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.…

Labour’s Christmas attack

17 November 2017 17:57

Christmas is meant to be the season of goodwill. Alas, no-one at Labour HQ appears to have got the memo.…

Theresa May’s weakness proves costly in the Brexit negotiations

17 November 2017 17:09

So much for that Friday feeling – Theresa May’s day out at the European social summit has proved a slog. First,…

Nigel Farage’s communication problem

17 November 2017 17:00

Nigel Farage found himself in the news over the weekend after his former aide claimed she was told to keep…

Putin’s cranks and creeps are winning the day

17 November 2017 16:16

Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters announce themselves to be the leftist of the left: a band of brothers, who have…

Is the net closing in on Jared Kushner?

17 November 2017 14:18

Is the net closing in on Jared Kushner? It is now being reported that Trump’s son-in-law received a ‘Russian backdoor…

Emily Thornberry fails the socialism test

17 November 2017 14:10

Oh dear. After a fortnight of government shambles, Jeremy Corbyn can enjoy the weekend safe in the knowledge that his…

The Tory Brexit contradiction

17 November 2017 13:35

It has not been a great few weeks for David Davis, the government’s designated Brexit Bulldog. In the first place,…

David Lidington is saved by the bell

17 November 2017 11:02

The Westminster sleaze scandal has resulted in many awkward conversations having to be had across Parliament. However, at yesterday’s Press…

I love dogs but should we really give them medals for bravery?

17 November 2017 8:50

The oddest thing about the Dickin medal awarded to a dog called Mali today, and given to animals from carrier…

What should Philip Hammond announce in his Budget?

17 November 2017 8:39

Next week’s Budget could be the government – and Philip Hammond’s – last chance to snatch the political momentum away…

Will the Tories really grasp the nettle on two of the biggest domestic crises?

16 November 2017 18:23

Two of the biggest unsolved domestic crises in this country are surely social care and housing. Both have creaked from…

The Spectator Podcast: Corbyn 2.0

16 November 2017 14:40

On this week’s episode we look at the social media revolution which could sweep the Tories away. We also discuss…

The Stepford students’ latest target is a step too far

16 November 2017 14:13

Stepford students have been busy in recent years picking off targets from the past to vent their fury at. Cecil…

Will Salmond ask questions of Putin’s interest in Scottish independence?

16 November 2017 14:11

Should the British government be more suspicious of Russia? Theresa May obviously thinks so, telling Vladimir Putin in a speech…

Michael Gove’s cabinet critics should go and do some reading

16 November 2017 13:06

The Times‘ Matt Chorley has succeeded in getting everyone talking with his story about Michael Gove supposedly using cabinet meeting…

Books Podcast: Melvyn Bragg on William Tyndale

16 November 2017 13:03

In this week’s Books Podcast I’m talking to Melvyn Bragg about his fascinating book on William Tyndale — which makes…

Whatever happened to the Brexodus?

16 November 2017 12:29

Vegetables are rotting in the fields for want of Eastern European pickers, patients are being left untreated thanks to a…

John McDonnell’s Today interview shows the economy remains Labour’s Achilles heel

16 November 2017 12:19

John McDonnell has busied himself today on the airwaves setting out Labour’s five key demands for the budget. His call for…

It’s nonsense to claim Russia influenced the Brexit vote

16 November 2017 11:03

Q: How many Remainers does it take to fix a light bulb? A: Why should we fix it? It’s Russia’s…

What the papers say: In defence of the Brexit ‘mutineers’

16 November 2017 8:41

The EU withdrawal bill survived its first test at its commons committee stage this week – but there is still…