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The EU is in trouble and Ursula Von der Leyen is the wrong person to rescue it

18 February 2020 5:41 pm

Ursula von der Leyen was an unloved choice to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission.…

Boris Johnson’s lead Brexit negotiator sets out his red lines

18 February 2020 10:02 am

What are the UK’s red lines in the upcoming trade talks with the EU? Although Boris Johnson has said publicly…

What Boris Johnson’s opponents need to know about the PM

18 February 2020 5:13 am

Margaret Thatcher famously said of Mikhail Gorbachev “We can do business together”. Clearly she wasn’t endorsing the policies and outlook…

The police are in thrall to Extinction Rebellion in Cambridge

18 February 2020 2:21 am

When I read that police were invoking emergency powers at an Extinction Rebellion protest in Cambridge I thought: about time,…

The UN should be ashamed of its anti-Israel boycott list

18 February 2020 2:02 am

I knew if we waited long enough, the United Nations would make itself useful. The Office of the High Commissioner…

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Joe Biden should do town halls forever

17 February 2020 10:54 am

While a successful politician in many ways, Joe Biden’s attempts to become president are marked by quite a severe flaw…

The BBC’s big problem is its obsession with itself

16 February 2020 7:00 pm

One reason people are disillusioned with the BBC is its obsession with itself. Here is the text of a question…

The coronavirus is China’s biggest test since Tiananmen Square

16 February 2020 4:48 am

Over 1,500 Chinese have died from the coronavirus, with tens of millions quarantined in their own homes. President Xi is…

The Spectator becomes the world’s longest-lived current affairs magazine

16 February 2020 2:04 am

This weekend The Spectator reaches a truly historic milestone. For forty years, it has been the oldest current-affairs or literary…

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Write off Bloomberg’s meme army at your own peril

16 February 2020 2:00 am

Michael Bloomberg is everywhere. If you watch a YouTube video, there’s a Bloomberg 2020 ad. If you live in any…

Don’t expect the EU to learn any lessons from Brexit

15 February 2020 6:30 pm

I have enjoyed my first fortnight back as a civilian after my temporary stint as an MEP. Along with other…

The death of the centre in European politics

15 February 2020 3:36 pm

Stockholm It’s hard not to feel sorry for Leo Varadkar. He positioned himself as Ireland’s champion and even ended up…

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The Democrats are damned if they nominate Sanders. And damned if they don’t

15 February 2020 3:17 pm

It might be a stretch to compare the ugly-but-not-violent warfare of American politics in 2020 with the explosive politics of…

Sajid Javid’s departure doesn’t matter

14 February 2020 11:25 pm

Much of the reaction to Sajid Javid’s departure yesterday, alongside the sacking of several other Cabinet ministers, would have you…

Will Boris come to regret his Treasury power grab?

14 February 2020 6:03 pm

Has Boris Johnson made the first major error of his premiership? Choosing his adviser over his Chancellor could be seen…

Conservative politician forced to apologise for attending conservative conference

14 February 2020 9:28 am

Every now and then someone asks me if I have ever thought of becoming a politician. My response tends to…

Boris wants a 2024 election – and wants to start his building boom now

14 February 2020 7:53 am

‘The clock is ticking.’ It is surely only a matter of time before Michel Barnier returns to his notorious catchphrase…

Boris has tightened his iron grip on government

14 February 2020 4:59 am

This is the LDC reshuffle: loyalty, discipline and competence. Number 10 wants to ensure this government is all singing from the same…

Lisa Nandy is the best of a bad bunch

13 February 2020 6:00 pm

If Labour had chosen Liz Kendall instead of Jeremy Corbyn in 2015, she’d be prime minister by now. She was…

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Reports of the death of the Biden campaign have been greatly exaggerated

13 February 2020 10:30 am

Joe Biden has blown it. His era is over. The obsequies for his campaign are pouring in. Michael Hirsh in Foreign…

Is Trump scared of Crazy Bernie?

13 February 2020 6:09 am

Manchester, New Hampshire Democrats almost all agree that Donald Trump is ruining America and must be removed from the White…

The Pope rebuffs his liberal supporters by rejecting married priests

13 February 2020 3:34 am

Pope Francis today issued his official response to October’s ‘Amazon Synod’, which discussed a plan to ordain married men in…

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Where was the media on this act of political violence?

13 February 2020 3:21 am

The media frets constantly that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric will lead to violence against Democrats and even — the horror!…

Is the Labour leadership contest already a done deal?

12 February 2020 11:57 pm

Labour’s leadership contest has been attracting less and less media interest as it goes on. Despite this, Jeremy Corbyn’s successor…

Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren were the losers in New Hampshire

12 February 2020 5:05 pm

During his first run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders won big in New Hampshire.…