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.

James Kirkup and Stephen Daisley join Coffee House, as The Spectator’s growth continues

13 February 2017 15:55

When James Forsyth set up Coffee House ten years ago, we imagined there being a big difference between blogs and…

Sajid Javid on the green belt, Brexit and his ‘homeless’ childhood

12 February 2017 10:00

Just before Christmas, Sajid Javid performed a ritual he has observed twice a year throughout his adult life: he read…

Spectator Spectacular: overall sales at a 189-year high, print growing at fastest rate since 1989

9 February 2017 12:01

UK print sales up 10pc in a year – fastest of any UK magazine or newspaper UK newsstand sales up…

Internships at The Spectator for summer 2017 – no CVs, please

7 February 2017 17:30

We’re looking for interns to spend a week or two with us here at The Spectator. We tend to get…

Yes, the Spectator’s writers disagree. That’s why they’re Spectator writers

5 February 2017 20:02

Matthew Parris’s article about the madness of the Brexiteers has caused much interest on social media, as did Alex Massie’s…

How Alexander Chancellor saved The Spectator

28 January 2017 16:14

On the wall behind my desk hangs a picture of Alexander Chancellor when he was editing The Spectator, with cigarette…

Tony Blair’s Chicago doctrine is buried in Philadelphia

26 January 2017 21:26

Theresa May mentioned Donald Trump only once in her speech to the Republicans gathered in Philadelphia tonight, but its centrepiece…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit charade continues

24 January 2017 15:52

With the predictability of an atomic clock, Nicola Sturgeon has come out today condemning the Supreme Court which has reminded her…

The Supreme Court ruling, like the Brexit vote, has defended the sovereignty of parliament

24 January 2017 9:42

I’ve never been a big fan of the Supreme Court, seeing it as a Blairite invention and – given our…

Robert Hannigan’s surprise departure leaves a large hole to fill at GCHQ

23 January 2017 18:02

The early departure of Robert Hannigan as GCHQ chief, announced today, marks not so much the end of an era…

Trump has just created a vacancy for a world leader in free trade. Step forward, Theresa May

20 January 2017 17:51

Rather than seek to inspire or unite a country, Donald Trump’s inaugural address was a long vindictive swipe at his…

Theresa May’s Brexit speech – ten main points

17 January 2017 12:38

‘A Global Britain’ promised the slogan behind Theresa May as she delivered her big Brexit speech. It was robust and well-judged, very much…

What Oxfam won’t tell you about capitalism and poverty

16 January 2017 7:22

Your average milkman has more wealth than the world’s poorest 100 million people. Doesn’t that show how unfair the world is?…

Michael Gove’s interview with Donald Trump: main points

15 January 2017 22:11

Michael Gove has landed the first British interview with Donald Trump for The Times (where he is, now, a columnist).…

Audio: Jeremy Corbyn’s extraordinary Today programme interview

10 January 2017 8:50

Jeremy Corbyn tends to avoid interviews, and we were reminded why this morning. Speaking to Radio 4’s Today programme, he…

There’s one day left to help defend press freedom

9 January 2017 17:36

Think of the scandals of the last two decades; think of who exposed them. That’s why we need to protect…

The Spectator’s online traffic hits record high in 2016

31 December 2016 7:58

If you’ve enjoyed The Spectator’s website this year, you’re in good company. Some 22 million have visited our website this year, a…

The Spectator Christmas issue – an apology

29 December 2016 11:44

The new issue of the Spectator is out today, and hopefully those who buy their copy shops will have more luck…

Priti Patel is wrong: mass migration is a sign of rising prosperity, not poverty

26 December 2016 10:25

Perhaps the worst excuse for Britain’s massive international aid budget is that the cash will stem immigration pressures because richer countries…

The genius of George Michael, 1963-2016

25 December 2016 23:34

A couple of weeks ago, George Michael announced he was collaborating with another songwriter, Shahid Khan, and for his fans…

Podcast: Will Tories or Ukip profit from abandoned Labour voters?

23 December 2016 11:42

The Copeland by-election will be a fascinating test of whether Brexit can open up more votes for the Tories in…

This Christmas, fall in love with the Spectator’s books podcast

22 December 2016 9:44

Christmas is three days away, those heading off to relatives are starting to pack. Booze, books – and, I’d like to…

Competition: write a response to the government’s ‘consultation’ on press freedom

20 December 2016 14:00

Since my blog about the new threat to press freedom yesterday, and the notorious Section 40 being consulted on by the…

The new battle for press freedom

19 December 2016 14:34

The fight for press freedom is back on – and it needs your help. The government is consulting on a…

Here’s how Theresa May can grant assurances to all Britain’s EU nationals

12 December 2016 6:09

In the chaos after the Brexit vote, no one really noticed when Theresa May adopted an odd position on EU…