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.

Join: The Spectator's online COP26 summit

26 October 2021 3:15 am

The two-week COP26 climate change summit starts this weekend, with 100,000 expected on a protest march in Glasgow. And tomorrow, we…

A matter of Truss: the unlikely rise of Lizmania

10 October 2021 2:30 pm

If Boris Johnson were to vanish tomorrow, who should replace him? The American pollster Frank Luntz asked this of about 200…

‘I’m entitled not to listen to Sage’: an interview with Sajid Javid

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Sajid Javid has big plans for the NHS – if Covid lets him

Levelling up: the inversion of the welfare state

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Why politicians are competing to bribe the affluent

Why raise tax to subsidise the wealthy?

4 September 2021 5:30 am

When conservatives renege on election-time promises not to raise taxes, they tend not to be forgiven in a hurry. ‘Read…

The Taleban enters Kabul

16 August 2021 8:06 am

Rather than the six to twelve months predicted by the US intelligence services, the Taleban ended up needing just a few…

Sales of The Spectator jump 27 per cent to a new all-time high

15 August 2021 5:00 am

When the pandemic struck, we at The Spectator adopted the brace position. Like many publications, we furloughed staff and prepared…

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