Charles Moore

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18 February 2017 9:00 am

How does Vladimir Putin think about the world? It becomes dangerously important to know. I still have not seen a…

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11 February 2017 9:00 am

As we have been reminded this week, the most famous words (apart from ‘Order, order’) ever uttered by a Speaker…

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4 February 2017 9:00 am

As he left the editorship of The Spectator in March 1984, Alexander Chancellor wrote in this space: ‘When I joined…

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28 January 2017 9:00 am

The English tradition of dissenting judgments in important civil cases is a good one. They are often better than the…

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21 January 2017 9:00 am

It is hard to be shocked by anything in these tumultuous times, but I was brought up short by the…

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14 January 2017 9:00 am

At the Golden Globes ceremony, Meryl Streep attacked Donald Trump because he ‘imitated a disabled reporter’. ‘When the powerful use……

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7 January 2017 9:00 am

‘My deep concern is that because of changed ways that news is now gathered, collated, packaged, delivered and displayed, the…

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10 December 2016 9:00 am

‘Are you Charles Moore of The Spectator?’ I answered to that description. ‘Well,’ said my questioner, ‘I am worried that you’re…

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3 December 2016 9:00 am

It seems perplexing that François Fillon, now the Republican candidate for the French presidency, should be a declared admirer of…

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26 November 2016 9:00 am

It is not self-evidently ridiculous that Nigel Farage should be the next British ambassador to the United States. The wishes…

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19 November 2016 9:00 am

On a day when much fuss was being made about ‘false news’ on the net, it was amusing to study…

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5 November 2016 9:00 am

It is a great relief that there will be no inquiry into the ‘Battle of Orgreave’ in 1984. The weirdness…

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29 October 2016 9:00 am

World leaders are preoccupied nowadays with what is known as their ‘legacy’. In practice, this means being linked with moral-sounding…

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22 October 2016 9:00 am

Vote Leave was the most successful electoral campaign in British history. Against the opposition of all three political parties, it…

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15 October 2016 9:00 am

Given all the outrageous things that Donald Trump has done and said already, why has he got into so much…

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8 October 2016 9:00 am

Birmingham Checking in to my hotel room on the 18th floor, for the Conservative party conference here, I opened the…

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1 October 2016 9:00 am

Mathias Döpfner, the extremely tall, extremely intelligent head of Axel Springer, is unusual in the generally conformist German business elite…

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24 September 2016 9:00 am

When I read that Martin Roth, the director of the V&A, was resigning from his job because of Brexit, I…

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20 August 2016 9:00 am

When you vote in Britain, there is a relaxed feeling in the polling stations. This is a long-established part of…

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12 August 2016 11:00 pm

Those who want to revive grammar schools are accused of ‘bring backery’ — the unthinking idea that the past was…

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6 August 2016 9:00 am

The Daily Telegraph revealed on Tuesday that Michael Spencer, the chief executive of Icap, has been blocked for a peerage…

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30 July 2016 9:00 am

At the beginning of his war memoirs, Charles de Gaulle famously wrote, ‘All my life I have had a certain…

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16 July 2016 9:00 am

On Tuesday night in London, I spoke to Women2Win, a Conservative organisation dedicated to recruiting more women candidates. My title,…

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9 July 2016 9:00 am

Before she was murdered, Jo Cox MP had written most of a report. She worked on it jointly it with…

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2 July 2016 9:00 am

It sounds logical that Vote Leave should now disband, since the people have obligingly voted Leave, but is it wise?…