The sun

Kelvin MacKenzie isn’t the one to blame in the Ross Barkley row

13 May 2017 9:00

I must protest at the Sun’s sacking of Kelvin MacKenzie. As shop steward for the small trade union of columnists…

Gary Lineker is the Virtue Signaller of the Year

29 April 2017 10:00

When Trevor Phillips stood down as chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, he had served nine years. His…

The trial of Kelvin MacKenzie

15 April 2017 21:08

Kelvin MacKenzie’s baffling compulsion to pick at Liverpool has brought him up a cropper again, with the Sun pulling his…

Why it’s wrong to let Liverpool FC ban the Sun

1 April 2017 11:30

The comedian Jimmy Carr is not necessarily a guy you would trust on much, but he was spot on the…

Trigger warning: students vote to ban ‘offensive’ newspapers at journalism school

18 November 2016 13:51

Oh dear. With Stepford students on a mission to make every university a safe space, there has been a clear…

The Queen’s Brexit challenge to dinner guests: ‘give me three good reasons why Britain should be part of Europe’

21 June 2016 17:09

Although the Sun were only recently found guilty of ‘significantly misleading’ its readers with its ‘Queen backs Brexit’ splash, it…

What ever will Corbyn say? Sadiq Khan attends Rupert Murdoch’s summer party

15 June 2016 17:26

Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn surprised everyone by using his first question at PMQs to ask for an update on…

There’s nothing ‘racist’ about Boris Johnson’s Obama comments

22 April 2016 17:39

Nick Cohen is predictably over-the-top in his response to Boris Johnson’s piece about President Obama’s intervention in the Brexit debate…

Tony Gallagher, editor of The Telegraph, and Chris Blackhurst, editor of The Independent, arrive in Downing Street for talks on press regulation earlier this week. Picture: Getty

Is it time for a spot of musical chairs at the Sun?

7 March 2016 15:54

When Tony Gallagher left the Daily Mail to become editor-in-chief of the Sun in September, the appointment took many by…

Does Ken Livingstone really get his advice on Islamic theology from The Sun?

23 February 2016 16:24

As some light relief from all this EU discussion, I thought readers might like to hear about Isis. Or at…

EU draft deal: How the papers have reacted to David Cameron’s reform package

3 February 2016 7:52

David Cameron has done his best to talk up his draft package of reforms with the EU. He said yesterday:…

James Forsyth starts a weekly column in The Sun

21 November 2015 10:41

As Spectator readers know, James Forsyth is the most insightful and best-informed political columnist around. Today, he also becomes the best-read…

Welcome to the new-look Spectator Life – that’s already making the front page news

24 September 2015 10:08

I wanted to let you know about the new issue of Spectator Life that’s out today – free with the…

Rupert Murdoch comes out in support of Jeremy Corbyn

20 August 2015 10:32

First Russell Brand, and now Rupert Murdoch has joined the list of ‘endorsements Jeremy Corbyn might not actually want’. The…

Lord Sewel, you’ve made me proud to be British

27 July 2015 16:07

The Lord Sewel scandal makes me feel proud to be British. For here, thanks to some glorious John Wilkes-style dirt-digging…

Jon Ronson is wrong — Katie Hopkins isn’t insane, damaged or weird

20 July 2015 18:13

Another conflict of interest and indeed of my mental state. I can think of no journalist I enjoy reading more…

Newspaper readers decide elections, not editors

6 May 2015 14:06

How much influence will newspapers have in this election? Less than ever before in print, if circulation figures (above) are…

Sell your Tory glory story: The Sun offers cash for Conservative testimonials

5 May 2015 16:34

Mr S reported over the weekend that Rupert Murdoch has jetted in to Britain ahead of the election. Now in the UK, the…

Rupert Murdoch jets into London to see off Miliband

2 May 2015 10:00

Ed Milband used his interview with Russell Brand as a chance to bash his arch-enemy Rupert Murdoch. The Labour leader…

Will jailing Katie Hopkins save the lives of migrants? I have my doubts

22 April 2015 12:37

More than a thousand migrants have died attempting to get into Europe over the past week, including 900 who perished…

She’s wrong, but Katie Hopkins has a right to call migrants ‘cockroaches’

20 April 2015 17:32

I know we’re all supposed to be spitting blood over Katie Hopkins’ Sun column about African migrants. In fact, anyone…

Don’t get angry at Katie Hopkins if you don’t support policies that could save migrants

20 April 2015 11:29

The latest issue of The Spectator carries an interesting piece by James Bartholomew on ‘virtue signalling’, the bane of social…

The Sun gets cold feet about Labour

11 April 2015 10:00

Earlier this month the Sun‘s election website ran a story about their plans to back Labour. In the online article, they…

Janice Atkinson is just the latest example of Ukip’s persistent problem with candidates

20 March 2015 12:35

Ukip is in crisis once again. Today’s Sun reveals that Janice Atkinson, an MEP for the South East and PPC for Folkestone and Hythe,…

How will the Guardian and the BBC cover the Trinity Mirror phone hacking?

26 January 2015 16:51

Trinity Mirror have admitted that they published 71 stories which were enabled by phone-hacking. Now eight cases are due to come before…