Politics

The death of democracy: a user’s guide

Democracy is dying. David Lammy MP thinks that some Tory MPs are turning into nazis. Commentators are writing about the…

7 May 2019

Can the Obamas conquer Netflix?

What do a kids’ food show, the abolition of slavery and a Chinese-owned factory in Ohio have in common? They’re…

6 May 2019

A Guide To Becoming an Activist in 2019

You are nothing without a cause. Find yours before the world falls apart

26 Apr 2019

How to stage a naked protest

Taking one’s clothes off in the name of politics is back in fashion: here’s a guide on how to do it properly

18 Apr 2019

7 reasons a no-deal Brexit will be good for Millennials

Flora Gill puts a positive spin on a no-deal Brexit for remain-voting millennials

22 Mar 2019

A Guide to Dealing with Middle Class Panic Syndrome (MCPS)

Brexit is coming. The planet is dying. Catastrophe is looming. Make sure you are prepared.

20 Mar 2019

10 famous insults to spice up your Brexit brawls

From Winston Churchill to Buzz Lightyear, here are ten ways to cut your opponent down to size

12 Mar 2019

The six best political sights in London

A political tour of the capital, from Wilberforce’s Clapham to speakers’ corner

12 Mar 2019

Brexit Fatigue: a diagnosis

Brexit fatigue is sweeping the nation. Here are the signs and symptoms to watch out for

4 Mar 2019

Nando’s, Victoria: peri peri & politics

Benedict Spence follows in Chuka’s footsteps and finds out what all the fuss is about at Nando’s

28 Feb 2019

The best political comedy for 2019

A perceived left-wing bias and a reliance on lazy gags means that political comedy doesn’t always enjoy the best reputation…

27 Feb 2019

10 political words for our time

From potemkin to policy wonk, here are 10 political words that will get you through Brexit and beyond

Six of the best political TV dramas

With Brexit: The Uncivil War released on Monday, here are six must-see political TV dramas

3 Jan 2019

The Best and Worst Political Presents

From a stuffed kangaroo to the statue of liberty – political gifts are a diplomatic minefield

24 Dec 2018

Where do the parties stand on the nanny state? For libertarians, the outlook is bleak

It might not be front of mind for everybody at election time but for single-issue voters like me, only one…

2 Jun 2017

What art from North Korea looks like

A new exhibition in London offers a rare glimpse of the kind of art that is permitted in North Korea

13 Feb 2017

Donald Trump, take note: every gentleman’s wardrobe needs a decent dressing gown

As a chronic fence-sitter, Donald Trump’s presidency has up until now been met with my most forceful shrug. Yet things…

8 Feb 2017

Save the Super Bowl from lefty rants

Lady Gaga is performing this year’s half-time show – an anti-Trump diatribe is surely on the way

3 Feb 2017

Trump’s inauguration is a backdrop for bad losers

Protesters will make what should be a civilised occasion a bitter spectacle

20 Jan 2017

Five most read articles of 2016

From left wing berks to rip off wine lists, here’s a run down of Spectator Life’s most popular pieces from the last 12 months

23 Dec 2016

Donald Trump’s presidency will be fuelled by junk food

As he showed on the campaign trail, the president-elect favours KFC over haute cuisine

16 Nov 2016

Labour’s next great battle

The Labour leader and his Shadow Chancellor like to present a united front. But John McDonnell is manoeuvring for the top job

11 Jun 2016

Lunch with the future leader of the Labour party

Jess Phillips is a gobby Brummie with the balls to drag the Labour party back from Korbyn’s Keystone Kommunism

5 Dec 2015

Why do failed socialists end up at Harvard?

America’s most prestigious university has become a rest home for Labour party grandees

5 Dec 2015