James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in the Mail on Sunday.

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Everything has gone right for the Eurosceptics. So why are they in crisis?

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Eurosceptics could hardly have asked for more favourable conditions for a referendum. After barely surviving a financial crisis, the European…

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The new sceptics’ case for staying in the EU: it’ll sink soon anyway

30 January 2016 9:00 am

As Tory ministers wrestle with their consciences before the EU referendum, an intriguing new argument for voting to stay has…

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The centre-right is failing worldwide, so what’s David Cameron’s secret?

23 January 2016 9:00 am

There are times when Westminster’s obsession with US politics is embarrassing for even the strongest believer in the Anglo-American relationship.…

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Project Fear: how Cameron plans to scare us into staying in the EU

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Cameron will play on fears of Islamic State, Russia and crime to win an EU ‘In’ vote

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Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now

9 January 2016 9:00 am

There have been few more pathetic displays of political impotence than the tweets sent by shadow cabinet members paying tribute…

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Sadiq Khan: I will defeat Zac. The only question is how I do it

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Sadiq Khan is fighting the mayoral battle his way, but he’s still very much on the left

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Can Cameron really offer the best of both worlds in the EU referendum?

12 December 2015 9:00 am

By this time next year Britain will, if the government has its way, have voted on whether or not this…

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After Jeremy Corbyn’s Syria shambles, step forward Major Dan Jarvis . . . the new Labour-saving device

5 December 2015 9:00 am

It makes no sense for Britain to bomb Islamic State in Iraq but not Syria. Attacking a group that does…

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The spending cuts George Osborne flatly refused to make

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The Autumn Statement on 25 November had long been circled in Downing Street diaries as the season’s defining political moment.…

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Obama's weakness has helped Putin – and Isis

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The principal strategic objective in the war on terror has been a failure. Ever since 9/11, the aim has been…

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A Commons consensus on bombing Syria is further away than ever

7 November 2015 9:00 am

David Cameron doesn’t do regret. It is not in his nature to sit and fret about decisions that he has…

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Lords of misrule block the Tories at every turn

29 October 2015 9:00 am

A few days after the general election, I bumped into one of David Cameron’s longest-standing political allies, one of those…

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Is Theresa May gearing up to lead the EU No campaign?

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Who is the most politically interesting member of David Cameron’s cabinet? There’s a good case to be made for Michael…

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Could George Osborne come out for the Out campaign?

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Westminster may have been guilty of ignoring the Scottish referendum until the last minute, but no one can accuse it…

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The Tories are still anxious to reach out. And that’s a very good sign

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Post-election party conferences usually follow a standard pattern. The winning party slaps itself on the back while the losers fret…

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Boris in the wilderness

3 October 2015 9:00 am

His leadership challenge is dwindling while Osborne’s star rises

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Nicky Morgan's pitch for the Tory leadership

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan thinks a woman should run to be the next Tory leader

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Will anyone fight, fight and fight again to save what’s left of New Labour?

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Five years ago this Saturday, Ed Miliband was crowned Labour leader. Three days later, he had to deliver his first…

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Jeremy Corbyn’s victory puts the EU referendum on a knife edge

19 September 2015 8:00 am

No one watching Jeremy Corbyn walk around the Palace of Westminster would imagine that he had just won the Labour…

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Merkel’s grandstanding on Syrian refugees will lead to many more deaths at sea

12 September 2015 9:00 am

By making them more likely to attempt the perilous journey to Europe, the German chancellor is luring would-be migrants to their deaths

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A guide to Jeremy Corbyn's Britain (the Tories will be in charge)

5 September 2015 9:00 am

How do you solve a problem like Jezza?

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The SNP surge at Westminster might just accidentally save the Union

25 July 2015 9:00 am

There are few quicker ways to annoy an MP than to suggest that they are on holiday when the House…

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The Tories can only benefit from the rise and rise of Jeremy Corbyn

18 July 2015 9:00 am

It wasn’t meant to work out this way. A month ago, Westminster watched to see if Jeremy Corbyn could get…

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George Osborne's real plan: erase every trace of Gordon Brown

11 July 2015 9:00 am

To understand George Osborne, it is important to realise that he cut his political teeth at the height of the…

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Why won't Cameron seize his chance on the EU?

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Few European leaders have been luckier than David Cameron. First he was sent Ed Miliband. Now events in Greece may…