James Forsyth on the key quality which may determine the result of both the US Presidential election and the next general election
Fraser Nelson reviews the week in politics
Lloyd Evans, The Spectator’s theatre critic, reviews last night’s Spectator / Intelligence Squared debate on the future of Iraq which featured Tony Benn, William Shawcross, Sir Christopher Meyer, Ali Allawi, Rory Stewart and Lt Peter Hegseth.
Full audio of the debate is available here.
This is the text of the remarks that Matthew d’Ancona, editor of The Spectator, delivered at the Spectator Threadneedle Parliamentarian of the Year awards lunch at Claridge’s Hotel.
Mark Malloch-Brown, the minister for Africa, Asia and the UN, was the most prestigious recruit to Gordon Brown’s ministry of all the talents. But this appointment might be about to come back and embarrass the Prime Minister with controversy brewing over the former UN deputy secretary-general’s taxpayer funded accommodation.
Cameron enters the immigration debate
Spectator.co.uk has full coverage of the Tory Conference. Matthew d’Ancona and Fraser Nelson are reporting the latest development from Blackpool here. George Osborne, the Shadow Chancellor and Tory election coordinator, is blogging for Coffee House, to read his thoughts click here. Up and coming Tory MP Nadine Dorries is also lending her unique perspective to Coffee House. While Tamzin Lightwater is keeping us up to date on all the latest gossip from inside Team Cameron.
Hooray! Labour no longer the Party of Economic Competence!!
Brown will find that there’s more to foreign policy than disowning Blair
The Blair–Bush dilemma: is a nuclear Iran an acceptable price for a stable Iraq?
Why Labour has a wary regard for David Cameron
The next election campaign starts now
The silent majority is on Mr Howard’s side, but will that help him?
The Tories’ greatest liability is the belief that they are against public spending
Blair is right about one thing — Brown would make an impossible prime minister
There is a simple explanation for the Tories’ failure to put up a decent fight: David Davis
New laws are not going to make us safer
In most big arguments, Britain and France are fated to be on opposite sides
Blair’s disdain for his colleagues could bring about his downfall
The Tories must stop fighting each other, and focus their fire on the government
The trouble with the Tories is that voters think they’re from another planet
The Tories are in such a poor way that they may have to start telling the truth
There is a strong chance that the new inquiry will finish Mr Blair
Like Churchill, Michael Howard understands that an opposition is a guerrilla force