Fraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

Has Boris got cold feet over ‘freedom day’?

17 July 2021 11:00 am

A very strange ‘freedom day’ greets us on Monday. Legally, almost all restrictions will be lifted. But practically, ministers are…

Nanny Boris: the PM’s alarming flight from liberalism

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Has Covid killed the PM’s liberalism?

Why Matt Hancock had to go

27 June 2021 5:40 am

Last night, I had a call from a government minister who was incandescent at the idea of Matt Hancock being…

Ministers need to start bracing Britain for the third wave

21 June 2021 1:00 am

The third wave of Covid-19 is well underway, driven by the now-dominant Indian variant. It may now be no more deadly than a typical…

What happens next? Gauging the fallout from the pandemic

5 June 2021 9:00 am

What just happened? Some 15 months after the pandemic first struck, it’s still horribly unclear, which is perhaps why there…

Sweden, Covid and lockdown – a look at the data

18 May 2021 2:20 am

Over the last year, the debate about lockdown has been driven to extremes – everyone has, by now, made up their…

The great pretender: Nicola Sturgeon’s independence bluff

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Will Boris Johnson call Nicola Sturgeon’s bluff?

Britain sees world’s sharpest fall in Covid cases

11 April 2021 9:12 pm

At the Spectator’s data hub, updated daily, we keep track of the situation here and around the world. There have…

Johnson is in trouble over vaccine passports – and it's showing

6 April 2021 4:20 am

The biggest question facing Boris Johnson at this evening’s press conference was so-called vaccine passports. Plans for his scheme were…

Can Britain’s new military policy end decades of pretence?

27 March 2021 9:00 am

Can Britain’s new military policy end decades of pretence?

Salmond, Sturgeon and why The Spectator went to court

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Did Nicola Sturgeon lie to the Scottish parliament? A Holyrood committee into the now infamous Alex Salmond affair has been…

Alexei Navalny: a profile in courage

18 January 2021 10:32 am

Vladimir Putin likes his opponents in exile: it makes them easier to portray as defectors who have turned their back…

At last: we have a Brexit deal

24 December 2020 7:17 pm

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both confirmed that we have a deal: one with zero tariffs, zero quotas. The…

Sweden's rule of eight marks a change of strategy

17 November 2020 4:45 am

Sweden has been pretty much the only country in the world to have responded to coronavirus using a voluntary system: advising,…

Dominic Cummings's departure is dangerous timing for Boris

13 November 2020 7:16 pm

Dominic Cummings didn’t angle for this job: Boris Johnson begged him to take it. The Tories faced extinction after the…

Britain closes borders to visitors from Denmark after mink farm outbreak

7 November 2020 7:42 pm

How worried should we be about a mutant strain of Coronavirus found in Denmark’s mink farms? The virus was found…

Why have No. 10’s Covid forecasts changed so much?

1 November 2020 7:28 am

We have just seen how much the Prime Minister’s view of the virus has changed, and how quickly. Just ten days ago,…

The long winter – why Covid restrictions could last until April

31 October 2020 9:00 am

The ‘worst-case scenario’ for Covid

Was the NHS was overrun by Covid during lockdown?

26 October 2020 1:04 am

The decision to implement lockdown was inspired partly by the appalling scenes from Lombardy, where hospitals were overrun and dying…

Kemi Badenoch: ‘Being black is not just about victimhood’

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch on the ‘poison’ of identity politics

How likely is the NHS to be overwhelmed by Covid?

17 October 2020 12:34 am

Over the summer, NHS chiefs were told not to worry too much about a second wave because the £12 billion test-and-trace would…

Sales of The Spectator surge towards 100,000

12 October 2020 6:00 pm

When The Spectator returned furlough money during lockdown, we set ourselves a new target. Rather than take taxpayer subsidy, we’d try…

Andrew Neil to chair a new British television news network

26 September 2020 3:00 am

For some time now, there has been talk about a challenger television to rival Sky and the BBC. Now it’s official:…

The Spectator, the Co-op and cancel culture – a cautionary tale

24 September 2020 11:13 pm

Earlier this month, there was a bit of a fuss when the Co-op’s Twitter account said it would not be…

Harold Evans: writer, editor, teacher

24 September 2020 4:00 pm

The death of Harold Evans last night will mean tomorrow’s newspapers will be rightly filled with tributes to a pioneering…