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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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Poppy-wearing politicians must do more to help war heroes

9 November 2019 1:35 am

It will be a sight for sore eyes on Sunday when leaders of the two main parties lay their wreaths…

Is a vote for the SNP really a vote for prime minister Corbyn?

9 November 2019 12:29 am

Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to form a “progressive alliance” after the election to evict Boris Johnson from 10 Downing…

Will former Labour MPs help the Tories break the ‘red wall’?

7 November 2019 11:19 pm

Will former Labour MPs help the Tories break the red wall? A key plank of the Tory path to a majority…

Boris Johnson’s campaign launch will help calm Tory fears

7 November 2019 8:05 am

When you ask those at CCHQ why this election isn’t going to be like 2017, one of the answers they…

Labour’s four-day week pledge doesn’t add up

6 November 2019 1:45 am

Would you like to be paid the same amount of money for working fewer hours? It sounds like it’s too…

The Lib Dems’ £50bn ‘Remain bonus’ is nonsense

6 November 2019 12:09 am

The schools will all get new books. The hospitals will all be rebuilt. Long-suffering public sector workers will finally get…

Jo Swinson’s Corbyn problem

5 November 2019 11:33 pm

The Liberal Democrat election campaign launch was beset by technical difficulties which meant that Jo Swinson was at times hard…

Can tactical voting apps help thwart Boris’s majority?

5 November 2019 12:17 am

“Was Red Wedge pro-Labour, or did we just hate Tories?” asked musician Billy Bragg, when he launched his tactical vote…

The fall of the Wall and my years as The Spectator’s man behind the Iron Curtain

4 November 2019 7:11 pm

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was strictly optional. Most of the heroes…

Sunday shows round-up: Nigel Farage – I will not stand at this election

4 November 2019 12:46 am

Boris Johnson – I’m ‘sorry’ we did not meet our Halloween deadline Sophy Ridge began her show with a pre-recorded…

The hole at the heart of Tory economics

3 November 2019 7:42 pm

Whatever else is true of Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, they have communicated a fairly clear idea of what they…

Corbyn’s class war is the last thing Britain needs

3 November 2019 7:11 pm

Jeremy Corbyn’s election launch was a declaration of class war. He was ‘going after’ some named individuals who he portrayed…

Corbyn is right to condemn Boris’s cynical fracking u-turn

3 November 2019 6:00 am

For once, Jeremy Corbyn is right. The government’s announcement of a moratorium in fracking is an election stunt – and…