Question Time

The Tories can’t allow Corbyn a monopoly on morality

16 October 2015 14:30

Amber Rudd will be keeping a low profile this weekend. The sight of a working mother on Question Time, tearfully…

Charlotte Church feels the heat on Question Time

2 October 2015 1:53

Last night’s episode of Question Time saw David Dimbleby relocate to Cardiff to join Charlotte Church, Charles Moore, Stephen Crabb, Labour’s Stephen…

If only middle-class liberals would shut up, we might get a proper debate

28 September 2015 12:10

Why are the audiences for political debate programmes so unrepresentative of the voting population? By which I mean, why are…

John McDonnell’s slick performance on Question Time was worthy of Tony Blair

18 September 2015 12:12

Hats off to John McDonnell. We’ve all been fretting about how the Corbyn gang would cope against the media slick Tories.…

Why are people falling for John McDonnell’s Question Time ‘apology’?

18 September 2015 11:50

John McDonnell’s Question Time ‘apology’ was no such thing and I am amazed to see anybody for fall for it. It…

Will anything go right for Nigel Farage?

15 May 2015 12:27

Anxious viewers tuned into Question Time last night to watch live coverage of the ongoing Nigel Farage crisis. Quite a…

Have Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell reached détente over Ukip’s Short money?

15 May 2015 8:39

The row over what to do with its Short money was the tinderbox for Ukip’s internal tensions. Although the war between…

Election podcast special: six days to go

1 May 2015 17:51

In today’s election podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and I discuss the most significant moments during the campaign this…

The fruitcakes are back as Ukip declares ‘war with the BBC’

1 May 2015 14:44

Ukip is becoming a two-faced party. One side is made up of credible political challengers, while the other side comprises LibLabCon conspiracy…

Campaign kick-off: six days to go

1 May 2015 9:30

By this time next week, the election will all be over and it will be a question of seats, leaderships…

The truth about Labour and overspending

30 April 2015 23:38

Ed Miliband’s worst moment in the Question Time debate came when he refused to accept that Labour had spent too…

Listen: The Spectator’s verdict on the Question Time leaders special

30 April 2015 23:18

According to the snap poll, David Cameron has won the final TV ‘debate’ of the short campaign. In this View…

Ed Miliband’s refusal to admit that Labour overspent could cost him dear

30 April 2015 23:02

Tonight’s Question Time special with Cameron, Miliband and Clegg provided the best television of this campaign so far. A well-informed…

As it happened: Question Time leaders special

30 April 2015 19:52

Welcome to the Spectator’s live coverage of the special edition of Question Time with David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick…

Has the Tory crossover in the polls finally arrived?

30 April 2015 16:27

As election day nears, the number of polls appearing is rapidly increasing. But it still remains very tight and the movements…

A (partial) defence of the spin room

30 April 2015 15:27

Tonight’s ‘Question Time’-style TV debates will be followed by what has become probably the most hated aspect of this rather…

Cameron needs to keep the momentum going in tonight’s Question Time

30 April 2015 13:41

Tonight’s Question Time is, probably, the most important TV event of the campaign. The fact that it is on BBC1…

Question Time: Will Ed Miliband take his lectern with him?

30 April 2015 12:56

With Ed Miliband’s expensive election guru David Axelrod rarely spied at the Labour leader’s side, Miliband has found a new pillar of strength…

Will Tristram Hunt’s business-savvy wife be voting Labour?

9 February 2015 13:44

It was his contempt for nuns that got shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt into trouble on last week’s Question Time,…

In defence of Tristram Hunt

8 February 2015 15:15

I have never had any particularly strong views on Tristram Hunt other (naturally) than finding it bleakly hilarious that he…