Clegg outmanoeuvred Cameron over the ECHR

11 March 2012 17:00

News that Nick Clegg has brilliantly outmanoeuvred Cameron over the British Bill of Rights will come as no surprise to…

Clegg previews the Lib Dems’ election pitch

11 March 2012 15:26

Nick Clegg’s speech today was a preview of what the Liberal Democrat argument will be in 2015: coalitions work and…

The politics of post-2015

11 March 2012 13:08

Have you noticed, CoffeeHousers, that our politicians are talking more and more about what they’d do after the next election?…

How to use a phone (and other incredibly useful tips)

11 March 2012 12:05

I’ve been to West Sussex a number of times and on each occasion have been struck by how stupid the…

The Lib Dems vote ambiguously on the Health Bill

11 March 2012 10:50

The motion passed by Liberal Democrat conference this morning means that the party is neither supporting nor opposing the Health…

Visionaries, poetry and a game that turned deadly serious

11 March 2012 9:13

There is a certain poetry to the leaking of Vince Cable’s‘vision thing’ memo and the departure from Downing Street of…

Vince puts his aggressive hat on

10 March 2012 20:56

Ever since Chris Huhne’s departure from government, Vince Cable has become a more and more aggressive coalition figure. His deliberately…

Clegg reassures his party about the Health Bill

10 March 2012 17:35

Lib Dem Spring conference is turning out as the leadership would have wished. The support of Shirley Williams for the…

Bookbenchers: Patrick Mercer MP

10 March 2012 17:30

A military flavour this week, as Patrick Mercer, the Conservative MP for Newark, tells us what’s on his shelves —…

Saturday Morning Country: Harris, Wainwright & the McGarrigle Sisters

10 March 2012 13:17

From an early Transatlantic Session. I think you’ll find it speaks for itself. How could it fail when it’s got…

JET — three letters that spell trouble for the coalition

10 March 2012 13:13

JEET. That, according to Andrew Grice in the Independent, is the new ‘buzzword’ circling around Libdemville (population: 57 MPs, and…