Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are both hiding away from voters

BORIS JOHNSON AND JEREMY CORBYN ARE BOTH HIDING AWAY FROM VOTERS

Last week, Boris Johnson made a last-minute change to his itinerary in the West Country after protesters from Extinction Rebellion...

Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Corbyn- There will be a great deal of movement

SUNDAY SHOWS ROUND-UP: JEREMY CORBYN- THERE WILL BE A GREAT DEAL OF MOVEMENT

Jeremy Corbyn - ‘I want a close relationship' with the EU The Labour leader was Andrew Marr's chief guest of...

 
 
 
Watch: Jeremy Corbyn asked five times about his Brexit view

WATCH: JEREMY CORBYN ASKED FIVE TIMES ABOUT HIS BREXIT VIEW

On the Marr show this morning Jeremy Corbyn was asked, and refused to say, five times whether he would campaign...

The Troubles with Brexit

THE TROUBLES WITH BREXIT

At times, it can be hard to avoid the preachy style of reviewing that talks to readers in the tone...

 
 
 
Sordid confessions of a Centrist Dad

SORDID CONFESSIONS OF A CENTRIST DAD

I have a shameful secret. I've been watching these... videos online. Amazing what you can get in a couple of...

The biggest risk that Boris Johnson is taking in this election

THE BIGGEST RISK THAT BORIS JOHNSON IS TAKING IN THIS ELECTION

It will be the biggest moment of the campaign so far. On Tuesday night, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will...

 
 
 
Boris could learn from Macron's approach to extremism

BORIS COULD LEARN FROM MACRON'S APPROACH TO EXTREMISM

Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron have more in common than just a desire to ‘get Brexit done'. The pair also...

Spectator competition winners: Halloween/ Occurs between/ The end of October/ And the start of not being sober: calendrical clerihews

SPECTATOR COMPETITION WINNERS: HALLOWEEN/ OCCURS BETWEEN/ THE END OF OCTOBER/ AND THE START OF NOT BEING SOBER: CALENDRICAL CLERIHEWS

Your latest challenge was to compose clerihews about any date in the calendar. I was very grateful recently to eagle-eyed...

 
 
 
Could Philip Hammond return to selling second-hand cars?

COULD PHILIP HAMMOND RETURN TO SELLING SECOND-HAND CARS?

What will my former school chum, Philip Hammond, do with himself now? He's thought better of standing as an independent...

What it's like being an out-and-proud Brexiteer on campus

WHAT IT'S LIKE BEING AN OUT-AND-PROUD BREXITEER ON CAMPUS

Some were surprised when history lecturer and Brexit party candidate Kevin Yuill revealed that there were plenty of secret Brexit supporters...

 
 
 
How Corbyn got his broadband nationalisation numbers wrong - by a factor of three

HOW CORBYN GOT HIS BROADBAND NATIONALISATION NUMBERS WRONG - BY A FACTOR OF THREE

John McDonnell today explained that his broadband nationalisation plans are perfectly affordable - upkeep costs would just be £230m...

The unseemly race to increase the size of the state

THE UNSEEMLY RACE TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE STATE

‘Elect me once more and we will finish off socialism for good,' declared Mrs Thatcher before the 1987 general election,...

 
 
 
The Tories need a more radical tax plan

THE TORIES NEED A MORE RADICAL TAX PLAN

Today the Conservative Party announced that it would cut business rates for shops, cinemas and pubs. The proposal sounds great,...

The voters the Conservatives need to win a majority

THE VOTERS THE CONSERVATIVES NEED TO WIN A MAJORITY

In this election, the Tories hope to persuade voters who have never backed the Conservative party before to turn blue...

 
 
 
Coq au Riesling recipe

COQ AU RIESLING RECIPE

My casserole dish is seeing heavy use at the moment: with each day seeming incrementally colder and darker than the last, a blipping...

Wines of the week: try a pale red from South West Romania

WINES OF THE WEEK: TRY A PALE RED FROM SOUTH WEST ROMANIA

2018 Sanziana Pinot Noir Recas Cramele, 12.5%vol, This went down a storm at the Spectator Wine School the other day, with readers/students...

