Spectators notes

The Spectator's Notes

Jeremy Corbyn must have brilliant spin doctors

Contrary to the sneers of what he calls the commentariat, Jeremy Corbyn has already acquired brilliant spin doctors. In advance,…

Rod Liddle

Rod Liddle

Class War are fatuous idiots, but at least they hate some of the right people

I was unable to join the violent protests held by Class War at the Cereal Killer Café in London last…

Matthew Parris

Matthew Parris

What Jeremy Corbyn, like David Cameron, understands about the cold, dark heart of the British public

There’s a hard, hard mood out there among the public and I don’t think our newspapers get it at all.…

James Delingpole

James Delingpole

The truth about me, David Cameron, drugs and Supertramp

This week I woke up shocked to find myself on the front page of the Daily Mail. Apparently I’m the…



Euroscepticism is growing all over Europe

Europhiles have warned us for years of the dangers of Britain leaving the EU. But all the while a different…


Any other business

Perfectionism isn’t the same as integrity – as VW has shown

Not that I was much of a boy racer, but the sexiest car I ever owned was a 1982 Volkswagen…

Hugo Rifkind

Hugo Rifkind

Collective responsibility is an awful idea – but Jeremy Corbyn will be in trouble without it

One of my favourite things about Jeremy Corbyn, beyond the beard (I do like beards) and the way he was…


Mary Wakefield

Is our only choice to be cynics or suckers?

It’s all the rage to mistrust the powerful these days, to say politicians are scum, or all bankers are selfish.…