Steerpike

Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

The six strangest moments from Parliament’s prorogation protest

10 September 2019 8:25 pm

Early this morning at around 2am, the Commons witnessed some of the most extraordinary behaviour seen in the Chamber in living memory,…

Who will replace John Bercow as Speaker?

10 September 2019 4:35 pm

Now that John Bercow has announced his imminent departure, an inevitable political bun fight will surely follow. The outgoing Speaker…

Corbynistas in a spin over Lib Dem by-election win

3 August 2019 6:30 pm

As the Liberal Democrats celebrate their win in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, other parties are licking their wounds. The…

Google’s eco-warriors forget to check their privilege

1 August 2019 6:37 pm

It’s well known that all good Silicon Valley billionaires these days have one issue that is firmly at the top…

From the archives: Boris Johnson – ‘My appeal to the masses may be very limited’

1 August 2019 12:15 am

Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings has found himself in the news today after a video clip emerged of him…

Seven of the most hysterical reactions to PM Boris Johnson

25 July 2019 9:22 pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is already delighting his supporters, but not everyone is happy about Britain’s new leader. Boris’s first…

Boris takes inspiration from The Godfather

9 July 2019 12:19 am

When Michael Gove turned on Boris Johnson in the 2016 Tory leadership contest and decided to stand against his former…

Could Nigel Farage be the next British Ambassador to the US?

8 July 2019 12:04 am

Leaked diplomatic cables are a hoot, aren’t they? The Mail on Sunday’s big scoop shows that Britain’s man in Washington,…

Boris vs Hunt: a voter’s guide

5 July 2019 11:44 pm

Voting is finally underway in the Tory leadership contest. So should Britain’s next prime minister be Boris Johnson or Jeremy…

Brexit party MEP Claire Fox shows solidarity with Boris

28 June 2019 6:09 pm

Tom Penn and Eve Leigh, the next-door Remainer neighbours of Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds who recorded their late-night row,…

Boris Johnson’s other woman

25 June 2019 1:44 am

There are few stranger relationships in Westminster than the close alliance of Boris Johnson and the campaigner, author, and self-described…

Michael Gove’s cocaine blues

8 June 2019 5:46 pm

The Tory leadership race has taken on a new turn this weekend with the Daily Mail splashing on Michael Gove’s…

Corbynistas turn on one another over EU election meltdown

28 May 2019 6:40 am

There’s a lot of soul-searching in the Labour party after Sunday’s abysmal results in the European elections. On Monday, Corbynista…

Johnson enters the race

23 April 2019 9:24 pm

The European elections are shaping up to be a colourful affair with both the Brexit Party and pro-EU Change UK…

Who is the busiest Tory leadership candidate of them all?

18 April 2019 2:08 am

Tory MPs agree that Theresa May’s days in Downing Street are numbered, but when it comes to picking her replacement…

Revealed: How Jeremy Corbyn is ‘training for power’

27 March 2019 11:58 pm

Tories beware – Jeremy Corbyn is in ‘training for power’. But the Labour leader isn’t readying himself for Downing Street…

Why can’t the New York Times stand Brexit?

26 March 2019 2:03 am

It seems that the editors of the New York Times will print any nonsense about Britain — the British live on mutton and…

Revealed: No. 10 leak shows how May could delay Brexit without Parliament’s approval

24 March 2019 1:28 am

Ever since MPs first voted to trigger Article 50 everyone has been told that Britain, by law, will be leaving the…

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27 July 2013 9:00 am

Is there treachery at the top of Ukip? Westminster has been buzzing with the rumour that party treasurer Stuart Wheeler…

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13 July 2013 9:00 am

The wine waiters at Claridges are taking a keen interest in the investigation into malpractice in Falkirk. And they’re hoping…