Charles Moore

Charles Moore was editor of The Spectator 1984 - 1990. He continues to write a weekly column, The Spectator's Notes. You can read extracts of his column here.

Trump fans should be proud to call themselves ‘the Deplorables’

25 September 2016 8:30

Hillary Clinton hazarded that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are a ‘basket of deplorables’. The Kaiser called the BEF a…

Christian criticism of Israel is myopic

24 September 2016 9:00

A Methodist church in Hinde Street, London, is exhibiting ‘You cannot pass today: Life through a dividing wall’, a reconstruction…

The V&A’s director is an accidental Bremoaner hero

24 September 2016 8:30

When I read that Martin Roth, the director of the V&A, was resigning from his job because of Brexit, I…

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Why is the RSPB picking on grouse moors?

21 August 2016 8:00

The Twelfth of August was heralded for me by an email from the RSPB. ‘RSPB warns driven grouse does not…

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The 17.4 Million Committee must be launched, urgently

20 August 2016 8:00

When it was reported that Liam Fox and Boris Johnson are already squabbling about who should be in charge of…


Why was I able to ‘vote’ twice in the EU referendum?

17 August 2016 14:41

When you vote in Britain, there is a relaxed feeling in the polling stations. This is a long-established part of…


The other Remainers who deserve the Légion d’Honneur

11 August 2016 12:11

Congratulations to Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, who accidentally revealed that he is to be awarded the French…

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Brexit gives Theresa May the perfect excuse to stay in Britain

6 August 2016 8:20

Just now, Theresa May understandably feels the need to fly to a great many European countries to introduce herself to…

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Don’t rage at Cameron’s honours, but at the bureaucrats who blocked them

5 August 2016 10:43

The Daily Telegraph revealed on Tuesday that Michael Spencer, the chief executive of Icap, has been blocked for a peerage…


Scotland doesn’t deserve another referendum

30 July 2016 8:45

If the SNP ever succeeds, it will be because of the failure of the English to understand its game. English…

Mario Draghi

In praise of the European Central Bank

29 July 2016 13:01

During the EU referendum campaign, there was much unfavourable comment (usually justified) about foreign entities or leaders who intervened to…


To beat Islamist terror, France must close the gulf between church and state

28 July 2016 9:40

At the beginning of his war memoirs, Charles de Gaulle famously wrote, ‘All my life I have had a certain…


Is racism really on the rise in Britain?

17 July 2016 8:00

It keeps being said that racist ‘hate crime’ has increased as a result of the referendum. One must bear in…

CDU Holds Federal Party Congress

Is Jean-Claude Juncker the ‘Sepp Blatter of the EU’?

16 July 2016 8:00

A friend, himself a Remainer, describes Jean-Claude Juncker to me as ‘the Sepp Blatter of the EU’. It is a…

Theresa May becomes PM

Why Brexit better mean Brexit

14 July 2016 17:06

‘Brexit means Brexit’, says our new Prime Minister, but that does not tell us what she thinks Brexit would involve.…


Andrea Leadsom’s line about children? Thatcher did it first

14 July 2016 12:42

On Tuesday night in London, I spoke to Women2Win, a Conservative organisation dedicated to recruiting more women candidates. My title,…

Mark Carney Begins Role As New Governor Of Bank Of England

Will Mark Carney Brexit by Christmas?

13 July 2016 12:49

Critics say the Bank of England put itself under suspicion by entering the referendum fray. Now Mark Carney says its…


Is a new political party for Remainers really the way forward?

10 July 2016 8:00

Shocked Remainers want a new political party — pro-European, ‘pro-business’ and free of any viscerally right- or left-wing taint. They…


Syria’s foreign policy lessons are just as important as Iraq’s

9 July 2016 8:00

Before she was murdered, Jo Cox MP had written most of a report. She worked on it jointly it with…

Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK, attends The Times CEO summit in London

It’s time for George Osborne to go – and go now

29 June 2016 16:38

This is an extract from Charles Moore’s Notes in the new issue of The Spectator, out tomorrow. George Osborne says…


In praise of referendums – this one in particular

23 June 2016 18:48

Commentators have complained about this referendum — its ‘lies’, bad manners, bitterness. Without exactly disagreeing, I would nevertheless argue that…


Sir Mike Rake is Brexit’s best weapon

16 June 2016 10:56

I keep telling myself that the polls showing Leave ahead are too good to be true. But then I see…


Revealed: Rodney Leach’s verdict on Brexit

8 June 2016 15:16

One of the most influential and learned figures in the British European debate is Rodney Leach. In the 1990s, he…

If it’s forbidden to call a baby Cyanide, should Chardonnay be allowed?

4 June 2016 14:45

According to a recent law report in the Times, the Court of Appeal has just forbidden a mother to name…

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Jeremy Thorpe’s acquittal was a triumph for the jury system

14 May 2016 8:30

John Preston has just published a gripping account of the Jeremy Thorpe case, A Very English Scandal (Penguin). Sometimes the…