Margaret Thatcher

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I know that Margaret Thatcher would have fought for Brexit with all her strength. Here’s why

7 February 2016 14:55

To be quite so desperate, quite so early, in the pre-referendum campaign as the In campaigners must be to wheel…

Margaret Thatcher was advised not to publicly support leaving the EU. Photo: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Charles Moore: Sorry, but Margaret Thatcher would not have voted to stay in the EU

7 February 2016 9:37

Margaret Thatcher would have voted to stay in the European Union, her former foreign policy adviser Lord Powell writes in…

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Maxine Peake is wrong: Margaret Thatcher and Rebekah Brooks are feminist role models

25 January 2016 17:05

Margaret Thatcher has been out of power for twenty-six years and dead for three, but in our brave new world…

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Oliver Letwin’s ‘racist’ memo proves two things: politics change and people change

30 December 2015 17:33

What Oliver Letwin wrote in that 1985 memo to Thatcher was ugly. But you know what is also ugly? The…

Margaret H. Thatcher

The Imperial War Museum should consider accepting Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe

4 November 2015 13:57

It is good to learn that the current management of the V&A want to reverse their predecessors’ lack of interest…

Vivienne Westwood dressed as Margaret Thatcher on the cover of Tatler, April 1989

There’s no shame in the V&A changing their mind about Thatcher’s wardrobe

4 November 2015 12:05

The news that the V&A had rejected an offer of Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe was met with dismay yesterday. ‘Shame the V&A…


The V&A must be mad to reject Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe

3 November 2015 13:53

The V&A have defended their decision to turn down the offer of Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe on the basis that it only collects…

Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan as Jeeves and Wooster in 'Perfect Nonsense' at the Duke Of York's Theatre on November 05, 2013 in London, England.

I think I’ve found the perfect title for my Thatcher biographies

1 November 2015 14:43

One of the best of P.G. Wodehouse’s works is The Inimitable Jeeves, which I have recently re-read. In order to…

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Why my book is no longer a bestseller at Eton

23 October 2015 15:38

After my experiences promoting volume one of my biography of Mrs Thatcher, I had focused on boarding schools for sales…

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The lunch that began the end of the Cold War

22 October 2015 15:35

It is one of the great counterfactuals of contemporary history, what if Mikhail Gorbachev had walked out of that Chequers…


The Tory party is now at ease with Margaret Thatcher

16 October 2015 13:51

Last night, George Osborne interviewed Charles Moore to mark the publication of the second volume of Charles’s magisterial biography of…

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Where will David Cameron end up in the history of Conservative Prime Ministers?

7 October 2015 17:08

At a large Tory breakfast meeting that David Cameron spoke to recently, the tables were named after all of the…

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Denis Healey was one of the most entertaining lunch guests I’ve ever had

6 October 2015 19:55

Denis Healey and my father Deryk Vander Weyer — a big cheese at Barclays and spokesman for the high-street banks…

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Come and see Charles Moore and Andrew Neil at Tory conference

4 October 2015 18:23

The waiting is over – the next volume of Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher has, at last, been published.…

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Struggling to get on the property ladder? Qualifying for social housing may soon be your best bet

25 September 2015 17:47

That the Conservatives came up with the idea of extending the right-to-buy to housing association tenants was a symptom of…


The emotional appeal of Tony Benn’s apostle

20 September 2015 9:37

When the history of Corbynism comes to be written, many will assume that his form of leftism arose as a…


Maggie’s great, but can’t the US find an inspiring American woman to go on their banknote?

19 September 2015 19:53

Banknotes, again. Now it’s America’s turn to suffer the unintended consequences of an ill-implemented campaign to inject some XX chromosomes…

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Harriet Harman: how I protected my baby from Margaret Thatcher, ‘the witch’

10 August 2015 15:25

According to some of the more far-left members of the Labour Party, Harriet Harman is a Tory. The somewhat surprising…

Robert Conquest

Remembering Robert Conquest, 1917 – 2015

5 August 2015 16:04

Last month, in Stanford, California, I had lunch with Robert Conquest, poet, historian, literary editor of this paper in the…

Jeremy Corbyn Takes The Lead In The Labour Leadership Race

There’s nothing hip about Jeremy Corbyn’s beard

3 August 2015 12:36

Mr Corbyn has a beard. If he becomes leader, he will be the first bearded leader of any main party…

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William Waldegrave: too nice ever to have been PM

26 July 2015 10:00

‘Lobbying,’ writes William Waldegrave in this extraordinary memoir, ‘takes many forms.’ But he has surely reported a variant hitherto unrecorded…

The Ceremonial Funeral Of Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher

The hatred directed at Tony Blair shows just how big Labour’s problem has become

23 July 2015 8:16

I know that the comments beneath online newspaper pieces aren’t exactly where you go if you want sane, balanced opinion,…

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If Cameron is deleting all No. 10 emails, who will write his history?

17 June 2015 12:01

This is an extract from Charles Moore’s Notes in this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow. Subscribe from just £1. In a few weeks, I…

Modern politicians, like Cameron, could have a lot to learn from Thatcher.

What can modern politics learn from Thatcher? Charles Moore will tell us

3 June 2015 9:43

The first volume of Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher is one of the finest political books of recent times.…


The Greens’ regressive message has lost them student votes

27 April 2015 13:09

‘If you’re not a socialist before you’re twenty-five, you have no heart; if you are a socialist after twenty-five, you…