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We will find out in a few days whether Brexit will happen

28 September 2019 10:41 pm

There is probably now just a week or so from the end of the Tory conference for Boris Johnson to…

Why Boris Johnson resembles Samwise Gamgee

28 September 2019 4:30 pm

So what should Boris Johnson do now? Obviously the law officers are twitchy. They defer to judges and their later…

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Brace yourselves for the impeachment frenzy

28 September 2019 7:09 am

We’re told over and over by fairweather Constitutional scholars that impeachment is a ‘political process.’ Which is to say: it’s not…

Labour is following in the doomed footsteps of the French left

27 September 2019 7:57 pm

The left no longer exists as a coherent political force in France. Embarrassed in the 2017 presidential election, the Socialist…

Revealed: The SNP’s plan to back Corbyn as temporary PM

27 September 2019 5:47 pm

The Scottish National Party has come round to the idea that Jeremy Corbyn may shortly have to become temporary caretaker…

Jacques Chirac leaves behind a limited legacy

26 September 2019 11:39 pm

The death today of the Fifth Republic’s fifth president, at the age of 86, is also the passing of its…

Has the Supreme Court handed Boris Johnson a Brexit escape route?

26 September 2019 11:26 pm

The Supreme Court’s judgement is the latest constitutional perversion after the Benn act. But ironically it may assist the Government…

Brexit voters do feel betrayed. So why can’t Boris say so?

26 September 2019 9:39 pm

Rarely has there been such a flagrant display of hypocrisy and cant as there was in the House of Commons…

Has Boris Johnson ruined his chances of passing a Brexit deal?

26 September 2019 8:56 pm

Boris Johnson’s behaviour in the Commons last night was clearly part of his strategy to set up a ‘people vs…

Two flaws in the Supreme Court’s verdict

26 September 2019 6:16 pm

Now that more experts have had time to study the ruling, the legal validity of the Supreme Court decision on…

Trump is banking on Democrats overreaching on ‘Ukraine-Gate’

26 September 2019 5:38 pm

If President Donald Trump hoped the release of a memo detailing his July 25 telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr…

Why Boris Johnson should request a Brexit delay from the EU

26 September 2019 4:07 am

Boris Johnson wants a general election now. Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon both say they want an election but not…

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An open letter to the Democratic party

26 September 2019 4:01 am

This article is in The Spectator’s inaugural US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Dear Democrats, I’m mad at you. I was raised…

Is this the beginning of the end for Jeremy Corbyn?

25 September 2019 10:11 pm

Did Labour’s conference help or hinder Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming prime minister? For some, Corbyn ended up stronger than…

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Impeachment is a bad bet for everyone

25 September 2019 10:02 am

Is Donald Trump going to be impeached? Nancy Pelosi is not giving herself much room to maneuver: once a Democratic-led…

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Impeachment shows the Democrats are addicted to chaos

25 September 2019 9:49 am

Democrats have long criticized Donald Trump’s addiction to Twitter, his limited rolling-news attention span and the narcissism of his reality…

Corbyn takes aim at Labour’s favourite bogeymen in conference speech

25 September 2019 3:09 am

Jeremy Corbyn has just delivered one of his better party conference speeches. It wasn’t just because it was much shorter…

Brexiteers should cheer the Supreme Court

25 September 2019 12:56 am

Ignore, with great respect, the people telling you today that the justices of the Supreme Court have waded into politics,…

Corbyn makes the most of Boris Johnson’s misfortune

24 September 2019 8:30 pm

The Supreme Court ruling has provided Jeremy Corbyn with his most positive outing at Labour conference. On hearing the news…

Boris Johnson would be foolish to underestimate Labour

24 September 2019 2:13 am

In the next election, as in the last one, McDonnellism will prove a serious challenge to the Tories. John McDonnell,…

Tories should be terrified of John McDonnell

24 September 2019 12:08 am

Once again, question marks surround Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. This is not new. While I was at 10 Downing Street, with the small…

The truth about David Cameron’s progressive legacy

23 September 2019 8:55 pm

One of the downsides of all this snarking at David Cameron over Brexit is that the rest of his legacy…

Bailing out Thomas Cook would have been a mistake

23 September 2019 8:51 pm

The biggest victim of the failure of Thomas Cook is the worldly reputation of its eponymous creator – a sober…

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Joe Biden versus the internet

23 September 2019 2:04 pm

The paradox of Joe Biden is well known. How does the experienced, effective, formidable politician turn into such a fiasco-stalked…

If Richard Dawkins loves facts so much, why can’t he get them right?

22 September 2019 7:23 pm

Professor Richard Dawkins has written a book called Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide. Its aim is to save children and…