Is the Government heading for trouble with its Great Repeal Bill?

30 March 2017 14:38

Britain’s biggest exercise in copying and pasting has begun in earnest. The Government has published its Great Repeal Bill White…

How to write the perfect break-up letter

30 March 2017 14:16

Yesterday, Sir Tim Barrow placed into Donald Tusk’s hands the letter giving notice the UK will begin divorce proceedings with…

John Bercow picks on the Hon Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

30 March 2017 12:12

In the excitement of the Prime Minister’s Article 50 statement — and the subsequent SNP row over heckling — yesterday,…

Ken Livingstone mouths off about Hitler. Again

30 March 2017 12:01

Ken Livingstone will find out in a few hours’ time whether he’s been permanently booted out of the Labour party…

The Spectator Podcast: A new Europe

30 March 2017 11:33

On this week’s bumper episode, we say farewell to the EU, look at the most high-profile mismatch in boxing history,…

Marine A: the shambles that shamed us

30 March 2017 9:28

Like it or not, and many in high places will loathe it, what we may now call The Blackman Affair…

What the papers say: Theresa May’s pitch-perfect start to Brexit

30 March 2017 8:39

We’re off! The two year countdown until Brexit has begun. Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50 has been met with…

Transcript: Andrew Neil’s Brexit interview with Theresa May

29 March 2017 20:50

Andrew Neil: So, Prime Minister the negotiations to leave the European Union begin. It’s a historic moment for our country.…

The response to the Westminster attack has been predictably farcical

29 March 2017 20:31

Since last week’s attack in Westminster, various readers have asked whether my list of ‘standard responses to terrorism’ has held…

Jeremy Corbyn undermines Scottish Labour over IndyRef2

29 March 2017 20:15

After months of mixed messages from Labour over the party’s position on Brexit, this evening Jeremy Corbyn attempted to set…

Theresa May interview: ‘no guarantee immigration will be significantly lower after Brexit’

29 March 2017 20:05

Theresa May’s interview with Andrew Neil revealed several significant things about the government’s approach to Brexit. Tellingly, May wouldn’t rule…

Parliament must take back control of Brexit

29 March 2017 18:48

In the early, sunlit days of New Labour, the left-wing comedian John O’Farrell had a skit on how the Tories,…

SNP resort to desperate tactics in the Chamber

29 March 2017 15:18

As Theresa May gave her statement on Article 50 in the Chamber this lunchtime, there was a fair bit of…

Jeremy Corbyn looks lost at the despatch box

29 March 2017 14:48

Tactics! At long last. Jeremy Corbyn actually used tactics at today’s PMQs. For the first time ever he divided his…

Watch: John Bercow slaps down SNP MP for ‘unseemly’ behaviour

29 March 2017 14:19

Ever since the (fast depleting) SNP 56 descended on Parliament in 2015, they have been frequently criticised for failing to grasp…

A generous, globally-minded Brexit could reunite a divided country 

29 March 2017 14:02

Public opinion on Brexit remains evenly balanced, and there’s no point in any Conservative pretending otherwise.  About half the nation…

Theresa May’s Article 50 letter strikes the right tone

29 March 2017 13:57

Theresa May is trying to play the role of the great conciliator today. She has avoided any hint of triumphalism…

Theresa May’s full Article 50 speech: ‘A day of celebration for some and disappointment for others’

29 March 2017 13:11

Mr Speaker, Today the Government acts on the democratic will of the British People. And it acts, too, on the clear…

Article 50 letter: full text

29 March 2017 13:01

On 23 June last year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.  As I have…

Theresa May triggers Article 50

29 March 2017 12:34

Britain is on its way out of the European Union. In the last few moments, Theresa May stood up in…

The best thing about Brexit? None of it is my fault

29 March 2017 12:34

Brexit Britain fills me with calm. Six weeks on, there’s no point pretending otherwise. Losing is far better than winning.…

A great day for British democracy

29 March 2017 12:10

Today is a great day for British democracy. One of the greatest ever, in fact. Tune out Project Fear, with…

History teaches us that Brexit will be okay in the end. Probably.

29 March 2017 11:35

Happy Brexit Day everyone. I guess we’ll be okay in the long term. March 29th is the bloodiest day in…

Listen: Philip Hammond’s Today interview – ‘we cannot have our cake and eat it’

29 March 2017 10:37

Happy Article 50 day. The day is finally upon us. The Prime Minister has signed the letter which will trigger Article…