Tom Goodenough

‘I still need to live’: Christian preacher Hatun Tash on the plot to kill her

14 January 2024 6:00 pm

When Hatun Tash went missing before Christmas her friends and family had good reason to be worried. In recent years,…

Asylum seeker dies on board migrant barge

12 December 2023 10:53 pm

An asylum seeker has died on the Bibby Stockholm boat. The identity of the migrant who lost his life on…

Is this year’s Tory conference slogan the worst ever?

2 October 2023 7:26 pm

Boris Johnson got plenty of things wrong as prime minister but he at least knew how to come up with…

What’s the truth about the Peckham shop scuffle?

13 September 2023 11:16 pm

Rye Lane in south London’s Peckham is a lively place day and night, but yesterday evening the atmosphere was distinctly…

Starmer hails ‘historic’ moment after Selby by-election victory

21 July 2023 3:27 pm

Labour has won the Selby and Ainsty by-election – overturning a majority of more than 20,000, the biggest it has…

Is Gary Neville following in the footsteps of Thatcher – or Trump?

1 July 2023 8:53 pm

A video loop on the homepage of Gary Neville’s new website shows the ex-Man Utd captain turned businessman, broadcaster and…

Let’s call time on football’s absurd beer ban

28 May 2023 4:30 pm

When Qatar announced an alcohol ban at last year’s football World Cup, there was uproar. The decision, made public a…

TV dramas like Welcome to Wrexham are spoiling sport

20 May 2023 9:00 am

The blurred lines between sport and entertainment

Is Wrexham’s Hollywood fairytale heading for an unhappy ending?

1 May 2023 6:14 pm

Wrexham’s Hollywood dream seems almost too good to be true. The club spent years in the doldrums of the Welsh…

Six key announcements in Jeremy Hunt’s Budget

15 March 2023 6:06 pm

Jeremy Hunt got the job as Chancellor because he is very different from his predecessor. If Kwasi Kwarteng was rash…

Liz Truss triumphs in Tory leadership race

5 September 2022 9:39 pm

Liz Truss has won the race to become Tory leader and Britain’s new Prime Minister. Truss, who was the runaway…

Watch: Trump hints at comeback after FBI raid

10 August 2022 12:10 am

Love him or loathe him, Donald Trump is a brilliant political opportunist. And the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate last night may…

Why won't Gary Lineker name those who racially abused him?

22 June 2022 4:53 am

Gary Lineker is the BBC’s top earner: he was paid £1.36m last year. The popularity of Match of the Day,…

Boris survives confidence vote – for now

7 June 2022 5:58 am

Boris Johnson has won a confidence vote in his leadership – but nearly 150 Tory MPs voted against him in…

Is Jürgen Klopp really football's Mr Nice Guy?

27 May 2022 5:02 pm

Jürgen Klopp is football’s Mr Nice Guy. Despite his Liverpool side missing out on winning the Premier League, Klopp was…

Why should Idrissa Gueye have to wear a rainbow shirt?

19 May 2022 4:00 pm

A row about rainbows has broken out in football. Paris St-Germain players wore brightly coloured numbers — a show of…

Fascinating exhibitions – clunky editorialising: Breaking the News at the British Library reviewed

7 May 2022 9:00 am

In The Spectator office’s toilets there are framed front covers of the events that didn’t happen: Corbyn beats Boris; ‘Here’s…

The ridiculous rehabilitation of Azeem Rafiq

27 November 2021 2:37 am

Has Azeem Rafiq been forgiven yet? He’s certainly working on it. After finding himself on both sides of a racism…

Tulip Siddiq's selective attacks on foreign leaders

17 November 2021 3:44 am

Tulip Siddiq has campaigned nobly for the return of her constituent, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The Labour MP is again doing her…

Amnesty International has undermined Navalny's fight for freedom

24 February 2021 10:15 pm

In his fight against Putin, Alexei Navalny needs all the help he can get. The might of the Russian state…

Is the EU cooking the books on tackling climate change?

16 July 2020 8:35 pm

When it comes to tackling climate change, the EU has always been eager to talk the talk. In 2011, the…

Boohoo, BLM and the price of virtue signalling

9 July 2020 1:25 am

If companies were judged on what they said rather than what they did, business would be booming for Boohoo. In the…

Now isn't the time for an NHS pay rise

4 July 2020 4:28 pm

Across Britain, the rainbow pictures are coming down. But in some houses, they are being replaced with new, more political…

Revealed: What ‘Black Lives Matter’ really stands for

25 June 2020 3:07 am

Anyone worth listening to agrees that black lives matter. But what does the organisation ‘Black Lives Matter’ stand for? Worryingly,…

Footballers should get to their feet – not 'take the knee'

18 June 2020 6:11 pm

It’s hard to argue that English football is chronically racist. Unlike in many boardrooms up and down Britain, there are…