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.

EU Referendum - Signage And Symbols

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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In defence of EU migrants: a plea to Theresa May

28 July 2016 11:26

During the Brexit debate, there was a wide mainstream consensus that EU nationals living in Britain should not be affected.…

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Of course Britain is ‘open for business’. That was the point of Brexit

18 July 2016 17:24

Today the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a campaign telling the world that London is ‘still open for business’.…

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In defence of Cameron’s posh boys

17 July 2016 18:41

A few weeks ago, I wrote a Spectator cover story about David Cameron’s purge of the posh. My peg was a new…

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The Spectator’s two podcasts both hit iTunes top ten

15 July 2016 20:13

The Spectator’s podcasts – our weekly one, and our ad-hoc Coffee House shots, are now both in the iTunes Top…

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Labour and SNP join in standing ovation for David Cameron’s last PMQs

13 July 2016 12:54

David Cameron’s last PMQs was as entertaining as you’d expect. ‘The diary for the rest of my day is remarkably…

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Andrea Leadsom drops out of leadership race

11 July 2016 11:55

In what must be the shortest-lived leadership campaign in the history of the Conservative Party, Andrea Leadsom has just announced…

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What George Osborne should have written in the Wall Street Journal

11 July 2016 10:00

We have three months until we get a new Prime Minister but I’m not sure we can wait so long for…

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As Basra slid towards hell, Blair looked the other way

6 July 2016 10:09

There has always been a faction of the Labour party that wanted Tony Blair in the dock for the Iraq…

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Some thoughts on today’s Tory leadership elections

5 July 2016 17:28

You know what to expect: Theresa May wins, Andrea Leadsom comes second. Liam Fox forced out today, Stephen Crabb probably…

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Wanted: broadcast producer for The Spectator

5 July 2016 16:20

If you read Coffee House you’ll have noticed how busy politics is right now – and you’ll have noticed that our…

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Philip Hammond repeats Theresa May’s threat to EU immigrants

4 July 2016 8:06

Appallingly, Philip Hammond has just echoed Theresa May’s threat to use the two Britain’s million European Union immigrant workers as bargaining…

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Merkel tells Juncker: Britain needs plenty of time to invoke Article 50

4 July 2016 7:37

Der Speigel has published a fascinating write-up giving last week’s extraordinary events from Angela Merkel’s perspective. Specifically, it seems, she’s had enough…

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Is Theresa May really threatening to deport Europeans?

3 July 2016 20:34

Does Theresa May really understand Brexit? Speaking to Robert Peston today, the Home Secretary seemed to be entertaining the idea…

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Andrea Leadsom’s scratchy job interview on the Marr show

3 July 2016 10:48

Is Andrea Leadsom a serious contender to become Prime Minister? A few days ago, she was almost about to sign up…

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In praise of Stephen Crabb and Sajid Javid

2 July 2016 12:00

Stephen Crabb has a 3pc chance of winning the Conservative leadership, according to to the bookmakers. Yes, the same ones…