Boris Johnson


Who will be out for Out?

6 February 2016 10:30

The Leave campaigns continue to bicker with each other in increasingly absurd fashion, but it would be wrong to think…

EU statement: Eurosceptic Tories strikingly civil to Cameron

3 February 2016 14:54

The great confrontation between David Cameron and Eurosceptic Tory backbenchers did not materialise today. Instead, the tone of the questions…

Today in audio: Tuesday 2nd February

2 February 2016 17:11

Haven’t had a chance to follow the day’s political events and interviews? Then don’t worry: here, The Spectator, brings you…


Boris Johnson: EU ‘red card’ is not enough

2 February 2016 10:37

Downing Street is doing its best to spin national parliament’s right to use a ‘red card’ against EU laws –…

"The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History" by Boris Johnson - Book Launch Party

Another day, another Johnson comes out for the In campaign

28 January 2016 12:02

Although David Cameron has said he will allow ministers a free vote on the EU referendum, only a handful of cabinet…

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There’s nothing sweet about Boris Johnson’s sugar tax

15 January 2016 17:27

That’s it. The nanny state has won. The nudgers and naggers are victorious. The buzzkilling, behaviour-policing new elite that sees…

Conservatives Campaign In The Fourth Week Of The General Election

Which way will Boris and Gove go on Europe?

9 January 2016 10:30

David Cameron might have announced this week that Cabinet Ministers will be allowed to campaign for Out come the EU…

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The EU campaign has begun – and Tory wars are back

8 January 2016 10:11

Liam Fox’s new year party at the Carlton Club has become the traditional start to the Tory Party’s year. This…

A cad who makes us laugh: Boris Johnson (Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

From Lord Sewel to Karen Danczuk, 2015 was the Year of the Cad

26 December 2015 17:12

Now that former Central Office favourite Mark Clarke has been banned for life from the Conservative party, he could pursue…


Lord Sugar to Boris Johnson: ‘you need a whack, mate’

23 November 2015 18:08

Faced with the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn one day becoming Prime Minister, Lord Sugar said that if elected, we should…


Boris shows a hint of Euroscepticism — but he still can’t beat Mary Beard

20 November 2015 21:02

Thank God for Mary Beard. Sure, she’s wrong about Jeremy Corbyn. She was wrong about 9/11. She’s wrong about plenty.…

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Islamic State are clear about their values. Are we clear about ours?

16 November 2015 13:38

Here we go again. The same mantras are dusted down: we must be more assertive of our values, less tolerant…

Former Marks and Spencer's boss and the current chairman of the 'Britain Stronger in Europe' campaign Lord Stuart Rose (Left) prepares to speak during a press conference, with TV presenter June Sarpong, at The Truman Brewery on October 12, 2015 in London, England.

Who will influence the EU referendum? Martin Lewis, not June Sarpong

12 November 2015 17:19

The Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is apparently the most trusted voice on the EU referendum, according to a new poll.…

Boris Johnson test drives the Mitsubishi Motors hybrid vehicle (Photo: Getty)

Exclusive: Boris declares that Japan is relaxed about Britain leaving the EU

21 October 2015 13:43

Boris Johnson has recently returned from a tour of Japan. His diary of the trip appears in this week’s issue…

Home Secretary Theresa May speaks to conference on the third day of the Conservative party conference on October 6, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Theresa May defends Jeremy Heywood’s Heathrow meddling

19 October 2015 9:23

Sir Jeremy Heywood has been caught meddling in government matters again. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg reveals that the Cabinet Secretary wrote to…

A demonstrator holds a placard reading "Under Boris Exempt From Regulation (UBER)" as he stands beside parked London taxi cabs on Whitehall, during a protest against Uber Technologies Inc.'s car sharing service in London, U.K., on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

Uber victorious in High Court battle against black cabbies

16 October 2015 11:01

Power to the smartphones! The High Court has ruled in favour of Uber this morning after Transport for London and…

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Boris Johnson’s history of violence

15 October 2015 12:50

Oh dear. With Boris Johnson needing to mount a political comeback pretty soon in order to have any hope of…

Theresa May delivering her conference speech. (Getty).

Tory harmony is threatened by the EU referendum

9 October 2015 15:05

For all the leadership positioning, one of the striking things about Tory conference in Manchester was the level of agreement…


BoJo gets his mojo back

8 October 2015 15:25

The Tories had a good few days in Manchester. But one Tory had a particularly good week, Boris Johnson. A…

David Cameron Addresses The 2015 Conservative Party Autumn Conference

Podcast: Conservative conference review

8 October 2015 12:04

This year’s Conservative conference has been very successful event for the party — at least by its own measures. In…

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David Cameron, take heed. This is the conference speech that you should learn from

7 October 2015 11:47

Maybe it was because of the contrast with Theresa May’s chilly, disingenuous monotone minutes before, but I really think Boris…


Has Boris just set an impossible bar for Cameron’s EU renegotiation?

6 October 2015 14:51

Boris Johnson’s speech today was the best that I have ever heard him give. It was a potent cocktail of…

London mayor Boris Johnson speaks to conference on the third day of the Conservative party conference on October 6, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Podcast special: Boris Johnson’s conference speech

6 October 2015 13:55

Boris Johnson’s speech to the Conservative conference in Manchester has gone down a storm. Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and I discuss the…

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06:  London mayor Boris Johnson waves after speaking to conference on the third day of the Conservative party conference on October 6, 2015 in Manchester, England. The third day of the 2015 autumn conference is being dominated by tough new measures to deal with mass immigration in the Conservative conference speech.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson’s bid to get back in the leadership contest

6 October 2015 13:26

The Tory conference this year is so stage-managed that not only did the party manage the no mean feat of…

Boris Johnson gives addresses delegates on the third day of the annual Conservative party conference in Manchester, north west England, on October 6, 2015.

Full text: Boris Johnson 2015 Conservative conference speech

6 October 2015 12:47

Thank you Zac, and thank you for just showing once again that you have exactly the qualities of originality and drive…