This seat of Mars

20 January 2012 11:53

Warfare was the fact of life in Britain from the reign of Henry VII to that of George II. Nobody who…

Cameron’s capitalism

20 January 2012 9:31

Ever since Ed Miliband’s ‘predatory capitalism’ speech at the Labour Party conference, the future of capitalism has been a subject…

The art of fiction: Gilbert Adair

20 January 2012 9:06

Earlier this week, Steven McGregor wrote a touching memorial to Gilbert Adair, the late novelist and critic. Adair self-deprecatingly described…

Off with their Eds! Yvette’s in town

19 January 2012 18:19

This week’s Spectator cover has achieved a rare distinction: it’s going to be hung up on the wall chez Ed…

The Home Office still hasn’t cleared up its border issues

19 January 2012 16:38

Remember Theresa May’s border skirmish against Brodie Clark back in November? This morning the Home Affairs Select Committee published their…

Tales from a Debacle: Perry & Huntsman Editions

19 January 2012 16:25

Some Presidential campaigns make some kind of intuitive sense; others do not. Rick Perry’s run for the Republican nomination this…

Apple of knowledge

19 January 2012 16:13

Publishers’ eyes have been on the Guggenheim Museum in New York today, where Apple has just launched its plan to revolutionise the…

Newt’s good week might come to an early end

19 January 2012 16:02

video platform video management video solutions video player It had been a pretty good week for Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign.…

How Cameron sees the economy

19 January 2012 13:52

Today’s speech by David Cameron is one of those ones that give you a real insight into how he sees…

Boris’ poll lead evaporates

19 January 2012 13:30

It looks like the May’s election for Mayor of London will be a close run thing. A new poll today…

Miliband’s proximity problem

19 January 2012 12:18

Ed Miliband is on unusually assertive form this morning. His observation in the FT that ‘my speech to Labour’s annual…

Wiki-world

19 January 2012 11:57

Did you survive without Wikipedia yesterday? English Wikipedia, and perhaps as many as 7,000 other websites, was blacked out for…

What’s wrong with ‘Avoid the Ghetto’?

19 January 2012 10:16

Now here’s some good news to cheer you all up. Microsoft has applied for a patent for a Smartphone ‘app’…

Reviving the forgotten queen

19 January 2012 9:20

The dowdy Queen Anne is back in fashion. Anne Somerset’s new biography of Queen Anne, that most enigmatic of monarchs,…

Lansley’s health problems return

19 January 2012 9:18

Another day, another exercise in obstructionism from the unions. Only this time it’s not Ed Miliband that they’re complaining about.…

Boris puts on a performance for the 1922 Committee

18 January 2012 18:34

Boris Johnson was very well behaved this evening when he appeared before the 1922 Committee of Tory MPs. He stayed…

Cameron’s fight over the Falklands

18 January 2012 18:24

Thirty years on from the Falklands War, and the hostility between Britain and Argentina persists. And it was that hostility…

Why the government shouldn’t be confident that employment’s rising

18 January 2012 16:41

No two ways about it: today’s employment figures are difficult for the coalition. The unemployment figure’s up for the seventh…

The lesson from today’s PMQs? Unemployment makes Cameron uncomfortable

18 January 2012 16:06

What’s the point of Ed Miliband? Does the Opposition leader have any purpose in life other than to provide ritual…

Cameron endures his monthly unemployment grilling

18 January 2012 13:37

Downing Street is painfully aware that one PMQs in four is going to be about unemployment. Today, with the monthly…

PMQs live blog

18 January 2012 11:50

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Shelf Life: Kate Williams

18 January 2012 11:27

Fresh from sixty radio and TV appearances in 2011 alone, the popular historian and constitutional expert, Kate Williams, is on…

What Boris Island tells us about Cameron

18 January 2012 11:14

He already has his bikes and his buses, but might Boris get his island too? Today’s Telegraph reports that David…

See? Simple. Next!

18 January 2012 10:23

Ed Miliband is in the happiest position he has been for months. Both left and right are attacking him for…

The new politics of leaning on business

18 January 2012 9:20

Ed Miliband the consumer champion, the saviour of the squeezed classes. That, more or less, is how the Labour leader…