Election

The voters who will prove pivotal at the next election

8 October 2019 18:29

As the prospect of a Brexit deal drifts further away and a blame game ensues between Downing Street and Brussels,…

Can a vote of no confidence prevent no deal?

5 August 2019 16:18

Talk of an early election has been on the rise in recent months as the Brexit arithmetic has looked increasingly…

Sunday shows round-up: John Major – UK may need ‘a national government’

31 March 2019 13:43

Emily Thornberry – May is ‘out of control’ It is now two days since the UK was originally supposed to…

Personal finance: where do the political parties stand?

30 May 2017 11:39

It hardly seems possible – where does the time go? – but the general election takes place next week. Following…

Housing is escalating up the political agenda

23 May 2017 12:41

As we ready ourselves for what has become an annual pilgrimage to the polling booths, in terms of finance there…

How do you solve a problem like the pensions system? Spectator Money has a solution

9 May 2017 11:34

What should be done to our muddled and over-complicated pensions system? We (our politicians, that is) have created a pensions…

Do we trust politicians to solve our financial problems? Of course not

8 May 2017 12:27

Do we trust politicians? Is that the same as asking if we trust estate agents, door-to-door salesmen or, er, journalists?…

Theresa May must call an election immediately

16 March 2017 16:23

Each day, I can see more clearly a pivotal line from Theresa May’s future biography: ‘Ultimately, her downfall can be…

The working-class vote is fed up with democracy

20 February 2017 16:12

We’re told that the story of Stoke and other similar working-class constituencies is the advance of Ukip; yet more important is…

Trying to analyse the election spending data? Follow Deep Throat’s advice…

21 January 2016 15:05

The publication of expenses for last year’s election is a useful reminder of the reality of much of politics. It…

Peter Hitchens lets his election thoughts be known

25 May 2015 14:41

Given that Peter Hitchens’ weekly column was absent from the Mail on Sunday the week before the general election, Mr…

The three groups of voters that Labour needs to win back

14 May 2015 15:48

Labour is in a more difficult position now than it was after its defeat in 1992. In ’92, the electorate…

Time for the pundits to keep their word

13 May 2015 12:57

There were some dangerous pledges made in the heat of the election battle from both politicians and pundits. Paddy Ashdown promised…

What Labour must do is estrange its awful voters

13 May 2015 10:09

And so now we have to suffer the epic delusions, temper tantrums and hissy fits of the metro-left. They simply…

Boris hits the campaign trail — and admits being Tory leader would be a ‘wonderful thing’

22 April 2015 17:10

The Tories’s not-so-secret weapon has finally been deployed. Boris Johnson hit the campaign trail with David Cameron today, solving a…

Coffee Shots: Election fatigue sets in

4 April 2015 16:45

With just five weeks to go till polling day, one happy voter in Bedford has had enough. Mr S suspects…

How did the Liberal Democrat cross the road?

26 March 2015 12:37

The Liberal Democrats have unveiled their funky new campaign poster this morning, only to unceremoniously dump it on a yellow…

Alastair Campbell threatens a political comeback

27 February 2015 8:00

It’s probably not the news everyone wanted to hear, but Mr S feels a duty to let readers know that…

Visar Arifaj is Kosovo’s answer to Borat and Beppe Grillo – only funny

4 November 2013 8:49

Kosovo held regional elections over the weekend…and it rather looks as if the Serbs in the north of the country,…

The Tories try to win friends in the north

4 April 2013 12:04

A new group designed to increase the Tory party’s appeal to urban northern voters will be launched this June. It…