Politics

Budget 2008: A mortgage market for lemons?

12 March 2008 12:13 pm

Ian Mulheirn on the Government's mortgage policy

Budget 2008: Green gimmicks?

12 March 2008 11:51 am

Ian Mulheirn on the Government's green taxation

Budget Backgrounder: No room for manoeuvre? 

10 March 2008 3:44 pm

Dr Oliver Hartwich on Budget 2008

Web Extra: The Tories should fear the dynamic new team of professionals that Brown is assembling

6 March 2008 6:20 pm

It is a story that could have been scripted to boost morale in Conservative headquarters. At five o’clock one morning,…

WEB EXCLUSIVE:  Meet the minister for selling the unsellable – uncut

13 February 2008 3:17 pm

An extended version of Fraser Nelson's interview with Jim Murphy

WEB EXCLUSIVE: What fuels China’s Africa policy

13 February 2008 12:00 am

Heidi Kingstone on the motivation behind China's relations with Africa

British politicians should learn from the American primaries: authenticity wins votes

16 January 2008 12:00 am

James Forsyth on the key quality which may determine the result of both the US Presidential election and the next general election

Cameron is making the intellectual running now — with a little help from the Blairites

9 January 2008 12:00 am

Fraser Nelson reviews the week in politics

The Great Iraq Debate

12 December 2007 9:33 am

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.

The winners of the political year

15 November 2007 4:39 pm

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.

The taxpayer is being stung so this Lord can live in Admiralty House

7 November 2007 6:31 pm

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.

Immigration policy can ‘swamp’ a party’s message. But Cameron knows this

31 October 2007 5:41 pm

Cameron enters the immigration debate

Brown bottles out, no election this year

6 October 2007 4:38 pm

Gordon Brown has ruled out an election this year following a poll of marginal seats that showed Labour significantly behind the Tories. No election is now expected until 2009. Coffee House has reaction and analysis to this news.  Click here to read the latest from our political team.

Did the Tories rock in Blackpool?

1 October 2007 2:02 pm

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.

Notting Hill Nobody

19 September 2007 5:02 pm

Hooray! Labour no longer the Party of Economic Competence!!

Brown will find that there’s more to foreign policy than disowning Blair

10 January 2007 4:41 pm

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?

15 November 2006 2:35 pm

The Blair–Bush dilemma: is a nuclear Iran an acceptable price for a stable Iraq?

Why Labour has a wary regard for David Cameron

29 October 2005 12:00 am

Why Labour has a wary regard for David Cameron

The next election campaign starts now

14 May 2005 12:00 am

The next election campaign starts now

The silent majority is on Mr Howard’s side, but will that help him?

29 January 2005 12:00 am

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

22 January 2005 12:00 am

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

15 January 2005 12:00 am

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

8 January 2005 12:00 am

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

11 December 2004 12:00 am

New laws are not going to make us safer

In most big arguments, Britain and France are fated to be on opposite sides

25 September 2004 12:00 am

In most big arguments, Britain and France are fated to be on opposite sides