Burgon: I'll ensure members receive ‘political education'

BURGON: I'LL ENSURE MEMBERS RECEIVE ‘POLITICAL EDUCATION'

You've got to hand it to Richard Burgon, the man's not short on ideas (whether or not they're good ideas...

Blair failed to save Labour from itself, so how can anyone else?

BLAIR FAILED TO SAVE LABOUR FROM ITSELF, SO HOW CAN ANYONE ELSE?

Tony Blair is at it again. With Labour members currently pondering who should replace Jeremy Corbyn, the party's most electorally...

 
 
 
Every Democrat lost in last night's South Carolina debate

EVERY DEMOCRAT LOST IN LAST NIGHT'S SOUTH CAROLINA DEBATE

Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg said at least one accurate thing in South Carolina on Tuesday night: ‘Russia doesn't...

The best apps for mobile banking

THE BEST APPS FOR MOBILE BANKING

Over the last few years an avalanche of shiny new banking apps have found their way into the App Store. Some of these apps are designed...

 
 
 
Is it time to cancel woman's hour?

IS IT TIME TO CANCEL WOMAN'S HOUR?

Lately I've been wondering whether my radio is some sort of time machine. It may be a sassy DAB digital model that I was given for...

What the coronavirus outbreak means for Hong Kong's fight for freedom

WHAT THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK MEANS FOR HONG KONG'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

The coronavirus has enforced a hiatus in Hong Kong's widespread political unrest with worries about transmission stalling protests....

 
 
 
Mhairi Black's drag queen stunt has backfired spectacularly

MHAIRI BLACK'S DRAG QUEEN STUNT HAS BACKFIRED SPECTACULARLY

Sometimes a politician displays such spectacularly bad judgement their only option is to lash out at their critics. This appears...

How coronavirus can save Hong Kong

HOW CORONAVIRUS CAN SAVE HONG KONG

The coronavirus has enforced a hiatus in Hong Kong's widespread political unrest with worries about transmission stalling protests....

 
 
 
Could coronavirus kill off the Six Nations?

COULD CORONAVIRUS KILL OFF THE SIX NATIONS?

Could the Six Nations rugby tournament be the first high profile victim of the coronavirus? England supporters are expecting to...

Tory MP says sorry after exposing himself in a pub

TORY MP SAYS SORRY AFTER EXPOSING HIMSELF IN A PUB

James Grundy became the Conservative MP for Leigh last December after managing to overturn a 10,000 vote majority and 97...

 
 
 
Could Bernie do to the Democrats what Corbyn did to Labour?

COULD BERNIE DO TO THE DEMOCRATS WHAT CORBYN DID TO LABOUR?

Bernie Sanders is a phenomenon in much the same way as Donald Trump was a phenomenon in 2016. His supporters...

Why ‘safe spaces' are nowhere to be seen on Japan's university campuses

WHY ‘SAFE SPACES' ARE NOWHERE TO BE SEEN ON JAPAN'S UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

A part-time lecturer and friend of mine was reported to his university last month for making ‘inappropriate comments' in the...

 
 
 
Richard Burgon, political genius?

RICHARD BURGON, POLITICAL GENIUS?

Richard Burgon is not going to be Labour's next deputy leader. Burgon trails the favourite Angela Rayner by some 42...

Storm in a teacup: six times politicians wrecked food brands

STORM IN A TEACUP: SIX TIMES POLITICIANS WRECKED FOOD BRANDS

New Chancellor Rishi Sunak unwittingly got himself into hot water last Friday when he tweeted out a seemingly innocent picture of himself...

 
 
 
Get your spring snow fix: where to go for late-season skiing

GET YOUR SPRING SNOW FIX: WHERE TO GO FOR LATE-SEASON SKIING

The season may be drawing to a closer but there's still time to catch a great last minute deal on a ski holiday. If you pick the right...

