Fraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

If Zac Goldsmith is standing again, what is the point of his resignation?

25 October 2016 15:02

Quite a few MPs are driven by a strange need for validation, but Zac Goldsmith might be the first politician…

Sturgeon’s secessionist fantasy has been rejected by Europe. So why does she ask Theresa May?

24 October 2016 9:27

‘Downing Street says the PM is set to rebuff calls for a flexible Brexit, which would allow parts of the…


Boris Johnson’s ‘secret’ article is not the smoking gun his critics had hoped for

16 October 2016 8:10

As part of its preview of Tim Shipman’s keenly-anticipated Brexit book, the Sunday Times today reveals draft article written by Boris…

A member of the public arrives to cast her vote in the EU referendum at Royal Hospital Chelsea. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

How the triple lock pension pledge went out of control

10 October 2016 22:18

In my Dispatches documentary on the generation wars, which has just aired on Channel 4, I interviewed Iain Duncan Smith…


The truth about young people’s pay? It’s up, significantly, over a generation

10 October 2016 14:38

Right at the start of filming for Dispatches on the generation wealth gap (8pm on Ch4 tonight), we were working…


The generational wealth gap: my Ch4 documentary

9 October 2016 17:13

I’ve spent the last few weeks making a documentary for Channel 4’s Dispatches on what I regard as one the…

Ruth Davidson and her partner Jen Wilson (Photo: Getty)

Ruth Davidson: why I talk about being gay

4 October 2016 16:51

The three most magnetic politicians at this year’s Tory party conference are the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary and the…


Anti-Tory protest march in Birmingham ends up denouncing Blairites

2 October 2016 18:48

Who could deny that the quality of the political protest march has improved since Jeremy Corbyn become leader? I went along to…


Theresa May’s ‘Great Repeal Bill’ is about continuity, not change

2 October 2016 0:21

Six years ago, Matthew Parris suggested in The Spectator that David Cameron’s first act of parliament should be the Blanket…


Parliamentarians vs Corbynistas – two tribes at war in the Labour Party conference

27 September 2016 12:35

Quite extraordinary scenes here at the Labour Party conference. I’m typing this in the main conference hall and have just…

Bust-up over influence of Scottish Labour

25 September 2016 9:47

Now that Jeremy Corbyn has won, the fight moves to the jungle of Labour Party rules, regulations and procedures. Whoever…

This Spectator cover, by Morten Morland, is doubling as the cover for Tim Shipman's book All Out War

David Cameron can’t blame Theresa May for his awful deal with the EU

25 September 2016 7:14

Tim Shipman’s book about the EU referendum campaign, All Out War, is serialised today in the Sunday Times. The newspaper…

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The problem with Btecs – a response to Pearson Plc

21 September 2016 14:14

When I wrote my last Daily Telegraph column critical of Btecs, an exam now taken by about a quarter of…

Nicola Sturgeon has promised to ‘protect Scotland's place in Europe’. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Another poll shows that Brexit hasn’t changed Scottish appetite for independence

13 September 2016 12:34

Throughout the EU referendum campaign, we heard that Brexit would not only sink the UK economy but destroy the Union…


Cameron resigns, again. Breaks his word, again. Trashes his reputation, again

12 September 2016 18:00

Is David Cameron trying to trash his own reputation? First came the worst resignation honours list for decades, which seemed…

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Liam Fox is right: we need to talk about Britain’s trade problem

10 September 2016 13:44

When Theresa May appointed three of the most outspoken and free-minded Brexiteers to her Cabinet, her fellow Remainers were delighted.…

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Did the Brexit refuseniks propose overturning the Scottish referendum result?

27 August 2016 19:36

The parliamentary move against democracy is gathering strength. The notion that parliament might vote down the results of the referendum…


Britain is ready for a mature immigration debate. Is Theresa May?

26 August 2016 10:18

You can’t fool all of the people all of the time, said Abraham Lincoln. Theresa May faces a different question:…

Conrad Black joins The Spectator’s Trump vs Clinton debate

25 August 2016 17:22

A subscription to The Spectator buys you more than just full access to the world’s greatest magazine. It also means…


The Spectator’s accidental all-women cover

25 August 2016 13:58

Just before The Spectator went to press yesterday, my colleague Emily Hill pointed out that I’d just taken away the…

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Revealed: the bureaucrat who advised Theresa May to use EU nationals as bargaining chips

20 August 2016 14:45

The biggest puzzle of Theresa May’s premiership so far is why someone who pioneered laws against modern slavery and was…

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Charles Moore ‘voted’ twice as a public service. Why send the police after him?

19 August 2016 19:03

Shortly before the referendum, Charles Moore emailed me with an idea: he’d always thought how worryingly easy it would be for…


What more does Boris Johnson need to do to be taken seriously?

15 August 2016 18:35

Boris Johnson has spent his adult life being underestimated and sneered at. But today’s attack by Tim Farron, the leader of what…


Will Theresa May end the era of easy money and call time on QE?

12 August 2016 11:51

When Theresa May was gearing up for a summer-long leadership campaign, she identified a worthy target: George Osborne’s addiction to…


Sales of The Spectator hit a 188-year high in ‘perfect storm’ of print and digital

11 August 2016 13:59

The UK magazine industry publishes its circulation figures today, and there is good news for The Spectator: the highest sales…