The Spectator Podcast: does parliament have a plan for Brexit?

18 January 2019 16:48

Over the next couple of weeks, parliament gears up for another meaningful vote. But can Theresa May win around enough…

What’s the real reason Greg Clark doesn’t like Brexit?

18 January 2019 15:15

To those who’ve known Greg Clark for any length of time, the transformation of the mild-mannered business secretary into the…

Does Lancet want to hand control of our diets to the state?

18 January 2019 15:02

Interested in a case study of all rational and proportional thought going out the window? No, I’m not talking about…

The cheer on Question Time that will terrify Corbyn’s Labour

18 January 2019 12:35

How brilliant was that cheer on Question Time last night? Isabel Oakeshott said Theresa May should just walk away from the…

Is this finally Boris Johnson’s moment?

18 January 2019 12:23

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. That was the message of Boris Johnson’s speech this morning at a…

Corbyn gives his verdict on a second Brexit referendum

18 January 2019 11:03

Jeremy Corbyn is under mounting pressure to back a second referendum. Labour MPs have grouped together to try and persuade…

Will the DUP pave the way for a softer Brexit?

18 January 2019 9:29

On Monday, Theresa May must return to the House of Commons and lay out her Brexit Plan B following the…

Emmanuel Macron’s fear of Frexit is bad news for Britain

18 January 2019 8:25

Emmanuel Macron launched his Big Debate on Tuesday and for the next two months the French people will have the…

The Norway v People’s Vote fight

18 January 2019 0:24

One of the bitterest divides in British politics right now is between advocates of a second referendum and those who…

Brexiteers are destroying their own dream

17 January 2019 19:14

Are some Brexiteers addicted to disappointment and frustration? Do they so crave the righteous indignation that flows from being thwarted…

How Italy’s populists stepped up their war with Macron

17 January 2019 15:38

The war of words between the governments of Italy and France escalated last week, after Italy’s deputy Prime Ministers, Luigi…

How long can Corbyn hold out against a second referendum?

17 January 2019 13:21

Jeremy Corbyn is no enthusiast for a second referendum. He wants to, as his speech today suggested, hold further motions…

The vote on May’s deal was less important than you might think

17 January 2019 12:50

Now that the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement has been decisively rejected by Parliament, the challenge, as Theresa May said last…

Watch: Labour supporters heckle the media

17 January 2019 12:25

You would think that after being Labour leader for three years, some of the shine would have worn off Jeremy…

Which party will split first: Labour or the Conservatives?

17 January 2019 11:45

Which of the Conservative and Labour parties is most likely to split over Brexit? Or perhaps it is more apposite…

Books Podcast: why did Sweden cover up incidences of mass sexual assault?

17 January 2019 11:16

What do you think of when you think of Sweden? If, like me, the very name conjures fuzzy ideas of…

The problem with allowing straight people to have civil partnerships

17 January 2019 9:30

Tomorrow, the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths Bill – which would allow opposite sex couples to enter into civil partnerships…

Watch: Barry Gardiner loses his temper on Sky News

17 January 2019 8:46

Yesterday evening after winning her no confidence vote, Theresa May stood up in the House of Commons and offered to…

Transcript: Michael Gove’s barnstorming speech in no-confidence debate

17 January 2019 0:36

In the no-confidence motion today, Michael Gove gave one of the best speeches of his parliamentary career, praising Labour moderates…

Why did Theresa May bother giving a statement in Downing Street tonight?

16 January 2019 22:51

Theresa May has just given a statement in Downing Street in which she apparently said absolutely nothing. The Prime Minister…

Corbyn’s refusal to meet with May could backfire

16 January 2019 20:35

Theresa May is riding on a temporary high after winning the confidence vote against her government by a majority of…

Corbyn moved too soon – and let May take over the House again

16 January 2019 19:17

Theresa May has won her no confidence vote, and by a decent margin – with a majority of 19. As…

Watch: ‘Shame on you’: Labour MPs shout down Michael Gove

16 January 2019 19:10

Michael Gove ended the no confidence debate in the Commons by denouncing Jeremy Corbyn. But perhaps unsurprisingly his criticism of…

The impossible choice Theresa May now faces to get her Brexit deal through

16 January 2019 17:51

What can we expect from the prime minister’s decision to speak with senior parliamentarians to gauge the kind of Brexit…