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Ken Clarke: the best prime minister we never had

29 October 2016 9:00 am

It always used to be said that, if it had been up to Guardian readers, Ken Clarke would certainly have…

How my father plotted against Gaddafi — by Hisham Matar

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Hisham Matar’s family memoir of terrible deeds — and of love, loyalty and courage — simply must be read, says Horatio Clare

It’s not the Corbynites who are in denial – it’s the Labour moderates

19 March 2016 9:00 am

It has become commonplace to remark that there exists in Britain a mainstream political grouping that seems to be dwelling…

Libya is what happens when we try to bomb things better

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Call me petulant, but I’m not sure Britain is getting enough credit for our fine, fine work in Libya. The…

The Tories are now the party of the many — Labour is the party of the few

2 May 2015 9:00 am

When election day dawns, it’s worth bearing in mind that two million more people will be going to work than when…

Spectator letters: A GP’s cry of distress and a defence of Stephen Hawking

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Dreadful treatment Sir: I worked as a GP through the Thatcher, Major, Blair, and Brown eras, apart from a spell…

Our spies have stopped chasing subversives. That's why we're in so much trouble

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Peter Clarke’s powerful report on the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools is confirmation of the weakness of David Cameron…

A Russian occupation and a veterans' revolt – it's D-Day all over again

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The phrase ‘ring of steel’ hardly begins to describe the operation here in Calvados country as we await the 70th…

Charles Moore's notes: Why Ireland fears Scottish independence

14 December 2013 9:00 am

In Dublin, where I am writing this column, people are watching the Scottish referendum campaign more closely than in London.…

Miliband's fight with the Mail is cold political calculation

5 October 2013 9:00 am

I’m writing this from the Conservative party conference in Manchester, but it’s Ed Miliband I want to discuss. In particular,…

By all means wring your hands over Syria. Just don’t ask me to trust you

31 August 2013 9:00 am

They’re getting the rebuttals in early, have you noticed that? You might call them a pre-emptive strikes. Here’s William Hague,…

Why Doctor Who is secretly Tony Benn

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Through the ages, the Time Lord has been a political weathervane