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.

Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Antidepressants saved my life, I am sure of that. But I am also certain they made my mental illness much…

The bee orchid, by Franz Andreas Bauer. Its sex life is far beyond the dreams of most teenage boys

Hunt the lady’s slipper

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Who would want to read a whole book about a teenage boy’s gap year? When most 18-year-olds take time off…

Can we be friends?

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Have you heard the one about the new Labour MP who refuses to be friends with Tories? When Laura Pidcock…

Forgive and forget

2 September 2017 9:00 am

To begin with, Theresa May was not planning to take a three-week holiday — but she was subtly advised that,…

Liz Kendall (image: Getty)

Parliament’s new tribe

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Parliament’s new tribe

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Parliament’s new tribe

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Parliament’s new tribe

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Parliament’s new tribe

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Parliament’s new tribe

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Labour can't learn from its mistakes. Here's why

14 May 2016 9:00 am

By now, Labour should be rather good at post-defeat inquests. Plenty have been conducted over the years and the drill…

Zac's campaign is as good as over; Labour will retake London

9 April 2016 9:00 am

The Labour plotters who dream of ousting Jeremy Corbyn had high hopes for the local elections on 5 May. They…

What Muslims think

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Polls suggesting that they sympathise with terrorists are misleading

‘Perhaps we needed to tip the whole thing over’: Jon Cruddas on Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Jon Cruddas is still looking for ways to renew his party.They’re unlikely to please his new leader

Yes, Syrian children need foster homes. But so do British ones

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Pity the refugees, but think of our own abandoned children

Think Cameron’s small majority will hold him back? Not with his new army of loyalists

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Time was when the Conservatives believed that a small majority — which puts a government at the mercy of backbench…

Labour MPs’ next choice: which leadership coup to back

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn’s close friend Tony Benn had five questions he always asked of those in power: ‘What power have you…

Labour's already running out of time to regain its lost voters

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The Labour leadership contest was supposed to be a debate about the party’s future. Instead it has oscillated between petty…

Whoever wins the Labour leadership, Blairism is at death’s door

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The exhausted Labour leadership contest takes a bucket-and-spade holiday next week, with all four candidates agreeing to an uneasy truce…

Meet the Tories’ Welsh Wizard: an interview with Stephen Crabb

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Stephen Crabb, the working-class Welsh Secretary with a fondness for Margaret Thatcher

Andy Burnham interview: 'I wanted a different approach, because I'm mainstream Labour'

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Andy Burnham on the NHS, ‘mainstream Labour’ and his party’s leadership

Archbishop John Sentamu on why politicians are like men arguing at a urinal

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Archbishop John Sentamu is not scared to tell off politicians, across the spectrum

Never mind the general election: Tories are already fighting the Europe referendum

29 November 2014 9:00 am

It is quite normal in British politics for a political party to turn on itself after an election defeat —…