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The Lib Dems’ £50bn ‘Remain bonus’ is nonsense

5 November 2019 13:09

The schools will all get new books. The hospitals will all be rebuilt. Long-suffering public sector workers will finally get…

Jacob Rees-Mogg cannot escape his own carefully crafted persona

5 November 2019 13:00

Common sense is a slippier concept than you might think. Common sense, after all, might suggest you don’t put Jacob…

Jo Swinson’s Corbyn problem

5 November 2019 12:33

The Liberal Democrat election campaign launch was beset by technical difficulties which meant that Jo Swinson was at times hard…

Emma Watson, ‘self partnering’ and the rise of marriage for one

5 November 2019 11:07

Emma Watson has said she is not single but ‘self-partnered’. The actress told Vogue: ‘I never believed the whole ‘I’m…

What really caused the world to go to war?

5 November 2019 8:09

Armistice day this year marks one hundred and one years since the guns were silenced on the western front. Four…

Jean-Claude Juncker’s staggering hypocrisy

4 November 2019 17:46

Jean-Claude Juncker has got some front. Today, to the glee of Boris-bashers and hardcore Remainers, he has accused Boris of…

The problem with a Brexit citizens’ assembly

4 November 2019 16:25

The chaotic handling of Brexit and the despair of the chattering classes over the Trump presidency has undermined our faith…

Why the Tories should promise to scrap the licence fee

4 November 2019 13:42

One wonders what Tom Watson would have left in his vocabulary if the Conservatives announced a policy of kicking away…

Can tactical voting apps help thwart Boris’s majority?

4 November 2019 13:17

“Was Red Wedge pro-Labour, or did we just hate Tories?” asked musician Billy Bragg, when he launched his tactical vote…

The biggest threat to Emmanuel Macron is his own prime minister

4 November 2019 11:37

It’s half-way through Emmanuel Macron’s five-year mandate and French voters are glancing over the menu, bored of the president’s promises.…

Watch: Jo Swinson taken to task over misleading Lib Dem poll

4 November 2019 8:38

Jacob Rees-Mogg looks like he is in a fight to retain his seat at the snap election. Or so you…

The fall of the Wall and my years as The Spectator’s man behind the Iron Curtain

4 November 2019 8:11

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was strictly optional. Most of the heroes…

The exodus of experienced MPs will only hurt parliament

4 November 2019 6:30

Are MPs really fleeing parliament in their droves, having decided that it’s just too mean and dysfunctional a place to…

As a Corbynista, I’m looking forward to this election

3 November 2019 16:51

Every one of the last five years has involved a major electoral event. As a Councillor in my home borough…

Sunday shows round-up: Nigel Farage – I will not stand at this election

3 November 2019 13:46

Boris Johnson – I’m ‘sorry’ we did not meet our Halloween deadline Sophy Ridge began her show with a pre-recorded…

The hole at the heart of Tory economics

3 November 2019 8:42

Whatever else is true of Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, they have communicated a fairly clear idea of what they…

Corbyn’s class war is the last thing Britain needs

3 November 2019 8:11

Jeremy Corbyn’s election launch was a declaration of class war. He was ‘going after’ some named individuals who he portrayed…

Is Philip Hammond a Conservative?

3 November 2019 7:45

Philip Hammond told the Today programme on Tuesday that he was ‘agonising’ over whether he should advocate a Conservative vote at the…

Corbyn is right to condemn Boris’s cynical fracking u-turn

2 November 2019 19:00

For once, Jeremy Corbyn is right. The government’s announcement of a moratorium in fracking is an election stunt – and…

England’s World Cup final defeat looked inevitable from the start

2 November 2019 13:33

I found I spent most of the second half of the Rugby World Cup final thinking about an acquaintance. I…