It's time for an honest debate about the cost of net zero

IT'S TIME FOR AN HONEST DEBATE ABOUT THE COST OF NET ZERO

When the Committee on Climate Change launched its report on the feasibility of entirely decarbonising the UK economy, we...

 
 
 
Internships at The Spectator for 2020: no CVs please

INTERNSHIPS AT THE SPECTATOR FOR 2020: NO CVS PLEASE

The Spectator is the fastest-growing current affairs magazine not just in Britain but Europe. In April, we'll become the first...

Starmer: the most exciting thing I've done is go to a football match

STARMER: THE MOST EXCITING THING I'VE DONE IS GO TO A FOOTBALL MATCH

Keir Starmer is the favourite to take over from Jeremy Corbyn, but is he too boring for the top job...

 
 
 
Corbynite academic: I'll leave the UK if Starmer wins

CORBYNITE ACADEMIC: I'LL LEAVE THE UK IF STARMER WINS

Spare a thought for the Corbynites. Not only have they spectacularly crashed the only viable parliamentary vehicle for the left,...

Priti Patel and the ugly prejudice of her critics

PRITI PATEL AND THE UGLY PREJUDICE OF HER CRITICS

Isn't it amazing how all the woke rules for how to talk about women and people of colour go flying...

 
 
 



Knight makes history as England down Thailand in T20 World Cup

Knight makes history as England down Thailand in T20 World Cup

Captain Heather Knight hit an unbeaten century as England claimed their first win of the Women's T20 World Cup, beating Thailand by 98 runs in Canberra. The 2009 champions... Read more ...

Love Island stars touch down in UK after emotional final that remembered...

Love Island stars touch down in UK after emotional final that remembered Caroline Flack

The stars of the first ever Winter Love Island, including winners Paige Turley and Finn Tapp, have arrived back home in the UK after Sunday's tear-jerking final Read more ...

Clean slate for the second leg, Lampard wants a show of pride after Bayern...

Clean slate for the second leg, Lampard wants a show of pride after Bayern thrashing

Chelsea were on the end of a 3-0 thrashing at home to Bayern Munich last night, and if it wasn't for some great saves from Willy Caballero, it could have been a lot more. The... Read more ...

Nespresso exposed for using child labour at coffee farms

Nespresso exposed for using child labour at coffee farms

Actor George Clooney, a brand ambassador for Nespresso, said he was ‘saddened' by the results of a Channel 4 investigation An undercover probe has discovered child labour at... Read more ...

Frankie & Benny's owner plans to close 90 more restaurants

Frankie & Benny's owner plans to close 90 more restaurants

The owner of the Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito restaurants says it plans to shut up to 90 more sites by the end of next year as they continue to weigh on profitability. Read more ...

Pep Guardiola must make two starting XI decisions if Man City are to beat...

Pep Guardiola must make two starting XI decisions if Man City are to beat Real Madrid

Manchester City face Real Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night. Pep Guardiola must make two changes to his starting XI... Read more ...

Man 'killed by overhead power lines after climbing on train' at Norwich station

Man 'killed by overhead power lines after climbing on train' at Norwich station

Officers from British Transport Police were called to Norwich station shortly after 2am after a man had reportedly climbed on top of a train before being killed by overhead... Read more ...

Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp look totally smitten as...

Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp look totally smitten as they land in London

Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp are back in the UK Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp looked totally smitten as they landed back in London after... Read more ...

Man Utd missed out on Alphonso Davies transfer before he became Bayern...

Man Utd missed out on Alphonso Davies transfer before he became Bayern Munich star

Davies set up Robert Lewandowski for Bayern's third goal against Chelsea in Champions League, but he could have been at Manchester United after being offered a trial three... Read more ...

Sadiq Khan Endorses Keir Starmer For Labour Leader

Sadiq Khan Endorses Keir Starmer For Labour Leader

Sadiq Khan has endorsed Keir Starmer in the Labour leadership contest, in a further boost to the frontrunner's campaign. The London mayor said Starmer was “the best person to... Read more ...