There’s a progressive argument to be made for tuition fees – why won’t the government make it?

16 October 2017 18:04

Ever since Labour won over young voters at the last election, the Conservatives have been trying to work out how…

Matt Hancock’s show of solidarity for May

16 October 2017 15:47

Although Theresa May has found herself in a more vulnerable position since her disastrous conference speech – which featured a…

Will tonight’s Brexit supper be the dinner party from hell?

16 October 2017 15:17

Theresa May heads to Brussels this evening for supper with Jean-Claude Juncker, Michel Barnier and Martin Selmayr. The good news…

The cost of a Brexit ‘no deal’ is diminishing

16 October 2017 14:23

The exit bill keeps going higher and higher. No progress has been made on the Irish border, and not much…

Wanted: a social media editor for The Spectator

16 October 2017 13:53

The Spectator is hiring. We’re looking for our first full-time social media editor, but one with a difference. We are looking for…

Sebastian Kurz’s shift to the right pays off

16 October 2017 12:12

Eat your heart out, Kim Jong-un. As of today, the tubby North Korean tyrant is no longer the most youthful…

Babies not bombs are what the Islamists want from their women

16 October 2017 10:05

Sally Jones was a waste of space. The principal purpose of the former British punk rocker turned Islamic extremist was…

What the papers say: A bungled Budget could pave the way for a Corbyn government

16 October 2017 8:31

No deal is better than a bad deal – and it’s also better than a Corbyn government, says the Daily…

Labour Youth vote to leave Nato

15 October 2017 22:15

Oh to be young and free and a member of Young Labour. Labour’s youth wing held its annual conference this weekend.…

Tom Watson’s bid to shed the pounds

15 October 2017 19:51

For George Osborne, it was the 5:2 diet that was credited for sculpting his political ambitions. His decision to shed the…

Sunday shows round-up: Labour’s plan to block a ‘no deal’ Brexit

15 October 2017 17:07

John McDonnell – Parliament can stop ‘no deal’ Brexit As the next round of Brexit negotiations approaches, the possibility of…

Nicky Morgan fails to protect her source

15 October 2017 17:06

It’s the first rule of journalism to always protect one’s sources. Alas this rule does not appear to apply to…

Why is England’s football team so unexciting?

15 October 2017 10:00

During a riveting session at the Cheltenham Literary Festival with sporting brainboxes Mike Brearley and Matthew Syed, discussion touched on…

Spectator competition winners: record-breaking limericks

15 October 2017 9:45

The latest competition called for limericks describing a feat worthy of inclusion in Guinness World Records. This assignment was a…

The problem with Hungary’s toothless opposition

15 October 2017 9:30

The name of the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is on the lips of most left-wing, liberal politicians and intellectuals…

Nick Clegg’s ingenious solution to the Brexit problem

15 October 2017 8:30

Nick Clegg has an ingenious solution to the Brexit problem. He wants Parliament to throw out Brexit and then get…

Donald Trump is right to ditch Unesco

14 October 2017 14:00

Donald Trump and the United Nations don’t appear to have much in common. Trump is loud, angry, insular, lumpen and…

The government needs to know what kind of Brexit deal it wants

14 October 2017 10:34

Theresa May needs to invite the Cabinet down to Chequers to thrash out the government’s position on Brexit, I say…

Richard Nixon: the nightmare president of his age

14 October 2017 10:00

In this giant, prodigiously sourced and insightful biography, John A. Farrell shows how Richard Milhous Nixon was the nightmare of…

Catalonia’s referendum was a coup shrouded in a cloak of democracy

14 October 2017 9:30

The Catalan nationalists surely chose this October deliberately for their attempt, now faltering, at UDI. It is the centenary of…

Warnings of a Romanian migrant surge were right

14 October 2017 9:00

Remember when Keith Vaz got himself down to Luton Airport a few years back to greet new Romanian arrivals getting…

A spectre of Spanish revenge haunts Boris Johnson and the Brexit gang

14 October 2017 8:30

I used to long for mid-October when I could say goodbye to the hot rooms, cold buffets, and warm white…

Welcome to the jungle: a guide to the priapic predators of Westminster

13 October 2017 17:47

Shortly after I began my working life, on the edge of the Westminster jungle, I landed a job with a…

In referring to the EU as ‘the enemy’, Philip Hammond has created another reason to sack him 

13 October 2017 16:35

Is Philip Hammond trying to be sacked as Chancellor? First, he messed up his Budget after admitting he didn’t properly…