Isabel Hardman

Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and edits the Coffee House blog. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

How to go wild swimming in winter

The company of fellow swimmers is one of the best things about this sport

By Isabel Hardman

Europe

Boris Johnson taken into intensive care

Dominic Raab will be assuming the PM’s day-to-day responsibilities

By Isabel Hardman

Europe

Can Boris run Britain from his hospital bed?

The British PM is good at delegating and trusting his appointees to get on with the job he’s given them

By Isabel Hardman

The oddest thing people are stockpiling? Hens

They are so overjoyed by first light that they make an infernal noise — even if you don’t have a cockerel

By Isabel Hardman

Europe

Brexit, Boris and the battle to be Labour leader: Lisa Nandy interviewed

Will the Wigan MP be the one to change the opposition party?

By Isabel Hardman

Europe

Caroline Flint, Labour renegade

An interview with Labour’s unlikely Brexit marshall

By Isabel Hardman

Europe

John McDonnell is taking back control

A sympathetic colleague says McDonnell sees himself as being ‘a new father figure for the party’

By Isabel Hardman

Internet

Cast off: how knitters turned nasty

However woke you are, it’s not good enough

By Isabel Hardman

Europe

Boris has more in common with Corbyn than he thinks

Both stand on an anti-politics, anti-establishment platform

By Isabel Hardman

Europe

Boris Johnson’s confusing election stance

After losing his majority, what does the British prime minister really want?

By Isabel Hardman

Books

Taking pride in household chores really can ease depression

I Never Said I Loved You by Rhik Samadder reviewed

By Isabel Hardman

Internet

Social media is making it harder to hear legitimate criticism

If you are unconsciously hooked on getting approval from an app, it hits much harder when you don’t

By Isabel Hardman

Europe

The in-tray of horrors Theresa May has left for her successor

The new British prime minister is facing a hideous pile of unfinished business

By Isabel Hardman

Europe

Fear and loathing in the lobbies: how the British government whipped against itself – and lost

MPs received a three-line whip by text, minutes before the vote

By Isabel Hardman

Europe

British government in chaos after rebel ‘no deal’ amendment passes

If you’re not confused, you haven’t been following closely enough

By Isabel Hardman

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