Nigel Farage visits Oldham in preparation for the by-election (Photo: Dave Thompson/Getty)

Oldham is a bad omen for Labour, even without the Corbyn effect

24 November 2015 17:08

Assuming we haven’t been vaporised by Vlad, the Oldham West and Royton by-election takes place next week, and Labour are…

Ukip Leader Nigel Farage Fails To Turn Up At Rally

Convince a generation that Ukip resemble the Nazis and you can make them do anything

26 March 2015 11:22

There was something genuinely frightening about the disturbance aimed at Nigel Farage and his family this weekend; what’s scary is…

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Is Sweden's military aggression pushing its citizens into the arms of Isis?

20 March 2015 14:38

Sweden’s latest attempts to integrate its migrant population have suffered one or two hiccups after it was learned that staff…

Eric Pickles. Illustration: Ian Tovey.

The theological illiteracy of Eric Pickles

6 September 2014 18:12

It is worrying that Eric Pickles is in charge of religion for this government. I first came across his footprints…

Ukip's Nigel Farage Campaigns Before European Elections

Why people will be voting for Ukip this Thursday

20 May 2014 16:20

Despite levels of media scrutiny and hostility unseen in recent political history, this Thursday up to 30 per cent of…


Will the Union be a victim of multiculturalism?

7 May 2014 11:39

One of the more striking statistics in yesterday’s Policy Exchange report on multi-ethnic Britain is the revelation that only 25…

Soham Trial Nears Conclusion

FGM is a shaming indictment of multiculturalism and mass-immigration

25 March 2014 15:05

A number of interesting things have happened recently: The Law Society has provided legal guidance to ensure that Muslims in…

King John signs Magna Carta. Was this the defining moment in English history?

Should we make Magna Carta Day our national holiday?

20 March 2014 14:31

I know there are probably more important things in the Budget, but I for one (and probably, literally, the only…

Equality legislation alone is not going to stop soldiers being threatened in their own land. (ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ed Miliband ducks the question. If squaddies are victims, who or what is threatening them?

27 September 2013 12:28

A country’s laws say much about its people’s character, though not in the way its lawmakers intend. Perhaps the oldest…

General Election - Week Two

UKIP is not a libertarian party - Spectator Blogs

27 November 2012 1:11

I’m sure, as James says, that the idea of some kind of Tory-UKIP non-aggression pact will not go away. But…

Baroness Warsi embodies a radical change that Tory modernisers seek. Image: Getty

Baroness Warsi begs

1 September 2012 13:10

You know the story: Baroness Warsi is to be relieved of her duties as co-Chairman of the Conservatives. That at…

Olympics Day 8 - Athletics

What multiculturalism really means

7 August 2012 11:57

Proponents of multiculturalism are crowing after golden Saturday when Team GB won a slew of Olympic medals. Somali Muslim immigrant…