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.


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…

David Cameron Meets Supporters After A Successful Night At The Polls

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

George Osborne meeting New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key at Downing Street. Image: Getty

George Osborne as Foreign Secretary? A bad idea

26 June 2016 23:28

We haven’t heard much from George Osborne since the referendum, but that will change tomorrow morning. He’s due to make…

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Brexit won’t hand victory to the SNP. A unionists’ breakdown just might.

26 June 2016 14:09

Over the last few years, Scots have had to get used to Nicola Sturgeon telling them what they think. When…


Did referendum rage get the better of David Cameron?

25 June 2016 11:33

I suspect a lot of people who voted out have mixed emotions this weekend, especially given how emotional the debate…

Bookmakers odds: chance of Brexit plunges to all-time low of 15 per cent

23 June 2016 12:03

As Britain goes to the polls to vote on the EU Referendum, the odds on Brexit are plummeting – to…

The Prime Minister And Chancellor Join Forces For The Remain Campaign

A response to David Smith’s economic case for Remain

19 June 2016 13:09

When it comes to making economics understandable, no one does it better that David Smith of the Sunday Times*. Today,…

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Brexit still barely half as likely as Remain, say bookmakers

18 June 2016 7:16

The campaigning has been halted, as the country mourns the death of Jo Cox, but the financial markets have continued and indicate…


George Osborne threatens to punish voters with tax rises if they defy him on Brexit

14 June 2016 23:50

The polls are tight, so George Osborne has a cunning plan. He’ll present a “Brexit budget” where he will spell…

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David Cameron’s Brexit threat to pensioners is a new low

12 June 2016 16:05

Campaigns only last for a few weeks, but politicians can be defined by what they say during those campaigns. Ed Miliband…

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Nigel Farage has just been rumbled on immigration

10 June 2016 21:49

The Leave campaign has been talking a lot about immigration, but just what kind of effect would Brexit have? How many…

The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

4 June 2016 10:20

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