Bad news for the Tories: Corbyn has learned to love the centre

27 July 2017 13:18

When Tony Blair was selling out the Labour Party by introducing a minimum wage, paid holiday leave and free nursery…

The Spectator Podcast: Macron’s vanity fair

27 July 2017 13:04

On this week’s episode we discuss whether Macron is losing his gloss, ask if the Brexit talks are heading in the…

Momentum’s attack ad is close to the bone for Corbyn

27 July 2017 12:47

After the Tories went on the attack this week over student debt, Momentum – the grassroots pro-Corbyn group – has…

Winchester College honours its Corbynistas

27 July 2017 11:53

As Jeremy Corbyn feels the heat this week over his decision to row back on an election pledge to ‘deal’ with…

Free traders need to get their act together

27 July 2017 10:13

The row over chlorine-washed chicken should be a wake-up call to British free traders. It is a sign of the…

Persistent buggers: how The Spectator fought to decriminalise homosexuality

27 July 2017 8:45

Fifty years ago today, on 27 July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act received royal assent, at last decriminalising male homosexuality…

Stop playing chicken with Britain’s free-trade future

26 July 2017 15:25

Besides being important in themselves, the trade talks between Britain and the United States which began this week are symbolic…

Tim Farron goes rogue

26 July 2017 14:25

Last week, Sir Vince Cable was appointed – unchallenged – as leader of the Liberal Democrats. While some in the party…

Don’t panic! There’s more than enough sperm to go around

26 July 2017 13:27

Getting agitated, are you, about declining sperm counts? The Guardian called the fall in numbers ‘shocking’; for the Telegraph, never…

It’s a score draw on the economy for Brexiteers and Remainers

26 July 2017 13:10

Yesterday was a golden day for the Despite Brexiteers – those who try to frame every piece of good economic…

Cabinet ministers deserve to be roasted for giving this chicken story legs

26 July 2017 11:32

Don’t Liam Fox and Michael Gove know how to use Skype? Just as the Cabinet finally start to reach agreement…

How Brexit will change Germany

26 July 2017 10:30

In the summer of 1990, the editor of The Spectator, Dominic Lawson, went to interview Nicholas Ridley, Margaret Thatcher’s Secretary…

The victory over Isis has left Mosul at risk of more brutality

25 July 2017 17:40

A grainy video posted to Twitter shows a bearded man, his hands raised, on his knees, pleading for his life.…

Liam Fox’s Brexit optimism is matched by President Trump’s

25 July 2017 14:43

Liam Fox is well known for his optimism when it comes to Brexit. The International Trade Secretary has even been…

I’m a Leaver who would be happy for a second referendum

25 July 2017 12:48

To everyone’s huge surprise, Jeremy Corbyn has come out as being quite a hard-line Eurosceptic, despite his tireless campaigning last…

Conservatives weaponise student debt

25 July 2017 9:22

The Conservatives are back on the front foot. After Jeremy Corbyn appeared to row back on an election promise over…

Is anyone safe in Trump’s administration?

25 July 2017 8:17

I’m not sure how it is with the BBC and Sky, but here in the United States the news channels…

Justine Greening should keep out of the Church of England’s business

24 July 2017 19:29

God, she’s on a bit of a run, Justine Greening, isn’t she? A day after it turns out she wants…

Cabinet agreement on Brexit doesn’t equal Tory harmony

24 July 2017 19:15

What’s the most significant thing that Liam Fox has said today, as he begins talks with the US on a…

Ignore the scare stories from Remainers over chlorinated chicken

24 July 2017 17:41

Isn’t it weird how Remainers, so keen to present themselves as pro-free trade when discussing the single market, turn into…

Will Labour split?

24 July 2017 16:20

With parliament in recess and the Prime Minister on holiday, politics is calmer than it has been in some time.…

Shouldn’t Labour’s ‘gender pay audit’ begin at home?

24 July 2017 16:03

This weekend, Jeremy Corbyn was full of beans during an appearance on the Andrew Marr show. As well as frank…

The BBC sisterhood has made the ultimate sacrifice – and asked for a pay rise

24 July 2017 15:15

The sisterhood is, apparently, ‘in full flow’ at the BBC. Since the publication last week of the salaries of its…

The IMF still hasn’t understood the economics of Brexit

24 July 2017 14:23

Output is under pressure. Prices are starting to rise, living standards are getting squeezed, and every day brings fresh stories…