The danger of a Labour supermajority

15 June 2024 9:00 am

We are witnessing what could well be the last few weeks of a constrained Labour party. Sir Keir Starmer is…

The EU ‘elections’ vindicate Brexit

8 June 2024 9:00 am

If Britain had not left the European Union, we would be going to the polls this week as well as…

What’s really behind the Tories’ present woes?

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Geoffrey Wheatcroft identifies two root causes: the disastrous revision of the leadership election procedure, and David Cameron’s turn to the referendum as a device to govern

A walled garden in Suffolk yields up its secrets

25 May 2024 9:00 am

When Olivia Laing began restoring the former property of a garden designer, she had no idea of the beauty that lay hidden by rampant weeds

Must Paris reinvent itself?

27 April 2024 9:00 am

The beautifully preserved, elitist metropolis now looks increasingly out of step with neighbouring capitals and may be forced to become more multicultural

Must we live in perpetual fear of being named and shamed?

6 January 2024 9:00 am

Current wars, Brexit and Trumpism have sucked us into a vortex of outrage and disgrace, says David Keen – while advertisers make us feel guilty for being too fat or just poor

Can I stay in Britain?

2 December 2023 9:00 am

‘We need to start the road to rejoin’: Gina Miller on Brexit, farmers and her ambitious plans for Epsom

9 September 2023 9:00 am

Gina Miller on Brexit, farmers and her ambitious plans for Epsom

Fish out of water

9 September 2023 9:00 am

As a one-nation Tory, Rory Stewart was not a good fit in the party’s new incarnation. We discover how his desire to make the world a better place was always going to work against him

How the British intelligentsia fell out of love with Germany

19 August 2023 9:00 am

The love affair between Britain and Germany is over

The drop in language students has nothing to do with Brexit

13 August 2023 8:42 pm

The number of students studying modern languages is plummeting, The Sunday Times says today. ‘The number of pupils studying German…

Why on earth did The Spectator support Brexit?

12 August 2023 9:00 am

The temperature has hit 40°C in Crete, where I am writing this, and although there have been no fires, nothing…

John Major has learned nothing over Brexit

2 July 2023 6:35 pm

Rishi Sunak’s government is sometimes compared to that of John Major, the man who succeeded Margaret Thatcher in 1990, went…

Why Europe’s shift to the right may cost the Tories

24 June 2023 9:00 am

On her recent visit to Washington, shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves presented herself as the perfect candidate to be the next…

Proud to be British

3 June 2023 9:00 am

Sunder Katwala, of Indian-Irish heritage, analyses the whiteness of the Remain vote, seeing Britain’s pro-European movement as a case of cosmopolitanism without diversity

Brexit could fix inflation

30 May 2023 7:56 pm

Has food price inflation finally peaked? Figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) this morning reveal that food prices…

Remainers should be honest about the costs of Brexit

16 April 2023 4:01 pm

Those opposed to leaving the European Union repeatedly accuse Brexit of being based on ignorance fed by lies. The ‘lie’…

The DUP has a right to be difficult over the Northern Ireland Protocol

23 February 2023 6:08 pm

It’s easy to take an unsympathetic view of the Democratic Unionist Party. For many, its politicians are caricatures of the…

Sunak is taking a gamble on the Protocol

20 February 2023 9:06 pm

Westminster is back to the Brexit wars this week. Once again, a Conservative leader is trying to finalise a deal…

Boris Johnson fires a warning shot to Sunak

19 February 2023 10:28 pm

Rishi Sunak is once again facing an unhelpful intervention from one of his predecessors. As the Prime Minister attempts to…

It’s time for ‘reality-based’ politicians to start addressing Brexit

13 February 2023 5:42 pm

Praise be. A day or two ago, something potentially quite exciting took place in Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire. It was a two-day…

Liz Truss, Brexit and the petulant anger at reality

6 February 2023 11:45 pm

The time it takes to mount a political comeback gets shorter and shorter, doesn’t it? The last prime minister but…

Three years on, is Brexit worth celebrating?

1 February 2023 1:48 am

Today, if you feel so inclined to celebrate it, is Brexit Day: the date on which, three years ago, Britain…

Is Sunak heading for trouble on the Protocol?

17 January 2023 3:42 am

There has been excited chatter in recent days that a breakthrough on the Northern Ireland Protocol could be imminent. Last…

What everyone knows but no one says about Brexit

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Theresa May’s premiership is now a memory. Boris Johnson’s time in office assumes the status of a rather brief, if…