Julian Assange

Books Podcast: The secret lives of Julian Assange, Craig Wright and Ronald Pinn

22 June 2017 13:17

In this week’s podcast I’m talking to the novelist and journalist Andrew O’Hagan about lies, paranoia, and the way that…

Vlad the corrupter and the crisis on the left

2 September 2016 14:03

Julian Assange still has not found the courage to face the women who accuse him of sexual abuse. Rather than…

Inside the Ecuadorian embassy with Julian Assange: Risk reviewed

25 May 2016 12:10

‘This film would not have been possible without the following encryption tools,’ is one of the least expected film credits…

PMQs sketch: Cameron’s new tactic to steal Corbyn’s mascot

10 February 2016 16:59

Housing is Jeremy Corbyn’s second favourite subject (after drainage lids). Back in the 1970s the grateful proletariat hailed his long…

Today in audio: Julian Assange vs Philip Hammond

5 February 2016 16:32

Haven’t had a chance to follow the day’s political events and interviews? Then don’t worry: here, The Spectator, brings you…

Does the UN not realise that Julian Assange has detained himself?

4 February 2016 12:18

Even by the high standards of the UN, its report on Julian Assange is ridiculous bordering on comic. The BBC…

Snowden now faces the traitor’s fate – worship from hipsters and Hollywood

7 April 2015 18:05

New York Brooklyn is the hipster heaven of New York, which is perhaps why it was there that a bust…

It’s not up to Theresa May to define ‘British values’

12 March 2015 15:51

A month after the Magna-Carta-mangling Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill crept onto the statue book, leaked documents seen by the Daily…

Dame Vivienne Westwood and model Alice Dellal told to frack off by Guido Fawkes gang

6 November 2014 13:05

Mr S was in one of Westminster’s finest watering holes last night to toast Guy Fawkes. And who better to…

Julian Assange is a narcissist and a nut. But if America comes for him we should take his side

19 August 2014 17:33

This is an extract from Hugo Rifkind’s column in this week’s Spectator, out on Thursday Poor Julian Assange. Call me…

Dick-swinging filmmakers like Ken Loach constantly write real women and our struggles out of history

2 June 2014 14:04

I hadn’t seen a Ken Loach film in years because I got sick of his schmaltzy sexism but yesterday decided…

Who is more powerful: a backbench MP or Alan Rusbridger?

4 December 2013 16:54

Well Alan Rusbridger has certainly received a glowing review from his own newspaper for his appearance in Parliament yesterday. In a…

The left might not believe it, but The Guardian was morally wrong

10 October 2013 17:29

The Guardian seems to be hurt that larger selling Fleet Street newspapers (ie almost all of them) have not rallied…

Bradley Manning awaits sentence. Would the real Julian Assange please stand up?

31 July 2013 17:51

Bradley Manning’s relationship with Wikileaks has, inevitably, brought Julian Assange back into the papers. Viewed on the frontpage, Assange is egimatic.…

Could Malcolm Tucker take on Alan Rusbridger?

28 February 2013 12:21

Sad news has broken. If the online speculation is true, it appears that casting agents for the upcoming Guardian movie…

The metro left turns on Julian ‘L. Ron Hubbard’ Assange

11 February 2013 8:35

Ah, at last the scales have fallen from Jemima Khan’s lovely fluttery little doe eyes. Having forked out £20,000 towards…

Down-turn Abbey, the movie

2 January 2013 13:30

A brief flurry of excitement in Guardian-land over the festive period as the news trickles out about who might be…

Steerpike returns in this week’s Spectator

18 October 2012 12:23

Mr Steerpike is delighted to appear in print this week, with several pieces of juicy  gossip. First off, Team Miliband…

Why did Pete Townshend play the finale to the Olympics?

28 August 2012 16:02

I returned from holiday to discover that the silly season has turned into something much more serious. The daily list…

Galloway and Murray’s smears ignore how simple the Assange case is

22 August 2012 14:30

The remorseless smears of the alleged victims of serious sexual assault by George Galloway MP and Craig Murray, our former…

Appearing on TV with a fevered Assange campaigner

21 August 2012 21:59

I had the pleasure of doing Al Jazeera’s ‘Inside Story’ programme yesterday on Julian Assange’s positively pontifical balcony scene at the…

‘Rape as most people understand it’

21 August 2012 18:05

George Galloway got a spade out today and made a statement in which he attempted to clarify his comments about…

George Galloway’s fifty shades of rape

21 August 2012 10:15

The supporters of that exhibitionist monkey Julian Assange are becoming ever more bizarre. George Galloway MP, for example, has been…

Assange’s balcony scene

19 August 2012 18:55

Julian Assange appeared in public for the first time in two months this afternoon to make a statement about his…

Julian Assange has nowhere left to run

16 August 2012 20:04

Julian Assange is one of my best enemies.  For my part it was hatred at first sight.  He was only…