Boris Johnson

Boris in the wilderness

3 October 2015 9:00 am

His leadership challenge is dwindling while Osborne’s star rises

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Jeremy Corbyn’s victory puts the EU referendum on a knife edge

19 September 2015 8:00 am

No one watching Jeremy Corbyn walk around the Palace of Westminster would imagine that he had just won the Labour…

A guide to Jeremy Corbyn's Britain (the Tories will be in charge)

5 September 2015 9:00 am

How do you solve a problem like Jezza?

The fight to save the Gladstone Arms is a battle for the soul of London

29 August 2015 9:00 am

The fight to save the Gladstone Arms is the fight to save London

Tips for Boris from imperial Rome

15 August 2015 9:00 am

While the Labour party rakes over its past in an effort to find a policy for its future, the commentators…

The stars of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe: Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Propaganda is said to work best when based upon a grain of truth. Ukip! The Musical assumes that most electors…

Inside George Osborne’s empire: how the Chancellor rules Westminster

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The Chancellor has Westminster in his grip

Portrait of the week

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Home Parents would be able to have their children’s passports removed if they were suspected of planning to travel abroad…

Portrait of the week

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Home At least 30 British people were among 38 shot dead at a beach resort at Sousse in Tunisia by…

Rachel Johnson’s diary: Why I told my book party I was coming out as a lesbian

27 June 2015 9:00 am

My husband says I only write books in order to have a launch party. Not so. I also write books…

Portrait of the week

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Talha Asmal, aged 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, died in a suicide bomb attack on forces near an oil…

My eco-home nightmare

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Buying an eco-home? Expect stifling springs and summers

Which behaved worse: callous Thomas Cook or cynical Barclays?

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Which is worse, morally and reputationally — to be Thomas Cook, shamed by its refusal to show proper human concern,…

‘The wealth gap has been allowed to get too big.’ Ed Miliband? No, Boris Johnson

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Whoever wins the election, the London Mayor is going to be all right

Boris Johnson on his plans for the Olympic Park: inspired or whimsical?

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Jack Wakefield on the Mayor’s ambitious, not to say whimsical, vision for the Olympic Park

Be different, be original: that’s what makes a popular politician

28 March 2015 9:00 am

I sometimes try to imagine what it would be like being a political leader. I find this difficult because I…

Dark thoughts: Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell

Could it be that Wolf Hall is actually the teeniest bit dull?

31 January 2015 9:00 am

In January 1958, the British government began working on the significantly titled Operation Hope Not: its plans for what to…

Send in the clowns - how comedy ate British politics

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Why has politics turned into stand-up?

Why no one will win on 7 May 2015

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Whatever happens on 7 May, both main party leaders face disaster

What’s behind the Boris Johnson show?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

To interview the Mayor of London is to witness an extraordinary performance

Matthew Parris: the barbarism of the Twitter mob

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Are we heading for a new barbarism? Is this the return of the 18th-century mob? Here are more questions than…

Stop "Stoptober"! It's another insidious attack on liberty and free will

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Say what you like about the French Revolutionaries but at least they had a poetic imagination. When they wanted a…

Spectator letters: In defence of the EU, the Welsh and Mary Wakefield

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Breaking the unions Sir: By the time this letter appears we shall know whether the land of my birth has…

The Boris Island of ancient Athens

13 September 2014 9:00 am

During his lecture on Athens at the Legatum Institute (see p. 22), Boris Johnson placed great emphasis on Athens’ development…

Rona Fairhead will be good for the BBC – but who was so keen to nobble her rival?

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Hats off to Rona Fairhead, the former Financial Times executive who will succeed Lord Patten as chairman of the BBC…