General election 2015

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

I want to see President Trump – if only because of who he’d annoy

6 February 2016 9:00 am

I suppose spite and schadenfreude are thinnish reasons, intellectually, for wishing Donald Trump to become the next American president (and…

‘Perhaps we needed to tip the whole thing over’: Jon Cruddas on Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Jon Cruddas is still looking for ways to renew his party.They’re unlikely to please his new leader

Labour's already running out of time to regain its lost voters

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The Labour leadership contest was supposed to be a debate about the party’s future. Instead it has oscillated between petty…

Why I was right to vote for Jeremy Corbyn

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Is the ‘Tories for Corbyn’ campaign politics at its most infantile? As one of the few conservative commentators willing to…

The transatlantic flirtation behind Ukip’s sudden meltdown

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Nigel Farage’s special relationship with an American website, and its part in his party’s sudden meltdown

Behind the scenes with Cameron's campaign

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Andrew Parsons, official photographer to the Tory campaign, says he’s spent so much time with the Camerons that they’ve got used to him ‘hanging around’. Spectator Life has the stories behind some of his best pictures

Is is just me, or are people no longer ashamed to be Tory?

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Pro-gay and appealing to ethnic minorities, Conservatives are suddenly socially acceptable

Revealed: David Cameron's rehearsed resignation speech

13 June 2015 9:00 am

At 6.30 p.m. on 7 May, the Camerons invited guests at their home in Oxfordshire into the garden for a…

Labour’s campaign was fine. It’s the party that Britain rejected

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Patrick Wintour is one of the best political editors around. For the Guardian he’s been for decades a cool and…

The Charles Kennedy I knew, by Danny Alexander

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Charles Kennedy remembered

In praise of the ‘Don’t know’ voter

6 June 2015 9:00 am

I am scraping the edges of my memory here, but I am fairly sure that opinion polls in my childhood…

The secret heart of London conservatism…

6 June 2015 9:00 am

There is a dive near St James’s which could claim to be the epicentre of international reaction. It is also…

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…

Counting the cost: Labour offered nothing for the aspiring middle class

What business wants from Cameron

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Business dreaded Miliband — but now expects Cameron to deliver

Missing man: Carney’s policies matter as much as Osborne’s

Why relief on the markets may not last

23 May 2015 9:00 am

An investor’s response to the Conservative victory

Portrait of the week

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, soon got used to the surprise of the Conservatives being returned in the general…

Zoe Williams’s diary: The return of the Tories means tears in the playground

16 May 2015 9:00 am

For the 2005 general election, I had a party featuring a gigantic cheesecake with differentiated segments by allegiance. It contained…

Spectator letters: Silence in Scotland, the man who predicted the election result, and what to do with hair clippings

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Scotland’s silent majority Sir: Hugo Rifkind’s article (‘Scotland’s nasty party’, 9 May) is a first for the media. It expresses…

It wasn't just pollsters who were useless in the election; pundits were too

16 May 2015 9:00 am

It takes some agility to shoot yourself in the foot and saw off the branch you’re sitting on, while hoisting…

Lefties should cherish trendy London while they still can

16 May 2015 9:00 am

London is a bad thing. Everybody knows this now. Britain has had enough of London. Ed Miliband failed in part…

Can Cameron bring us full employment? And do we want it?

16 May 2015 9:00 am

‘Two million jobs have been created since 2010 — but there will not be a moment of rest until we…

Inside the Milibunker: the last days of Ed

16 May 2015 9:00 am

The inside story of Labour’s chaotic and secretive election campaign

How did the polls get it so wrong? Jim Messina knows

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Jim Messina, Cameron’s data supremo, explains all