Interview

David Cameron interview: ‘I feel I have worked my socks off’

22 April 2015 16:22

In this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow, James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson have interviewed the Prime Minister David Cameron. He discusses why…

Tony Benn 1925 – 2014: a politician who actually believed in people

14 March 2014 7:47

The former Labour Cabinet Minister, author and long-serving MP Tony Benn has passed away today, aged 88. In 2009, our…

David Cameron interview: tax, ‘green crap’ and #TeamNigella

10 December 2013 16:05

A sneak preview from The Spectator’s bumper Christmas issue, out this Thursday… It’s 9.30 a.m. on a Friday and David…

Roddy Doyle: I’m a middle class person commenting on working class life

6 August 2013 13:09

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He first came to prominence with his debut novel The Commitments, which…

Interview with a writer: John Gray

22 February 2013 9:59

In his new book The Silence of Animals, the philosopher John Gray explores why human beings continue to use myth…

Interview with a writer: David Mitchell

25 January 2013 14:00

David Mitchell slaps a big hand on his head. ‘I look back at that kid and think, what were you…

Interview with a writer: John Burnside

18 January 2013 11:50

It’s Friday at 10am in a remote field in Fife. John Burnside is taking his morning walk, whilst simultaneously attempting…

Governing the world – an interview with Mark Mazower

12 October 2012 13:36

‘People begin to feel that… there are bonds of international duty binding all the nations of the earth together.’ This…

Howard Jacobson interview

7 September 2012 11:39

While Howard Jacobson’s prose works are renowned for their wit, energy, and self-deprecating, priapic jokes, his latest book, Zoo Time,…

Shelf Life: Nell Freudenberger

8 August 2012 9:15

Nell Freudenberger is one of the brightest young novelists in America, and she takes the Shelf Life hot seat this week.…

Interview: Jonathan Haidt on left vs right

20 April 2012 18:09

Why are Dennis Skinner and George Osborne locked in enmity? The answer, according to Jonathan Haidt, lies beyond the obvious…

Switching off the spotlight

14 October 2011 15:25

Having tea with Gillian Anderson is a thoroughly pleasant business — a splash of muted glamour in a fairly drab…

Web exclusive: Extended interview with David Cameron

7 July 2011 11:13

We interview David Cameron for today’s issue of The Spectator. Here’s an extended version of that interview for CoffeeHousers: The…

Coffee House interview: Mark Sedwill

15 February 2011 11:24

Diplomats are often seen as stuffy characters from a different century, men who often appear lost in today’s chaotic world.…

Put a sock in her

6 February 2011 16:05

For once, I am in total agreement with Nigel Farage: the best way for Sally Bercow to help her husband…

Brown struggles on beyond the crash

4 December 2010 16:41

Today’s Guardian calls it his first interview since leaving office, although I think the Independent beat them to that one…