Europe

iolaire

The Iolaire was packed with island men who could have sailed her home with ease

January 3, 2019 7:26 am

Remembering one of the Great War’s most terrible tragedies

france

Why flee France?

January 3, 2019 7:16 am

Among starry-eyed migrants, Britain’s reputation for soft-touch social policy could be exaggerated

populist surge

A populist surge in the May 2019 elections could change the face of the EU forever

January 3, 2019 7:08 am

Not so long ago, populists were banging on the door of Europe. Now they’re inside and calling the shots

new years predictions

The beginning is nigh

January 2, 2019 10:55 am

20 predictions for 2019

prague

The Prague delusion

December 28, 2018 8:30 pm

The Central European city is the last stop for the resistance fantasy

christmas markets europe

How terror changed Europe’s Christmas markets

December 21, 2018 1:05 pm

Europe’s public buildings and major infrastructure are positively surrounded by bollards and steel barriers

george soros

Should George Soros be Person of the Year?

December 19, 2018 12:24 pm

It depends on which year

leo varadkar

Who does Leo Varadkar think he is?

December 17, 2018 2:44 pm

He thinks that what is good for his government is more important than what the British people voted for

boris johnson

Are we really going to abandon Brexit because of a chocolate bar shortage?

December 13, 2018 2:48 pm

We know that we have to be lighter on our feet and more agile, if we are to take advantage of all the freedoms we will gain

asia bibi’s lawyer

‘Theresa May has failed Pakistan’s Christians’: An interview with Asia Bibi’s lawyer

December 13, 2018 1:21 pm

Saif ul-Malook on fearing for his life and defending Asia Bibi from blasphemy

henry kissinger xi jinping confucians

The confusion of the Confucians

December 13, 2018 12:05 pm

Kissinger is right about Trump, of course

theresa may boxed

Theresa May has boxed herself in

December 12, 2018 5:51 pm

She stays because she has promised to go

theresa may westminster

After a day of high drama in Westminster, nothing has changed

December 12, 2018 5:08 pm

Inside Parliament as Theresa May wins a confidence vote

theresa may confidence vote

The confidence vote was not a win in any real sense for Theresa May

December 12, 2018 4:53 pm

Ministers are keen to put to The Spectator that 200 is a respectable figure – even if it is on the low end of respectable

nadine dorries tory rebels

Have the Tory rebels’ methods scuppered their chances of success?

December 12, 2018 10:13 am

The heavy-handed confidence vote operation is deterring Conservative MPs

ditching theresa may

Ditching Theresa May achieves nothing

December 12, 2018 9:50 am

Changing the pilot right now does not mean a change in direction

theresa may confidence vote

What will happen for Theresa May in today’s confidence vote?

December 12, 2018 9:37 am

One long-time backbench ally of the Prime Minister predicts that she’ll win by 200 to 115

liars brexit

The lies and liars of Brexit

December 11, 2018 10:22 am

The politicians I’ve spent my adult life talking to, writing about and often defending, have failed in their first responsibility: to tell people the truth

theresa may leadership

May’s delay has made a leadership challenge more likely

December 11, 2018 10:00 am

It has become a received wisdom that the British PM has somehow has stayed the executioner’s axe. Yet the opposite is true

brexit voting

If Brexit is blocked, will it ever be worth voting again?

December 10, 2018 9:59 am

Although we were offered two choices in 2016, only one of those choices was ever ready to be implemented

theresa may brexit vote

Why Theresa May has decided to postpone the Brexit vote

December 10, 2018 9:32 am

Pressure from Cabinet ministers appears to have been effective

emmanuel macron

Emmanuel Macron has succeeded only in uniting his country against him

December 8, 2018 3:35 pm

The gilets jaunes have become his Waterloo

gilets jaunes paris

My Saturday in Paris with the gilets jaunes

December 8, 2018 12:38 pm

The gilets jaunes were diverse in age, sex, class and color. We could have been off to a music festival

steve bannon

Steve Bannon goes to war with the Pope

December 7, 2018 1:16 pm

He’s setting up Hogwarts for culture warriors in Italy

gilets jaunes

The gilets jaunes have become a symbol of resistance worn with pride by the downtrodden

December 6, 2018 2:00 pm

A progressive President has pushed his people too far