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Sunday shows round-up: Priti Patel – No confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK

26 January 2020 14:56

Priti Patel – No confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK Niall Paterson took over the reins from Sophy Ridge this…

How Boris Johnson can emulate Margaret Thatcher

26 January 2020 7:30

An open letter to Boris Johnson: People, even including your opponents, are getting used to the idea that you are…

Laurence Fox and the curdling of rational minds

26 January 2020 7:25

I start the week by going through my iPhone to delete the numbers of former friends. It sounds depressing, but…

Labour must ditch the doom and gloom if it ever wants to win again

25 January 2020 10:00

Tony Blair’s election anthem “Things Can Only Get Better” was infectious, even for those like me who were not from the…

Do alarmists know the difference between weather and climate?

25 January 2020 8:00

Until recently, those expressing scepticism about climate-change catastrophe have been hauled over the coals (or the renewables equivalent) for not…

How to fight back against ‘cancel culture’

25 January 2020 7:30

‘Cancel culture’ is a horrible term because outside of a dictatorship nobody can actually be ‘canceled’ or otherwise ‘disappeared’. All…

Laurence Fox’s ‘clumsy’ criticism of 1917 is good for British Sikhs

25 January 2020 7:00

A while ago, Laurence Fox referred to “the oddness in the casting” of a Sikh soldier in film 1917 –…

It’s in America’s interests to extradite Anne Sacoolas – but it’s also in hers

24 January 2020 17:33

Hands up if you have ever heard of Brian Moles? No? Then what about Anne Sacoolas? Yep, I bet that…

There’s no need to panic about coronavirus

24 January 2020 16:02

In contrast to prophets of doom, who get invited to Davos, asked to address the UN and are able to…

HS2 is becoming increasingly difficult to justify

24 January 2020 15:10

More criticism of the infamous HS2 high-speed rail project emerged today, as the National Audit Office published their findings of…

The trans-sceptic academic who now needs bodyguards for protection

24 January 2020 14:48

‘You can’t change sex – biologically, that is impossible.’ That, by most people’s standards, is a simple observable truth. But…

Roger Scruton’s special role in Poland’s passage to democracy

24 January 2020 13:12

Roger Scruton’s funeral takes place in London today, and he’ll be in the thoughts and prayers of his admirers worldwide…

Boris Johnson won’t dance to the tune of big business on Brexit

24 January 2020 10:02

Now that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill has received royal assent and become law, the UK will leave the EU at…

Watch: John Bercow’s ‘insurgent of the year’ acceptance speech

23 January 2020 16:47

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that John Bercow had an outsized political impact in 2019. The former…

Why Huawei may be allowed in the UK 5G network

23 January 2020 14:44

Brandon Lewis, the security minister, is something of a genius at winsomely saying next to nothing. Even so I emerged…

Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year, in pictures

23 January 2020 12:57

Even by recent standards, 2019 was an eventful year in Westminster. It began with deadlock in Parliament and it was unclear…

Watch: Boris Johnson’s acceptance speech for Parliamentarian of the Year

23 January 2020 12:27

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won The Spectator’s much-coveted Parliamentarian of the Year award at a ceremony in London last night.…

Full text: Penny Mordaunt’s Parliamentarian speech

23 January 2020 11:52

Last night Penny Mordaunt was the guest of honour at the Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year awards. Below is an…

Did MBS kompromat Boris?

23 January 2020 11:29

Boris Johnson is a big fan of Mohammed bin Salman. But why? Back in 2018, the then-foreign secretary was keen…

Macron’s Jerusalem meltdown was a revealing moment

23 January 2020 9:03

Emmanuel Macron lost his cool during a walkabout in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday and television cameras captured the moment…