Malcolm Rifkind

Why we must not forget about Hong Kong

11 November 2016 14:00

China’s decision to make its own ruling over the legislative council oath-taking controversy in Hong Kong is something that is…

What does Malcolm Rifkind really believe in?

10 September 2016 9:30

Never speak on the same platform as Sir Malcolm Rifkind. I tried it once, at a Spectator debate held during…

Ken Clarke caught on camera discussing Tory leadership hopefuls – ‘Theresa is a bloody difficult woman’

5 July 2016 14:31

Don’t expect to see Ken Clarke on Sky News anytime soon. The former Chancellor has been left red-faced after the…

Leave wins The Spectator’s second Brexit debate

14 June 2016 18:29

There’s just over a week to go until the polls open for the EU referendum and Britain decides what it…

The ‘Darknet’ is dangerous. It’s also deeply democratic

12 March 2015 14:39

The ‘Darknet’ is in the spotlight. Over the past few months, stories of paedophile rings, drug empires and terrorist organisations…

Monitoring social media is easier said than done

26 February 2015 17:43

The three British girls who packed their bags and took a flight to Turkey have apparently crossed the border into Syria. Their…

MPs hang out with the wealthy so is it any wonder their worldview is warped?

25 February 2015 16:54

Had the public been asked, before Monday morning, to identify two MPs who stood for honesty and decency, the names…

Malcolm Rifkind quits as ISC chair and will stand down at next election

24 February 2015 10:33

Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s political career is over. Following the Dispatches/Telegraph lobbying expose, the former Conservative defence and foreign secretary and MP for…

Forget lobbying, the real scandal is that MPs don’t have enough to do and aren’t paid enough

23 February 2015 16:48

I am sorry to hear about Malcolm Rifkind, though less sorry to hear about Jack Straw, whose ‘outside interests’ I…

The lobbyist’s web still threatens the reputation of MPs, parliament and politics

23 February 2015 12:55

Allegations that Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind were involved in the latest ‘cash for access’ scandal is a reminder of the…

Facebook insists it does tackle terrorism as finger points at site for Rigby messages

25 November 2014 18:24

Facebook is responsible for hosting a conversation Rigby murderer Michael Adebowale had about killing a solider, according to the Telegraph. Both…

Five things you need to know about the Lee Rigby report

25 November 2014 13:16

Could the intelligence services have prevented the murder of Lee Rigby last year? Probably not, but there was more they…

Sir Malcolm Rifkind suggests internet companies are ‘a safe haven for terrorists’

25 November 2014 12:45

The battle between the spooks and the geeks is heating up. A new report into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby…

No EU agreement on ‘Tier 3’ sanctions against Russia

24 July 2014 18:52

Sir Malcolm Rifkind was right: there was no agreement in Europe on serious against Russia. The FT’s Peter Spiegel tweets…

Should London leave the union?

15 May 2014 16:07

We’re four months away from Scotland’s day of destiny, with the London-Scottish media fraternity becoming increasingly alarmed, and ironically (considering…

Alistair Darling is not being replaced as the leader of the Better Together campaign

13 May 2014 16:18

‘Utter fucking bollocks’. In case that’s not clear enough for you, the suggestion that Alistair Darling is being replaced as…

Sir Malcolm Rifkind delivers a stern warning on Ukraine

18 March 2014 14:55

MPs moved seamlessly today from debating the breeding season of the hare to the situation in Crimea. It’s been quiet…

Gordon Brown leads tributes to Nelson Mandela in the Commons

9 December 2013 16:09

All three party leaders paid eloquent tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons. But by far the most powerful speech…

Harriet Harman confirms Labour are in outright denial over their economic record

13 January 2013 14:18

An interesting if depressing edition of Any Questions on Friday. Interesting because of Sir Malcolm Rifkind and occasionally because of…

New term, same old tensions

3 September 2012 19:20

Nick Clegg came to the Commons today to both praise and bury House of Lords reform, for this parliament at…