Gay marriage

How the election was stacked against Labour for a change

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Keep walking George Osborne called Theresa May a ‘dead woman walking’. The expression ‘dead man walking’ was called out by…

Should we all have the right not to bake a cake?

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Let us consider the case of the Ashers family bakery in Belfast which, in 2014, refused to make a cake.…

Help! I’ve started really caring about politics

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Once upon a time, I didn’t really care about politics. Not viscerally. Growing up in a political family, I suppose,…

What conservative gay Christians want

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Conservative homosexual Christians want something more radical than marriage

Who would have thought that about Ted Heath? Well…

8 August 2015 9:00 am

In another blow for freedom and the protection of the vulnerable, Conservative MP Mark Spencer has suggested that anti-terror legislation…

Meet the Tories’ Welsh Wizard: an interview with Stephen Crabb

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Stephen Crabb, the working-class Welsh Secretary with a fondness for Margaret Thatcher

Portrait of the week

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Home At least 30 British people were among 38 shot dead at a beach resort at Sousse in Tunisia by…

Cunard – a triumph of steam-age privatisation

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Steam privatisation Cunard celebrated its 175th birthday by sailing three liners down the Mersey. The formation of the Cunard Line…

We've got gay rights, now let's have gay responsibility

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Why should our marriages demand less than straight ones?

Gay civil partners should resist pressure to 'upgrade' to marriage

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Apparently I’ve proposed to my civil partner. He claims that on BBC Radio 2, on the Jeremy Vine show (he…

Douglas Murray’s diary: My gay wedding dance-off with Julie Burchill

27 July 2013 9:00 am

The pilot refuses to get going until everyone is seated and quiet. When we take off there are raucous cheers.…

When party leaders depart from the script, all hell breaks loose

27 July 2013 9:00 am

It is within the experience of even the humblest of MPs that those who oppose what you do will berate…

Philip Bobbitt on Machiavelli, Obama and David Cameron

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Few of today’s statesmen, says Philip Bobbitt, deserve comparison with the ‘seriously ethical’ author of The Prince

In defence of having no opinion

29 June 2013 9:00 am

‘Where do you stand on Syria?’ asked my stepson. Tricky one. Clearly, the Assad regime is loathsome and the West…

What you believe has everything to do with how old you are

25 May 2013 9:00 am

We’ve got bogged down, that’s the thing. Bogged down and caught up, all at once. The Prime Minister is rude…

Why France's gay marriage debate has started to look like a revolution

27 April 2013 9:00 am

The bitter battle over gay marriage is a symptom of a broken political system

The Church of England needs a compromise on gay marriage. Here it is

27 April 2013 9:00 am

How to break the Church of England’s great deadlock

Long life

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Eight years ago I was in Rome for The Spectator to write a piece about the election of a new…