Politics

Will Brexit butcher the banking system?

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The financial sector is bracing itself for the worst... but there are reasons to think London’s pre-eminence will continue

Theresa May’s first Tory conference as PM was a love-in for the right

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May doesn’t use an autocue for her speeches. She feels that reading off a screen at the back of…

‘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…

Corbyn has won - again. This could be the end of the Labour party

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Those of us on the left should imagine how our political rivals felt when watching Jeremy Corbyn’s latest victory speech. English…

Inside David Cameron’s personal Brexit

17 September 2016 9:00 am

In the days following David Cameron’s resignation as prime minister, Michael Gove tried to persuade the Cameroons to back Boris…

Theresa May’s not bluffing on immigration

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Why has ‘trust’ became such a dominant issue in British politics in the early 21st century? Is it the failure…

Theresa May enters the Brexit minefield

3 September 2016 9:00 am

When David Cameron resigned, the Conservative Party Board pushed back the planned date for the election of a new leader…

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…

Take it from an ex-Trot: Labour needn’t worry about Trotskyists

20 August 2016 9:00 am

How strange it is that an obscure Tsarist prison warder in Odessa is commemorated forever in thousands of tiny, irritable…

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.…

Can anyone lead the hopelessly divided Labour party?

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Westminster prefers to concentrate on one drama at a time. That is why the old rule of thumb was that…

What Brexit really means – three key tests for Theresa May

30 July 2016 9:00 am

‘Brexit means Brexit’ is one of the most brilliant political soundbites of recent times. It worked wonders for Theresa May…

Why Theresa May’s honeymoon will come to an abrupt end

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May has been keen to stress that she doesn’t want this country or her government to be defined by…

Did Andrew Cooper's polls lose the referendum? The blame game begins

2 July 2016 9:00 am

A few hours after voting started in the European Union referendum, Populus released its final opinion poll showing a ten-point…

Project Fear goes on – even if it’s Cameron who’s scared

18 June 2016 9:00 am

The best thing that can be said for David Cameron’s current predicament is that he has been here before. His…

Brexit: the first 100 days

11 June 2016 9:00 am

The Spectator Podcast Christopher Meyer, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the first 100 days of Brexit At 5.15 a.m.…

In this EU referendum, every vote will be a leap in the dark

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Complaining about the EU referendum campaign has become an integral part of the referendum; even Delia Smith has got in…

The EU referendum has shown us the real David Cameron

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Westminster has a tendency to get ahead of itself. MPs want to discuss the aftermath of an event long before…

Don’t rule out Referendum Two: the Tory ‘Leave’ genie’s out of the bottle

21 May 2016 9:00 am

As the Queen read out her government’s agenda on Wednesday morning, David Cameron could have been forgiven for thinking about…

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…

Enter Boris Johnson, eyes on the prize

7 May 2016 9:00 am

After an eight-year detour into municipal government, Boris Johnson has now returned to national politics. The former mayor of London…

The elections no one has even heard of

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Britain goes to the polls next week. Yet this has barely registered on the media radar. These aren’t the forgotten…

David Cameron is heading for a hollow victory in the EU referendum

23 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won,’ wrote the Duke of Wellington after…

David Cameron’s plan for a graceful exit all hinges on the EU referendum

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The year 2019 seems a long way away. Whether or not David Cameron can stay in office until then is…

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…