Protest

Whoever declares victory in France this weekend, Macron’s reputation has been diminished

8 December 2018 14:08

Emmanuel Macron, though it may be a little premature to be sure, appears to be maintaining the semblance of a…

Where is the angry backlash against the far-left’s G20 protests?

10 July 2017 10:33

Imagine if some far right militia had just taken to the streets of Germany.  Imagine that the militia covered their…

The Spectator podcast: How to stay sane in Trumpworld

2 February 2017 11:42

On this week’s episode, we discuss how to stay sane in the age of Trump, whether Hull deserves the mantle…

Do political activists really need to be naked to make their point?

23 September 2015 10:04

When did political campaigns become so vain? The latest instance involves a bunch of clowns from Spain (they’re literally clowns,…

Order is restored to Pall Mall club scene

31 March 2015 12:10

Last week Mr S reported on the poshest squatters ever: dozens of angry militant lefties had taken over a building…

If the Edinburgh Fringe thinks it’s fine to give in to bigots, I might have to give up on the Edinburgh Fringe

31 July 2014 15:38

When is a great international arts festival not a great international arts festival? When it can’t uphold even the most basic…

What would you call these people?

7 November 2013 8:12

One of the most amusing ideas of the dim (as opposed to decent) left is that fascism is a force…

Exclusive: the police have offered to HELP Trenton Oldfield protest at the 2013 Boat Race.

27 March 2013 12:34

Trenton Oldfield, the Australian who was fished out of the Thames last year when disrupting the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, is…

Sadly, protest music is alive and well

2 June 2012 18:00

There is plenty of nostalgia around in this Jubilee Weekend. Any look back on 60 years brings temptation to think…

When spring doesn’t turn into summer

29 May 2012 10:07

A high-ranking member of Hosni Mubarak’s disgraced government, or someone from the Muslim Brotherhood? It’s hardly an enviable choice —…

The return of the Tony Blair Show

28 May 2012 15:45

The Tony Blair Show was back in town today. The former Prime Minister was clearly less nervous in front of…

Getting personal

26 May 2012 17:13

‘It’s getting personal this time.’ So says a UK Uncut type, in the video above, explaining why the group staged…

Another headache for Andrew Lansley

20 February 2012 13:55

The Health Secretary confronted by former Unison rep June Hautot as he arrived for this afternoon’s NHS summit at No.10:

Person of the year: The Islamist?

29 December 2011 17:57

Last week, Time Magazine named ‘The Protestor’ as its Person of the Year. Myself, I’d be tempted to bestow the…

Russia looms significant across 2012

27 December 2011 11:15

The Christmas weekend was, I’m sure you noticed, rich with political incident. And yet, from continued turbulence in the Middle…

Another voice: Why the strike is right

30 November 2011 18:06

If I were a teacher, I’d be on strike today. Public sector workers are being asked — in what is…

In the middle of the march

30 November 2011 17:31

Walking through Parliament Square this afternoon, you’d be forgiven for wondering whether some kind of bomb threat had been made…

Dave and Ed strike each other

30 November 2011 13:37

It was a real blood and thunder PMQs today. This was the politics of the viscera; whose side are you…

Picketing Parliament

30 November 2011 11:39

By way of Spectating, I thought I’d take a quick stroll along Westminster’s picket lines. And, to be honest, there…

Trouble in Tibet

6 November 2011 13:42

Tenzin Wangmo, a 20-year-old Tibetan nun, woke up to clear skies on October 17th. At around noon, she gathered the…