Isabel Hardman

Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and edits the Coffee House blog. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

In Labour’s old heartlands, MPs are staring into the abyss

21 January 2017 9:00 am

MPs in its northern heartlands fear the party’s support could collapse entirely

Theresa May can do whatever she wants. So what does she want?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

It is the fate of all new prime ministers to be compared with their recent predecessors. Theresa May has already…

‘Just managing’ is not enough in No. 10, Prime Minister

1 October 2016 9:00 am

What does Theresa May believe? The new Prime Minister has had the summer to settle into her job and has…

Will Labour split? Don’t hold your breath

27 August 2016 9:00 am

All political parties are a mess: coalitions of people with different beliefs, stitched together — like Frankenstein’s monster — into…

Theresa May: heir to Brown

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Standing outside No. 10, our newly chosen — though not elected — Prime Minister decided to address the country directly.…

Beware the aides of May! The people who'll really run the new government

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Nick Timothy: agenda setter, guru and champion of ‘ordinary people’

Labour can't learn from its mistakes. Here's why

14 May 2016 9:00 am

By now, Labour should be rather good at post-defeat inquests. Plenty have been conducted over the years and the drill…

Zac's campaign is as good as over; Labour will retake London

9 April 2016 9:00 am

The Labour plotters who dream of ousting Jeremy Corbyn had high hopes for the local elections on 5 May. They…

What Muslims think

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Polls suggesting that they sympathise with terrorists are misleading

‘Perhaps we needed to tip the whole thing over’: Jon Cruddas on Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Jon Cruddas is still looking for ways to renew his party.They’re unlikely to please his new leader

Yes, Syrian children need foster homes. But so do British ones

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Pity the refugees, but think of our own abandoned children

Think Cameron’s small majority will hold him back? Not with his new army of loyalists

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Time was when the Conservatives believed that a small majority — which puts a government at the mercy of backbench…

Labour MPs’ next choice: which leadership coup to back

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn’s close friend Tony Benn had five questions he always asked of those in power: ‘What power have you…

Labour's already running out of time to regain its lost voters

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The Labour leadership contest was supposed to be a debate about the party’s future. Instead it has oscillated between petty…

Whoever wins the Labour leadership, Blairism is at death’s door

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The exhausted Labour leadership contest takes a bucket-and-spade holiday next week, with all four candidates agreeing to an uneasy truce…

Meet the Tories’ Welsh Wizard: an interview with Stephen Crabb

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Stephen Crabb, the working-class Welsh Secretary with a fondness for Margaret Thatcher

Andy Burnham interview: 'I wanted a different approach, because I'm mainstream Labour'

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Andy Burnham on the NHS, ‘mainstream Labour’ and his party’s leadership

Archbishop John Sentamu on why politicians are like men arguing at a urinal

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Archbishop John Sentamu is not scared to tell off politicians, across the spectrum

Never mind the general election: Tories are already fighting the Europe referendum

29 November 2014 9:00 am

It is quite normal in British politics for a political party to turn on itself after an election defeat —…

The Tories are paying the price for their swagger over the Rochester by-election

15 November 2014 9:00 am

In a corner of the Ukip campaign office in Rochester, a light-up orb is spinning, with the words ‘Vote Mark…

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Conservative Anglicans’ emergency plan to escape women bishops

20 September 2014 9:00 am

To escape women bishops, Church of England conservatives are preparing a communion of their own

How Eurosceptics will squeeze Cameron

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Eurosceptics are sensing a new opportunity

David Cameron's next big European mistake

30 August 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron loathes European Union summits, and with reason: they seldom go well for him. He has been ambushed by…