The Spectator

19 January 2019

The rebel alliance

Backbench MPs want to take back control of Brexit. Will they succeed?

The Week

Leading article

Brexiteers' faith in parliament is now being put to the test

An unexpected outcome of the tortuous process of Brexit negotiations has been the enhancement of Britain’s reputation as a parliamentary…

Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week: May’s historic loss, Brexit chaos and the US shutdown

Home Brexit threw politics into unpredictable chaos. The government was defeated by an unparalleled majority of 230 — 432 to…


It’s not communist buildings that are bleak – it’s capitalist budget hotel chains

A few of us on the Labour left decide to see if it is possible to conjure, from nowhere, a…

Ancient and modern

The rejection of the people’s mandate – then and now

The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling may be quite right (not words one often reads) to warn that failure to deliver…


Where does the expression 'deep state' come from?

Turkey and the deep state Boris Johnson said that if Brexit was blocked, the public would blame it on the…


Letters: Cannabis harms people – why can’t we acknowledge that?

The straight dope Sir: Much of the media and a large part of the political class in Britain seem to…