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Why are some trying to turn life into one big hate-crime?

10 October 2016 17:14

After voting for Brexit earlier this year did you come over all homophobic? I mean after you did all the…

Should we be nice to foreigners? The new Brexit vs Remain divide

10 October 2016 9:11

Amber Rudd’s proposal to make companies publish lists of how many foreign workers they employ inflicted significant damage to one…

Theresa May has helped Brexit seem doable

9 October 2016 14:33

People attack the whole business of having an EU referendum, but one of its pluses was that it invited millions…

Theresa May’s plain style is a blessed relief

8 October 2016 15:06

Mrs May’s plain style may well come to irritate people in a few months, but just now it is extremely…

A good Brexit is a hard Brexit

8 October 2016 8:17

What you really should have done if you were in Birmingham on Monday this week was skip the not notably…

Coffee House Shots: The verdict on Theresa May’s conference speech

5 October 2016 15:46

Theresa May has brought the curtain down on this year’s Tory party conference with a speech in which she made…

Full text: Theresa May’s conference speech

5 October 2016 14:19

When we came to Birmingham this week, some big questions were hanging in the air. Do we have a plan…

Full text: Ruth Davidson’s Conservative party conference speech

5 October 2016 11:36

Friends, five years ago I came to this conference, seeking to win the leadership of our party in Scotland. We’d…

Full text: Education secretary Justine Greening’s conference speech

4 October 2016 16:25

As a Conservative, when I look at where we’ve had the biggest impact in government, there’s one area that really…

Theresa May’s Brexit vision gets the thumbs-up from the traditional Tory troublemakers

4 October 2016 12:49

Theresa May hasn’t been Prime Minister for 100 days yet but already she’s achieved what few other Tory leaders before…

Full text: Amber Rudd’s conference speech

4 October 2016 12:35

I succeed one of the most successful Home Secretaries of modern times. You may define success as holding the post…

Full text: Michael Fallon’s Tory party conference speech

4 October 2016 11:57

This week our party is putting forward a vision of a country that works for everyone. Where you can go…

Breaking: Brexit means breakfast

4 October 2016 11:29

Brexit means Brexit. But for some, remembering that definition can be a challenge. For Welsh Tory leader Andrew Davies, it…

Jacob Rees-Mogg longs for the common touch

4 October 2016 9:48

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been looking mightily pleased with himself at this year’s Conservative party conference. After the arch-Brexiteer spent years calling…

Theresa May’s passion isn’t yet matched by her policies

4 October 2016 9:40

Theresa May has done enough, for now, to put Brexit into its box. The Prime Minister hasn’t offered up much,…

Conservative party conference, day three: The Spectator guide

4 October 2016 7:46

The Conservative party conference is now in full swing, with a host of top cabinet ministers taking to the stage…

Full text: Liam Fox’s conference speech

3 October 2016 16:44

There was a time when the terms ‘Britain’ and ‘trade’ would have been almost synonymous. For over two centuries we…

Theresa May’s honeymoon isn’t over yet

3 October 2016 15:33

This Tory conference is making clear quite how topsy-turvy politics has become over the past few months. David Davis is…

Coffee House Shots: Philip Hammond’s conference speech

3 October 2016 13:57

Philip Hammond is the unlikely headline act of the day at the Conservative party conference. The Chancellor used his speech…

Full text: Philip Hammond’s conference speech

3 October 2016 12:16

It’s great to be back in Birmingham – and a privilege to address this conference as Chancellor of the Exchequer.…

Full text: Boris Johnson’s conference speech

2 October 2016 16:52

I was at the UN general assembly in NY the other day and talking to the foreign minister of another…

Theresa May’s ‘hard Brexit’ hint

2 October 2016 16:12

We had heard a great deal of Theresa May’s Brexit speech to the Conservative party conference before – to the…

Conservative party conference, day one: The Spectator guide

2 October 2016 8:00

The opening day of party conferences can often be a dull affair – not so at the Conservative’s annual gathering…