Boris Johnson

It’s a jungle in there, Stanley

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Crikey Moses! Stanley Johnson has been cast as the token pensioner in the new series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me…

Why Kenya matters

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Laikipia   Flying home across Laikipia’s ranchlands with Martin after a farmers’ meeting, I see the plateau dotted with cattle…

Diary

14 October 2017 9:00 am

I used to long for mid-October when I could say goodbye to the hot rooms, cold buffets, and warm white…

Boris, the conviction politician

7 October 2017 9:00 am

I’m writing this from the Conservative party conference where I can report that Boris Johnson, who has just wowed the…

Diary

7 October 2017 9:00 am

The best reason for visiting party conferences is to sniff the air. It’s fragments of conversation drifting through a bar,…

Diary

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Boris Johnson is inspecting the guard of honour and we are doing our best not to giggle. The Foreign Secretary…

Low life

26 August 2017 9:00 am

My mother has various chronic illnesses and finds it almost impossible to remain both immobile and awake during the day.…

Forget London’s ramshackle Garden Bridge: bring on Nine Elms-to-Pimlico instead

19 August 2017 9:00 am

I can’t work up much indignation at the collapse of London’s Garden Bridge project, which has been strangled by the…

High life

22 July 2017 9:00 am

I switch personalities at Spectator parties, depending who the guests are: for our readers’ tea party, I am a warm…

The first real gaffe of the EU referendum? It’s from Charles Moore

4 June 2016 9:00 am

It was a famous American editor and columnist Michael Kinsley who once defined the political ‘gaffe’ as something that occurs…

The EU referendum has shown us the real David Cameron

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Westminster has a tendency to get ahead of itself. MPs want to discuss the aftermath of an event long before…

Potrait of the Week: prisons to be ‘academies’and West to arm Libya

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Queen’s Speech, the government made provision for bills against extremism and in favour of driverless cars, drones,…

Why do the vicious Remain campaigners value emotion over reason?

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Like a lot of keen games-players I’m a stickler for the rules. This is not because I’m an especially honourable…

Nicholas Soames’s Twitter account is a miracle (and so is his diet)

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Miracles are not ceased. A few years ago, a kindly educational therapist took pity on John Prescott and set out…

Enter Boris Johnson, eyes on the prize

7 May 2016 9:00 am

After an eight-year detour into municipal government, Boris Johnson has now returned to national politics. The former mayor of London…

Zac Goldsmith’s London campaign was a toe-curling embarrassment

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Zac Goldsmith’s London campaign was an embarrassment

De Gaulle knew it: Britain does not belong in the EU

30 April 2016 9:00 am

‘England in effect is insular, she is maritime, she is linked through her interactions, her markets and her supply lines…

Leave campaigners aren’t being disrespected. They’re being paranoid

30 April 2016 9:00 am

There are moments when one wonders whether one is seeing and hearing the same things as others. For me such…

David Cameron is heading for a hollow victory in the EU referendum

23 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won,’ wrote the Duke of Wellington after…

Rachel Johnson’s diary: My brother’s whopping tax return

16 April 2016 9:00 am

With hindsight maybe it was silly for me to bleat, ‘As everyone knows, the Johnsons are neither posh nor rich’…

Who is the Tories’ ‘Stop Boris’ candidate?

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Most MPs greet the parliamentary recess with a sense of relief. But Conservatives are welcoming this Easter break like the…

Why I feel compelled to defend Boris

2 April 2016 9:00 am

I got Boris Johnson into trouble once, without meaning to. The two of us had been driven hither and thither…

George Osborne can still see off Boris Johnson. Here's how

12 March 2016 9:00 am

When George Osborne last stood up to deliver a budget, he had reached his post-election apotheosis. His economic (and political)…

Portrait of the week

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Home An official analysis by the Cabinet Office said that if Britain left the EU it would lead to a…

Spectator letters: What might have been for young Boris and Dave

5 March 2016 9:00 am

What might have been Sir: Harry Mount points out that Boris Johnson is two years older than David Cameron (Diary,…