Fraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

No, M Juncker, David Cameron did not “destroy” the United Kingdom.

25 March 2017 12:44

Jean-Claude Juncker could have been invented by Nigel Farage’s spin doctors. He is sneering one-man advert for Brexit, Frexit and any…

Wanted: digital guru for The Spectator

22 March 2017 11:56

Sales of The Spectator are not just at an all-time high, but growing at the fastest rate in 30 years.…

If the EU didn’t like Boris’s prison guard joke, why conform to the stereotype?

20 March 2017 8:47

A few weeks ago, Boris Johnson made a point about the EU negotiations and the futility of the idea of…

An MP as editor? It’s been done before – at The Spectator

17 March 2017 15:17

What on earth does George Osborne know about journalism? How can someone with no journalistic experience go straight in as…

How can the Scottish Greens reconcile their manifesto promises with backing Sturgeon?

17 March 2017 10:34

It has been barely two years since the last Scottish referendum, with no sign that opinion in Scotland has changed…

James Forsyth nominated for UK political journalist of the year

14 March 2017 19:02

It’s the Press Awards tonight and a first for The Spectator – we’re nominated for the first time. James Forsyth…

Finita la commedia: the Brexit bill is (finally) passed

13 March 2017 23:06

For weeks, politicians on both houses of Parliament have been carrying on a drama where they pretend to get worked…

It’s Hammond vs May, as the Budget blame game intensifies

12 March 2017 11:29

Throughout David Cameron and George Osborne’s six-year double act, we seldom heard of serious arguments between them. Both were keen…

Might Nicola Sturgeon’s sinking approval ratings explain her appetite for a referendum?

10 March 2017 17:09

In an interview with the BBC last night, Nicola Sturgeon suggested that the autumn of next year would be a…

Tories, tax and trust – a warning from history

10 March 2017 12:23

I was on the Question Time panel last night, and suspected that the issue of National Insurance might crop up…

Budget 2017 in five graphs

8 March 2017 14:49

Some thoughts on today’s Budget: Hammond breaks Tory promise not to raise National Insurance. Breaks his word, hits 15pc of workforce,…

James Kirkup and Stephen Daisley join Coffee House, as The Spectator’s growth continues

13 February 2017 15:55

When James Forsyth set up Coffee House ten years ago, we imagined there being a big difference between blogs and…

Sajid Javid on the green belt, Brexit and his ‘homeless’ childhood

12 February 2017 10:00

Just before Christmas, Sajid Javid performed a ritual he has observed twice a year throughout his adult life: he read…

Spectator Spectacular: overall sales at a 189-year high, print growing at fastest rate since 1989

9 February 2017 12:01

UK print sales up 10pc in a year – fastest of any UK magazine or newspaper UK newsstand sales up…

Internships at The Spectator for summer 2017 – no CVs, please

7 February 2017 17:30

We’re looking for interns to spend a week or two with us here at The Spectator. We tend to get…

Yes, the Spectator’s writers disagree. That’s why they’re Spectator writers

5 February 2017 20:02

Matthew Parris’s article about the madness of the Brexiteers has caused much interest on social media, as did Alex Massie’s…

How Alexander Chancellor saved The Spectator

28 January 2017 16:14

On the wall behind my desk hangs a picture of Alexander Chancellor when he was editing The Spectator, with cigarette…

Tony Blair’s Chicago doctrine is buried in Philadelphia

26 January 2017 21:26

Theresa May mentioned Donald Trump only once in her speech to the Republicans gathered in Philadelphia tonight, but its centrepiece…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit charade continues

24 January 2017 15:52

With the predictability of an atomic clock, Nicola Sturgeon has come out today condemning the Supreme Court which has reminded her…

The Supreme Court ruling, like the Brexit vote, has defended the sovereignty of parliament

24 January 2017 9:42

I’ve never been a big fan of the Supreme Court, seeing it as a Blairite invention and – given our…

Robert Hannigan’s surprise departure leaves a large hole to fill at GCHQ

23 January 2017 18:02

The early departure of Robert Hannigan as GCHQ chief, announced today, marks not so much the end of an era…

Trump has just created a vacancy for a world leader in free trade. Step forward, Theresa May

20 January 2017 17:51

Rather than seek to inspire or unite a country, Donald Trump’s inaugural address was a long vindictive swipe at his…

Theresa May’s Brexit speech – ten main points

17 January 2017 12:38

‘A Global Britain’ promised the slogan behind Theresa May as she delivered her big Brexit speech. It was robust and well-judged, very much…

What Oxfam won’t tell you about capitalism and poverty

16 January 2017 7:22

Your average milkman has more wealth than the world’s poorest 100 million people. Doesn’t that show how unfair the world is?…

Michael Gove’s interview with Donald Trump: main points

15 January 2017 22:11

Michael Gove has landed the first British interview with Donald Trump for The Times (where he is, now, a columnist).…