David Cameron

I’m sorry because I failed: An interview with David Cameron

21 September 2019 9:00 am

‘How have you been?’ David Cameron asks, bounding up to meet me. Fine, I say, then make the mistake of…

David Cameron is more authentic than Boris Johnson

21 September 2019 9:00 am

I don’t recall exactly when I first met David Cameron, but it must have been in Oxford in 1985 shortly…

George Osborne: I tried to swap jobs with William Hague

14 September 2019 9:00 am

I could be that rare thing: a former chancellor who is still a member of the Conservative party. Philip Hammond…

Rachel Johnson: which political party should I join next?

17 August 2019 9:00 am

I lay low during the ‘season’ as I can’t think what to say to people any more. I went to…

It’s time David Cameron returned to fix his Brexit mess

13 August 2019 5:29 pm

In private moments of exasperation with rebellious Tory MPs, prime minister David Cameron used to complain that “too many of…

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.…

David Cameron campaigning on the day before the June 2016 referendum (Getty)

Letters: Britain needs HS2

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Moaning minnie MPs Sir: I was recently quoted in the Sun newspaper in a story about how MPs were reacting…

George Osborne: Davos diary

27 January 2018 9:00 am

We Citizens of Nowhere have made our home in Davos this week. Where else? Those who think we’re a remote…

Europe’s biggest Brexit fear? That we’ll flourish outside the EU

6 January 2018 9:00 am

What do Europeans really think about Brexit? Do they secretly admire our unexpected decision to walk away from all those…

Politicians want to move us towards a cashless world. It would be a disaster

25 November 2017 9:00 am

What could be more terrifying than a return to the 15 per cent interest rates with which homebuyers had to…

What to do about the returning jihadis

4 November 2017 9:00 am

In normal times, the reported return of 400 Isis fighters to Britain would be the biggest story out there. But…

The Spectator’s notes

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May’s style of negotiating with the European Union is coming spookily to resemble David Cameron’s. She is in the…

… and an awesome beak

5 August 2017 9:00 am

The Enigma of Kidson is a quintessentially Etonian book: narcissistic, complacent, a bit silly and ultimately beguiling. It is the…

My beef with David Cameron

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Insufficient attention has been paid to the history of naughty girls, who deployed allure to prosper in a male-dominated world.…

The turf

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Having spent three quarters of my life covering politics and the other quarter following racing, I am often asked what…

France is now the sick man of Europe

4 June 2016 9:00 am

It is a long time since the term ‘sick man of Europe’ could be applied to Britain. France is now…

Migrants rescued from Channel, PM shares platform with Sadiq Khan

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Home Two British men were charged with immigration offences after the rescue by night of 18 Albanian migrants, two of…

Cameron's sinister purge of the posh

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Should employees be judged by their parents’ income?

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…

Portrait of the week

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Home The government published a Treasury analysis warning that an exit from the EU would plunge Britain into a year-long…

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…

Brexit, George Osborne, and the art of post-factual politics

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The Chancellor and PM are using every dirty trick in the Blairite book to win a Remain vote

Sorry, Chancellor, but the economic argument for the EU has not been won. Here’s why

21 May 2016 9:00 am

A Ryanair plane in a Stansted hangar was not the best backdrop for George Osborne’s claim that the economic argument…

Don’t rule out Referendum Two: the Tory ‘Leave’ genie’s out of the bottle

21 May 2016 9:00 am

As the Queen read out her government’s agenda on Wednesday morning, David Cameron could have been forgiven for thinking about…

Why did Cameron call a referendum if he thought it could start a war?

14 May 2016 9:00 am

One of the many problems with David Cameron’s threat that leaving the European Union could plunge us into war is…