The Tory leadership contest is entering its most important week

1 July 2019 8:56 am

Although there’s three weeks until the next Tory leader is announced, the contest is entering what is the most important…

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Portland Antifa are the real fascists

1 July 2019 12:16 am

If you were ever in any doubt that so-called anti-fascists are, in fact, fascists, take a look at this picture…

Why GATT won’t break the Brexit deadlock

30 June 2019 5:00 pm

There has been a lot of talk about how Article XXIV of GATT can provide an alternative to the Withdrawal…

Will parliament be able to stop the next PM leaving without a deal?

29 June 2019 5:00 pm

Since the referendum we have seen a steady escalation of the battle between the Commons and the government over Brexit.…

Hunt won’t let up in his attacks on Boris

29 June 2019 4:05 pm

It is a week on since the first hustings of the Tory leadership run off. Boris Johnson appears to have…

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Marianne Williamson put a spell on me

29 June 2019 8:19 am

Of all the low-profile candidates vying for national attention in the Democratic debates this week, Marianne Williamson stood out. In…

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Harris’s premeditated potshot won’t come close to sinking Biden

29 June 2019 12:09 am

Joe Biden ran two presidential campaigns alongside Barack Obama and served as vice president for eight years, yet his decades-old…


The Democrats are too fake for 2020 

28 June 2019 6:09 pm

Joe Biden bled last night. Kamala Harris slashed him to ribbons over his opposition to busing and his kind words…

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,…

Joe Biden starts strong but fizzles out in the Democratic debate

28 June 2019 4:51 pm

Day 2 of the Democratic presidential debates was a touch feistier than day 1, likely because the heavy hitters shared…

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Will Trump enter the hypersonic nuclear arms race?

28 June 2019 6:45 am

The Pentagon is urgently reviewing just how and when the president might launch nuclear missiles as a dangerous new nuclear…

Boris’s campaign is a triumph

28 June 2019 2:04 am

Forget what you’ve been told about the Conservative leadership campaign. The Boris campaign’s weekend meltdown has not lost him the election. And…

Can teachers be trusted to teach about sex and relationships?

27 June 2019 10:49 pm

According to the Education Secretary Damian Hinds, ‘every child must learn about gay relationships before leaving school’. Under plans drawn…

Prince Charles’ irresponsible support for homeopathy

27 June 2019 8:08 pm

You might have thought that many of the world’s scientists and doctors had come to an unequivocal decision on homeopathy:…

Will the next prime minister betray Hong Kong again?

27 June 2019 7:54 pm

For many years, a framed cover of The Spectator looked down, like a silent reproach, on the drinkers in the…

Beto O’Rourke is the big loser in the Democratic debate

27 June 2019 3:13 pm

Notepads out, pencils in-hand, and water at the ready, a pack of Democratic presidential candidates did battle last night in…


A pathetic exhibition of virtue-signaling in Miami

27 June 2019 2:09 pm

A genuine liberal education is as much an education of the emotions as it is an education of the intellect.…

Why neither Boris nor Hunt can stop a no-deal Brexit

27 June 2019 12:37 am

There is a lot of confusion about Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit. And that is deliberate because the candidate has yet…

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Spare a thought for the single-digit 2020 Democrats

26 June 2019 3:03 am

Who was the last person you felt genuinely sorry for? A newly unemployed blue-collar worker who’s been ‘innovated’ out of…

Why Tories are hooked on Boris Johnson

26 June 2019 1:45 am

Modern politicians are like drug dealers intent on keeping their clients’ hooked. They sell fixes to their core voters: upping…

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The Democratic debates drinking game

26 June 2019 1:25 am

Now that former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has entered the race, there are now 24 Democratic candidates for the presidency…

Boris’s secret weapon in the fight against Corbyn

26 June 2019 12:37 am

After nine years cleaning up Labour’s mess, things are looking up. Government debt as a share of the economy is…

Boris and Carrie’s staged picture is a PR masterstroke

25 June 2019 9:33 pm

Whatever you think of Boris Johnson’s ability to be Prime Minister you have to admire the PR skills of Carrie…

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Michael Wolff: the Mueller indictment document ‘sits on my desk’

25 June 2019 9:54 am

On Friday, I had the pleasure of recording a podcast with Michael Wolff at his hotel in Mayfair. Wolff is…


AOC: ignorant or anti-Semitic?

25 June 2019 9:43 am

When my grandmother Masha was liberated by the British Army from the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen, she was 19…