Migrant crisis

Merkel’s left-right coalition has given the AfD exactly what it wanted

4 March 2018 8:00

Angela Merkel will get her fourth term as Germany’s chancellor. Members of the Social Democratic Party, the SPD, voted to…

Books Podcast: Mohsin Hamid

1 February 2018 17:49

In this week’s books podcast I’m talking to the award-festooned writer Mohsin Hamid about his latest novel Exit West — touching on the…

Italy’s patience with the migrant charities is wearing thin

3 August 2017 11:18

What to do about the charities who send boats to bring asylum seekers to the Italian coast? Save the Children…

The Spectator Podcast: Madness in the Med

20 July 2017 15:00

On this week’s episode, Isabel Hardman is joined by guests to look at the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean and…

The migrant crisis could prove to be Macron’s undoing

5 July 2017 8:56

What a forty eight hours it has been for Emmanuel Macron. On Monday, he gave his regal address to the…

The public vs the politicians

2 July 2017 9:00

These are difficult times across Europe. From the endless iterations of the eurozone crisis to the Brexit negotiations beginning in…

Europe should follow Britain’s lead on refugees

26 March 2017 13:00

When a humanitarian tragedy disappears from our newspapers, there are two possibilities: that the crisis is over and life for…

When the EU is no longer able to bribe Turkey, the blackmail will begin

4 March 2016 16:11

As James Forsyth mentioned earlier this week, things could get much worse in Turkey. Indeed, they will. Europe’s hope that Turkey…

How the migrant crisis could get much worse

29 February 2016 18:43

Angela Merkel gave a defiant interview last night in which she defended her handling of the refugee crisis. She declared,…

Why are Amnesty keeping the details of their plan to bring in more migrants secret?

24 February 2016 15:09

The head of Amnesty, Kate Allen, was busily talking the most terrible balls on the radio this morning. In an…

Is it really wise for David Cameron to threaten us with migrants?

8 February 2016 16:42

Is it really wise for David Cameron to threaten us with migrants? That is what he has done today with…

Spectator most-read: Trump’s defeat, life in the Royal Navy and ‘racist’ Oxford

5 February 2016 15:54

The Spectator’s fifth most-read article of the week was Nigel Farndale on what life was like on board a warship…

Would the migrant crisis have happened without the EU?

3 February 2016 14:21

For those people already bored with the interminable European question, Radio 4 might get unbearable over the next few months.…

PMQs: Corbyn misses his chance over Google’s tax deal

27 January 2016 13:20

Today’s PMQs was an opportunity for Jeremy Corbyn to embarrass the government and align himself with public anger over how…

The shocking rise of anti-refugee attacks in Sweden

13 November 2015 14:50

Sweden, perhaps the most open country in the world, is on course to take almost 200,000 asylum seekers this year. Adjust for…

‘European values’ won’t last long without national borders

3 November 2015 10:21

Fascinating events in Hungary where Prime Minister Viktor Orban continues to come under fire from other EU member states for…

The EU is sucking up to Turkey to help reduce migration – but it could seriously backfire

15 October 2015 17:10

You might have thought, mightn’t you, that a million arrivals in a year to a single European country, Germany –…

Facebook posts about the migrant crisis should be the least of Angela Merkel’s worries

1 October 2015 13:05

So the German Chancellor has just been caught on microphone talking with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: German Chancellor Angela Merkel…

Now we know where the celebrated ‘Ummah’ is

12 September 2015 17:24

Earlier this week I asked where the celebrated ‘Ummah’ is when it comes to Muslim refugees. I think we now…

Matthew Parris is wrong – the gospels do help us respond to the migrant crisis

11 September 2015 12:54

‘I know our Lord told us to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves,’ muttered a colleague after a…