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Could this summer see a repeat of the 2011 riots?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The heatwave is on and reports of London’s crime wave are widespread, with crime up dramatically in the last year:…

Does Teen Vogue understand what it means to be ‘literally a communist’?

21 July 2018 9:00 am

If anyone wanted an encapsulation of the screwiness of our times just consider the following straight question being asked of…

Michael Gove’s Brexit regret is much too little, much too late

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Not the least extraordinary thing about the campaign to leave the European Union is that it turns out no-one was…

Who governs Britain?

21 July 2018 9:00 am

There are moments that cut through the din of braggadocio, vindictive utopianism and arrant stupidity surrounding Brexit. Anna Soubry has…

Theresa May’s weakness is a virtue

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Something rather remarkable happened yesterday: Theresa May had a good day. This counts as news and is itself testament to…

The Remainers are in charge now

14 July 2018 9:00 am

There has been a Remainer coup. Remainers now inhabit virtually all of the highest offices in the land. Overnight, adherents…

We don’t know where Brexiteers are going now. And neither do they

14 July 2018 9:00 am

In happier days when Britain was not on the brink of disintegration, David Davis told me a story about the…

Raheem Sterling in the England World Cup game against Tunisia

Raheem Sterling’s article is brilliant but did he actually write it?

7 July 2018 9:00 am

England’s Raheem Sterling has underwhelmed so far at the World Cup. Off the pitch, however, he is winning new fans.…

Vladimir Putin gives a speech prior to the start of the World Cup

My World Cup plea to Putin

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Here is a letter which I sent today to the Russian Embassy. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. To:…

Sebastian Kurz

Why Sebastian Kurz is Europe’s most important politician

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Austria assumes the Presidency of the Council of the European Union this Sunday, and normally the response among rightminded Britons…

Two years on: six of the worst Brexit predictions

30 June 2018 9:00 am

It’s just over two years since the UK voted to leave the European Union in what proved to be a…

I can’t wait for England to be knocked out of the World Cup

30 June 2018 9:00 am

On Monday evening, I watched a man in a smart shirt and trousers put his friend in a headlock while…

Is transgender ideology making the UK’s mental health crisis worse?

30 June 2018 9:00 am

There is a mental health crisis in the UK. The symptoms are often body related, and the causes are complex,…

Businesses should try and shape Brexit – not fight it

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Airbus will abandon the UK. The car factories will all be closed down. Trade will grind to a halt, we…

Brexit has become England’s white whale

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Brexit must happen. Of course it must, for the people have decreed it should and, in this instance, their command…

Trump is ‘vice-signalling’ over immigration – and it’s going to work

23 June 2018 9:00 am

The stories are filed, the pictures are posted, and the media verdict is almost unanimous: separating children from their parents…

Tariq Ramadan and the integrity of French justice

23 June 2018 9:00 am

For the last four months, Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan has been rotting in a French jail, like Jean Valjean. He…

The true cost of the Stepford Students

23 June 2018 9:00 am

It has become abundantly clear in recent years that becoming a Social Justice Warrior (SJW) is bad for your health.…

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,…