Ferdinand Mount

Is the main purpose of the cabinet secretary to frustrate the PM?

19 March 2017 10:00

The minister’s private secretary wrote to another cabinet minister about the previous day’s cabinet meeting: They cannot agree about what…

Spectator books of the year: Ferdinand Mount on Colm Tóibín

18 November 2014 11:17

I have always loved Arnold Bennett’s The Old Wives’ Tale. I now have an equal fondness for Sathnam Sanghera’s Marriage Material (Heinemann, £14.99), which…

Ferdinand Mount’s books of the year

20 December 2011 15:12

What strange persons get themselves chosen to govern us. I have spent quite a bit of the past year reading…