The Best of Coffee House

Why Brexit will never end

16 June 2018 9:00 am

I hate to take issue with a fellow Spectator writer, but Robert Peston’s revelation that a “no deal” Brexit is…

Donald Trump’s real-estate politik is working

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Barack Obama tried to be the first Pacific President. He attempted to pivot America’s grand strategy eastwards in order to…

Matteo Salvini, Giuseppe Conte, Luigi Di Maio and Giancarlo Giorgetti attend the first session of the council of ministers.

Matteo Salvini’s decision to turn away a migrant rescue ship is an historic moment

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The refusal by Italy’s new ‘populist’ coalition government of the alt-left Five Star Movement and the hard right Lega to…

Sadiq Khan’s Brexit stance isn’t ‘brave’

9 June 2018 9:00 am

It’s always good to remind Sadiq Khan that Brexit is more popular in London than he is. Khan loves to…

The battle for Heathrow was over long ago

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Whatever happened to the political squall that was Heathrow’s third runway? For several years it looked as if the issue…

Emmanuel Macron’s challenge for French lesbians

9 June 2018 9:00 am

The man who brought France’s Socialist Party to the brink of ruin has no sense of shame. In recent weeks,…

Italy isn’t the next Greece. Here’s why

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Everyone thinks they know the script of how Italy’s saga will play out. As the populists take power in Rome,…

In defence of Love Island’s Dr Alex George

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Yes, he's an NHS doctor. No, you don't own him.

Argentina, why not boycott the entire World Cup?

9 June 2018 9:00 am

I am all for taking ethical stands, but if you are going to do so it does help to show…

Is it really homophobic to ask whether two men can make a baby?

24 February 2018 9:00 am

When I saw the photo of Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black holding a photo of an ultrasound, and all…

A chilling warning from Corbyn

24 February 2018 9:00 am

What a convenient inconvenience the row about Jeremy Corbyn’s links with a Czechoslovakian agent is for the Labour leader. While…

The golden girl of the French right

24 February 2018 9:00 am

The news that Marion Maréchal-Le Pen will share a stage this week with US conservatives, addressing the annual Conservative Political…

The Kushner question

24 February 2018 9:00 am

‘If Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russia — is that a red line?’…

Stop flattering Corbynistas

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Dear right-wing people, please stop the red scares. Please give the Cold War lingo a rest. Please remember it is…

Jeremy Corbyn has a new enemy: Mumsnet

17 February 2018 9:00 am

I have learned a lot since writing about gender laws here last week. I’ve learned that if you ever want…

Children’s cinema is conservative – and brilliant

17 February 2018 9:00 am

The Oscars promise to be truly unbearable this year, with vomit-inducing levels of sanctimony followed by the usual gibberish from…

Europeans are Britain’s new minority

17 February 2018 9:00 am

If you ran the marketing department of a progressive organisation, which wanted to advertise its inclusiveness, how would you do…