Isabel Hardman

Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and edits the Coffee House blog. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

Can Rishi Sunak win back the Tory backbenches?

4 September 2020 3:52 am

It’s not going to be an easy autumn for the Tories, which is why the top brass have started holding…

The real test for Starmer will come post-Covid

2 September 2020 12:44 am

Labour is gearing up for its first big Commons clash since returning from recess this afternoon, with shadow education secretary…

Boris's back to work campaign is strangely un-Conservative

29 August 2020 5:21 am

If you want a measure of how in control of things the government currently feels, look no further than today’s…

Why hasn’t the government done more to protect domestic abuse victims?

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Ministers have failed to help abuse victims in lockdown

The hidden costs of Covid

13 August 2020 5:37 pm

We do not know what the long-term impact of coronavirus will be on mental health. We are still not through…

Stripping Julian Lewis of the Tory whip could backfire on Boris

16 July 2020 6:23 am

Boris Johnson hasn’t had as much authority over his MPs as he might have expected over the past few months.…

The importance of the Natural Health Service

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Spending time outside is vital for mental health

Who is in charge of the government?

21 April 2020 10:52 pm

Boris Johnson is still officially recuperating from coronavirus at Chequers and is ‘not doing government work’, according to No. 10.…

Domestic abuse sufferers are the hidden victims of lockdown

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Domestic abuse sufferers are the hidden victims of lockdown

Prime Minister taken into intensive care

7 April 2020 5:29 am

In the past few minutes, Downing Street has announced that Boris Johnson is now in intensive care at St Thomas’…

How will Keir Starmer use his 'huge mandate' to lead?

4 April 2020 10:34 pm

After both his victories in the two Labour leadership elections he faced, Jeremy Corbyn boasted about his ‘huge mandate’ from…

The oddest thing people are stockpiling? Hens

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Is there nothing people won’t panic-buy during this crisis? Having stripped shelves of food and toilet roll, shoppers are now…

The truth behind 'do not resuscitate' orders

4 April 2020 5:34 am

Coronavirus is revealing many good things about our society: the number of people willing to volunteer to help tackle the outbreak…

The ugliness of coronavirus shaming

23 March 2020 1:44 am

In the early years of the First World War, a man out of uniform had a reasonable chance of being…

Brexit, Boris and the battle to be Labour leader: Lisa Nandy interviewed

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Lisa Nandy on Brexit, Boris and the long race for the Labour leadership

Why has coronavirus not closed parliament?

12 March 2020 9:34 am

Why hasn’t parliament been closed after Health minister Nadine Dorries contracted coronavirus? Why isn’t the government demanding the cancellation of…

The latest fad: eating your way to better mental health

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

The latest fad involves eating your way to better mental health

Keir Starmer makes it onto the Labour leadership ballot: who else will join him?

21 January 2020 5:15 am

Keir Starmer has made it through to the final round of the Labour leadership contest, having secured the backing of…

Is Labour heading for another Kinnock moment?

18 January 2020 3:08 am

‘You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round…

MPs need an alternative career path to just becoming a minister

17 January 2020 5:53 am

Parliament feels rather quiet at the moment, and it’s not just because there are no longer constant knife-edge votes on…

Inside the Labour leadership campaigns: who is running the show?

15 January 2020 9:10 pm

Now that the second phase of the Labour leadership contest is underway, the five candidates are finalising their campaign teams.…

Labour leadership contest: the state of the race so far

6 January 2020 6:15 am

The candidates to replace Jeremy Corbyn have been busily launching their campaigns and giving political interviews this weekend, with the…

Will the new Tory MPs truly ‘change politics for the better’?

16 December 2019 9:55 pm

It’s the first proper day in the Commons for newly-elected MPs, though many of them took part in induction sessions…

Can Labour’s moderates learn from all their mistakes?

14 December 2019 3:18 am

Labour’s defeat is so terrible that it provides the kind of creative destruction that could save the party. It will…

Boris Johnson promises to ‘unite and level up’ the UK. Can he really achieve that?

14 December 2019 2:53 am

Boris Johnson’s victory speech in Downing Street was aimed at the voters unsure about his government, whether they be the…