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Full text and audio: Corbyn’s seven questions to Cameron on Syria

26 November 2015 11:49

I would like to thank the Prime Minister for providing an advance copy of his remarks. After the despicable and…


Listen: David Cameron makes his case in the Commons for bombing Syria

26 November 2015 11:13

David Cameron has just followed up his earlier response to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee by telling the House of…

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury for the House of Commons to deliver the his Autumn statement, on November 25, 2015 in London, England.

Full text and audio: George Osborne’s 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review speech

25 November 2015 13:49

Mr Speaker, this Spending Review delivers on the commitment we made to the British people that we would put security…

George Osborne, U.K.'s Chancellor of the Exchequer, departs for the Houses of Parliament to deliver the Autumn Statement from the H.M. Treasury building in London U.K., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.

Key announcements from the 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review

25 November 2015 12:03

George Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement and the results of the 2015 Spending Review from 12:30pm in the House…

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Full text: Jeremy Corbyn’s response to David Cameron’s SDSR statement

23 November 2015 16:18

I thank the Prime Minister for his statement. As I said to him in the House last week the first duty…

David Cameron delivering his statement on the SDSR in the House of Commons. Photo: BBC.

Full text: David Cameron’s statement on the Strategic Defence and Security Review

23 November 2015 16:02

With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and…


Listen: Is the BBC a national treasure? With Melvyn Bragg, James Purnell and Rachel Johnson

19 November 2015 14:15

Last night Spectator Events hosted a discussion at Church House, Westminster about whether the BBC really is a national treasure. Speakers included…


Cameron’s snooping law would not help our spies. Why does he pretend otherwise?

16 November 2015 17:47

Should the Investigatory Powers Bill be rushed through parliament in the wake of the Paris attacks? David Cameron seemed to…

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10:  Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on EU reform and the UKs renegotiation at Chatham House on November 10, 2015 in London, England. Cameron on Tuesday formally launched his bid to renegotiate Britain's membership within the European Union, setting out four key demands for EU reform.  (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool/Getty Images)

Full text: David Cameron’s Chatham House speech on Europe

10 November 2015 12:59

Almost three years ago, I made a speech about Europe. I argued that the European Union needed to reform if it was…

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Europe podcast special: what would Brexit mean for British business?

10 November 2015 10:55

This podcast was sponsored by King & Wood Mallesons. Would a vote to leave the EU help or hinder British businesses?…

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Ben Bernanke reveals the biggest financial risk in the global economy

28 October 2015 10:06

Last night, The Spectator hosted a discussion between Ben Bernanke and Andrew Neil about the financial crisis and its aftermath. Mr Bernanke,…

The first traditional London telephone box (R) to be transformed into a solar-powered mobile phone charger for use by the public, is pictured next to a traditional red telephone box in central London, on October 1, 2014.

Technology podcast special: the disruptive impact of digital innovation

26 October 2015 15:30

This podcast was sponsored by King and Wood Mallesons. Is technological change a good thing for the British economy? In…

Boris Johnson test drives the Mitsubishi Motors hybrid vehicle (Photo: Getty)

Exclusive: Boris declares that Japan is relaxed about Britain leaving the EU

21 October 2015 13:43

Boris Johnson has recently returned from a tour of Japan. His diary of the trip appears in this week’s issue…

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Geoffrey Howe, 1926 – 2015: An advocate who believed

10 October 2015 15:14

Geoffrey Howe, the former Conservative chancellor, has died aged 88. Lord Howe was Margaret Thatcher’s longest serving cabinet minister and…

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Full text: David Cameron’s 2015 Conservative conference speech

7 October 2015 12:41

I am so proud to be standing here in front of you today – back in government…and not just any…

Boris Johnson gives addresses delegates on the third day of the annual Conservative party conference in Manchester, north west England, on October 6, 2015.

Full text: Boris Johnson 2015 Conservative conference speech

6 October 2015 12:47

Thank you Zac, and thank you for just showing once again that you have exactly the qualities of originality and drive…

George Osborne addresses the Conservative party conference on October 5, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Full text: George Osborne’s 2015 Conservative conference speech

5 October 2015 13:11

Let me tell you how proud I am to stand before you the first Conservative Chancellor in a Conservative Government…

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In memory of Denis Healey, saviour of the British economy

3 October 2015 18:20

Denis Healey, who has died at the age of 98, never led the Labour Party – but it still owes as…

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Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour conference – full audio and full text

29 September 2015 16:02

Jeremy Corbyn has just finished delivering his speech at Labour’s annual conference. The audio can be listened to here: Friends, thank…

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John McDonnell’s speech to the Labour party conference – full text

28 September 2015 13:52

I warn you this is not my usual rant, they get me into trouble and I’ve promised Jeremy to behave…

Is Ron Burgundy on the kill list?

A British ‘kill list’ does exist. We used it in Afghanistan

9 September 2015 14:12

The following article is by an ex-serviceman who served in Afghanistan. They’re making a list, they’re checking it twice – and…

The Queen And Duke Of Edinburgh Visit Wales

Our longest-reigning monarch has presided over a second Elizabethan age

9 September 2015 8:15

That the Queen has lived to become our longest-reigning monarch is in itself a sign of the golden age of…

Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her coronation (Photo: STF/Getty)

The Queen will do her duty. It is the duty of her peoples to match her example

9 September 2015 8:00

This leader was originally published in The Spectator on 5 June 1953, following the coronation of Elizabeth II on 2 June.  The…


A Twitter snapshot of the Labour leadership struggle

16 August 2015 9:01

Who would win the Labour leadership contest if it were decided by the number of Twitter followers? Jeremy Corbyn 94,200…


Podcast: Big trouble in Big China

13 August 2015 10:49

Forget Greece; China’s economic slowdown is the biggest story of the year, says Elliot Wilson in this week’s issue of…