Labour and the Lib Dems are as much to blame as the Tories for Grenfell Tower

22 June 2017 19:04

I haven’t been in Camden this afternoon, so I can’t vouch for there being no marches of activists holding banners…

David Gauke takes a pop at his former boss

22 June 2017 16:47

Following the disappointing snap election result, Theresa May has had to relax her approach to government – gone are the days…

The Spectator Podcast: The dying of the right

22 June 2017 16:14

On this week’s episode, we look at conservatism’s apparent decline, how society has responded to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and whether young…

The ‘hate preacher’ hypocrisy

22 June 2017 14:26

Well this is interesting.  I had got used to the standard response to terror.  I had thought that when 22…

Books Podcast: The secret lives of Julian Assange, Craig Wright and Ronald Pinn

22 June 2017 13:17

In this week’s podcast I’m talking to the novelist and journalist Andrew O’Hagan about lies, paranoia, and the way that…

The anti-tabloid snobs are the real bigots

22 June 2017 13:00

So now we know who’s really responsible for the horrible attack at Finsbury Park Mosque: it was the Sun wot…

The Serious Fraud Office is treating people seriously unfairly

22 June 2017 12:40

If British industry had its own Mount Rushmore, the carved rock would undoubtedly include the face of Sir Ralph Robins.…

How many other blocks like Grenfell Tower are there in Britain?

22 June 2017 12:33

Theresa May was rightly criticised for her response to the Grenfell Tower blaze. The Prime Minister’s decision not to initially…

Spectator Events: 5 ideas to change the world

22 June 2017 12:13

How best to challenge the status quo? A week after an election result that surprised just about everyone, today’s best…

Too hot to trot: how the Day of Rage flopped

22 June 2017 11:16

In case you missed the memo, yesterday was officially the ‘day of rage’. Hard-left activists took to the streets, vowing…

If Jeremy Corbyn can rise from the depths, why can’t Theresa May?

22 June 2017 9:00

When John Curtice speaks, listen. That’s one thing we learned in the general election. This week we hosted John at the Social…

What the papers say: The Tories are in office but not in power

22 June 2017 8:22

This was a Queen’s Speech to fit the ‘sombre mood of the nation’, says the FT. ‘British politics is in…

Labour should form a coalition with the DUP

21 June 2017 21:37

So, they limp on, and Corbyn is justified in holding aloft the Queen’s Speech in jubilantly derisive fashion. Some of…

Theresa May holds the fort

21 June 2017 19:45

Theresa May has never been a scintillating parliamentary performer. She has never been particularly comfortable with that very House of…

Listen: Boris Johnson’s car crash Radio 4 interview

21 June 2017 19:44

Oh dear. Although Theresa May has managed to make it through the Queen’s Speech today, the real test will come…

Mark Carney slapped down by Andy Haldane, his own chief economist

21 June 2017 17:36

Yesterday Mark Carney – who hates it when politicians say anything about him – had a pop at Boris Johnson,…

Corbyn regains his confidence – but his Brexit troubles aren’t far away

21 June 2017 16:43

Today’s exchanges between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in the Commons following the Queen’s Speech showed how much difference confidence…

Kwasi Kwarteng lightens the mood in the Chamber

21 June 2017 15:49

Although a Queen’s Speech tends to be a joyful occasion for the government in power, today’s has been rather sombre…

The one big lesson Tories must learn about young voters

21 June 2017 15:24

It’s the youth wot won it (almost). The day after the election turned into a day of self-congratulation for young voters,…

The Queen’s Speech was diluted – but Theresa May’s strategy hasn’t changed

21 June 2017 13:35

Brexit will dominate political and parliamentary life for years to come. The weight of EU exit legislation announced in the…

The May manifesto has gone – and the era of Cabinet politics begins

21 June 2017 13:32

When Theresa May launched what she called ‘my manifesto’ just over a month ago, she batted away questions about whether…

Islamists have failed to divide France. Will they succeed in Britain?

21 June 2017 13:15

Islamic State will be delighted by what happened outside Finsbury Park mosque in the early hours of Monday morning. In…

Feeling full of rage? Blame the summer heat

21 June 2017 12:12

Bicycling up Regent Street in the intense June heat last week, I was cut up by a black cab driver.…

Queen’s Speech: the full guide to what’s been scrapped

21 June 2017 12:11

Today’s Queen Speech was supposed to be a moment of crowning glory for Theresa May. Instead, it’s a muted affair, with…