Tony Blair is the messianic Remainer here to save us from ourselves

24 April 2017 17:22

Here they come, Tony Blair and his tragic chattering-class army. The former PM, whose rictus grin and glottal stops still…

Ukip’s focus on the burqa shows the party has little left to offer on Brexit

24 April 2017 17:15

The launch of Ukip’s new ‘integration agenda’ today was notable for two reasons. Firstly, Paul Nuttall refused to say whether he…

Can Labour become a truly national party again?

24 April 2017 17:05

The latest polling marmalade dropper comes from Wales. Labour have won a majority of Welsh seats in every general election…

What does the UN think Saudi Arabia can teach us about gender equality?

24 April 2017 16:57

In these tricky – not to say dark – times there is one place to which we can always turn…

British universities must admit that there are some upsides to Brexit

24 April 2017 15:17

Britain’s universities are finding it hard to look on the bright side of Brexit. One of their big gripes is…

Why Matthew Parris is wrong about a Tory lurch to the right

24 April 2017 15:08

Exaggeration is the political pundits’ stock in trade: nobody built a loyal readership on equivocation. But Matthew Parris’ recent commentary…

Paul Nuttall’s disappearing act

24 April 2017 14:23

Today hacks were briefed that Ukip would use a press conference to make a big campaign announcement. This led to…

Meet France’s answer to Nigel Farage

24 April 2017 13:43

The success of Emmanuel Macron’s ‘En Marche’, a party which is barely a year old, has taken some by surprise.…

An unlikely alliance of Communists and Catholics could yet spoil Macron’s coronation

24 April 2017 12:38

After their humiliation with Brexit and Donald Trump, the pollsters returned to form in France with their predictions of a…

Corbyn’s bank holiday plan misunderstands modern work

24 April 2017 11:38

Next Monday, while the village fair is raging outside, I will be inside working as on any other Monday morning.…

Exclusive: Zac Goldsmith prepares to crawl back to the Tories in Richmond

24 April 2017 10:13

Of all the politicians to have a bad 2016, Zac Goldsmith is high on that list. The former Conservative MP…

Is Emmanuel Macron doomed to be a lame duck President from the start?

24 April 2017 9:08

Emmanuel Macron is on the verge of becoming the youngest president in French history. If he is successful in defeating his…

The real winner of the French presidential election? François Hollande

23 April 2017 22:18

In the biggest comeback since Lazarus, French president François Hollande has installed Emmanuel Macron as his certain successor, with the…

‘A great victory for patriots!’ – the Le Pens hail their success in the French presidential election

23 April 2017 20:02

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face each other in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday…

Macron and Le Pen win first round of the French presidential election, exit polls forecast

23 April 2017 19:24

It’s still rather a cheerful vibe at the French ambassador’s residence in sunny Kensington this evening. The crowd here would…

Does Brexit mean England can have Englishness?

23 April 2017 19:02

Brexit is often said to be driven by English nationalism. In recent decades England has certainly become a less shy…

Sunday political interviews round-up: Labour may scrap Trident, Corbyn says

23 April 2017 17:29

Corbyn – Labour may scrap Trident nuclear deterrent Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn occupied the prime slot on the Andrew Marr…

Spectator competition winners: Was Thomas Hardy a stalker?

23 April 2017 12:23

The call for letters from a fictional character to his, hers or its creator complaining about their portrayal brought in…

This election will be won or lost on the suburban battleground

23 April 2017 12:00

In Westminster, all the general election chatter is about Brexit. Will Tory Remainers turn Lib Dem? Will Labour leavers desert…

Why it’s a shame Steve Bannon is being sidelined

23 April 2017 11:00

There were three reasons why I so badly wanted Donald Trump to win the US presidential election. One was that…

Theresa May’s election gamble is paying off

23 April 2017 10:07

Everything you need to know about the current state of the polls is summed up by the fact that one…

The strange rebirth of Scottish Conservatism

23 April 2017 9:54

At the time of their 1997 wipeout, the Scottish Tories were at least hated. When I was reporting from the Scottish…

Theresa May has deftly but brutally carved away the tradition of Tory pro-EU politics

23 April 2017 9:00

We are all drama queens, really, we political hacks; and so we were all thoroughly delighted by Theresa May’s Tuesday…

Theresa May’s great gamble

23 April 2017 8:30

Theresa May has long been clear about what sets her apart from other politicians: she doesn’t play political games. When…