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Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Corbyn- There will be a great deal of movement

18 November 2019 3:43 am

Jeremy Corbyn – ‘I want a close relationship’ with the EU The Labour leader was Andrew Marr’s chief guest of…

The Troubles with Brexit

17 November 2019 6:00 pm

At times, it can be hard to avoid the preachy style of reviewing that talks to readers in the tone…

The biggest risk that Boris Johnson is taking in this election

16 November 2019 9:44 pm

It will be the biggest moment of the campaign so far. On Tuesday night, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will…

Boris could learn from Macron’s approach to extremism

16 November 2019 8:00 pm

Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron have more in common than just a desire to ‘get Brexit done’. The pair also…

How Corbyn got his broadband nationalisation numbers wrong – by a factor of three

16 November 2019 6:14 am

John McDonnell today explained that the broadband nationalisation plans are perfectly affordable – upkeep costs would just be £230m a…

The unseemly race to increase the size of the state

16 November 2019 5:30 am

‘Elect me once more and we will finish off socialism for good,’ declared Mrs Thatcher before the 1987 general election,…

The voters the Conservatives plan to persuade to win a majority

16 November 2019 2:03 am

In this election, the Tories hope to persuade voters who have never backed the Conservative party before to turn blue.…

The chances of a Tory majority have increased this week

14 November 2019 9:45 pm

Four weeks from now, voters will be heading to their polling station, and the result of this election remains unpredictable.…

Most Americans know how Trump’s impeachment circus will end

14 November 2019 7:33 pm

The first public hearing into President Donald Trump’s impeachment began with a bang. And it proceeded throughout the afternoon into…

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The Democrats’ bad start to the impeachment hearings

14 November 2019 7:24 pm

The first day of public impeachment hearings was good for Republicans and mediocre, at best, for Democrats. That’s far short…

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Resistance reality TV has jumped the shark

14 November 2019 9:07 am

Comey. Cohen. Strzok. Page. Blasey Ford. Kavanaugh. Mueller. Taylor and Kent. Are you fed up yet? It sometimes feels as…

Boris Johnson’s election pitch is a flashback to 2015

14 November 2019 4:55 am

Boris Johnson’s speech today was an attempt to set this election up as a choice between a Tory majority government…

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Trump’s economic nationalism is an effort to save capitalism

13 November 2019 4:32 am

This article is in The Spectator’s November 2019 US edition. Subscribe here. Elizabeth Warren looks like a deadly serious prospect for the…

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Confessions of a White House staffer: forgotten coffees and flustered phone calls

13 November 2019 3:53 am

Things have been frantic over the last few days, as I’ve been forced to assist one of my bosses in…

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Hillary Clinton is right to question transgender orthodoxy

13 November 2019 2:56 am

Hillary Clinton’s BBC interview in London is making headlines mainly about Russia, but students of the debate about transgender rights…

Why Nigel Farage should withdraw from more seats

13 November 2019 2:46 am

Nigel Farage did a noble thing yesterday in agreeing to stand down Brexit Party candidates in the 317 seats the…

Campus free speech is a thing of the past

13 November 2019 1:56 am

Not that long ago, the sorts of views that were verboten on a university campus were genuinely out-there and nasty:…

Only one thing is certain in this general election

12 November 2019 3:26 am

No one has much certainty about what sort of government we will end up with after this election. Even when…

Nigel Farage has given Tories the perfect campaign message

12 November 2019 2:33 am

It would obviously have been better for the Tories if Nigel Farage had announced that the Brexit party was standing…

Nigel Farage’s Brexit party u-turn still isn’t enough

12 November 2019 12:20 am

Nigel Farage says his party will stand aside in all 317 seats the Tories won in 2017. This drastic u-turn in…

Farage’s ‘unilateral’ Leave alliance doesn’t guarantee the Tories a majority

11 November 2019 11:59 pm

Will a Leave alliance lead the Tories to victory in the snap election? Nigel Farage has today announced that the…

Dear Nigel: Don’t become the man who reversed the referendum result

10 November 2019 6:45 pm

Dear Nigel Believe it or not, I’ve been your defender. I’ve often told Americans,  ‘Sure, he comes across as a…

Boris Johnson is repeating Churchill’s campaign mistake

10 November 2019 6:00 pm

In one of Boris Johnson’s opening salvoes of the 2019 campaign he said of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party: ‘they detest…

What makes this election so unpredictable

9 November 2019 9:51 pm

Every election campaign has a wobble. But the Tories broke new ground in managing to wobble before they’d even launched…

Have we learned anything from the fall of the Berlin Wall?

9 November 2019 6:15 pm

Thirty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, socialism is back in fashion. The anniversary is a good…