Jeremy Corbyn

The Spectator Podcast: The Corbyn delusion

29 June 2017 14:39

On this week’s bumper episode we discuss the cult of Corbyn, sharia courts, the golden age of gossip, and orchid delirium.…

What the papers say: Is it time for a tax hike?

29 June 2017 8:18

The 48 per cent have spoken – and they want higher taxes, according to the British Social Attitudes survey. In…

Theresa May reassures Tory MPs at PMQs

28 June 2017 13:46

This PMQs was always going to be a very different affair for Theresa May. Post-election, her aura has gone and,…

Jeremy Corbyn: the nation’s therapist

28 June 2017 11:23

Comparisons between Jesus and Jezza became commonplace long before he chose to end his election campaign with a rally at…

Theresa May will be feeling the heat at today’s PMQs

28 June 2017 11:03

What a very different atmosphere the House of Commons Chamber will have today for its first PMQs since the election.…

Grenfell Tower: a political prop in a morality play

27 June 2017 11:56

John McDonnell’s use of the M-word in relation to the Grenfell inferno marks a new low in the political milking of this…

Despite everything, I love Glastonbury – and I wasn’t the only one booing Jeremy Corbyn

26 June 2017 17:07

‘You don’t look like Radiohead fans, lads,’ said the old fashioned Northern lady as she served Boy and me our…

Corbynism is bigger than Glastonbury and avocado toast

26 June 2017 16:52

Glastonbury is notorious for being one of the most irritating spectacles in the British calendar, so it is hardly surprising that,…

What the papers say: Corbynism isn’t funny any more

26 June 2017 8:47

The laughing should stop, says the Sun, which calls Corbynism a ‘joke’ which ‘simply isn’t funny any more’. The Labour…

Britain is in desperate need of a truly national party

26 June 2017 7:58

I am not sure I can think of any great public assembly in Britain I’d enjoy less than Glastonbury. Within…

Jeremy Corbyn and the cult of anti-knowledge

25 June 2017 12:50

A funny thing happened on the way to the revolution. On Saturday, thousands of earnest millennials – and better-humoured Gen-Xers…

Glastonbury wouldn’t survive under a Corbyn government

24 June 2017 18:00

Only Jeremy Corbyn could speak at Glastonbury and think he was addressing the oppressed proletariat. Glastonbury, he said, while introducing…

Plato and Aristotle would have understood Corbyn’s appeal to the young

24 June 2017 9:00

Whether the youth vote had any serious impact on the result of the general election or not, Jeremy Corbyn knew…

Theresa May’s exhaustion makes more blunders inevitable

23 June 2017 15:09

Theresa May’s body language on leaving the European Council summit last night shows quite how much of a toll the past…

Corbyn overtakes May on question of who would make the best PM

23 June 2017 8:25

Would Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May make a better Prime Minister? In April, when Theresa May called the election, that…

Labour and the Lib Dems are as much to blame as the Tories for Grenfell Tower

22 June 2017 19:04

I haven’t been in Camden this afternoon, so I can’t vouch for there being no marches of activists holding banners…

If Jeremy Corbyn can rise from the depths, why can’t Theresa May?

22 June 2017 9:00

When John Curtice speaks, listen. That’s one thing we learned in the general election. This week we hosted John at the Social…

Corbyn regains his confidence – but his Brexit troubles aren’t far away

21 June 2017 16:43

Today’s exchanges between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in the Commons following the Queen’s Speech showed how much difference confidence…

Labour is now the party of the middle class

20 June 2017 16:26

I’m not sure I’ve ever been so pessimistic about this country’s future, and I’m not usually a barrel of laughs…

Please can the bullying of Theresa May stop?

19 June 2017 18:02

We all remember it from school, whether as perpetrator, or assistant of perpetrator, or victim: the moment when everyone turns…

Sunday shows round-up: Hammond undermines May over Brexit ‘no deal’

18 June 2017 16:49

Philip Hammond – No deal would be ‘a very, very bad outcome’ One day before Brexit negotiations get underway, Philip…

Theresa May’s problem is that she is far too British for her own good

17 June 2017 16:40

While I was rummaging through data on what Treasury officials had spent on their credit cards, back in George Osborne’s…

Trying to turn Grenfell Tower into a morality tale about the rich and poor stinks

16 June 2017 14:59

Who would want to be a political leader in the wake of a disaster such as that of Grenfell Tower?…

Those who died at Grenfell Tower were the victims of bad government

16 June 2017 14:24

Had the Grenfell Tower tragedy befallen one of the millionaire high-rises built along the Thames recently, it would still be…

The Spectator Podcast: Rebooting the Maybot

15 June 2017 16:08

On this week’s episode, we examine the fallout from last week’s shock election result, and ask what’s next for both Theresa…