What the papers say: Article 50 debate, Brexit ‘fog’ and ‘looney Labourites’

8 December 2016 8:26

After MPs voted last night to back the Government’s plan to invoke Article 50 by the end of March, the…

Commons votes in favour of invoking Article 50 by the end of March

7 December 2016 19:27

461 MPs have just voted for Theresa May to invoke Article 50 by the end of March. The Tory amendment…

Emily Thornberry’s PMQs performance should worry Jeremy Corbyn

7 December 2016 18:44

The PM is abroad. Her vacant throne was occupied by David Lidington, the agreeably lightweight Leader of the House. He’s…

Bill Cash teaches Ken Clarke a lesson at Brexit debate

7 December 2016 18:26

In today’s Article 50 debate, MPs from across the House offered their two cents worth on what Brexit means. However,…

Marxist-Leninists are now the Labour party’s moderates

7 December 2016 15:43

There are three misconceptions about the far left. Not one of them is true. And all of them hide the crisis in…

Calls on Grayling to resign over troublesome trains

7 December 2016 14:14

Chris Grayling has found himself in the naughty corner today over a leaked letter — to the Evening Standard — from…

‘British values’ are a load of old codswallop

7 December 2016 14:10

Sometimes a combination of news stories crop up that so perfectly sum up the spirit of the age, its absurdities…

Labour remembers what it’s like to be an effective opposition

7 December 2016 14:09

Is Labour actually managing to do its job as a decent opposition? Yesterday, the party forced the government into a…

PMQs: Emily Thornberry’s battle over the customs union

7 December 2016 13:29

With Theresa May away, it was David Lidington v Emily Thornberry at PMQs today. The shadow foreign secretary asked Lidington…

Watch: Steve Baker wages war on BBC at PMQs

7 December 2016 13:11

Although the BBC has traditionally been accused of showing anti-Conservative bias, since Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader the party…

In defence of Niall Ferguson

7 December 2016 12:45

Niall Ferguson’s belated decision to back Brexit has aroused a lot of mockery today. Unkind souls are presenting him as…

Nicky Morgan’s wrong trousers

7 December 2016 11:41

Does Theresa May understand what life is like for the just-managing families she purports to stand for? The Tory party…

The fashion world had no moral compass – until Melania Trump came along

7 December 2016 11:38

Will someone please dress Melania Trump? She looks like something out of The Only Way is Essex in those tight-fitting,…

Nigel Evans’ Trump card for Christmas

7 December 2016 11:36

Christmas doesn’t start until Nigel Evans sends out his annual card.  This year’s is no exception, with the Conservative MP’S…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day three

7 December 2016 11:00

It’s day three of the Supreme Court’s landmark case on the triggering of Article 50. Here’s how the day unfolded: …

Theresa May agrees to publish Brexit strategy before invoking Article 50

7 December 2016 8:30

With the Supreme Court ruling on the government’s Article 50 appeal not expected until the new year, Theresa May is facing a…

What the papers say: Brexit, political pygmies and repentant Remainers

7 December 2016 8:26

MPs will vote for the first time today on the Government’s Article 50 timeline. While Labour have said the decision…

Perhaps Michael Gove should get the Turner Prize

6 December 2016 18:15

It is a week where you’d imagine most British politicians would be occupied by the Supreme Court ruling over Brexit.…

Sorry Remoaners. The British peso is on its way back

6 December 2016 14:46

We were about to see parity with the dollar. It was fetching less than an euro at the airport. Spiralling…

Michel Barnier plays hardball on Brexit

6 December 2016 11:56

Michel Barnier, the Commission’s Brexit negotiator, has been giving a running commentary on Brexit this morning. Barnier, striking a predictably…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day two

6 December 2016 10:34

The second day of the Supreme Court hearing has seen the Government continue to put forward its case for why it…

What the papers say: Is time up for the EU?

6 December 2016 8:28

Something is happening across Europe, says the Sun – but EU leaders are still intent on burying their heads in…

A Eurosceptic union is forming across Europe

6 December 2016 8:00

Of all the barbs fired at us Brexiteers, the one that’s irritated me most is ‘Little Englander’. The suggestion is…

Italy will soon be haunted by its inability to reform

5 December 2016 18:09

Matteo Renzi has resigned from being Prime Minister of Italy but he has not resigned from the Democratic Party.  He…