Boris Johnson


Sajid Javid’s warning over ‘Nazi smears’ catches up with Boris

18 January 2017 18:04

Although Theresa May used her Brexit speech on Tuesday to emphasise to European leaders that she hoped for a close and…


Trump Team preparing US / UK trade deal

14 January 2017 10:33

Boris Johnson returned from the US this week boasting that the UK was now ‘first in line’ for a trade…

Can Jeremy Corbyn reinvent himself as a Trot Trump?

10 January 2017 15:45

‘Populism’ is a useless word. By definition, anyone who wins an election is more popular than his or her opponents…

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A Donald-Boris alliance would be good for Brexit

9 January 2017 12:02

It’s a shame that protocol, being protocol, prevents Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson from meeting President-elect Donald Trump during his trip…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has an awkward encounter with Boris Johnson in September 2016

Boris Johnson’s award-winning entry in the ‘President Erdogan Offensive Poetry’ competition

28 December 2016 10:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 4, in which the future foreign…


PMQs: Festive silliness before Corbyn gives his best performance yet

14 December 2016 13:31

PMQs began with the Labour MP Peter Dowd asking Theresa May if she didn’t wish that she had told Boris…

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Could Labour give the Boris Johnson row the attention it deserves?

14 December 2016 11:35

What could Jeremy Corbyn attack Theresa May with this week at Prime Minister’s Questions? The Labour leader has already had…

Home Secretary Theresa May Delivers A Speech To International Police And Crime Conference

What the papers say: Theresa May’s wrong trousers and why Boris is ‘bang on the money’

12 December 2016 8:38

It would be ‘wrong’ to dwell on the subject of Theresa May’s £1,000 leather trousers, says the Times in its…

What the papers say: The trouble with Boris, and McDonald’s Brexit boon

9 December 2016 8:23

Boris Johnson was slapped down by Theresa May yesterday for his comments about Saudi Arabia. And the Foreign Secretary earns…

Boris Johnson is right about Saudi Arabia

8 December 2016 14:35

In what sense does anyone actually disagree with what Boris Johnson said about Saudi Arabia and Iran? Does anyone actually…

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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,…

Stop The War Coalition Protest Against Air Strikes In Syria

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…