England, you wanted Brexit so you can pay for it

26 June 2017 18:03

The message to be taken from today’s Downing Street proceedings is a simple one: England, you wanted Brexit so you…

The DUP deal is a vulnerability for the Tories

26 June 2017 17:59

The DUP deal is a vulnerability for the Tories. Whatever justifications ministers come up with for the extra money for…

Corbynism is bigger than Glastonbury and avocado toast

26 June 2017 16:52

Glastonbury is notorious for being one of the most irritating spectacles in the British calendar, so it is hardly surprising that,…

Labour’s nonsensical Brexit position is perfect opposition politics

26 June 2017 16:12

After Theresa May received a hostile response in Brussels, perhaps she was hoping for a more amiable reception today in…

The clamour for answers over Grenfell Tower is growing fast

26 June 2017 16:00

Why is it taking the government so long to give even a ballpark figure of the number of people who…

Why some Tories are deeply worried about the DUP deal

26 June 2017 12:51

The Tory DUP deal has been signed in Downing Street this morning, the text of it is on the government…

Give the DUP a chance

26 June 2017 12:09

A political party barely known outside Northern Ireland now holds the balance of power in Parliament. Nobody saw it coming, but then…

Theresa May’s Government is safe – for now

26 June 2017 11:32

The Government’s deal with the DUP is done – but it has come at a price. The confidence and supply…

What the papers say: Corbynism isn’t funny any more

26 June 2017 8:47

The laughing should stop, says the Sun, which calls Corbynism a ‘joke’ which ‘simply isn’t funny any more’. The Labour…

Neither the Tories nor Labour shows any sign of being a truly national party

26 June 2017 7:58

I am not sure I can think of any great public assembly in Britain I’d enjoy less than Glastonbury. Within…

Sunday shows round-up: David Davis says a leadership contest would be catastrophic for Brexit talks

25 June 2017 18:11

David Davis – Leadership contest would be ‘catastrophic’ for Brexit negotiations After a tough few weeks for Theresa May, and…

Jeremy Corbyn and the cult of anti-knowledge

25 June 2017 12:50

A funny thing happened on the way to the revolution. On Saturday, thousands of earnest millennials – and better-humoured Gen-Xers…

Spectator competition winners: ‘Alex Salmond/has been grilled, gutted and gammoned…’: clerihews about contemporary politicians

25 June 2017 9:45

Everyone loves a clerihew, its seems. The request for ones about contemporary politicians drew an enormous and excellent entry —…

The writers of the Guardian’s ‘Brexit Shorts’ have swallowed Project Fear

25 June 2017 9:00

Earlier this week the Guardian launched ‘Brexit Shorts’, a series of monologues written by Britain’s ‘leading playwrights’ about the aftermath…

Brexit backsliding fears are stronger than ever

25 June 2017 8:30

In February, Matthew Parris wrote that Brexiteers seemed very anxious, despite having won. He thought this was because they were…

How Philip Hammond could be PM by October

24 June 2017 22:00

The biggest factor keeping Theresa May in office is the absence of an alternative Conservative leader with broad enough backing…

Watch: Paul Mason turns on the Blairites at Progress event – ‘form your own party and get on with it!’

24 June 2017 20:10

Well, that didn’t last long. The uneasy peace between the Blairites and the Corbynites since the snap election has come…

Glastonbury wouldn’t survive under a Corbyn government

24 June 2017 18:00

Only Jeremy Corbyn could speak at Glastonbury and think he was addressing the oppressed proletariat. Glastonbury, he said, while introducing…

Why The Spectator is the world’s oldest weekly magazine

24 June 2017 15:48

Founded in 1828, The Spectator has been proud to describe itself as ‘the oldest continuously-published weekly in the English language’. But this…

Why The Spectator is the world’s oldest weekly magazine

24 June 2017 15:40

Founded in 1828, The Spectator has been proud to announce itself as ‘the oldest continuously-published weekly in the English language’. But…

Why Theresa May’s position is safe, for now

24 June 2017 10:34

It would be hard to describe Theresa May’s post-election, premiership as anything other than weak. But, weirdly, this weakness is…

It’s vital we act now to fix the ticking time bomb under our economy

24 June 2017 10:00

The UK economy is not in good shape. We invest a lower proportion of our GDP every year than almost…

Why the right is losing its way

24 June 2017 9:30

If the British Conservative party is feeling stunned, having calamitously misread the public mood in a general election, then it…

Plato and Aristotle would have understood Corbyn’s appeal to the young

24 June 2017 9:00

Whether the youth vote had any serious impact on the result of the general election or not, Jeremy Corbyn knew…