Boris Johnson

Forget Brexit: Boris’s toughest task will be energising his exhausted party

23 July 2019 10:01 pm

Boris Johnson will now be receiving plenty of unsolicited advice about how to be Prime Minister. As his victory speech…

Boris Johnson’s risky strategy is to be himself

23 July 2019 9:45 pm

Boris Johnson is the new leader of the Conservative party. He has defeated Jeremy Hunt by a two to one…

Boris Johnson wins the Tory leadership race

23 July 2019 9:05 pm

Boris Johnson will be Britain’s new prime minister after winning the Tory leadership race. Boris picked up 92,153 votes, or…

Boris Johnson will soon be the most popular leader in the world

22 July 2019 6:53 pm

Only one person in Britain now believes that Boris might deprive us of a Jeremy Hunt premiership. That person is…

How much bother will the Gaukeward squad cause Boris Johnson?

22 July 2019 4:42 pm

How much bother will the Gaukeward squad cause Boris Johnson? Barring one of the biggest political upsets of the past…

Which Brexit strategy will Boris Johnson go for?

20 July 2019 7:32 pm

Before he even gets in to Number 10, Boris Johnson must make one of the most important calls of his…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s new role, England’s cricket victory and the world’s steepest street

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Home In a televised debate between the rivals for election by members of the Conservative party as their new leader…

Nick Robinson: I’ve underestimated Boris ever since our Oxford clashes

20 July 2019 9:00 am

By this time next week the Johnson era will surely have begun. ‘We can, we will, we must now escape…

Will ‘chairman Boris’ revive cabinet government?

20 July 2019 9:00 am

It has become something of a tradition in British politics: an incoming prime minister promises to restore proper cabinet government.…

Should we all be alarmed by Boris?

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Back when Boris Johnson was editor of this magazine and MP for Henley, I was with him at a Tory…

Johnson and Hunt try to unite the Tory party in final leadership debate

16 July 2019 6:30 am

Tonight’s Sun debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt was far more relaxed than last week’s head-to-head clash. But it…

Boris Johnson’s planning for government

13 July 2019 7:38 pm

Boris Johnson had been refusing to engage with the question of Cabinet appointments and the like until he was through…

Boris Johnson and Petronella Wyatt at The Spectator’s summer party in 2016 (Alan Davidson/Shutterstock)

Petronella Wyatt: I’ve been turned into a curiosity – and Boris is to blame

13 July 2019 9:00 am

I am beginning to feel like a sort of fairground curiosity: one of those pickled things in jars that Victorians…

The most important decision that Boris has to make

13 July 2019 9:00 am

After being backed by a majority of Tory MPs, Boris Johnson now looks set to win over party members by…

Can Boris Johnson make Anglo-American relations great again?

13 July 2019 9:00 am

It seems a fitting end to an ill-fated premiership. As Theresa May prepares to leave No. 10, a major quarrel erupts…

Run, Boris, run: why middle-aged MPs have turned into fitness freaks

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Forget the cigar, the homburg and the V-for-victory sign. If Winston Churchill were around today, he’d be pounding the streets…

I love Boris for not firing me when I wrote a play about his sex life

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Fourteen years ago, almost to the day, Lloyd Evans and I received a note from Boris. It was the press…

Boris Johnson struggles through interview with Andrew Neil

13 July 2019 5:31 am

Boris Johnson just faced by far his toughest interview of the campaign. He was pressed hard on Brexit, Kim Darroch’s…

The court of Boris Johnson: the factions competing for approval

10 July 2019 1:06 am

How will Boris Johnson govern? With even Jeremy Hunt allies privately braced for defeat in two weeks’ time when the…

Boris takes inspiration from The Godfather

9 July 2019 12:19 am

When Michael Gove turned on Boris Johnson in the 2016 Tory leadership contest and decided to stand against his former…

Boris Johnson must remember: In victory, magnanimity

6 July 2019 7:54 pm

With the ballot papers out, the next few days will be crucial in the Tory leadership election. As I say…

Portrait of the week: Boris vs Jeremy, Brexit party rallies and Hong Kong protests

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the bookies’ favourite for the leadership of the Conservative party, would, if he became prime minister, ‘show…

Joan Collins: The night I got a TV star to flash Boris Johnson

6 July 2019 9:00 am

It has been a spring of party madness in London and New York. I was lucky enough to have several…

A new tune: Boris Johnson on his plan to unite Britain

6 July 2019 9:00 am

‘I’m going to stick ruthlessly to script,’ says Boris Johnson. ‘This is not the stage of the campaign when you…

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The death of free thought

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Hold the presses, this is a world exclusive. A Boris ex I sat next to last week gave me the…