Emily Thornberry

Paul Embery: Labour is too much Hampstead, not enough Hartlepool

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Arrived in Remain-on-sea (also known as Brighton) for Labour party conference. As an old-fashioned trade unionist hailing from a working-class…

It’s a new golden age for Lady Mucks

28 October 2017 9:00 am

And these days she’s most likely to be a Remainer

Portrait of the week

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Home Schools in England would have the right to select pupils by ability, under plans outlined by Theresa May, the…

Here’s the French foreign minister for you, Emily Thornberry

17 September 2016 9:00 am

French intelligence Some interesting facts about the French foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, for the benefit of shadow foreign secretary Emily…

The perfect radio antidote to the gathering storm

2 July 2016 9:00 am

A brief encounter with Radio 4’s Any Questions to gauge the measure of opinion in the shires after the referendum…

Labour must stop feeling repulsed by the idea of Englishness

21 May 2016 9:00 am

My party needs to stop being scared of patriotism

Emma Thompson’s wrong about the EU and cake

20 February 2016 9:00 am

At first glance, Emma Thompson’s intervention in the Brexit debate earlier this week didn’t make much sense. Asked at the…

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…

Spectator letters: In defence of Islington, football and Zaha Hadid

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Islington isn’t indifferent Sir: I was shocked to read Mary Wakefield’s article accusing Islington’s middle classes of ‘extreme indifference’ to…

Bruce Anderson’s diary: If you want to understand the SNP, it helps to be an ex-Trot

3 January 2015 9:00 am

An embarrassing confession: in the late 1960s, I was a Trotskyite. But that period of political adolescence has its uses.…

Will anyone admit to being in the establishment? (No, not you, David Mellor)

6 December 2014 9:00 am

This is a tremendous time for ‘ordinary’ people. The elitists, the members of the ‘establishment’, are all on the run.…

Matthew Parris: the barbarism of the Twitter mob

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Are we heading for a new barbarism? Is this the return of the 18th-century mob? Here are more questions than…

Don’t sneer at I’m a Celebrity. The show is teaching us to become model citizens

29 November 2014 9:00 am

One of the great benefits of having teenage children is that they force you out of your fuddy-duddy comfort zone.…