Louise Mensch

Watch: Louise Mensch’s disastrous Sunday Politics interview

12 March 2017 19:28

Since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, few critics have been more persistent than Louise Mensch. The…

Louise Mensch adds one more Twitter gaffe to her list

11 November 2016 9:35

Here we go again. As the world mourns the death of Leonard Cohen — the great songwriter — at the…

Louise Mensch adds yet another Twitter gaffe to her list

22 August 2015 10:41

Louise Mensch has once again become the subject of much ridicule online over something she has tweeted. The incident occurred last…

War of words: Louise Mensch vs Peter Hitchens (or could it be Steerpike?)

19 June 2015 15:07

While Mr S is used to reporting from the sideline on Twitter wars, he tends to refrain from taking part…

Zac Goldsmith was one of a number of Tory MPs to criticise Maria Miller this morning. He said he was surprised she hadn't resigned.

Is Zac Goldsmith too posh to run for Mayor of London?

6 June 2015 11:30

Given that Zac Goldsmith once likened the possibility of himself running for City Hall to ‘a suicide mission‘, it comes…

Louise Mensch backs George Osborne to be the next Tory leader

15 May 2015 12:42

All this talk from Labour and the Liberal Democrats about who will be their next party leader appears to have got…

Louise Mensch’s love for David Cameron reaches new lows

9 April 2015 11:26

Louise Mensch has never been one to hide her love for her former boss David Cameron. However, their relationship took a…

War of words: Karen Danczuk in Twitter spat with Sunday Times columnist

30 March 2015 15:23

During her time as a Labour councillor, Karen Danczuk has managed to have bust-ups with women in both the Conservative party and her own.…

Politicians needn’t be so afraid of saying what they think

20 February 2015 17:27

Politicians know they need to be more natural, less spun, and more honest about what they think. But most of…

Louise Mensch blasts David Cameron for King Abdullah tribute

23 January 2015 12:14

Although Louise Mensch was once heralded as a ‘Cameron Cutie,’ the former Conservative MP’s relationship with the Prime Minister has soured after he paid…

After the Pope’s Synod-on-family fiasco, let’s judge Catholicism on Catholic terms

19 October 2014 22:29

The Church’s extraordinary Synod on the family hasn’t gone down terribly well with secular pundits. It’s been billed as a…

Douglas Carswell: Darling of the Tories, Labour and now Ukip

28 August 2014 12:44

This is no ordinary defection. It would be easy for the Tories to brush off a member of the old…

Podcast: Britain’s jihad, the Pope vs the Vatican, and the existence of ‘The One’

21 August 2014 9:46

The murder of James Foley by an Isis fighter ‘with a London accent’ has been treated with understandable revulsion. But…

Louise Mensch fat shames ISIS’s leader

11 August 2014 16:58

After Obama sanctioned attacks on ISIS over the weekend, a new hashtag began to trend on Twitter  – #AmessagefromISIStoUS. Via…

Podcast: a misogynistic reshuffle, punishment for ministers and why right-wing women are sexier

17 July 2014 9:44

In this week’s Spectator, Melissa Kite argues that David Cameron’s reshuffle has been soured by misogyny. The PM doesn’t want…

Janet Street Porter chickens out of Mensch showdown

27 February 2014 11:58

Gobby Janet Street Porter has been silenced – for today at least. She pulled out of this morning’s edition of the…

PMQs sees Miliband press Cameron on his party’s ‘problem with women’

5 February 2014 13:50

Today was not a good PMQs for David Cameron. Ed Miliband went on the issue of whether the Tory party…

Mensch to date night Dave: you’ve lost the battle

15 February 2013 21:09

Mr Steerpike spotted an interview in today’s Evening Standard with ex-Westminster luminary Louise Mensch. Across a double page spread, she offers her…

Goodbye Nadine Dorries, hello Louise Mensch

7 November 2012 10:29

Let me salute Nadine Dorries’s principled ambition to bring I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here to a wider…

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…

Tories swing into action in Corby, at last

1 September 2012 11:03

The Corby by-election campaign is warming up, with the Tories selecting Christine Emmett as their candidate. Emmett is a local…

The runners and riders in the Corby by-election

10 August 2012 17:10

Ed Miliband knows that the Corby by-election is going to be a crucial test for his leadership. If he wins,…

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Draft Delingpole

7 August 2012 17:23

It’s an open secret in Eurosceptic circles that Nigel Farage has asked James Delingpole to consider standing for UKIP at…

Louise Mensch resigns

6 August 2012 9:20

Louise Mensch’s local paper reports this morning that the Conservative MP will this morning announce that she is resigning her…

Amateur sport

2 July 2012 16:00

It’s Euro-mania in SW1. Always reliable for hard hitting analysis, Tory foghorn Louise Mensch summed up what she saw as…