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Boris is fed up with being the butt of the government’s jokes

26 November 2016 10:27

In the autumn statement, Philip Hammond chose to mock Boris’ failed leadership bid. This wasn’t the first time that one…

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Gove struggles to compete with Boris

24 November 2016 8:40

Spare a thought for Michael Gove. While his fellow Brexiteer Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign came to an abrupt end thanks…


Boris Johnson vs the virtue signallers

22 November 2016 12:42

As the government ‘consider’ inviting Donald Trump for a state visit, the president-elect was top of the agenda at today’s Foreign Office…

What the papers say: Boris’s ‘indiscreet’ way with words and Project Fear comes unstuck

17 November 2016 8:32

In the run-up to the referendum, the Treasury warned that unemployment would rise by half-a-million. Today, this prophecy comes in…

Full text: George Osborne’s speech at the Spectator Parliamentarian awards

3 November 2016 10:20

I am honoured to be invited to present these awards. Thank you very much for taking me out of my…


Boris Johnson: Brexit will be a Titanic success

3 November 2016 9:41

This morning, many politicians will be waking up with a sore head following a well-hydrated night at the Spectator’s Parliamentarian…

Full text: Theresa May’s ‘Politician of the year’ acceptance speech

3 November 2016 9:22

Oh come on, we’re all builders now. Thank you very much indeed and it’s a great pleasure to receive this…

Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a Titanic success of it

3 November 2016 8:43

Thank you very much. You are perfectly right, I had prepared two speeches. As some of you may know, I…

The Heathrow saga: What the papers are saying

26 October 2016 9:21

Heathrow’s third runway has won the backing of the Government but the long-running saga over the airport’s expansion rumbles on.…

Heathrow’s third runway gets the go-ahead from the Government

25 October 2016 11:18

As was widely expected, the Government has backed plans to expand Heathrow. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the decision to approve…

We’re too busy vilifying Putin and Russia to notice our own misdeeds

22 October 2016 15:42

I have been wondering these last few weeks whether it would be cheaper to excavate a basement and buy a…

Boris’s Royal Yacht obsession shows his weakness for vanity projects

14 October 2016 13:24

I would like to think that the lack of obvious progress on negotiating a post-Brexit deal with the EU is,…

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Stop the War stay away from the Russian embassy – ‘we won’t contribute to the jingoism and hysteria’

12 October 2016 10:00

Although little was agreed upon in yesterday’s debate on Aleppo with regards to a no-fly zone, one thing the Foreign…

Morten Morland's depiction of the Syrian crisis as a Guernica, the cover image of the current Spectator. Andrew Mitchell drew the same analogy in the Commons today

Aleppo, what can be done?

11 October 2016 17:17

There was a sombre mood in the chamber this afternoon as MPs gathered to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in…


The three Europhiles take on the three Brexiteers

11 October 2016 12:52

Today it was a case of the ghosts of governments past as George Osborne, Michael Heseltine and Vince Cable were…

How Boris and Britain can help Africa to thrive again

8 October 2016 10:46

It’s almost 60 years since Ghana became independent from Britain. The world celebrated as the sun began to set on…

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The Spectator took on Chancellor Merkel and President Erdogan – and won

4 October 2016 16:37

Hurray!  It is not often one gets good news, but here is some.  Jan Boehmermann, the German comedian who read…

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Gender equality low on the agenda in the Johnson household

3 October 2016 17:07

Spare a thought for Rachel Johnson. After the Mail on Sunday columnist was invited to speak on gender equality at…

Coffee House Shots: Theresa May’s big Brexit speech

2 October 2016 18:15

The Conservative party conference has started and Theresa May has kick-started this year’s gathering with her big speech on Brexit.…


A Boris speech that made you think

2 October 2016 18:07

Boris Johnson’s speeches at Tory conference have normally been dedicated to making the audience laugh. As Mayor of London, he…


Full text: Boris Johnson’s conference speech

2 October 2016 16:52

I was at the UN general assembly in NY the other day and talking to the foreign minister of another…

Theresa May’s Brexit silence isn’t going down well

30 September 2016 10:29

Theresa May has said she won’t be providing a ‘running commentary’ on Brexit. That refusal, the Prime Minister insisted, was…

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How much does Boris Johnson care about free speech in Turkey?

27 September 2016 18:01

Ankara Shaking hands with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday must have been one of the most toe-curling moments Boris Johnson…


Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for his President Erdogan poem

27 September 2016 11:45

Back in May, Boris Johnson was awarded first prize in the Spectator’s ‘President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition’, for the following…

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When Boris finally meets Erdogan, I hope they discuss his rude poem

26 September 2016 19:14

In March of this year the Turkish government complained about an item on German television which was critical of Recep…