 
 
 
Corbyn and McDonnell want you to attack their broadband pledge

CORBYN AND MCDONNELL WANT YOU TO ATTACK THEIR BROADBAND PLEDGE

The Labour plan to nationalise broadband is a good illustration of why the Corbyn-McDonnell team are much better at politics...

A British Broadband Corporation is Labour's worst idea yet

A BRITISH BROADBAND CORPORATION IS LABOUR'S WORST IDEA YET

If you wanted to completely destroy a modern twenty-first century economy there are various places you could start. You could...

 
 
 
Corbyn's ruthless party leadership shows he is an heir to Blair

CORBYN'S RUTHLESS PARTY LEADERSHIP SHOWS HE IS AN HEIR TO BLAIR

Is Jeremy Corbyn a democrat? With Labour now promising a ‘democratic revolution' this has become a critical question. We can...

Why China is planting its flag on what's left of British Steel

WHY CHINA IS PLANTING ITS FLAG ON WHAT'S LEFT OF BRITISH STEEL

It cannot be other than good news that a rescuer has been found for the bankrupt remains of British Steel,...

 
 
 



Police trap 800 students inside Hong Kong university and threaten to shoot...

Police trap 800 students inside Hong Kong university and threaten to shoot over unrest

Students remain trapped in Polytechnic University in Hong Kong and police have warned they'll use live ammunition if anyone continues to protest in a tense showdown Read more ...

Chelsea could have signed Man City star Sergio Aguero but John Terry stopped...

Chelsea could have signed Man City star Sergio Aguero but John Terry stopped the transfer

Chelsea could have signed Sergio Aguero before he joined Manchester City. Read more ...

'What was the point?' Lorraine hits out at US woman linked to Boris for...

'What was the point?' Lorraine hits out at US woman linked to Boris for dodging questions

JENNIFER ARCURI joined Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain to talk about her relationship with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Following the chat, Lorraine... Read more ...

Prince Andrew got Queen's approval for interview, says Emily Maitlis

Prince Andrew got Queen's approval for interview, says Emily Maitlis

Emily Maitlis said Prince Andrew sought approval ‘from higher up' (Picture: Mark Harrison/ BBC/ Rex Features) Prince Andrew may have got the Queen's approval for his explosive... Read more ...

Coronation Street's Beverley Callard quits soap after 30 years

Coronation Street's Beverley Callard quits soap after 30 years

Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard will bow out as Liz McDonald from the ITV soap after 30 years in the role Read more ...

Ant McPartlin enjoys a drink as he celebrates 44th birthday with Declan Donnelly

Ant McPartlin enjoys a drink as he celebrates 44th birthday with Declan Donnelly

After making his grand return to I'm A Celebrity, the presenter rung in the milestone with his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett, Declan Donnelly, Dec's wife Ali Astall and baby... Read more ...

Jose Mourinho was issued Romelu Lukaku warning before Man Utd transfer...

Jose Mourinho was issued Romelu Lukaku warning before Man Utd transfer - 'He's a big baby'

Manchester United sold Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan during the summer. Read more ...

Denis Zakaria's agent reveals midfielder won't be leaving amid interest from...

Denis Zakaria's agent reveals midfielder won't be leaving amid interest from Arsenal and Man Utd

The 22-year-old has starred for Borussia Monchengladbach who top the Bundesliga table. His agent has denied claims that he will be leaving the club in the upcoming January... Read more ...

Fresno shooting: ‘Several dead' as at least 9 are shot at football party...

Fresno shooting: ‘Several dead' as at least 9 are shot at football party after ‘gunman sneaks into yard and opens fire'

SEVERAL people have reportedly been killed after at least nine were gunned down at a garden football party in California on Sunday night. A huge manhunt is underway for a... Read more ...

Amazon Black Friday deals 2019 - offers live now and what to expect

Amazon Black Friday deals 2019 - offers live now and what to expect

Black Friday features big discounts from major retailers that you won't find at any other time of the year - with even bigger deals than Amazon Prime Day. For example, last... Read more ...