Politics

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…

Who is the Tories’ ‘Stop Boris’ candidate?

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Most MPs greet the parliamentary recess with a sense of relief. But Conservatives are welcoming this Easter break like the…

Osborne’s Budget brings politics home again

19 March 2016 9:00 am

George Osborne used to tell his aides to prepare every budget as if it were their last: to throw in…

George Osborne can still see off Boris Johnson. Here's how

12 March 2016 9:00 am

When George Osborne last stood up to deliver a budget, he had reached his post-election apotheosis. His economic (and political)…

Will David Cameron pull his pro-EU punches to help the Tories reunite?

5 March 2016 9:00 am

If Downing Street’s calculations are correct, next week will see politics begin to return to normal. We’ll all move on…

Jeremy Corbyn is the ‘out’ campaign’s secret weapon

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Europe has opened up an unbridgeable chasm in the Conservative party. Labour remains, near as dammit, united. On the EU…

Cameron’s first EU referendum battle: shutting up his own MPs

20 February 2016 9:00 am

On the day that David Cameron delivered his Bloomberg speech, the 2013 address in which he committed himself to a…

David Cameron is presenting all the wrong arguments for staying in the EU

13 February 2016 9:00 am

It is normally in the final, frantic days of a campaign that a multitude of dubious claims are made. But…

Sorry establishment Republicans, The Donald isn’t dead yet

6 February 2016 9:00 am

If Donald Trump had won in Iowa on Monday night, everybody would still be saying what a brilliant candidate he…

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.…

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…

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…

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…