Philip Hammond bungles his Marr interview

19 November 2017 10:43

Oh dear. As Budget day looms, there is growing concern among the Conservatives that Philip Hammond may be about to…

Can Boris Johnson’s dad avoid saying anything inflammatory on I’m A Celebrity?

19 November 2017 10:00

Crikey Moses! Stanley Johnson has been cast as the token pensioner in the new series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me…

Spectator competition winners: the inspired awfulness of Dan Brown

19 November 2017 9:45

The latest comp was a nod to the curiously enjoyable awfulness of the wildly rich, bestselling author Dan Brown’s much-mocked…

What we need is a Freedom of Uninformation Act

19 November 2017 9:19

One dietary fad that never made sense to me was the campaign against the consumption of eggs. Now call me…

Is Prince Charles so fond of Islam because he distrusts Jews?

19 November 2017 9:00

It has long been my belief that whereas the quality of gentiles drawn to Judaism is very high (Marilyn Monroe,…

Jeremy Corbyn’s takeover of Labour is all but complete

18 November 2017 12:56

Oh Jeremy Corbyn, your takeover of Labour is all but complete. Left-winger Richard Leonard has triumphed in the Scottish Labour…

Scottish Labour’s new leader is unlikely to trouble Davidson or Sturgeon

18 November 2017 12:48

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Richard Leonard now takes ownership of the black spot handed to every leader…

The month that will determine Theresa May’s future

18 November 2017 10:35

Three events in the next four weeks will determine Theresa May’s future as Prime Minister, I say in The Sun…

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…