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.

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 —…

The Tories are paying the price for their swagger over the Rochester by-election

15 November 2014 9:00 am

In a corner of the Ukip campaign office in Rochester, a light-up orb is spinning, with the words ‘Vote Mark…

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Conservative Anglicans’ emergency plan to escape women bishops

20 September 2014 9:00 am

To escape women bishops, Church of England conservatives are preparing a communion of their own

How Eurosceptics will squeeze Cameron

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Eurosceptics are sensing a new opportunity

David Cameron's next big European mistake

30 August 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron loathes European Union summits, and with reason: they seldom go well for him. He has been ambushed by…

David Cameron's fog of war

23 August 2014 9:00 am

It was clear that things were going wrong for David Cameron when he had to say that his position on…

It costs £34,000 to become an MP. No wonder they expect higher pay

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Mark Simmonds has been in politics long enough to know not to expect much sympathy from his constituents. He resigned…

For Boris, choosing the right seat will only be half the battle

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Choosing the right seat is only half the battle for Boris

The descent of man

Save the male! Britain's crisis of masculinity

3 May 2014 9:00 am

It’s not just that women are doing better. Britain has a crisis of masculinity

The fight for compassionate Conservatism

18 January 2014 9:00 am

‘Has the Secretary of State, like me, managed to watch programmes such as Benefits Street and On Benefits & Proud?…

Ed Miliband's immigration nightmare

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Victor Spirescu came to Britain last week looking for work washing cars, but seems to have landed himself with a…

The PM is preparing for another coalition. His colleagues have other plans

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Conservatives have been returning to their Westminster offices this week to find the wind behind them. Something suddenly seems to…